Cape Town Tourism

Visit Cape Town - Best of Cape Town

Also known as the Mother City, Cape Town is an eclectic mix of cultural diversity and passion for life that seems to resonate from every person you meet and even from the streets themselves. Certainly the one city in South Africa with a reputation as big as her mountain, Cape Town has something for everyone hidden within her confines. Located at the southern-most corner of Africa, Cape Town boasts golden beaches and sprawling vineyards, bucking wildlife and a variety of flora and fauna. Then there is also the awe-inspiring presence of Table Mountain that overlooks it all. Each one of you should visit Cape Town at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Cape Town.

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Facts and Stats for Cape Town*

  • Pollution Statistics in Cape Town

    Know the pollution level of Cape Town before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.1 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 47.76 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.91 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27.21 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 28.41 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20.96 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.03 (Low)
  • Cape Town: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Cape Town for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Cape Town.

    • Burglary and Theft 68.6 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 71.31 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 77.87 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80.29 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 63.73 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 73.23 (High)
    • Attacks 64.55 (High)
    • Drug offense 72.62 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 49.18 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 16.36 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 54.53 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 48.88 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 74.9 (High)
  • Living in Cape Town - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Cape Town is 150.26 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 29.54 (Low)
    • Climate Index 98.28 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 38.58 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45.73 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 48.08 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 73.48 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.83 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 86.41 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Cape Town

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Cape Town

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.28 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 100.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 59.7 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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