Cape Town is a top tourism destination
and receives over 1.25 million
international visitors and 1.75 million
domestic visitors a year.
• Top City in Africa and the Middle East, Travel + Leisure World’s Best
• Fourth Top City in the World, Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2012
• Twenty Third Top Destination in the World, Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice
• Eight Top Beach Destinations in Africa, Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice
• Best Beach Destination in Africa, World Travel Awards 2012
• Favourite City World Wide, Telegraph Travel Awards 2012
• One of the World’s Ten Most Loved Cities 2012, CNNgo
• Number Two City in the World, Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice
• Top City in Africa, Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2012
Searching for Sugar Man
2013 Academy Award for Best
Special Jury Prize and the Audience Award for
best international documentary at the Sundance
Film Festival; Audience Award at the Los
Angeles Film Festival; Audience Award at the
Durban International Film Festival; Audience
Award at the Melbourne Film Festival; second-
place in the Winner Audience Award at the
Tribeca Film Festival; Grand Jury Prize at the
Moscow International Film Festival.
Searching for Sugar Man
This film, focused on the rediscovery of elusive musician Rodriguez, showcases some of
Cape Town’s most spectacular scenery, including a stunning view along Chapman’s Peak
Drive between Noordhoek and Hout Bay, a striking sight of the city centre and Cape Town
Stadium from the Cape Sun Hotel, and a glorious sunset vision of Table Mountain from
1. Affordable Luxury
2. Design and Culture
3. Responsible Tourism
7. Golf Experiences
Key reasons to sell
Cape Town holidays
Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour
Absa Cape Epic
Cape Town Carnival
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon
Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Cape Town Fashion Week
Switching on of the Lights
• Road infrastructure is excellent.
• The MyCiTi bus, a public bus service operates across the main areas of the
• A train service operates across the main areas of the city; however, this is
predominantly focused on commuter transport.
• Metered taxis are freely available but ideally you should call ahead to book
and use only registered services.
• Private taxis can be booked through Cape Town Tourism.
• Minibus taxis offer convenient but sometimes hair- raising transport along
major routes. They are frequently available and inexpensive
• All major car-hire companies operate from the airport and have city depots.
The safety and security of visitors to Cape Town is vitally important to Cape
Town Tourism, thus we have a number of programmes in place and are in close
contact with all the major safety and security providers across the city.
• Practical safety tips, key security procedures and contact numbers are
available at all Cape Town Tourism Visitor information Centers, on our
website, Visitors Guides and maps.
• Safety numbers should be kept on hand, such as the emergency hotline,
South African Police and National Park emergencies numbers.
• Cape Town Tourism and Protection and Emergency Services run a Visitor
Support Programme to assist you, should you be involved in an incident.
Security and Safety
• International representatives in the United Kingdom, Netherlands,
United States and Germany.
• An online Toolkit to help the trade sell Cape Town as a destination,
with information such as itineraries, imagery, events calendars and
• Regular dedicated trade newsletters with up to date information
about Cape Town and her unexpected experiences.
• Trade hosting support.
Contact Cape Town Tourism at firstname.lastname@example.org
• General travel information and support.
• Reservations for accommodation, car hire, tours and activities.
• South African National Park bookings and Table Mountain National
Park My Green Card and Activity Permits.
• Computicket and webticket sales, for example Robben Island tickets,
Table Mountain Cableway tickets and tickets to events.
Contact Cape Town Tourism at email@example.com
How to contact us
Tel: +27 (0)861 322 223