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Highlighting a few of the best Adventure sports in Cape Town

Cape Town has it all – There are many ways to get your adrenalin pumping but none comes close to that which sports gives you! If you are feeling a little bored on your journey or your day to day life. Why not try out the following adrenalin sports to get your heart pumping and blood flowing again. Nothing gives …

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ERA nightclub & Café – Cape Town, Loop Street

There is no doubt that Cape Town, “is the place to be”. The Nightlife scene is one of the most vibrant and most famous experiences for all. From locals to International visitors this city is packed with enthusiastic, creative, excited, exotic and diverse cultures. The latest addition to the vibrant city is ERA. The new two storey building hotspot opened …

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Passport & Visa

Visitor’s Permit Most passport holders are exempt from visas for tourist stays of less than 90 days. In this case it is not necessary to obtain a visa from the Consulate or Embassy of South Africa before departure. The permit will be issued upon arrival at the airport free of charge for the duration of your stay (maximum 90 days). If you …

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Healthcare System

In South Africa, there are two kinds of healthcare systems: public and private. The public system suffers from a lack of resources. Although some public hospitals are excellent, the waiting times for a consultation are often very long. The private system is excellent in terms of infrastructure and specialists. Many people travel to South Africa specifically to seek medical treatment, because it has such …

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Health Insurance

It is recommended that you apply for travel insurance (medical expenses and repatriation). People who receive a contract associated with another travel insurance organisation (e.g. credit card) must ensure that they provide the number of the emergency contact number of that company. Medical care in South African private hospitals is good, but very expensive.

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Medical Consideration

When going to Cape Town, you do not need any vaccinations except if you come from a country where yellow fever is present, like Zambia. Cape Town is a safe area. However, if you want to travel to others areas, we recommend that you take the following into consideration. Malaria We recommend consulting your doctor if you want to go to: Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique or Zambia, …

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Time

Time difference: GMT+2h There is not difference between summer time and wintertime.  

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Transport

The means of transport in Cape Town are numerous; you just have to find which one you prefer. Driving in Cape Town You need an international driving license. This is usually an official translation of your license. It can only be obtained in the country which issued the license. In South Africa, we drive on the left-hand side of the road. The …

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Electricity in Cape Town

Electricity in Cape Town has specific distinctions. Electrical Outlets Below are the forms of electrical outlet usage in South Africa and the kind of electrical plugs available with these electrical outlets:               TYPE M                                             Voltage: …

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Currency

The currency in South Africa is the rand Contrary to what many people believe, U.S dollars and euros are not accepted in South African shops or markets. For your trip, you need to change your currency to rand. The value of the rand is approximately: 1 U.S dollars = 10.76 rand  1 euro = 14.85 rand In recent years, the rand has become …

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