How is the weather?
Cape Town has a sunny, Mediterranean climate. There are clear days throughout the year, although winter is wetter than summer. You can find more information and see today’s weather on the iafrica.com weather site (external link).
Cape Town is one of the cheapest cities in the world. A loaf of bread costs about US $0.80, a beer in a restaurant about US $1.50, and a minibus ride from Eurocentres to the beach is less than US $1.00!
Switzerland, Brazil, Germany, France, Japan, Spain and Portugal are amongst a number of countries whose passport holders do not require visas to travel to South Africa for less than 3 months. Find more information on our visas page.
You will be met by our friendly transfer agent (who will have a sign with your name on it) and taken to your host family or hotel.
Cape Town’s safety level is about the same as most other medium sized cities around the world. 24-hour surveillance cameras, extra police and mounted police (on horses) have resulted in a sharp decrease in crime in the city.
Yes. It is no problem for you to travel alone, provided you take care. This would include not walking alone in the city at night and taking care when withdrawing money at an ATM.
If you are traveling to Cape Town only, you do not need any vaccinations. However, medication to prevent malaria is recommended for travel to some northern parts of the country.
No. We recommend that you phone several travel agents and airlines in your home country in order to find the best offer before making a booking.