Tourist information for Cape Town
CapeTown Tourism FAQ's Unwrapped!
Here's some useful tourist information for Cape Town that you may need.
I've included lots of frequently asked questions, useful contact details and miscellaneous snippets of information designed to smooth your visit to Cape Town.
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Tourist Information for Cape Town
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For easy listening, we tune into Kfm on 94.5 FM. It's specifically aimed at 30-somethings and we love it. It has a mixture of English and Afrikaans presenters which make it very Cape Town.
If we're looking for something more soothing, we find that Fine Music Radio meets the need on 101.3 FM. Classics and jazz are great if you're in the mood.
If you are entering South Africa from a Yellow Fever zone you need a valid international yellow fever inoculation certificate. Only littlies under the age of one year are exempt. No other vaccinations are required when visiting South Africa.
After what seems like years of construction Cape Town Airport now boasts way improved facilities. You can even find parking at the domestic terminal!
Unfortunately more construction is going on in preparation for the World Cup in 2010, but it is pretty well managed.
Do you need to check on flight arrival or departure times? Find out how to book a shuttle? Draw cash at the airport? Here’s your
Cape Town Airport
info in quick, easy-to-read format.
What currency is used in Cape Town, South Africa?
South Africa runs on 220/230 volts electricity (a link to our British colonial past!). The plug sockets accept the old British style plug with three round pins. So if you are coming from a country that uses 2 pin plugs or the square shaped 3 pin plugs, you will need an adaptor to use appliances.
Here's a photo to help you identify the adaptor you will need!
Cape Town’s time is GMT +2 hours (if you use the Greenwich convention), or UTC +2hours if you’re more familiar with the American terminology.
A direct flight from London or Central Europe to Cape Town takes between 11 and 12 hours.
No. There is no risk of malaria in Cape Town.
BUT if your South African holiday will include destinations such as the Kruger National Park as well as Cape Town, you need to need to take malarial prophylaxis before you visit. Ask your doctor or an international travel clinic for advice about which specific drugs will be most appropriate for you.
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