Cape Town, South Africa Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

Cape Town has a fascinating history combined with a normally excellent climate, so it’s popular with both cultural and leisure tourists. The city can be quite expensive though, so some forward planning is a good idea if you are on a budget.

Why Visit Cape Town

Cape Town Facts

Population 3,500,000
Area 3,500,000
Timezone UTC+2
Currency South Africa rand
Airports Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Where to eat and drink in Cape Town

Budget breakfastIf your hotel or hostel doesn't include breakfast you can find some good and simple options in most neighborhoods.$2.68 - $4.29
Budget lunchGoing for fast food or casual restaurants and pubs can keep your lunches reasonable.$3.32 - $6.16
Budget dinnerDepending on your neighborhood it might take some looking to find good sit-down budget dinners.$5.09 - $9.11
Beer (pint)Pints of the local lager are reasonably priced at most bars and pubs, but night clubs will charge more.$0.96 - $1.45
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When to visit Cape Town

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Cape Town Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:50am6:56pm
21 Jun7:51am5:45pm
21 Sep6:37am6:42pm
21 Dec5:32am7:57pm

Where to stay in Cape Town

Cape Town Hotel Seasons

Cape Town Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar31.24 - 47.91
starstarstarstarstar47.21 - 71.54
starstarstarstarstar27.76 - 76.42
starstarstarstarstar63.93 - 113.29
starstarstarstarstar103.54 - 191.80
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Cape Town Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed8.63 - 21.06

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