Prices Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town


Overview of Republic of South Africa

Is South Africa an expensive country to visit? We’ve listed average prices of hotels, food, tours and groceries in Cape Town to give you an idea of what a daily travel cost might be.

Capital

Pretoria, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein

Currency

South African rand (ZAR)

Population

57 780 000

GDP

$386,7 billion

GDP PER CAPITA, PPP

$6,491

Language

English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, etc.*

Big Mac Index

2.15 (2021)

Inflation Index

+4.13% (2019)

*Full list of languages: English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Northern Sotho, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Tsonga, Swazi, Venda, Southern Ndebele, Zulu



Country Facts

Is South Africa safe?

Country ranks #123 out of 163 according to Global Peace Index 2021 produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)

Overall best countries in the world index

#39 in Best Countries Overall 2020; #37 out of 80 in 2019 by USnews&world report

Is tap water in South Africa safe to drink?

The City of Cape Town has been awarded a 2012 Blue Drop Certificate for the quality of its drinking water by the DWS, so Cape Town tap water is safe to drink.


Cape Town

Afrikaans: Kaapstad /ˈkɑːpstat/; Xhosa: iKapa

Facts Cape Town South Africa
Population 4 617 560
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Currency South African rand (ZAR)
Airports
  • Cape Town International Airport (IATA: CPT, ICAO: FACT)
Calling code +27 21


Hotel prices

Hotels

Hotel Prices in Cape Town

How much do hotels cost in Cape Town? You can book a luxury hotel room for ZAR 318 per night.

Three-star hotels ***

US$3.6 - 5.9 | ZAR53 - 86 | €3.1 - 5

Four-star hotels ****

US$5.1 - 11.3 | ZAR74 - 165 | €4.3 - 9.6

Five-star hotels *****

US$7.8 - 21.7 | ZAR115 - 318 | €6.7 - 18.4

Hotel prices above are based on average rates for a Standard Room for 2 guests. After collecting the data from the top online travel agencies we have calculated the average cost of the room that varies depending on the season or major local events. Also, the rates may vary significantly depending on how far in advance you book and deals. Rates are often based on location and amenities, so the hotel prices we’ve listed are all well-rated hotels in the popular tourist areas of each city.


Cape Town City Tax

Service charge on accommodation: 1% per night

VAT National taxes on accommodation: 15% per night


Things to do in Cape Town & Prices

Things to Do

Things To Do in Cape Town

Is Cape Town worth visiting? Here our list of what to see and do in Cape Town for any budget.

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Prices:

  • Adult (age 18+) US$13.7 - 24.6 | ZAR200 - 360 | €11.6 - 20.8
  • Student US$6.8 - 12.3 | ZAR100 - 180 | €5.8 - 10.4
  • Child (age 4-17) US$6.8 - 12.3 | ZAR100 - 180 | €5.8 - 10.4
  • Child (age 0-3) free

Two Oceans Aquarium

Prices:

  • Adult (age 18+) US$13.7 | ZAR200 | €11.6
  • Child (age 14-17) US$10.2 | ZAR150 | €8.7
  • Child (age 4-13) US$6.5 | ZAR95 | €5.5
  • Child (age 0-3) free

Cape Point Nature Reserve

Prices:

  • Adult (age 13+) US$21.8 | ZAR320 | €18.5
  • Child (age 2-12) US$10.9 | ZAR160 | €9.3
  • Child (age 0-1) free

Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium

Prices:

  • Adult (age 18+) US$2 | ZAR30 | €1.7
  • Child (age 6-17) US$1 | ZAR15 | €0.9
  • Child (age 0-5) US$0.3 | ZAR5 | €0.3

Zeitz MOCAA Museum

Prices:

  • Adult (age 18+) US$13.7 | ZAR200 | €11.6
  • Child (age 0-17) free

World of Birds

Prices:

