Capetown Tourism, California

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Capetown (formerly, Gas Jet and False Cape) is a locality in Humboldt County, California. It is located on the Bear River 3 miles (5 km) northeast of Cape Mendocino, at an elevation of 49 feet (15 m). The Gas Jet post office operated from 1868 to 1876. The name referred to escaping gas from an oil well. The False Cape post office opened in 1870, changed the name to Capetown in 1879, and closed for good in 1937. Capetown is the westernmost settlement in the state of California.


Capetown in United States offers a unique experience to travellers. Tour packages of Capetown are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Capetown*

  • Pollution Statistics in Capetown

    Know the pollution level of Capetown before you plan your visit.

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
  • Capetown: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 100 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 83.33 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 91.67 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Capetown - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 20.83 (Low)
    • Climate Index 95.62 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 3.45 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 35.19 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.92 (Very Low)
    • 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 Capetown

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Capetown

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.5 USD

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

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