How to Get There
Plane: Cape Town isn’t always the easiest to get to by airplane. Though it is one of the larger cities in South Africa, it is actually much cheaper to fly into Johannesburg.
Public Transportation: Public transportation is a cheap method of getting around but following their transit lines isn’t always very easy. I would suggest taking walking tours or calling for a taxi.
Taxis and Cars: Usually where ever you want to go, it is pretty accessible by walking. Driving isn’t necessary in Cape Town and if you are looking to do a tour a little out of the town, it is often best just to go with a tour group.
Table Mountain: Take a hike up Table Mountain to see the incredible sights of Cape Town. There is a cable car which goes up and down the mountain but it isn’t as rewarding when you are cramming in one cable car just to get to the top and see the view. The hike only takes about 2 hours.
Langa District: Go with a guide here as this area is one of the underprivileged communities of Cape Town. It is a good idea to visit this district in order to get a better understanding and appreciation for the way people live.
Wine Flies Wine Tour: This is one company in particular that takes you on the most incredible wine tour of your life. Visit up to 5 different wineries in a day and taste some of the world best known wines to man.
Summer: October to February. The weather is hot and sunny, the rain can be heavy. Temperatures average between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius.
Spring: August to October. The city and surrounding areas are covered in tiny little blooming flowers. Average temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius.
Winter: May to July. Warm days and cool nights, pack appropriately for this weather and it can change fairly quickly. Average temperatures between -5 and 10 degrees Celsius.
Fall: February to April. This is often the best time to travel to Cape Town as there is rarely ever rain fall and the temperature is just right. Average temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius.
The lifestyle in Cape Town is a unique one. Not everyone lives the same in Cape Town. There are many people living in poverty in homes built out of shipping containers, but there are also many multi-millionaires living in mansions alongside the beach. This is an area that has one of the most drastic differences across the board. No matter what age, color or status, everyone in Cape Town loves a good Brai (BBQ).
Eat and Drink
When a nation has a day dedicated to food, you know it is going to be something special. Try out their chicken and pork on National Brai Day or any other day of the week. Drinks are sold at a very low cost and the best beer can be Black Label and Savannah Dry.
Rest and RelaxationLow Budget: Hostels are very popular in Cape Town and you can purchase a bed between $12 and $20 USD. Very affordable and most hostels are unbelievably beautiful for the price you will pay.
Medium Budget: For a medium budget, a hotel typically costs around $60 to $100 and will be beautiful for the price you pay.
High Budget: If you are looking to spend over $300 USD on a hotel, expect a sea view hotel with luxury services.
Do not travel alone at night, the streets (especially Long Street) can be very unsafe at night
Watch out for pick pocketers, this is a passion for many homeless people in Cape Town
When you are looking to go on an adventure, look into guided tours here and prices are relatively low and you usually end up saving money by booking a tour.