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Cape Town Info2020-03-12T13:05:56+00:00

Your Host Raymond McGovern’s Top Cape Town Activities

Cape Town, South Africa, has established itself as one of the top destinations in the world—and for good reason. Located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, Cape Town and its surrounding areas offer a wide variety of activities that cater to the different types and tastes of travelers.

Sea Point, a seaside suburb of Cape Town, sits along the Atlantic Ocean and provides guests at Olaf’s the perfect opportunity to stroll along the beachfront Promenade and take in the ocean air. Cafés and shops are within walking distance, and our bed and breakfast is a 30 – 45-minute drive from almost all activities, scenic routes and mountain trails, golf courses, and the beautiful winelands of Stellenbosch.

Cape Town is a great place to try out new things, such as kite boarding and shark diving, or to look at the world from a different perspective (touring Robben Island.)

Your host Raymond McGovern has lived in Cape Town since he was young, and he and his staff are happy to help guests book activities, tours, and day trips, and recommend the best shopping and dining Cape Town has to offer.

Must-do activities in and around Cape Town:

  • Wine tasting at the numerous wine farms—a short drive from Cape Town.
  • Enjoy sundowners in Camps Bay.
  • Hike Table Mountain.
  • Visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens.
  • Experience the thrill of shark diving.
  • Explore the beauty of Cape Point.
  • Visit the amazing Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront.

Cape Town and Area Information

Visa Requirements2020-03-12T12:38:17+00:00

Most European Nationals do not need a visa. Your passport must be valid for 6 months after entry. Please check with the RSA Consulate in your country.

Vaccination2020-03-12T12:38:44+00:00

Not necessary. A Malaria-Prophylaxe is recommended for certain tourist areas, but not for Cape Town or the Garden Route!

Travel Season2020-03-12T12:39:00+00:00

Summer season and main tourist season is from October to April. The Green Season is from May to September – you can enjoy a lot of specials during this time.

Currency2020-03-12T12:39:19+00:00

Foreign currency can be exchanged easily at the airport upon arrival or at any bank. Traveller Checks and international Credit Cards (mainly Visa and Mastercard) are usually accepted.

Tips2020-03-12T12:39:37+00:00

Tipping is voluntary but expected for all services.

Waiters and Hair dressers receive according to the level of service between 10 – 15% of the total price.

Maids and household helpers are tipped depending upon service and length of stay.

Electricity2020-03-12T12:42:29+00:00

In South Africa electric outlets run on 220 Volt. We supply you with adaptors at Olaf’s Guest House.

Doctors2020-03-12T12:42:54+00:00

There are plenty of good doctors in the country. Of course, there are British / German doctors and dentists in Cape Town.

Time2020-03-12T12:43:12+00:00

The European summer time is the same as in South Africa. During European winter month South Africa is one hour ahead of European standard time.

Traffic2020-03-12T12:43:29+00:00

The infrastructure is very good in South Africa. Cars drive on the left hand side. An International Driver’s Licence is required by most car hire companies.