Below are a few hints and tips to make sure your holiday in Cape Town tops your list as one of the best holidays ever!
At City Sightseeing it’s all about you – our customer. While we take every precaution to ensure that you enjoy the highest standards of care and safety on our buses, we are unfortunately not able to look after you once you have chosen to get off and explore one of our exciting destinations.
You’ve got your ticket, you’re ready to go – but before you get on the bus, have a quick look at the following (very useful) advice:
Buy your Red City Tour, Blue Mini Peninsula Tour or special tickets on this website by simply clicking on the ticket icon provided on each page. If you prefer, these are also available at the City Sightseeing V&A Waterfront ticket office opposite the Two Oceans Aquarium, or if it’s more convenient, you can buy them directly on the bus. Cape Town transport doesn’t get easier than this!
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the City Sightseeing kiosk! We have everything you need to ensure that your Cape Town experience remains an unforgettable experience for years to come. Choose from our great selection of City Sightseeing Cape Town souvenirs after your trip – or pop in beforehand for last-minute necessities, like sunscreen, cold drinks or a City Sightseeing cap to keep all those hot, open-top sunbeams at bay.
The safety and security of visitors to Cape Town is of paramount importance and authorities are working hard to ensure that the city is a safe holiday destination.
The CCID’s security partnership, working with the Central City’s business community, the South African Police Services and other security organisations and stakeholders, have formed a tight security net around the City.
Due to this cooperative effort, the crime rate has dropped significantly and many incidents are prevented from happening. The valuable complementary services provided by the CCID security partnership ensures that additional officers are being deployed in the Central City 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Safety and security measures include:
Cape Town's Central Business District and major malls have made considerable efforts to safeguard tourists against crime. Surveillance cameras monitor activities in the CBD and security guards watch over the major shopping centres.
Nonetheless, tourists should take the precautions they would in any major city:
(Many social workers counsel against giving money to the children as it usually gets handed over to some older figure or is used for sniffing glue. If you wish to do good for these children, rather give them food.)
In some shopping areas, uniformed attendants will take a fee, or offer to mind your vehicle for a tip. The City of Cape Town is committed to controlling this practise and you should feel free to decline the services of these 'parking attendants'. Alternatively, use a parking garage or official parking lot. At night, park in a secure, well-lit area.
Cape Town has an extensive suburban rail network and while trains are generally safe during the day, it's not advisable to travel alone by train after dark.
Cape Town Tourism, in partnership with Protection and Emergency Services, runs a successful Visitor Support Programme to assist you further, should you be involved in an incident.
Contact Cape Town Tourism on 021 487 6800 for more information.