The end of the world. Cape Town evokes the Cape of Good Hope of course, the southern tip of Africa where the oceans collide with each other, digging into the seaside landforms into steep coasts of wild beauty. But Cape Town is also a vibrant, titanic, sophisticated, cosmopolitan and mixed-race city, dominated by the bewitching Table Moutain, at the top constantly draped in clouds. The atmospheres that it shelters are as diverse as its districts: the industrialist Woodstock with its former factories covered with graffiti and reinvested by artists, the historic Bo-Kaap, the modern Silo, the central and administrative CBD of course, the popular townships too, not to mention the iconic Waterfront and Sea Point, ideal for strolling... The Cape Town tour guide will take you to the Gardens district, also a temple of celebration, and then to Camps Bay, its golden beaches with splendid villas where you can enjoy magnificent sunsets. In terms of architecture, we are dealing with a patchwork of flowered gardens, Art Deco, colonial buildings with outdated charm and street art, all over the place, while gastronomy is declined around a thousand spicy flavours. A trip to Cape Town would not be complete without a visit to the world-famous wine valley. Surfers will not be left out either! Finally, due to South Africa, the surroundings of the southern city are home to a breathtaking natural profusion, and penguins, whales, sharks, dolphins, baboons, ostriches are never far away... A passage through Cape Town certainly calls for a second one!

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When to go to Cape Town? Hotels generally apply three different rates during the year depending on the season: low season, or LS (from May 1st to the end of September), high season, or HS (from October 1st to December 20th), "peak" season (from December 20th to January 10th) and new high season (from January 11th to April 30th). On average, there is a 30% to 40% reduction in off-season prices and a 10% increase during the "peak" season. Please ask when you book. When to go to Cape Town then? The best time to go to Cape Town is during the summer. To avoid ruining yourself in housing, you should aim for the months of November to mid-December and mid-January to the end of February.

How to go to Capetown? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The most important offer for Cape Town is for tours in South Africa that include stays in the city and visits. The seaside extensions (three, four, five or six days to add to a trip in the country) are also very numerous for this city where it is pleasant to stay. To organize your stay in the country's parliamentary capital, you can turn to tour operators specializing in tailor-made travel.

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The average price of a flight from France to Cape Town is €600 in the low season and €1,000 in the high season. Many regular airlines serve Cape Town and direct flights are becoming more frequent. It should be noted that the price variation depends on the company borrowed but, above all, on the time of booking and the season chosen. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets six months before departure!

To get around town, it is not necessary to have a car, you can walk without any problem during the day and taxis are fine for longer journeys and in the evening. Shared Rikki's, MyCiti public buses and good old-fashioned combis are also very good and cheap options. The tourist bus is also convenient, as the ticket is valid all day and passes in front of most of the city's landmarks.

Prepare for your trip Capetown

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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Budget

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Formalities

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Health

To enter Cape Town, no vaccination is required except for yellow fever if you come from a sub-Saharan African c...
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How to travel by yourself?

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How to get organized?

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Getting around

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