Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world & in the year 2019, I traveled to this beautiful city. I covered the city on a shoestring budget & I spent approx 60 K all-inclusive for 8 days. I went to Cape Town in July; which is primarily an offseason. It is wintertime in Cape Town in July, because of which the rates of accommodation were much cheaper compared to summers. Here is a comprehensive Cape Town (South Africa) travel guide; all planned by myself & I really hope you can benefit a lot from this. The post has all the required informations by travelers which include the best things to do, what to wear, is it safe, etc. A great Cape Town travel guide at your disposal.

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How To Reach Cape Town:

However, if you have enough time on your hand, you can rent a car (whose rentals are very cheap) & can drive through garden route to Cape Town which is one of the most beautiful routes in the world. If driving is not your cup of tea, there is an option of buses & trains as well. However, the duration of the journey is on a lot & also the price of tickets is nearly equivalent to flight tickets. Thus, it makes sense to book flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

Best Things To Do In Cape Town In Winters & Summers:

Hiking Table Mountain:

Signal Hill:

Lion’s Head:

Boulder’s Beach:

Cape of Good Hope:

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden:

V&A Waterfront:

Chapman’s Peak Drive:

Bo Kaap Museum:

Six District Museum:

Camps Bay & Cliffton Beaches:

Robben Island:


Stellenbosch Wine Yards:

Aquila Safari:

White Shark Diving:

Whale Watching:

Helicopter Rides:

Tips To Do Cape Town On Budget?

Stay: I stayed in the hostel Long Street Backpackers which is located on the long street probably one of the most happening streets in Cape Town. I paid approx 500 INR per night & this was a discounted rate as I traveled during winters. In summer which is peak tourist season; assume a basic dorm bed rate to be around 1000 per night. For best offers, you can check this link out.

Food: I cooked most of my food during my trip. There was a facility of kitchen available which was a bonus. It helped me to keep my cost in check. However, if you are not into cooking you can eat a meal at restaurants for approx 30 R onwards (150 INR) for one time. The parties start late in the evening & most of the good clubs will ask for a cover charge after 10 pm. However, if you reach before 10 pm it is free entry. The price of a beer pint starts from 30R inclusive of taxes.

Commutation: The city can be covered on foot. But, it will be time-consuming & also some of the regions are not safe to walk alone. There are few cheap options available. The best is My Citi bus. It runs length to breadth of the city. The only drawback is the frequency. For a single trip, you will have to spend R30. Uber is another popular mode of transport among the tourists. The rates are pretty reasonable & it is safe to use uber here. However, if you are good at driving you can hire a car. The rentals are pretty affordable & it also offers the luxury of traveling at own pace.

City Attractions: Most of the natural attractions like table mountain, lion head, signal hills, etc are free to access. However, for museums & other lavish activities, you will have to spend 30R (150 INR) onwards. Make sure you only try activities you are interested in; else you will be short on time & will spend unknowingly.

How Expensive Is Cape Town?

Is Cape Town Safe To Travel Solo?

Best Time To Travel To Cape Town?

What To Wear In Cape Town?

Handy Resources:

Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirements. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

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