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

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Flight information

Cape Town (CPT)
11h 30m
Indirect flight

Flight schedule

  • Fly with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow to Johannesburg. Then change for a connecting flight with South African Airways or British Airways to Cape Town.

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 

Highlights of Cape Town

Expect an exciting food scene, dramatic scenery and a cosmopolitan culture. Here are the Mother City’s best attractions.


Culture and sightseeing

Wildlife  and adventure

Luxury hotels

Food and drink

Events and festivals