Your Guide To:
Cape Town

What You Need To Know



There are eleven official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life.
The country code for South Africa is +27. 00 is the international prefix used to dial somewhere outside of South Africa.

Sim Cards

Buying a local prepaid SIM card, inserting it into your mobile or Internet device and operating on a top-up basis is one of the easiest and most convenient options (your phone must just be unlocked – check with your local service provider to make sure this is the case).

How to RICA (Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act) your sim card. Those who wish to purchase a local SIM will, at the time of purchase, need to supply their passport and proof of where they’re staying during their time in SA. This is relatively straightforward if you’re staying at a formal place of accommodation; simply print proof of your reservation on a letterhead. However, if staying with friends or in informal accommodation (like a house swap), you’ll need an affidavit from the local property owner or tenant stating that you’ll be residing temporarily at the said address.
Alternatively, visit:
– Choose a package that best suits your travel needs.
– Your SIM will be registered, activated and preloaded with your credit and ready at the airport on arrival.
Put your phone on roam, but be careful to check your local provider’s carrier charges.

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“Let’s find some beautiful place and get lost.”

Visa’s & travelling with minors

Nationals of the following European countries who hold valid national passports are not required to obtain South African visas for visits of up to 90 days: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

All minors under the age of 18 travelling in and out of South Africa must hold, in addition to their passport, an unabridged birth certificate with particulars of both parents. The requirement applies to both domestic and foreign citizens. If the child is travelling with only one parent, an affidavit with the absent parent’s consent is required.


Cape Town has a Mediterranean-style climate: wet and cool winters, dry and warm summers. The annual average temperature in Cape Town is a delightful 17 degrees. The weather in Cape Town is influenced by two currents: the warm Agulhas current from the Indian Ocean side and the cold Benguela current on the Atlantic side.
Spring starts September 1 and ends November 30.
Summer starts December 1 and ends February 28.
Autumn starts March 1 and ends May 31.
Winter starts June 1 and ends August 31.


We work with a variety of interpreters at HART, who are able to assist with the following languages: French | Italian | Portuguese | Dutch


The South African Rand (ZAR) is the currency of South Africa.

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By Air

Popular airlines flying to Cape Town:

Turkish Airlines
South African Airways
Air France

By Land

Private Shuttle Service – Chelsea Shuttle Services +27 73 719 7959 /

Uber – Probably one of the easiest ways to get around in Cape Town is by Uber. Just download the app on your smartphone, register, and start using it straight away.

MyCiti bus – Cape Town’s modern, scheduled bus service, and it is an easy and cheap way to get around the city. Current routes link the central city with major landmarks, such as the V&A Waterfront, the Table Mountain Cableway, the pristine beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton, and the seaside fishing village of Hout Bay. We do not recommend making use of trains & minibus taxi’s whilst in Cape Town.

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Prices for accommodation range from: 3* from R800 to R1300 per night
4* R1400 to R2700 per night
5* R2700 to R4000 plus per night

For best deals, check out:

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Our Partners


Dr Lulu Beyers

Dr Lulu Beyers specialises in treating infertility, reproductive/hormonal disorders, and imbalances relating to the nervous system. She fully understands the complexity of the human reproductive system, and the myriad influences that can negatively affect its normal functioning. She uses a combination of acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Therapy to optimise treatment outcomes.

Emily Innes

A specialist in fertility-related nutrition and women’s health, Emily Innes is a firm believer in “you are what you eat”, and that you can change your life by changing your diet. She finds it incredibly rewarding to work with clients to effect lifestyle and dietary changes to help them conceive.

Dr Barbara Lewis

An expert in the treatment of female hormonal, menstrual, peri-menopausal and menopausal issues, as well as sexual dysfunction in men and women, Dr Barbara Lewis is passionate about the deep and permanent changes to poor health – physical, mental and emotional – that homeopathy can facilitate.

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Fertility Yoga
Harriet Came

Harriet Came is a peri natal yoga specialist with experience and great passion for supporting couples on their fertility journey. She uses breathwork combined with specific yoga postures and sequences to support the endochrine system, to promote blood and energy flow to relevant areas of the body and to help relieve anxiety and stress throughout the fertility journey.

