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Where can I find an accredited tour guide?

The Western Cape has many accredited and well-trained tour guides. For me information and help in selecting a tour guide, please visit https://www.ctga.org.za

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How does the army deployment reported in the news reflect on Cape Town as a safe and secure tourism destination?

Members of the South African Defence Force were deployed in areas 20-30km outside of Cape Town’s Central Business District (Downtown Cape Town) very specifically to deal with gang violence. This targeted intervention is a collaborative effort to ensure greater safety for local communities. The great extent of tourism accommodation and

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Do I have an alternative to walking?

Cape Town is one of the most well-connected cities in South Africa when it comes to transport options. While travellers often choose to walk around the Downtown or Central Business District area because distances are short, you have the option to use Uber, Taxify, metered taxis and the MyCiti bus

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Can I travel alone when visiting Cape Town?

Cape Town and the Western Cape is a popular solo-travel destination, with a variety of activities and experiences on offer for the solo adventurer. Solo travellers are encouraged to exercise the same vigilance and safety measures to ensure they are not soft targets as they would anywhere else in the

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Can I walk around central Cape Town safely?

We encourage visitors to be mindful at all times of their surroundings when walking around any major city. The Cape Town Business Community and local authorities have taken numerous proactive initiatives to ensure the safety and upkeep of central Cape Town. As a result, this area – where most tourism

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Will I be safe in my hotel or accommodation establishment?

Cape Town offers a range of tourism accommodation options catering to all markets. These include luxury hotels, budget establishments, guesthouses and Airbnb accommodation. Tourism is one of the major industries of Cape Town and the Western Cape. As such, formal tourism establishments largely take the safety and comfort of their

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What precautions should a visitor to Cape Town take to stay safe?

The same precautions travellers would take to secure their safety in any major city in the world, apply when visiting Cape Town, a growing city of nearly four million people. A list of #BeSafe Travel Tips is available on Cape Town Tourism’s Website and can be viewed here.

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Is Cape Town safe for tourists?

Cape Town is a major, modern cosmopolitan South African city. As such, we would advise travellers to exercise the same level of vigilance they would exercise when visiting any major city in the world. This includes ensuring you follow basic safety tips such as keeping emergency numbers on hand, avoiding

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