Cape Town is one of the most affordable destinations for western tourists due to its relatively weak rand. Travellers leave Cape Town rave about the value of accommodations, eating and activities compared to other major destinations.
Cheapest time to go: February, May and early June
Most Expensive: July and August.
When to fly: Fly out on a Monday, return on a Tuesday.
Best time to buy: On a Sunday 4-6 weeks in advance.
Cheapest Airfare always found using: SkyScanner
Best Airlines: British Airways, Air Canada, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have the lowest fares.
Am I getting a good deal? Good deals for this route are priced below $1,238.
Hostel Prices: Dorm for $10-20 USD/person
Cheapest Hostel Site: Hostel World (no booking fees!)
2-3 star hotel prices: $50-120 USD/night using Hotels.com
4-5 star hotel prices: $120 + USD/night using Hotels.com
Taxi: A taxi ride into town will cost about $20-30 and should take under half an hour. Please note that there is only one official taxi company at the airport. But you should ask your hotel to pick you up, as pick up service are provided by nearly all hotels, guest houses and so on.
Cape Town is a beautiful area and it’s recommend to take a road-trip along the coast.
Car Rental: Average prices are $120/ week (taxes included).
Taxis: Surcharge of $1.00 for the pick-up and an additional $1.00 for each sixth of a mile traveled.
Public Transportation: Not recommended for safety reasons.
Food & Drinks:
Fast Food Meal: $3-4 USD/person
Meal at an inexpensive restaurant: $7 USD/person
Mid-range 2 course meal: $25 USD/ person
Beer: $1.50 USD each
Cocktail: $3-5 each
Groceries for the week: $20-30 USD per week