Fertility Coaching
Amanda Dunsby

Amanda Dunsby is a qualified Integral Coach® and Fertile Body Method practitioner who works closely with HART Fertility Clinic patients as a Fertility Coach. Ms Dunsby, who had her own infertility struggles in the past (before becoming a proud mom of fraternal twins) has always felt drawn to work with those facing similar challenges, so after completing her Fertility Body Method training in April 2016 to supplement her integral coaching® skills, she now offers specialised fertility coaching to people who are trying or struggling to conceive and grow their families.

Client Care Agent
Kim Giancane

Kim Giancane is HART’s wonderful Client Care agent who is on hand 24/7, taking care of our patients. Kim ensures that every patient who walks through our doors are welcomed, supported and cared for continuously before, during and after their treatment.

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See & Do Cape Town


Arts & Culture

First Thurdays

First Thursdays is a public event and free to attend. Art galleries and cultural events around Cape Town’s central city stay open until 9pm or later on the first Thursday of every month, allowing anyone to explore the city on foot and experience the cultural wealth this city has to offer. There is no tour, schedule, that is up to you. We simply help you figure out what to see and where to go.

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Zeitz MOCAA collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa and its Diaspora.


ArtRoute can help you navigate the Mother City’s multitude of art galleries, districts and studios

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Bo-Kaap Museum

The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic
culture and heritage. ms/bo-kaap-museum

South African Museum

The South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700- million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday. ums/south-african-museum

Iziko’s Slave Lodge

The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. The building and it’s many names of the years reflect the long and rich history of the building. From human wrongs to human rights, exhibitions on the lower level of this museum explore the long history of slavery in South Africa. seums/slave-lodge

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Top Attractions

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been providing visitors with a world-class experience since October 4, 1929. The company operates in a National Park and World Heritage Site.

Cape Town Wheel is a giant observation wheel that offers a spectacular 360 panoramic view of Cape Town from the vibrant V&A Waterfront precinct.

Your viewing experience across the Mother City includes Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Town City skyline, Paarl Mountains, and the Cape Town Stadium.

The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans.

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Let’s Adventure

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.

The Kirstenbosch Tea Room
Famous for their delicious gourmet picnics

African Penguins at Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach is a great spot to set up camp for the day, but it isn’t actually the best area for viewing the penguins. If you want to get up close and personal with the penguins, make your way to Foxy Beach. Just don’t get too close—–those beaks are razor sharp! At the Boulders Visitors Centre, you’ll find information about the penguins and knowledgeable guides.

Visit Robben Island

These days, a trip to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-do on the itinerary of any tourist to Cape Town. South Africa’s first democratically elected president – Nelson Mandela – spent 18 years of his 27 years in prison on Robben Island.

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Let’s Explore

Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Game Reserve is one of the most successful private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa coupled with responsible tourism and the most luxurious means of experiencing your African safari adventure. Situated in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve is the malaria-free, safari holiday you’ve been searching for.

Rates vary depending on package –
Click here for details

Root 44 – Stellenbosch

`Enjoy great food, delicious drinks, lively tunes at ROOT44 market. A festive setting where friends and family can come together rain or shine. It’s a market with a difference: housed in sturdy, super cosy marquees, and surrounded by gorgeous vineyards. Theyoffer live entertainment, craft and homeware stalls and a great selection of edible/drinkable treats.

Whale Watching – Hermanus

Rated as one of the top 12 whale-watching locations in the world by the World Wildlife Fund, Hermanus offers some fine land-based viewing opportunities because the whales often come within metres of the shoreline. To fully immerse yourself in the whale experience, visit Hermanus during the first week of October.

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Let’s Eat

The Blue Goose ~
An Epicurean Experience

Cape Town is officially one of the world’s leading cities in terms of gastronomy so it’s no wonder visitors are not only embracing the city’s natural wonders but also seeking out its culinary gems with the dedication of passionate epicureans.
The Blue Goose has been created for fellow foodies and wine lovers to ensure that holidays to Cape Town are savoured down to the last bite. Bespoke guides offer 3 options; recommendations for Cape Town, for Cape Town and the world renowned Winelands and The Barrel List serves up some of the city’s finest wines.

The Epicurean Guides are designed to help you select the best places in and around Cape Town to wine and dine and have the best gastronomic
experience possible.

Every recommendation has been personally tested by myself and I have classified the restaurant selections by type of cuisine and price to give you a clear idea of what each has to offer so that you are able to easily select those that appeal most.

If you’re travelling to Cape Town and want to make the most of the city’s culinary delights then these Epicurean Guides are for you.

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We hope you Enjoy your stay in the Mother City!