  • Adult (age 18+) US$8.9 | ZAR130 | €7.5
  • Student/Senior US$5.8 | ZAR85 | €4.9
  • Child (age 3-16) US$3.4 | ZAR50 | €2.9
  • Child (age 0-2) free

Cape Town Ostrich Ranch

Prices:

  • Adult (age 17+) US$7.4 | ZAR109 | €6.3
  • Child (age 7-16) US$6.7 | ZAR98 | €5.7
  • Child (age 2-6) US$3.8 | ZAR55 | €3.2
  • Child (age 0-1) free

Wildlife and Safari Small-Group Tour (a 3-star hotel overnight stay) – 2 days

Prices:

  • Adult (age 10+) US$369 | ZAR5400 | €313

The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour with 5 tastings – 4 hours

Prices:

  • Adult (age 13+) US$77 | ZAR1127 | €65
  • Child (age 5-12) US$63 | ZAR922 | €53

Kayak Adventure in Cape Town – 2 hours

Prices:

  • Adult (age 2-90) US$31 | ZAR461 | €26.7

Free Attractions

Here is our list of the best free attractions in Cape Town.

List of free Museums in Cape Town in 2021

  • Table Mountain
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Green Point Urban Park
  • Bo-kaap Neighbourhood
  • Lion’s Head hike
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Boulders Beach
  • Cape Point lighthouse
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
  • Victoria Wharf Shopping Mall
Free attractions in Cape Town

Transportation in Cape Town

Transportation

Cape Town Transportation Prices

Here’s how to get around Cape Town with taxis, buses, metro, trains, and electric scooters and how much it costs.

Taxi

The cost of a taxi from Cape Town Airport to the City Center is from US$17.1 | ZAR250 | €14.5. Touchdown Taxis is the only officially authorized taxi company at Cape Town Airport.

Cape Town Airport to V&A Waterfront: US$17.1 - 20.5 | ZAR250 - 300 | €14.5 - 17.4

Cape town Airport to Cape Town Railway Station: US$15 | ZAR220 | €12.7

Bolt (ex-Taxify) & Uber taxi rates in 2021:

  • Base fare US$0.3 | ZAR5.0 | €0.3
  • per km US$0.5 | ZAR7.51 | €0.4
  • per minute US$0.1 | ZAR0.75 | €0
  • fare US$1.7 | ZAR25.0 | €1.4
  • Cape Town International Airport to the V&A Waterfront: US$13.7 - 18.5 | ZAR200 - 271 | €11.6 - 15.7
  • V& A Waterfront to Stellenbosch: US$27.6 - 31 | ZAR405 - 460 | €23.4 - 26.6
  • Cape Town Railway Station to Cape of Good Hope: US$49 - 62 | ZAR715 - 907 | €41 - 53
  • Cape Town Railway Station to Boulders Beach: US$26.4 - 35 | ZAR387 - 513 | €22.4 - 29.7
  • Cape Town Railway station to Table Mountain trail: US$5.7 - 7.4 | ZAR83 - 108 | €4.8 - 6.3

Bus/Metro/Train

Bus tickets can be bought from the bus driver using the exact fare (no change) or via app.

Golden Arrow Bus
  • Single ticket (a single journey on one bus): US$0.9 - 2.6 | ZAR12.5 - 38 | €0.7 - 2.2
Metrorail
  • Standard Single ticket: US$0.8 - 1.3 | ZAR12 - 18.5 | €0.7 - 1.1
MyCiti Bus
  • Single ticket (a single journey on one bus): US$0.7 - 2.9 | ZAR9.8 - 42 | €0.6 - 2.5
  • (depending on the distance and peak or saver fare period)

  • MyCiti Airport bus: US$3.3 - 4.9 | ZAR47.8 - 72 | €2.8 - 4.1
Go George Buses
  • Single trip bought on bus for cash if you don’t have a Smart Card: US$0.9 | ZAR13 | €0.8
Flixbus in Cape Town

Citiliner and Intercape are two cheap intercity bus services in South Africa.

