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Cape Town is a beautiful modern city with all the amenities that you would expect in an international city. Cape Town is on the south-west coast of South Africa. The Imposing Table Mountain with its cable-cars lies opposite the port. Take a boat trip to Robben Island in Table Bay where the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela is now a District Six Museum.

You will find the city is rich cultural events and many top attractions. Plan your travel well so that you can simply enjoy the journey.

Why you should visit Cape Town

Great Accommodation and Food

There are many excellent accommodation places of varying standards. There are several 5-star hotels on the waterfront near the centre of Cape Town.

Weather

Sometimes, the Cape Town summer weather can get a bit harsh, particularly when outdoors. Pack your favourite sun lotion, hat and glasses for protection, when sight-seeing during the middle hours of the day. Pack light cotton clothes for comfort in summer with a light coat. If travelling in winter, research the temperatures of where you are staying.

If the weather turns cold during winter times you can always go to V&A Waterfront. Other wet weather activities include the Gold museum, the Jewish museum, the Slave House, the brilliant Heart of Cape Town heart transplant museum or the wonderful Science Centre at Canal Walk.

Protection of your valuable items

Take care to protect your money and other valuable items. Keep them from general view when they are not in use. Store your cash in several places so that if you are unfortunate to experience theft, you will still have cash with you.

Keep your travel documents safe and always keep a copy in your luggage. A strong shoulder bag or a concealed wallet will cut the risk of theft.

Protection of our health

If you are travelling from another country consult your family doctor about the need for any pre-travel vaccinations. Traditionally, malaria has been one of the challenges in South Africa all depending on where you are going. There are several approaches and your doctor will be able to select the most suitable one.

Travel Insurance

South Africa have medical services that are available at private hospitals in most major cities, like Cape Town. However, it is strongly advised by most governments that travel insurance is an important investment to cover potential incidents in foreign countries if travelling from aboard.