IHTC17 14 – 18 August 2023
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Cape Town, the Mother City.
Cape Town is by far the most cosmopolitan city in South Africa, it hosts a hodgepodge of cultures that contributes to the city’s eclectic music, food, and festival scenes.
The Mother City is unlike any other destination in Africa: Separated from the rest of the continent by a ring of mountains, Cape Town stands as a glittering, metropolis juxtaposed with one of the world’s most breathtaking natural landscapes. But good looks aren’t the only thing Cape Town has going for it. You’ll fall in love with this city’s khaki-colored beaches, rolling vineyards, sizzling cuisine, thriving nightlife, and, of course, the spectacular Table Mountain.
Cape Town is by far the most cosmopolitan city in South Africa, as it hosts a hodgepodge of cultures that contributes to the city’s eclectic music, food, and festival scenes. But to better appreciate Cape Town as it is now, it’s important to understand what the city has experienced. Although many tourists only experience Cape Town’s gorgeous beaches and vibrant restaurant scene, those who visit Nelson Mandela’s jail cell on Robben Island or peruse the exhibits in The District Six Museum will see that there’s a somber undertone to this otherwise vibrant city.
Good to know
Do I require a visa in order to travel to South Africa?
Depending on where you are travelling from, and through which country/ies you will be transiting, you may require a visa, or transit visa/s.
Feel free to contact us should you require an official invitation letter for visa application purposes.
What currency is used in South Africa?
The currency used in South Africa is the South African Rand.
Banknotes: R 100.00, R 200.00, R 20.00, R 10.00, R 50.00
Coins: 20c, 10c, 50c R 1.00, R 2.00, R 5.00
Which language is predominantly spoken in South Africa?
There are eleven official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, SiSwati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.
With English being the second language of all South Africans is most likely the most commonly spoken language of the nation.
What is the weather like in Cape Town in August?
While there is definitely a change in seasons from the summer months of December and January to the winter months of June, July and August, the average temperature in Cape Town remains relatively mild all year long.
During a stay in Cape Town in August, you can expect the average temperature to be 18°C (64°F). This balmy temperature is great for exploring Cape Town.
Similarly, every day the temperature drops after sunset, and during August the average low temperature is a cool 8°C.
Best Things To Do in Cape Town
The real question here is what can’t you do in Cape Town. This is a city brimming with adventure, culture, and culinary arts. Start your day with a morning trip up Table Mountain; with clearer skies in the early hours, you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular views of the city. From here, you can head to Boulders or Clifton Beach for some sun, sand, and surf, or you can experience the Mother City’s rich history. Robben Island and The District Six Museum both do a fantastic job recounting the city’s struggle to overcome apartheid. And Bo-Kaap and Greenmarket Square provide a fascinating glimpse into Cape Town’s Afrikaan and Muslim traditions. Just make sure to dedicate some time to the city’s wine culture: Touring the vineyards at Constantia or sipping a chilled white along the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are musts.