Cape Town FAQ's
Below are the most popular questions we receive in regards to traveler's visiting the breathtakingly beautiful mother city of South Africa - and world's number 1 rated city.
1. What is Cape Town known for?
Cape Town is known for many things, starting as a trading port and oceanic destination for shipping routes back in the day. Today Cape Town is best known as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Africa thanks to the breathtaking natural beauty from the majestic Table Mountain, Blue Flag Beaches, scenic ocean drives and through to world-class wine estates and Top 50 rated restaurants.
2. Is Cape Town safe for tourists?
Cape Town is safe if you don't poke the lion, like any big city. If you stick to the popular tourist hot spots Cape Town is safe, if you go exploring at night down dark alleys with your camera around your neck, you're going to attract unwanted attention. The same would apply if you were in New York, LA or any big city.
3. What is the currency in Cape Town?
The currency in Cape Town is Rands, the same as the rest of South Africa. Currently the dollar trades at around 14-15 rands to one dollar, giving you massive bang for your buck when visiting South Africa.