Travel Information

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Visa Information

Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry, and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board.

Entry requirements are subject to change and may vary for different nationalities.

Please consult your nearest South African Embassy or consulate for further information prior to travel.

You will need the following if you wish to visit South Africa:

Currency & Financial Services

Cape Town International Airport has a 24-hour foreign exchange service and various cash machines.

There is an abundance of cash machines and foreign exchange outlets throughout Cape Town and the vast majority of retail outlets and service providers in the city have credit card facilities.

Most banks are open between 09h00 and 15h30 on weekdays and 09h00 and 11h00 on Saturdays. Banks are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

For the latest exchange rates to South African Rand, use the tool available on our website to convert from your currency.

Getting around Cape Town

Cape Town International Airport is the primary airport serving the city of Cape Town and is the second-busiest airport in South Africa and fifth busiest in Africa. Located approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the city center, it is the only airport in the Cape Town metropolitan area that offers scheduled passenger services. The airport has domestic and international terminals, linked by a common central terminal. The airport has direct flights from South Africa’s other two main urban areas, Johannesburg and Durban, as well as flights to smaller centers in South Africa. Internationally, it has direct flights to several destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. The air route between Cape Town and Johannesburg was the world’s ninth-busiest air route in 2011 with an estimated 4.5 million passengers.

Cape Town’s public transport system is active in about 10% of the city, running north to south along the west coastline, comprising Phase 1 of the IRT system. This is known as the MyCiTi service. MyCiTi Phase 1 includes services linking the airport to the inner city, as well as the following areas: Blouberg / Table View, Atlantis and Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Paarden Eiland, Century City, Salt River and Walmer Estate, and all suburbs of the City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard all the way to Llandudno and Hout Bay.

A wide selection of car hire companies services the city. Many have offices at the Cape Town International Airport, so hiring a car is fast and easy on arrival. Various metered taxi services, e-hailing transport providers, luxury airconditioned coaches and privately-operated shuttle buses run between the airport, hotels, the city center and most major tourist destinations

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