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Stunning scenery, gorgeous beaches, and intriguing culture

South Africa's 'Mother City' rests between the iconic backdrop of Table Mountain and the country's most visited tourist attraction the V&A Waterfront. 

Climate averages

Essential information for Cape Town

Local time


English and Afrikaans


Rand (ZAR)
Official currency of South Africa

Flight information

11h 30m
Cape Town (CPT)
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.

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 »

Travelling with children

Parents travelling with children will 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.

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