Cape Town is a major, modern cosmopolitan South African city. As such, we would advise travellers to exercise the same level of vigilance they would exercise when visiting any major city in the world.
This includes ensuring you follow basic safety tips such as keeping emergency numbers on hand, avoiding carrying large sums of cash and keeping your valuables safe at all times. For the overwhelming majority foreign visitors to the Western Cape, a visit to Cape Town and the Western Cape was a positive, memorable experience.
The destination is frequently cited as among the world’s best holiday destinations and has a high return visitor rate, proving that those who visit our destination once, fall in love with it, and return time and again.
If you’re travelling to Cape Town for the first time, we would suggest you get all the necessary information ahead of your trip. Visit Cape Town Tourism’s Travel Wise page for information health and safety, visa and immigration requirements, weather, money advice, responsible travel and where to find Visitor Information Centres while in the city.