Cape Town

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ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

Cape Town Money-Saving Tips

Be Safe

Although Cape Town is relatively safe, use common sense, be aware of your surroundings at all times, and always take cabs at night.

Getting Around

Public transportation isn’t always reliable, so taxis are the most effective way to get around the city.

Get Your Bearings

Your best bet for exploring the city is Cape Town Explorer, a double-decker bus that let’s you hop on and off at the city’s top attractions (011-27-21-511-1784).


A 10- to 20-percent tip is the norm at Cape Town restaurants.

Tax Refunds

A 14 percent value-added tax (VAT) is added to most purchases but can be refunded at customs – just make sure to keep receipts and paperwork from merchants.

Seasonal Value

In March and October, witness the wine harvest in the fall (March) and in the spring (October) see the blooming wild flowers of the Western Cape provinces. Great package deals can often be found during this time.

Free Wine Tastings

The winelands of Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch, some 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, are a fantastic option for wine-tasting sojourns. Many estates offer free tastings.

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