Cape Town is South Africa’s second largest city offering an eclectic blend of culture, outdoor activities and beautiful sights along the coast. One of the most famous attractions in Cape Town is Table Mountain overlooking the city - visitors can take the cable car all the way to the top and look down at the breathtaking views. Active pursuits are a favorite pastime with locals and visitors alike whether its catching some waves surfing, going deep sea fishing or even scuba diving and shark cage diving for the intrepid traveler. The city is also surrounded by many gorgeous beaches which offer the perfect backdrop to enjoy the fantastic sunny weather. Cape Town is also a city steeped in history and is known for its colonial buildings, while modern visitors can explore the city’s many shops, quirky cafes and bustling restaurants.
When to Visit Cape Town
Those looking to visit Cape Town when the sun is shining and temperatures are hot should visit between November and March. While the Cape Town weather remains very pleasant all year round, the period between June and August is the coolest time of year and may disappoint those expecting to spend days soaking up the sun on the beach. The busiest tourism period is between December and February, so it may be easier to find cheap flights to Cape Town at other times. However, if you book early enough you can always find great deals.
Flights to Cape Town
The main airport in the city is Cape Town International Airport, South Africa’s second busiest offering flights across the globe. There are direct flights from Dubai International Airport to Cape Town operated by Emirates, while travelers from the Middle East may also consider catching a flight from Doha with Qatar Airways. Getting from Cape Town International Airport into the city center can be done by hopping on a MyCiti bus or flagging a taxi at the airport. The airport is 20km from Cape Town so the journey is relatively short.
Cape Town Travel Information
South Africa permits visa-free entry for many nationals all around the globe, but unfortunately visitors from the UAE will need to arrange a visa prior to arriving in the country. Be advised that the country do not issue tourist visas to those requiring them upon entry, so everything will need to be arrange before you travel. The currency used in South Africa is the South African rand, while the country is 2 hours behind the UAE.
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