Town Tourism Information
are just some of Cape Town's highlights:
- Cape Point: Where
the 2 oceans meet.
- The V&A Waterfront
with a massive variety of shops & restaurants.
- The Cape Winelands,
incl. Stellenbosch, Paarl & Fransch Hoek.
- Simon's Town and Boulders Beach
with the penguin colony.
- Table Mountain Tours
- Camps Bay &
Town has got so much to offer - certainly too much to name
it all. I will gladly provide you with as much information
as possible about our beautiful city to help you decide what
you would like to do. Feel free to contact me if you have
any other questions or comments about Cape Town or South Africa.
Cape Town has a mediteraenean climate with
four seasons. Winter is from June to August and this is the
period wth the most rainfall. In the Winter, the temperature
drops to approximately 7 degrees Celsius at night rising to
an average of about 18 degrees Celsius during the day.
Spring is from August to October when the south-easterly winds
blow. Summer is from November to February and near the coast
summer temperatures range from 15 degrees Celsius to 27 degrees
Celsius. Inland temperatures might be approximately 3 to 5
degrees higher. During Summer we may experience sunlight of
up to 14 hours per day, so remember your hat and sunscreen!
The voltage is 220/230 volts AC at 50 cycles
per second. Three pronged round plugs are universal. Adapters
are available on arrival and most hotel rooms have 110 volt
outlets for electric shavers.
The legal age for drinking and buying alcohol
is 18 years. The legal age for smoking or buying cigarettes,
or consent for sex is 16 years old. It is illegal to drink
in public areas. The drink driving limit is 0.02 per 100ml
of blood. The importing and use of illegal drugs is a serious
The South African unit of currency is the Rand
(R). The coin denominations are 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2
and R5. The notes are R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. South
Africa currently operates with 2 sets of different bank notes,
as the new range of notes were released very recently –
in honour of Nelson Mandela. All the new notes display his
face, as well as different wild animals for each denomination.
Banks are very efficient with a very wide range of services
and ATM’s (Automatic Teller Machines) can be found in
shopping malls and in all cities or towns. Banking hours may
vary, but are generally from 09:00 to 15:30 on weekdays. On
Saturdays the bank times may be much shorter and on Sundays
or public holidays banks are closed. Cape Town International
Airport has 24-hour foreign exchange facilities available.
South Africa has a wide variety of different
religions and there are places of worship for all of them.
South Africa operates 2 hours ahead of Greenwich
Mean Time throughout the year, making it one hour ahead of
Central European Winter Time and 7 hours behind Australian
Cape Town, and the whole of South Africa is
blessed with clean water that is safe to drink directly from
a tap. Wide varieties of bottled water is also available in