  • Cape Town to/from Durban from US$38 | ZAR560 | €32
  • Cape Town to/from Johannesburg from US$32 | ZAR470 | €27.2

Car Rental

Cape Town Airport International Terminal. September 2021. Midsize car.

  • 1 day US$25.1 | ZAR368 | €21.3
  • 1 week US$108 - 131 | ZAR1589 - 1920 | €92 - 111

Petrol cost is about US$0.8 - 1 | ZAR12 - 14 | €0.7 - 0.8 per liter

City Bikes

You can hire a bike with an Up Cycles bike rental program.

City bike rental prices

  • per hour US$5.5 | ZAR80 | €4.6
  • half-day US$16.4 | ZAR240 | €13.9
  • E-bike half-day from US$34 | ZAR500 | €28.9

Electric Scooters

Lime is about to launch electric scooters in Cape Town in 2020. For more information on pricing, please check Lime app or website.


Restaurants in Cape Town

Restaurants

Cape Town restaurant and café prices

Find out how much a meal costs in Cape Town. All – you – can – eat breakfast buffet for 265 ZAR? Or 4-course Degustation menu for 885 ZAR?

Fine Dining

Signal Restaurant Waterfront

Price Range: US$6.1 - 24.9 | ZAR90 - 365 | €5.2 - 21.1

Continental Breakfast Buffet: US$18.1 | ZAR265 | €15.3

Lunch (per main meal): US$7.5 - 12.3 | ZAR110 - 180 | €6.4 - 10.4

Afternoon Tea: US$16.7 | ZAR245 | €14.2

Dinner (per main meal): US$13 - 24.9 | ZAR190 - 365 | €11 - 21.1

The Test Kitchen

Tasting menu: US$154 | ZAR2250 | €130

With wine pairing: US$212 - 239 | ZAR3100 - 3500 | €179 - 203

Aubergine

Price range: US$8.2 - 18.8 | ZAR120 - 275 | €6.9 - 15.9

3-course Chef’s Lunch Menu: US$35 | ZAR515 | €29.8

4-course Degustation Menu: US$60 | ZAR885 | €51

With wine pairing: US$87 | ZAR1275 | €74


Mid-range Restaurant and Café Prices

Breakfast US$3.1 - 5.5 | ZAR45 - 80 | €2.6 - 4.6
Full English breakfast US$6.8 | ZAR99 | €5.7
Set lunch menu US$12.3 | ZAR180 | €10.4
Soup US$3.5 - 4.1 | ZAR52 - 60 | €3 - 3.5
Salads US$3.4 - 6.1 | ZAR50 - 90 | €2.9 - 5.2
Pizza US$5.2 - 8.9 | ZAR76 - 130 | €4.4 - 7.5
Pasta US$6.8 - 8.9 | ZAR100 - 130 | €5.8 - 7.5
Fish and chips from US$5.1 | ZAR75 | €4.3
Typical main meal cost US$9.2 - 13.7 | ZAR135 - 200 | €7.8 - 11.6
Steak (300g) US$12.3 - 15 | ZAR180 - 220 | €10.4 - 12.7

Dinner

2 courses, per person
US$17.7 - 23.5 | ZAR260 - 345 | €15 - 20
Fresh oysters (12) from US$13.7 | ZAR200 | €11.6
Glass of wine US$3.3 - 5.4 | ZAR48 - 79 | €2.8 - 4.6
Whisky (4cl) US$2.3 - 2.7 | ZAR34 - 40 | €2 - 2.3
Aperol Spritz US$5.4 | ZAR79 | €4.6
Beer 50cl US$2.9 - 3.3 | ZAR42 - 49 | €2.4 - 2.8
Coffee: Espresso US$1.6 | ZAR23 | €1.3
Coffee: Cappuccino US$2 | ZAR30 | €1.7
Rooibos tea US$1.5 | ZAR22 | €1.3
Starbucks Filter Coffee US$1.2 | ZAR17 | €1

