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Customer Travel Tips for Cape Town

88% Avg. city rating Rated by 234 customers

Activities / excursions 95%

Restaurants / eating out 93%

Shopping 85%

Chilling out / relaxing 90%

Getting around / public transport 76%

Sightseeing 94%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 84%

Value for money 88%

Customer Travel Tips for Cape Town

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


27 Oct 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Cape pojnt and so many others

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


28 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: To spent a night or two at Ashanti Lodge.

Liked: The diverse atmosphere in the city.

Disliked: The fact that you have to be on guard when it comes to your personal belongings.

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


19 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Romantic getaway

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Make sure you got to the top of Table Mountain.

Liked: Everything was incredible.

Disliked: Perhaps the only annoying thing was being hassled by beggars.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


07 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: myCityBus works really well during the day - at night uber or taxi

Liked: has everything: mountains, beaches, culture, great restaurants, super nice people

Disliked: it is not so cheap

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


06 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Once Hostel

Liked: TableMoutain

Disliked: Safety in the night

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


16 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: expect it to be windy

Liked: everyting

Disliked: the wind

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


02 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: None

Liked: Beautiful

Disliked: No

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


28 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: to travel with two drivers

Liked: Robben Island

Disliked: none

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


28 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Be streetwise in the evenings. Uber is a great tool to get around

Liked: A great cosmipolitan city. So much to do!

Disliked: Nope

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


10 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: Must visit

Liked: Table mountains, v&a waterfronts and the cape of good hope

Disliked: No

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


07 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Book table mountain tickets online and only use properly sign written taxis.

Liked: Great food,alot to see and do and had a great experience being helped out by some locals when we needed it.

Disliked: The illegal taxis.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at Train Lodge the closest to terminal.

Liked: The beauty of it history & nature

Disliked: Transportation & some society.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Don't walk around at night and see as much as you can! There's so much to do!

Liked: there is so much to do, I felt reasonably safe and the city has so much to offer.

Disliked: It wasn't safe to walk around at night.

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
96% Avg. rating


12 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Go great white diving, and then have great food and drinks for cheap afterward

Liked: Well we went for shark diving so that was pretty solid there. Hiking table mountain and the night life in Cape Town were also bonuses.

Disliked: The rent-a-cop watchmen

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


09 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Book major sites in advance.

Liked: Absolutely everything. It's a stunning city.

Disliked: The safety issue at night.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


22 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at BIG!

Liked: Weather in winter.

Disliked: Safety.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


16 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: there is party life, but so so much fine activities with adrenaline rush and hiking on the hills.

Liked: great diverse city, with lovely people.

Disliked: beggars, the economical imbalance, inequality.

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


13 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Customer Travel Tip: Do as much as you can. Take advantage of the awesome things to do around Cape Town. Take in the sights and just enjoy

Liked: It is so clean. And good public license transport

Disliked: No

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


10 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Bring a travel buddy.

Liked: Its clean and people are efficient and helpful and there is that hunger that other cities lack due to their extensive development .

Disliked: Its hard to meet strangers here , best to go with your mates .

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


22 May 2015

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: NA

Liked: NA

Disliked: NA

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88% Avg. city rating Rated by 234 customers

Activities / excursions 95%

Restaurants / eating out 93%

Shopping 85%

Chilling out / relaxing 90%

Getting around / public transport 76%

Sightseeing 94%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 84%

Value for money 88%

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