Cape Town Travel Information

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Cape Town Scene From flat-topped Table Mountain down to the blue waters of Table Bay, Cape Town is simply stunning, but the city doesn't thrive by its looks alone. Proudly multicultural, its flourishing arts, dining, and nightlife scenes are proof of this modern metropolis' creativity and innovative spirit.

Things to do in Cape Town: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway • The Garden Route • Cango Caves • Cage Diving with Crocodiles • Chapman's Peak Drive • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront • Lion's Head Peak • Two Oceans Aquarium • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Highly rated hotels in Cape Town: Glen Avon Lodge • Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel • Tintswalo Atlantic • Dock House Boutique Hotel • Steenberg Hotel & Spa • 52 De Wet • Sea Star Rocks • The Tree House Boutique Hotel • Cape Grace • Villa Zest Boutique Hotel • 26 Sunset Villa Llandudno • Abbey Manor Luxury Guesthouse • O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa • Villa Coloniale • Fernwood Manor • Blaauwheim Guest House • Atlantic Waves Guest House • Nova Constantia Boutique Residence • Cape Vermeer • Keret Accommodation • The Andros Boutique Hotel • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

South Africa's electricity is 230V 50Hz and uses plug types C, M & N
Plug Type: CElectrical Plug ImageElectrical Socket Image
Plug Type: MElectrical Plug ImageElectrical Socket Image
Plug Type: NElectrical Plug ImageElectrical Socket Image

Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Cape Town International Airport is 6,015 miles. Cape Town's IATA airport code is CPT. One World Lounge Details Here.

Great Circle Route in Purple
Heathrow to Cape Town International in Red

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Climate: In Cape Town, the average temperature ranges from 12°C in July to 21°C in January and February. The summer temperatures are not excessively high because of the influence of the ocean, though sometimes a hot and dry wind called Berg blows from the mountains which is able to raise the temperature to around 35°C. Conversely, a strong southern breeze called Cape Doctor often blows in summer, cooling and cleaning the air. Above the top of Table Mountain, the flat-topped mountain overlooking the city, about a thousand meters (3,300 feet) high, a layer of clouds often forms, which the city's inhabitants call in a colloquial manner The Tablecloth.

Covid-19 Data for South Africa

Data (updated daily) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.

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BA Tier Points

Class Tier Points
(per Leg)
Tier Points
(Total)
Economy 40 80
World Traveller Plus 100 200
Business 160 320
First 240 480


Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Cape Town

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
Economy16,25025,000
World Traveller Plus32,50050,000
Club62,50075,000
First85,000100,000


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