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GET IN A GOOD SPACE

 

 

 

in Cape Town and the Western Cape

 

 

 

 

 

 To wish someone “safe travels” is to wish them good fortune during a trip. Why we travel, our love to explore, the freedom we feel the memories we collect – our reasons for travel have not changed.  But how we travel has been impacted. This website is here to help answer your questions to make sure that your trip to Cape Town and the Western Cape is filled with a lifetime of experiences and fewer concerns and questions. #safetravels #whywetravel 

 

 

 

Safe Travels

Cape Town & Western Cape

The Western Cape region, situated at the southern extremity of the African continent, is bordered by the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The province is 129 449km2 in size, which is roughly the same size as England. It is home to just over 6.8 million people which is approximately 11% of South Africa’s total population.

Cape Town and the Western Cape is globally renowned for its natural beauty, superior hospitality, award-winning wine and food, and heart-stopping adventure – making it one of Africa’s most celebrated destinations to live, work and visit.

With a climate that is typically like the Mediterranean, the Western Cape experiences warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters with low summer rainfall. This climate makes the Western Cape the ideal all-year-round holiday destination.

The World Health Organisation has praised the South African government for their swift, and significant response to the Coronavirus pandemic and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has awarded the country with the Safe Travels accreditation.

WHY

CAPE TOWN & THE WESTERN CAPE

Family Friendly

Great for families

Connectivity

Good: 10Mbs (avg)

Air Quality

Great:  24 USAQI

Education

Wide range of international schools

Language

English Speaking

Driving

Left hand side

Temperature

Average temperature

Affordability

Budget: $2000 per month

Safety

Safe for families

People Density

Low: 4 k ppl.km2

Healthcare

High standard

LGBTQ Friendly

Great

Are the

BORDERS OPEN?

South Africa is currently under Alert Level One lockdown. On the 1st of October 2020, South Africa partially opened its borders to international travellers.  On the 11th November 2020, it was announced that the borders would be opened for all international travellers subject to the presentation of a negative PCR Covid-19 test.

Before

You Travel

Safe Travels 3Cs

What preventative measures can I take while on holiday in Cape Town and the Western Cape?

What preventative measures can I take while on holiday in Cape Town and the Western Cape? After many months of planning and dreaming of your end of the year holiday,

Cederberg Safe Travels

How do I get a Covid-19 test while on holiday in Cape Town and the Western Cape?

I don't feel well, should I get tested for Covid-19 while on holiday in Cape Town and the Western Cape? You might not be feeling well, or someone in your

Tourism Safety Programme in the Western Cape

Be Safe in the Cape   The Western Cape has over 50 000 km of routes to cycle and 20 Blue Flag beaches, making it one of the most desirable

Tourism Safety FAQs for Cape Town and the Western Cape

Have a question about safety in the Cape Town and the Western Cape?   1. Is Cape Town safe for tourists?   Cape Town is a major, modern cosmopolitan South

What do visitors say about safety in Cape Town and the Western Cape?

What do visitors say about safety in Cape Town and the Western Cape?    There is no better recommendation about visiting a destination than asking someone who has been here.

Whale Watching South Africa

Need help understanding visa requirements?

Do you need help to understand visa and travel permission requirements for South Africa? Right now things may feel a bit confusing, with borders globally opening and closing, entry requirements

Social distancing and face masks in South Africa

Why the nose is no, social distancing and face masks in South Africa   Must I wear a face mask or face covering in South Africa? Wearing a mask in

Your guide to safer air travel in South Africa

Your guide to safer air travel in South Africa Airports, enclosed aircraft, hundreds of people - the idea of taking a flight now may be a big deterrent to booking

WTTC Safe Travels

South Africa awarded the WTTC Global Safety Stamp

The World Travel and Tourism Council have awarded South Africa the WTTC Global Stamp of Approval. In August 2020, South Africa received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global

Chasing

Lines

In the world of adventure, map makers are considered the old guard, the original explorers, paving the way for a generation of adventurers.

In South Africa, Peter Slingsby is the OG. Having drawn 203 Touring and Hiking maps in South Africa in a career spanning more than 60 years, he’s been ‘chasing lines’ for decades. In 2020, adventure photographer Simon Pocock, armed with a Slingsby map and a sense of curiosity, set out on a journey of the Western Cape, seeking new experiences and stories to tell.

What he found, however is that usually the best stories come from the people you meet along the way, and they happen outside the lines of a map.

(Film shot by Sledgehammer Studio)