Fast Food Prices

Cape Town McDonald’s Prices

  • Hamburger US$1.1 | ZAR16 | €0.9
  • Cheeseburger US$1.3 | ZAR19.5 | €1.1
  • Big Mac US$2.1 | ZAR31 | €1.8
  • French fries (medium) US$1.2 | ZAR17.5 | €1
  • Crispy Chicken Salad US$3.6 | ZAR52.5 | €3
  • Big Breakfast US$3.7 | ZAR53.5 | €3.1
  • McFlurry US$1.9 | ZAR28 | €1.6
  • Americano (small) US$1 | ZAR15 | €0.9
  • Cappuccino (large) US$1.5 | ZAR22.5 | €1.3
  • Coca Cola (medium) US$0.9 | ZAR13.9 | €0.8


Food and Drinks in Cape Town

Food & Drinks

Food & Drink Prices

Wondering how much groceries cost in South Africa? We have collected prices directly from the main Cape Town supermarkets.

Local foods: What to try & Prices

Local food in Cape Town
  • Braised kudu shanks US$14.7 | ZAR215 | €12.4
  • Cape Malay Kingklip US$13.7 | ZAR200 | €11.6
  • Traditional Boerewors from US$4.8 | ZAR70 | €4.1
  • Beef Biltong US$4.4 | ZAR65 | €3.8
  • Game Steaks (springbok, ostrich) from US$14 | ZAR205 | €11.9
  • Skilpadjie US$4.4 | ZAR65 | €3.8
  • Bobotie (spiced mince meat with fruits) US$5.5 | ZAR80 | €4.6
  • Malva Pudding US$4.1 | ZAR60 | €3.5

Supermarket & grocery store prices

Main grocery stores and supermarket chains are ICA, Coop, Hemköp, 7-Eleven, Lidl, Netto, Handlarn.

