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Cape Town, South Africa
Places to Visit
OVERVIEW - Cape Town is progressive, urbane and very much focused on business. It’s like a piece of LA on the edge of Africa. However the wider region is more calm, quaint and full of interest and surprise. This part of the world is driven by the spirit of African dreamers, both black and white, young and old, rural and urban. And this makes Cape Town and the entire Cape Region inspiring. It is a great place to learn from and to fall in love with.
Cape Town and the entire Cape Region is dominated by the land and the beauty of its surroundings. The geography of the southern tip of Africa is diverse and awe inspiring. And the African people are varied as well. They come from many different traditions and express themselves in a multitude of ways. And Cape Town, being one of the continent’s leading cities, is a great meeting place for prophets, poets and promoters from across the land
POPULATION - Nearly 3,000,000
Land Area: 116 square miles
LANGUAGES - Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English, Tswana, Sotho, Southern Swati, South Ndebele
RELIGION - Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and
CURRENCY- Rand (R)
There are 100 cents to a rand. Notes are in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200; and coins in 1, 2 and 5 rand, and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.
Foreign currency can be exchanged at any commercial bank, American Express, Thomas Cook, Rennies or Diners Club office or Bureaux de Change which can be found at airports and most large centres. Credit cards and travellers cheques are accepted at formal businesses. At roadside stalls and informal markets etc, you will need to pay with cash.
ELECTRICITY - 220/230V 50HzHz , South African/Indian-style plug with two circular metal pins above a large circular
June to August: Rainy months with temperatures between 7°C to 18°C
September to November: Unpredictable, with anything from bright warm days to howling storms
December to March: Can be very hot, although the average maximum temperature is only 26°C
March to April: the weather remains good and the wind is at its most gentle