FAQ

Listed below are answers to F.A.Q’s. from travelers to Cape Town. We will be glad to answer any others you may have.

“Your Unique Africa Experience”

Do I require a travel visa to visit South Africa

All visitors to South Africa must be in possession of a valid passport in order to enter the country and in some cases, a visa. All visitors require at least two blank pages in their passports.

VAT

Value added Tax is charged on most items. Foreign visitors can reclaim the 14% VAT on purchases of more than R250.00 on departure from the country.

Airport Transfers

There are metered taxi’s and busses to the city. On request we can arrange to transfer you to your accommodation.

Getting to Cape Town

There are a number of ways to get to Cape Town. Flights both International and Local to Cape Town International Airport. By ship with a passenger liner docking at the Waterfront, by train, with a long distance bus and also by car as a self drive from other parts of the country.

Safety

Cape Town is regarded as a safe holiday destination. Use reputable tour companies & transport. Don’t flash cash & valuables. Behave as you would in any big city as regards vigilance & safety.

Water

The tap water is safe to drink.

Swimming

Cape town has many awesome pristine beaches with crisp white sand. The sea though is fairly cold so most water sports are done in a wetsuit. Surfing, paddle surfing, wave boarding, scuba diving and fishing are all year activities

Weather

Summer (October to March) hot days, maybe windy, cool evenings
Winter (April to September) Mild to cool days, expect some rain, can get very cold

Insurance

It is advisable to have adequate medical and travel insurance

Language

Although we have 11 official languages English is widely spoken & used

Cell Phones

There is an extensive cell phone network in South Africa. Purchase a local SIM card at the airport

Money

All major credit cards are accepted in Cape Town. Drawing cash can be done at an ATM or the bank. Be vigilant when drawing cash.

What to pack?

Seasonal weather changes usually mean light cotton clothes, shorts, bathing costume, jeans, a warm jacket/windbreaker and perhaps something for an evening sipping cocktails. Winter can be rainy – May to August – something waterproof

Shopping

A shopping paradise with all the well-known brands available at excellent prices. From clothes to curios or a sparkling diamond can be bought in Cape Town.

Wildlife

Africa is all about wildlife and although a full safari will take you out of the city you may encounter a troop of baboons walking down the road in Cape Town, Penguins on a beach and whales along the coast

Driving

We drive on the left side of the road, which can take some getting used to if you normally use the right at home. Let us do the driving for you while you enjoy the sites and scenery

Gratuities & Tipping

It is normal to tip between 10% and 20% for meals and services. Many people working in the tourism and hospitality industries rely on tips to support family

Can we design our own tours?

Yes let us know what they are and we will quote & arrange them

How to Book?

Mail us your dates, number of people and preferred tours. We will prepare a full itinerary and quote for your acceptance