Keeping in touch

Keeping in touch with loved ones back home is easy in Cape Town. Photo © Cape Town Tourism

Some useful information about communications in Cape Town:
  • Roaming mobile network services are available in South Africa.
  • If you wish to join a South African mobile network, you can buy or hire a cell phone at the airport or at most of the major shopping centres.
  • Blue public phones operate on coins (50c, R1 and R5 coins are best), while green public phones operate with local Telkom phone cards, which you can purchase in a variety of shops and post offices. Most public phones advertise the closest sale point.
  • Local couriers can help you ship your purchases home and deal with formalities. Check with Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centres for contacts.
  • Postage stamps are available at Post Offices, as well as at some Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centres.
  • Internet café charges are reasonable. You will find internet café facilities at some Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centres.
  • Many hotels and accommodation establishments have wireless internet connections. Ask before you book.

Contact Cape Town Tourism for more advice:

Phone: +27 (0)86 132 2223


Twitter: @CapeTownTourism

Facebook: I ♥ Cape Town

The Yellow Pages team will help you find any service you may need while in the city. Photo © Cape Town Tourism