Cape Town is an incredible holiday destination and many travellers that visit the Mother City consider Cape Town their home away from home. From glistening oceans that meet majestic mountains to rolling vineyards that produce top-class wines. The food in the city leaves nothing to be desired and the people are welcoming and friendly – always eager to include unexpected visitors in their culture.
Speaking of the people, the locals in Kalk Bay, Bo Kaap, Simon’s Town and many other areas in Cape Town have a rich and deep history and many of us could learn amazing things by taking some time to get to know them. The airport, Cape Town International Airport, is safe, and clean, and the staff are friendly.
Expectant flight costs and how to save on your tickets
The cost of flights to Cape Town varies greatly depending on what area you are flying from. If you are flying domestic, you can expect a low-cost flight ticket as Cape Town International is connected to many air routes. Airlines like FlySafair, British Airways, South African Airways, Kulula, and Mango have flights connected to Cape Town. For cheaper flight tickets try to book on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June or February.
Here is a quick look at some affordable return tickets from popular locations:
- Johannesburg to Cape Town: approx. R1718.00
- Durban to Cape Town: approx. R2018.00
- Port Elizabeth to Cape Town: approx. R2108.00
- London to Cape Town: approx. R13419.00
What to do in Cape Town
Cape Town is filled to the brim with fun, interesting, and educational things to do. There are activities and experiences in the Mother City for the whole family and you are bound to find something that makes you fall in love with the city.
Summer Loving Activities
If you are loving the beach vibes, make sure to visit Cape Town from December through to March. Make sure to visit the penguins in Simon’s Town, the aquarium at the VA Waterfront, Cape Point Nature Reserve, and Clifton Beach. Another great thing to know about Cape Town’s beaches is that Muizenberg Beach is the perfect place for beginners to learn how to surf. There are many surf schools scattered along the beach front and it’s so popular that it has been kindly named “Surfer’s Corner” for decades.
Cape Town is also the loving home to many farmers’ markets. There is a massive organic and vegan food scene and you are sure to find something fanciful that tickles your taste buds. Some markets that you should visit include the Bluebird Market in Muizenberg, the Old Biscuit Mill Market in the City Center, Root 44 Market near Stellenbosch, and the Railway Market in Elgin (just over Sir Lowry’s Pass). You’ll find intricate local crafts, food and wine unique to the area, and wonderful music and conversation.
Cape Town is an amazingly special place that welcomes travellers as if they are simply part of the family. The flights to the city are affordable and the cost of daily living is also considered on the cheaper side. It’s definitely a place on the bucket list.