Bakery
Baguette 250gUS$1.6 | ZAR24 | €1.4
Sliced loaf bread 700gUS$1 | ZAR14 | €0.8
Meat
Beef fillet 800gUS$14.1 | ZAR207 | €12
Beef Rump Steak 600gUS$6 | ZAR88 | €5.1
Minced beef meat 500gUS$4.1 | ZAR60 | €3.5
Beef Biltong 350gUS$8.2 | ZAR120 | €6.9
Droëwors 350gUS$7.4 | ZAR109 | €6.3
Braai pork sausages 500gUS$3.6 | ZAR53 | €3.1
Pork loin chops 1kgUS$6.8 | ZAR99 | €5.7
Ostrich Steaks 1kgUS$10.2 | ZAR150 | €8.7
Chicken breast fillets 900gUS$8.8 | ZAR129 | €7.5
Fish
Rainbow trout fillet 500gUS$16.5 | ZAR241 | €14
Smoked whole snoek 800gUS$7.6 | ZAR111 | €6.4
Smoked Salmon 200gUS$16.8 | ZAR246 | €14.2
Pasta & Rice
Spaghetti 500gUS$1.2 | ZAR18 | €1
Rice Basmati 1kgUS$4.2 | ZAR61 | €3.5
Fruits
Pineapple 1 pieceUS$1.3 | ZAR19 | €1.1
Papaya 2 pieces (small) US$2 | ZAR30 | €1.7
Apples 1 kgUS$1.2 | ZAR18 | €1
Strawberry 250gUS$2.9 | ZAR43 | €2.5
Banana 1.5 kgUS$2.5 | ZAR37 | €2.1
Vegetables
Tomatoes 1 kg US$1.6 | ZAR23 | €1.3
Carrots 1 kgUS$1 | ZAR15 | €0.9
Cucumber 1 pieceUS$0.5 | ZAR8 | €0.5
Mixed leaf salad 120gUS$1.6 | ZAR23 | €1.3
Potato 1 kgUS$1.1 | ZAR16 | €0.9
Broccoli 1 pieceUS$1.6 | ZAR23 | €1.3
Avocado 1 kgUS$2.7 | ZAR39 | €2.3
Iceberg lettuce 1 pieceUS$1.2 | ZAR18 | €1
Eggs
Free-range eggs 6 piecesUS$1.4 | ZAR20 | €1.2
Dairy
Milk 1lUS$1.2 | ZAR18 | €1
Butter 250grUS$4.7 | ZAR69 | €4
Yogurt 1lUS$2.2 | ZAR32 | €1.9
Cheese
Camembert 125gUS$2.5 | ZAR36 | €2.1
Gouda 900gUS$8.2 | ZAR120 | €6.9
Philadelphia Cream Cheese 250gUS$4.7 | ZAR69 | €4
Cheddar Cheese 300gUS$3.2 | ZAR47 | €2.7
Sweets
Honey 500gUS$7.6 | ZAR111 | €6.4
Nutella 350gUS$4.1 | ZAR60 | €3.5
Peanut butter 400gUS$2.4 | ZAR35 | €2
Bon Maman Strawberry Jam 370gUS$5 | ZAR72.7 | €4.2
Marmite Yeast Extract 125gUS$2.3 | ZAR33 | €1.9
LINDT – EXCELLENCE Chocolate 70% cacao 100gUS$3.3 | ZAR49 | €2.8
Cereals
Nestle Cheerios 375gUS$3.1 | ZAR46 | €2.7
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies 375gUS$2.9 | ZAR43 | €2.5
Chips
Pringles Chips Crisps 115gUS$1.4 | ZAR21 | €1.2
Pizza
DR OETKER – RISTORANTE Pizza Mozzarella, frozen 350gUS$4.1 | ZAR60 | €3.5
Ice Cream
Ola Rich’n’Creamy Ice Cream 1.8lUS$3.4 | ZAR50 | €2.9
MAGNUM Classic 6 piecesUS$5.5 | ZAR80 | €4.6
Other
Almonds 100gUS$3.6 | ZAR53 | €3.1
Olive oil 1lUS$10.9 | ZAR159 | €9.2
Sugar 1 kgUS$1.6 | ZAR23 | €1.3
Prepared mealsUS$3.3 - 7.4 | ZAR49 - 109 | €2.8 - 6.3
Drinks
Bottled water 1.5lUS$0.7 | ZAR10.5 | €0.6
Sparkling water 1.5lUS$0.8 | ZAR11 | €0.6
SAN PELLEGRINO 1lUS$2 | ZAR30 | €1.7
COCA COLA 1lUS$1 | ZAR14 | €0.8
Fanta 1lUS$1 | ZAR14 | €0.8
Orange juice 100% 1lUS$1.3 | ZAR19 | €1.1
Nescafe Gold Instant coffee 200gUS$7.3 | ZAR107 | €6.2
Illy Ground Coffee Espresso 250gUS$9.9 | ZAR145 | €8.4
Nestle Dolce Gusto 16 capsulesUS$6.1 | ZAR90 | €5.2
Twinings Green tea 25 tea bagsUS$6.8 | ZAR100 | €5.8
Rooibos tea 20 tea bagsUS$1.3 | ZAR19 | €1.1


Baby
Pampers Baby Dry #4 66 Diapers NappiesUS$15.8 | ZAR232 | €13.4
Huggies Dry Comfort #2 94 Nappies/DiapersUS$12.2 | ZAR178 | €10.3
NAN 2 Baby Milk Formula 800gUS$15.6 | ZAR229 | €13.3
Baby food: Purity Vegetable & Chicken 200 mlUS$1 | ZAR14 | €0.8
Baby food: Purity Pureed Butternut 110 mlUS$0.6 | ZAR9 | €0.5
Pet food
Whiskas Adult Cat Dry Food 4kgUS$19 | ZAR279 | €16.1
Whiskas Wet foodUS$0.6 | ZAR9 | €0.5
Pedigree Adult dog food 6kgUS$16.7 | ZAR245 | €14.2
Dog food: Pedigree wet food 100gUS$0.7 | ZAR10 | €0.6
Household
A+ liquid detergent 2lUS$6 | ZAR88 | €5.1
Baby Soft 2ply Toilet paper 9 rollsUS$4.1 | ZAR60 | €3.5
Cigarettes
Camel Blue 20 packUS$2.5 | ZAR36 | €2.1
Pall Mall 20 packUS$2.4 | ZAR35 | €2

