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Visiting Cape Town

Transport

Cape Town International Airport is ideally situated just 22km (15.5 miles) from the CBD, which takes no more than 20 minutes (outside of peak traffic, which can take up to one hour).

Unfortunately there are no direct train routes from the airport, therefore the only option is to either hire a car, take a taxi or one of the many shuttle services that operate form the airport.

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Accomodation

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A list of recommended accommodation, in and around Cape Town.

Bed and breakfast:

  • An African Villa
    The Villa is placed in a quiet residential quarter with a lovely 'village' feel within a short stroll of the centre of Cape Town and a large number of its best restaurants.
  • The Charles
    Perfectly positioned in the very heart of De Waterkant Village, The Charles is a private, intimate and original guesthouse.
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Things to do and see in Cape Town

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Cape Town gives you the opportunity to experience something different - every day.

Vat Refund

Foreign visitors leaving South Africa may claim back Value Added Tax on purchases from the VAT refund administrator. The goods have to be shown to the administrator before check-in.

The VAT refund office is on the ground level of International Departures. Only after a passenger has checked in and passed through passport control is the value of the VAT (less the administrator's commission) paid back. This happens on the ground level of International Departures, between passport control and the boarding gates.

Website: www.taxrefunds.co.za. Tel: +27 (0) 21 934 8675