Media visit guidelines

Cape Town Tourism aims to give practical advice and guidance to foreign and local journalists. Photo courtesy flowcomm

Cape Town Tourism receives a significant number of requests from travel journalists seeking support for their visits to Cape Town. To most effectively meet your editorial, film and photographic needs, we ask that you read the following guidelines and then complete the media hosting request form.

Basic guidelines

  • Please allow at least two weeks’ notice of your request for assistance.
  • Media looking for assistance must fully complete and submit a media hosting request form.
  • Journalists should be prepared to submit a letter of assignment on the publication’s letterhead from their editor indicating intent to publish their feature or article.
  • Freelance writers need to provide two recently published travel-related articles, published within the last calendar year, for the request to be considered. While we welcome the opportunity to work with television and film productions, Cape Town Tourism does not arrange film permits. These can be obtained from the Cape Town Film Commission:

Assistance Cape Town Tourism may provide

  • Cape Town Tourism media kit. 
  • Interview opportunities. 
  • Background information, calendar of events and statistics.
  • Itinerary suggestions. 
  • Fact-checking.
  • Contact information of public relations representatives for hotels and attractions. 
  • Images and videos of Cape Town can be accessed free on our website. 

Cape Town Tourism can liaise with attractions to try to secure media passes or discounted rates, depending on the requirements. Photo courtesy flowcomm


  • Cape Town Tourism does not cover the costs of taxis or rental cars.
  • Cape Town Tourism may consider paying for the cost of airline tickets, but in special circumstances only.


  • Cape Town Tourism does not pay for accommodation.
  • Cape Town Tourism can liaise with accommodation members to try to secure media rates, depending on the requirements.

Tours and experiences

  • Cape Town Tourism may offer itinerary suggestions and may provide a customised itinerary, where appropriate.
  • Cape Town Tourism can liaise with attraction members to try to secure media passes or discounted rates depending on the requirements.
  • Cape Town Tourism will provide contact information of representatives for attractions and entertainment venues where applicable.

Featured Attraction

V&A Waterfront

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

<p>Table Mountain Aerial Cableway</p>

City Sightseeing Bus Tours

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Cape Point

<p>  Cape Point</p>

Thu: 17°C / 29°C

Currently: 28°C (11:00)