GENERAL TRAVEL INFORMATION
NB: International family travel
If you are planning on bringing your children with you to Cape Town, please note that all children under the age of 18 – both local and foreign – must travel with a valid passport and an unabridged (full) birth certificate stating both parents’ names. If the child is travelling alone or with only one parent, then they must also carry an affidavit filled out by the missing parent or parents. The purpose of the law is to reduce child trafficking. For more information, please visit the SA Department of Home Affairs .
Visas are issued by the South African missions abroad and must be affixed in the applicant’s passport before departing for South Africa. Visas are not issued on arrival at South African ports on entry. Many nationalities do not require a visa to enter South Africa – please check with your travel agent. You can also click here to find out if you require a visa to travel to South Africa
Cape Town International Airport is approximately 20 minutes (21km) from the CBD, and there are many airport transfer options available at the airport. These include a range of airport shuttles, and the MyCiTi bus that goes into the city (Civic Centre and V&A Waterfront). The airport service operates between 20 and 24 hours a day at a cost of R57.00 one way. It departs every six to 30 minutes, depending on demand. MyCiTi also has a wide network of routes in and around the city.
You will be able to pay for this card at the airport, and load money onto the card for a single/return trip. For more details regarding fares, go to: http://myciti.org.za/en/myconnect-fares/fare-calculator/
If you would prefer to arrange an airport transfer in advance, we would suggest Quality Touring Services who will be to assist with an individual or group transfer from Cape Town International Airport.
Taxis are hired at taxi ranks, hotels or summoned by telephone. Taxi rates vary between companies but runs at about R10/km. It is advisable to ask for a fare estimate before you agree. Recommended companies include: Elite Taxi: 021 447 9003 / Excite Taxi: 021 448 4444 / Unicab: 021 486 1600 / Citi Hopper: 021 936 3460/1. Taxis and car guards tipped at your own discretion. Uber is also widely available in Cape Town. You need to create an account to make use of Uber.
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