Duncan Cruise Terminal
Larger cruise ships departing or arriving in Cape Town dock at the Duncan Cruise Passenger Terminal or at the Eastern mole wharf area about 10 minutes from the city centre.
Vessels tie up at E and J berths in the Duncan Dock or at the Eastern mole area depending on space availability and vessel size.
Smaller ships however can dock right at the V&A Waterfront, the central harbour area boasting indoor shopping, dining, entertainment and a huge Mall.
web : ports.co.za/cape-town
Cape Town in South Africa is a well known destination for cruise ships, particularly those engaged in round the world cruising. Some itineraries will bring you to Singapore or Hong Kong in Asia and the Port of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Some cruiselines will take you for a journey around South Africa with stops in Walvis Bay, Port Elizabeth, East London, Port of Durban, Richards Bay and Mossel Bay.
Transet National Ports Authority
Port of Cape Town
PO Box 4245
8000 CAPE TOWN
What to do if you are staying for 1 or 2 days?
Are you thinking about visiting Cape Town?
That’s a great decision; the city really has a lot to offer. Whether you are looking for a romantic holiday for two, a family trip or an adrenaline-filled vacation, this town has something for absolutely everyone.
So pack your bags and start planning your trip – it’s going to be so much fun!
After you have seen all the major sights, there are many other interesting things to do in Cape Town. You can take the cable car to the top of spectacular Table Mountain, or if you are fit enough, you could even climb Table Mountain. Swimming, surfing and kite-surfing are all also very popular around here; the most popular beaches for swimming are the False Bay, St James, Clovelly, Fish Hoek, and Camps Bay.
Free diving is also one of the most popular activities – if you are interested in a diving trip, you can opt to pick from hotels near the port, so you can easily take a dive cruise whenever you feel like it without having to make a long drive to the port. > Tours & Sightseeing
Cape Town International Airport
The international airport is located just over 20km or 12mi away from the center of the city and cruise terminal.
You can easily get to your hotel or the port area by metered taxi or various private shuttle companies. The MyCiTi bus rapid transit system provides a shuttle service as well. This route connects the airport with the Civic Centre bus station in the city centre.
The airport has direct international flights to several destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe. There a frequent domestic connections with other major urban areas in South Africa such as Johannesburg and Durban.
website : www.acsa.co.za/
Located in the south-west corner of South Africa
The city lies in the south-west corner of South Africa, and it is located near the Cape of Good Hope.
When you start exploring the city, you should most definitely take time to see the Bo-Kaap, a famous neighbourhood that is a common location for movie shoots, the Castle of Good Hope, which is the oldest surviving building in South Africa, the huge and spectacular Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the South African Parliament, where you can learn more about the history of South Africa and its political system, and the Two Oceans Aquarium, where you can watch the sharks’ feeding.
Once you have had enough of the city, you should definitely make time for a trip to the Robben Island, which is located just off the coast from the town.
A historically significant location will help you better understand the apartheid days, but don’t worry, your day won’t be all gloomy – the island itself is actually pretty scenic, and if you are lucky, you might end up meeting African penguins.
Currency and Language
The currency in South Africa is the Rand (ZAR).
The most commonly spoken language in Cape Town is Afrikaans. Most people also speak English.
Tourist and Post Office
City Centre : Pinnacle Building, Cnr Burg & Castle Streets.
tel: +27 (0)21 487 6800 / fax: +27 (0)21 487 6859 / email : firstname.lastname@example.org
V&A WATERFRONT : V&A Waterfront
tel: +27 (0)21 408 7600 / fax: +27 (0)86 679 6449 / email@example.com
1st Level, Grand Central Bldg, Cnr Plein & Darling St
8001 Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Western Cape, South Africa