Cape Town - Useful Information
Hepatitis B inoculations are recommended for children up to the age of 12 who have not completed the series of injections as infants. Booster doses for tetanus and measles can also be administered.
International dialling code + 27(South Africa) Area code: 21
Police Flying Squad: 10111
From a mobile: 122
Tourism & Travel Information: 087 803 4636
Tourist crisis incident reporting: 0861 874 911
United Kingdom Consulate
15th Floor, Deneys Reitz House 8 Riebeek Street
Tel: (27) (21) 405 2400
South Africa’s currency is the Rand, referred to as either the R, or the ZAR. Notes come in denominations from 10 to 200.
Cape Town enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with well defined seasons. Summer in South Africa runs from December to March or April. Days are usually very hot, but with low humidity. The winter months of June and July are rather wet, with cool nights, and temperatures as low as 6 or 7°C. October and November are pleasant months, with temperatures in the low 20s Centigrade, fresh, clean air, and long, mild evenings.