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Cape Town and life

Cape Town in a nutshell

Cape Town, a coastal gem on the south western coast of South Africa, boasts breathtaking landscapes with Table Mountain as a backdrop. Its rich history, from colonial heritage to the fight against apartheid, adds depth to its vibrant culture. The city offers diverse experiences, from exploring Robben Island to savouring Cape Malay cuisine. Pristine beaches, thrilling adventure activities, and world-class wines in the nearby Cape Winelands makes Cape Town a must-see destination.



(UK Telegraph 2023)

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Cape Town is a modern cosmopolitan South African city. As such, we would advise travellers to exercise the same level of vigilance as when visiting any major global city.

This includes ensuring you follow basic safety tips such as keeping emergency numbers on hand, avoiding carrying large sums of cash and keeping your valuables safe at all times. That said, the overwhelming majority of the 1.7 million foreigners that visited the Western Cape in 2018, had a positive and memorable experience.


The destination is frequently cited among the world’s best holiday destinations and has a high return visitor rate, proving that those who visit want to discover more of the city’s beauty.

Power socket

When travelling to Cape Town or any part of South Africa, it is essential to be aware of the power sockets used in the country to ensure you can charge your devices and stay connected. Here is what you need to know:

Plug Type: South Africa uses Type M power plugs and sockets. These have three large, round pins in a triangular configuration. The pins are quite substantial, so make sure your devices have the correct adapter to fit into the Type M sockets.

Voltage and Frequency: The standard voltage in South Africa is 230 Volts, and the frequency is 50 hertz. If your devices are designed to work with a different Voltage or frequency, you will need a Voltage converter or transformer to avoid damage to your electronics.


Adapters: Before your trip, make sure to purchase the appropriate Type M adapter plugs to use with your electronic devices. These adapters can typically be found at travel stores or online, and they allow you to plug in your devices into the South African power outlets.


USB Charging: Many hotels and accommodations in Cape Town offer USB charging ports in addition to the regular power sockets. However, it's always a good idea to carry your own adapter to ensure you can charge multiple devices simultaneously.


Remember to check the power requirements of your devices before you travel and ensure you have the right adapters and converters to stay powered up during your trip to Cape Town. Having the correct equipment will prevent any charging-related issues and help you have a smooth and enjoyable travel experience.

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