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in Cape Town and the Western Cape

Safe Travels

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 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. This means that as of the 1st October 2020, 18 land ports of entry are open for international visitors. Travellers from countries not listed as high risk may enter the country under certain conditions.

Before

You Travel

WTTC Safe Travels

South Africa awarded the WTTC Global Safety Stamp

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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)