Group Travel in Cape Town: Practical Guide.

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Tourism in Cape Town.

If you are planning a group flight in South Africa, you should plan to stay for a few days in Cape Town City.

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its incredible atmosphere and culture.

Why should you visit Cape Town?

Cape Town is becoming a key tourism destination in the last years. This city it worth for its rich wildlife environment, its fantastic views, great culinary art and remarkable culture and history.

Where to stay in Cape Town?

There are several hotels in Cape Town that are not far away from the main points of interests. For example:

  • The Silo Hotel, located in the Green Point area and near the most important museum of the city center.
  • Ritz Cape Town Hotel, located 20 minutes’ walk from the Cape Town Stadium and 25 minutes’ walk from Bree Street. Is near to the seaside in the Three Anchor Bay’s Zone.
  • Cape View Clifton, located near the most famous beaches of Cape Town in the Sea Point region.

If you are traveling in a group, you might be eligible to group discounts. Your travel group discounts might be negotiated directly with the hotel.

How to arrive to Cape Town?

The main airport of Cape Town is the Nelson Mandela International Airport and there are many ways reach it with a group flight.
If you plan to visit South Africa in a huge group, you could ask for a charter flight. There are several Private Jet Companies that organize group flights and that can flight you more comfortably from one place to another. Some of these companies are: Netjets, Wheelsup, Luna Group Charter, etc.

There are also many airlines that serves this airport from around the world. From Europe, you will find airlines as: Air France from France, TAPAir from Portugal, South African Airways from United Kingdom, etc. Some airlines foresee in their tariffs some discounts for group flights, and you might be eligible for it.

How to reach Cape Town’s city from Nelson Mandela International Airport?

To reach the city center from the airport there are multiple options:

  • You can take a taxi; it will cost you around R300-R400,
  • Rent a car at the airport; the most international car rentals are available (Avis, Hertz, Europcar etc.)
  • If you plan to stay for several days in South Africa, you might book a private bus for groups. Here is a list of some of the available bus companies: Bus Hire Cape Town, Zeelo and Cape Town Shuttle Services.
  • An airport shuttle bus is available at the terminal. It costs around R50-R100 and it operates from 5h30am to 9h30pm,
  • Check if with your hotel if they have some shuttle services.

Recommendations: Cape Town is not a dangerous city but – as every huge city – you will need to keep in mind some precautions while travelling in South Africa like:

  • Do not walk alone at night, better to take a taxi even for short distances.
  • Do not keep any expensive goods on you while walking.
  • Keep your car locked, mostly on traffic lights.

When to visit in Cape Town?

Cape Town is a tourist’s friendly city all the year. Summertime in South Africa starts in December until February, and the wildlife watching is recommended between April and September, during the dry season.

Five activities to do in Cape Town

From the museums to wildlife observation and breathtaking beaches, Cape Town is a city that provides a high number of entertainments activities.

Once landing and unpackaging your bags, you can start by:

  1. Visiting the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (MOCAA); this is the biggest art museum in South Africa and one of the few spaces dedicated to contemporary art on the continent.
  2. Walking the trail at Platteklip Gorge and taking the cable car which rotates 360 degrees and makes you profit of a breathtaking panorama, going up to 1000mt above sea levels.
  3. Visiting Robben Island and the prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years.
  4. Drinking wine in Constantia Valley, nine wine farms were founded in 1685.
  5. Recognised by UNESCO, between September and November you can visit the Cape Floral Kingdom at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.