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Cape Town, South Africa

View of Table Mountain, Cape Town
Cape Town Aerial View


Introduction

Situated at the southern tip of the African continent, this port city is the gateway to Africa. The city boasts white sandy beaches, the iconic Table Mountain, world class vineyards, and game lodges.

Where You're Docked

The Cape Town Cruise Terminal is situated on E-Berth in the Duncan Dock. It is within walking distance of the city, and on the doorstep of the V&A Waterfront with shops, restaurants, hotels and entertainment options. The terminal provides amenities such as customs and immigration check-ins, baggage collection, foreign exchange, restaurants, and a variety of transport and tourism information services.

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Cape Town Cruise Pier

Cape Town Cruise Terminal

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Visas

Visit this website for detailed information relating to visa requirements: http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/countries-exempt-from-sa-visas Please take note that all visitors to South Africa are required to have at least two consecutive double blank pages in their passports. Passports must also be valid for at least six months after arrival in South Africa.

Money and Tipping

South Africa's currency is the Rand (ZAR). Credit cards are accepted in the majority of businesses. Servers at sit down restaurants should be tipped 10-20% for good service. For taxi drivers, round up the fare to 10R.

Local Transportation

MyCiTi is a bus rapid transit system with Waterfront station 150 meters from the Cape Town Cruise Terminal. https://www.myciti.org.za/ City Sightseeing offers hop-on, hop-off buses with a stop at the Solo District 5 minutes away. https://www.citysightseeing.co.za/cape-town Car hire is available at the Quays District.

Getting to/from the Airport

Cape Town Internation Airport (CPT) is located 20km from the city center. MyCiTi Airport station serves the airport. Official website here http://www.airports.co.za/airports/cape-town-international

Hotels

Search hotels in Cape Town here

Must See Sights

Further out

Shopping & Restaurants

The Silo District is the closest shopping and restaurant area and is located directly beside the cruise terminal to the north. V&A Waterfront is next to the Silo District.

Internet

Free wifi is available at the cruise terminal. Cafes and restaurants may provide wifi to customers.

Post Office

There is a post office inside V&A Waterfront.

Maps

PDF map download from here

Weather

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