General Information


Cape Town enjoys a mild climate. It has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. There can be high winds at times, and the heat may be tempered by sea breezes.
Average temperatures are:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
16C 16C 14C 12C 9C 8C 7C 8C 9C 11C 13C 15C
61F 61F 57F 54F 48F 46F 45F 46F 48F 52F 55F 59F
26C 26C 35F 23C 20C 18C 18C 18C 19C 21C 24C 25C
79F 81F 77F 73F 68F 64F 64F 64F 66F 70F 75F 77F

Shopping Hours: You can enjoy shopping from 9 am to 5 pm at most shopping centers. Canal Walk is one of the biggest shopping malls in the Southern Hemisphere, and there you can shop until 21:00


There are 11 official languages in South Africa, and the English-speaking visitor will have no problem while traveling through the country.


Public transport is not as good in South Africa as in Europe, so we suggest that you rent a car at any of our top class Car Hire Companies

Currency and Exchange Rate:

The unit of currency is in the rand (R). Notes are in R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1 and 50c, 20c, 10c, 5c, 2c and 1c. The exchange rate tends to be in the international tourist's favor.
Tip: Exchange your money in the cities at the banks rather than on the airport where it is much more expensive.

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