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Practical information

Currency

The currency used in South Africa is the South Africa Rand (ZAR). It can easily be exchanged in your home country or at the airport after arriving in the country. Credit cards (Master Card and Visa) are widely accepted.
Check current exchange rate: https://www.xe.com/

Weather

In Cape Town there is an expression "We will have 4 seasons in one day". The temperature is usually between 7°C and 17°C (45°F and 63°F). For more information about the weather please check this website: https://www.holiday-weather.com/cape_town/averages/july/

Power

In South Africa the power plugs and sockets are of Type D, Type M and Type N. This sockets is also compatible with the european standard Type C. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Dress code

Throughout your stay in Cape Town you will be able to be casually dressed – outside of business activities.

Gratuity

The general policy is 10% however in most restaurants it is either 12% or 15%.

How to get to Cape Town ?

There are direct flights from major airports:

  • Europe: London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich.
  • Middle East: Istanbul, Doha, Dubai
  • Asia: Hong Kong.

More options include one stop in Johannesburg:

  • US: Atlanta, JFK
  • South America: Sao Paulo
  • Asia: Singapore
  • Australia: Perth, Sydney

Find more routes on: https://www.flightsfrom.com/CPT