Cape Town tourist tips
Cape Town is a beautiful city that attracts many thousands of visitors every year. There is lots to see and do and the more prepared tourists are, the more they can relax and enjoy their stay.
You will need to prepare for South Africa’s harsh sun. Sunscreen will protect exposed skin and protective clothing and hats will shield your body and eyes.
The currency in South Africa is the Rand. Like the US dollar, one Rand consists of 100 cents. Service providers, such as waiters, taxi drivers and hotel staff, usually expect a 10% tip.
There are no compulsory immunisations necessary to enter South Africa, but there is a risk of malaria at all times. Tourists are advised to take any precautions their doctor recommends.
In South Africa they drive on the left hand side of the road, so if you live in the UK you will have no problems. You will need to carry money at all times to pay for tolls. Seat belts are compulsory for adults as are child seats for young children.