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The official 2021 Visitors’ Guide to Cape Town is out!

Planning a trip to Cape Town and not sure where to start? The 2021 edition of the official Visitors’ Guide (VG) to Cape Town is just what is needed. 

Cape Town’s official Visitors’ Guide (VG) has always been there to help tourists and locals navigate their way around the city, provide them with valuable information and give them a taste of what this destination has to offer. The 2021 edition, however, offers something different as the guide is available digitally for the first time. 

Highlights of the 2021 Edition of the Visitors’ Guide: 

Itineraries: 3-day itineraries provide a highlight package of what the city has to offer. 

Cape Town on a budget: Visitors are encouraged to try the Pocket-Friendly challenge where they can experience various fun activities in different parts of the city for as little as R150 ($10, €7) per person. 

A virtual experience: There many QR Codes featured throughout the guide, which links to some of our best videos for even more information to help you choose your next activity. 

Universal access:  The Mother City offers various attractions, such as the City Sightseeing Bus, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and more, which are all wheelchair-friendly. 

Hidden gems: The best way to experience Cape Town is to learn from the locals, and there’s nobody better to teach you than the residents of our many multi-faceted communities and neighbourhoods. 

Getting around: The guide comes complete with maps of the entire Cape Peninsula and Cape Town’s neighbourhoods, as well as transport options you could try. 

TravelWise Cape Town: In the TravelWise section, you will find all the latest information on health and safety, COVID-19-related information, visas and immigration, weather, money, advice, responsible travel, and where to find Visitor Information Centres while in the city. There is also a QR code link to download the Namola safety app to your smartphone. Should you experience any safety issues or medical emergencies, the app pinpoints your location, gives you an emergency operator to talk to and gets you the help you need fast and free. 

LGBTQ+: Cape Town has a solid and proud LGBTQ+ community, and in February/March, every year, we celebrate Cape Town Pride. The 10-day event features poetry readings, queer cinema and the Mr and Miss Cape Town Pride Pageant. Add the hot summer weather, immaculate beaches and streets filled with people from all walks of life, and you have your Cape Town itinerary planned perfectly. 

Click here to access the digital version of the guide. 

Africa Travel Week

Africa Travel Week (ATW) focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology. Shows include: ILTM Africa, WTM Africa, EQUAL Africa, ibtm AFRICA, Travel Forward, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange and African Tourism Investment Summit.