Are you planning a trip to Cape Town? Are you looking to make the most of your trip, but are not sure where to start? The 2021 edition of the official Visitors’ Guide (VG) to Cape Town is out now!

Cape Town’s official Visitors’ Guide (VG) has always been there to help tourists and locals navigate their way around the city, provide them with valuable information and give them a taste of what this beautiful destination has to offer.

The 2021 edition of the guide is now available, and for the first time ever you will be able to access it digitally from anywhere, any time.

What else is new in the 2021 Edition of the Visitors’ Guide?

New look, new feel

The 2021 guide is user-friendly, concise and provides visitors with all the essential traveller information they will need.


Cape Town has an incredibly diverse range of activities to experience, but not everyone has the luxury of a longer stay. That’s why our 3-day itinerary provides a highlights package of what the city has to offer.

Experience Cape Town on a budget!

There are many activities you can experience in Cape Town without having to spend a fortune. Visitors are encouraged to try the Pocket-Friendly challenge where they can experience various fun activities in different parts of the city for as little as R150 ($10, €7) per person.

A virtual experience

There many QR Codes featured throughout the guide which links to some of our best videos for even more information to help you choose your next activity.

Universal Access

The Mother City offers a variety of attractions, such as the City Sightseeing Bus, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and more, which are all wheelchair-friendly.

Hidden gems

The best way to experience Cape Town is to learn from the locals, and there’s nobody better to teach you than the residents of our many multi-faceted communities and neighbourhoods.

Getting Around

The guide comes complete with maps of the entire Cape Peninsula and Cape Town’s neighbourhoods, as well as transport options you could try.

TravelWise Cape Town

In the TravelWise section, you will find all the latest information on health and safety, COVID-19-related information, visas and immigration, weather, money, advice, responsible travel and where to find Visitor Information Centres while in the city. There is also a QR code link to download the Namola safety app to your smartphone. Should you experience any safety issues or medical emergencies, the app pinpoints your location and gives you an emergency operator to talk to, and gets you the help you need fast and free.


Cape Town has a strong and proud LGBTQ+ community, and in February/March every year we celebrate Cape Town Pride. The 10-day event features poetry readings, queer cinema and the Mr and Miss Cape Town Pride Pageant. Add the hot summer weather, immaculate beaches and streets filled with people from all walks of life and you have your Cape Town itinerary planned perfectly.

What makes Cape Town so special?

Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy couldn’t have said it any better: “We continue to be recognised on a global stage as a leading destination, and this is largely attributed to our people. What turns your enjoyment as a visitor into a love for our city is what we as locals offer. Our warmth, passion, welcoming nature, our friendliness is the magic ingredient that keeps visitors coming back year, after year, after year.”

The 2021 Official Visitors’ Guide is now available at all our Visitor Information Centres. Click here to access the digital version of the guide.