Holidays in Cape Town

Hotels in Cape Town

Essential information for Cape Town

Local time


English and Afrikaans


Rand (ZAR)
Official currency of South Africa

Do I need a VISA?

Your UK passport should be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa.

Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages when you present it at immigration to enter or leave South Africa.

Flight information

Cape Town
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Fly direct to Cape Town from London Heathrow

Travelling with children

Parents travelling with children may be asked to show the child’s full birth certificate, and where only one parent is accompanying, parental or legal consent for the child to travel (e.g. an affidavit from the other parent). You should travel with these documents in case you’re asked to provide them. For more information, contact the South African High Commission