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 35.32 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 49.58 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.42 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 42.92 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 29.74 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 22.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.39 (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 68.08 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 71.05 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 77.44 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80.19 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 63.6 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 72.39 (High)
    • Attacks 64.47 (High)
    • Drug offense 71.73 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 48.96 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 17.28 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.86 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 48.85 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 74.19 (High)
  • Living in Cape Town - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Cape Town is 140.68 (High)

    • Safety Index 29.91 (Low)
    • Climate Index 98.19 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 40.54 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 46.29 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 44.03 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 74.45 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.88 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 72.67 (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 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.43 USD

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

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