Alcohol
Absolut Vodka 40% 75clUS$17.7 | ZAR259 | €15
BALLANTINE’S Blended Scotch Whisky 40% 75clUS$14.3 | ZAR210 | €12.2
CHIVAS REGAL Whisky 12 years 40 % 75clUS$25.2 | ZAR369 | €21.4
Wild Turkey Bourbon 75clUS$20.5 | ZAR300 | €17.4
Jack Daniels Tennessee Blended Whicky 75clUS$19.1 | ZAR280 | €16.2
Bombay Sapphire Gin 75clUS$19.1 | ZAR280 | €16.2
Cape Town Rooibos Red Gin 75clUS$20.5 | ZAR300 | €17.4
Mirari Pink Damask Rose Gin 75clUS$27.3 | ZAR400 | €23.2
Woodstock Rooibos Infused Gin 75clUS$24.6 | ZAR360 | €20.8
Captain Morgan Spiced Gold rum 75clUS$10.6 | ZAR155 | €9
Olmeca Reposado Tequila 75clUS$16.7 | ZAR245 | €14.2
Martini Bianco Vermouth 75clUS$9.6 | ZAR140 | €8.1
Hennessy VS Cognac 75clUS$31 | ZAR456 | €26.4
Richelieu 10YO Brandy 75clUS$23.9 | ZAR350 | €20.3
Courvoisier VS 3 Star Cognac 75clUS$32 | ZAR470 | €27.2
APÉROL 15% 75clUS$19 | ZAR279 | €16.1
Amarula Cream Liqueur 75clUS$10.9 | ZAR159 | €9.2
BAILEY’S The Original 75clUS$16.4 | ZAR240 | €13.9
Red wine
Nederburg 5600 Merlot 75clUS$5.1 | ZAR75 | €4.3
Beaumont Pinotage 75clUS$9.9 | ZAR145 | €8.4
Steenberg Shiraz 75clUS$13.7 | ZAR200 | €11.6
Protea Cabernet Sauvignon 75clUS$4.8 | ZAR70 | €4.1
Allesverloren Tinta Barocca 75clUS$9.9 | ZAR145 | €8.4
White wine
Cederberg Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 75clUS$16.4 | ZAR240 | €13.9
Bellpost C Est La Vie 75clUS$6.8 | ZAR100 | €5.8
Groot Constantia Chardonnay 75clUS$19.5 | ZAR285 | €16.5
Nederburg Rhine Riesling 75clUS$5.5 | ZAR80 | €4.6
Two Oceans Pinot Grigio 75clUS$3.8 | ZAR55 | €3.2
Rose Wine
J.P CHENET ICE EDITION ROSE 75clUS$7.8 | ZAR115 | €6.7
Four Cousins Natural Sweet Rose 75clUS$3.4 | ZAR50 | €2.9
KWV SHIRAZ ROSE 75clUS$5.1 | ZAR75 | €4.3
Robertson Light Spark Rose 75clUS$5.5 | ZAR80 | €4.6
Champagne
MOËT & CHANDON Imperial Champagne, brut 75clUS$39 | ZAR570 | €33
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne 75clUS$44 | ZAR650 | €38
Sparkling wine
Jc Le Roux Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling 75clUS$5.8 | ZAR85 | €4.9
Nederburg Cuvee Brut 75clUS$7.8 | ZAR115 | €6.7
Martini Prosecco 75lUS$11.6 | ZAR170 | €9.8
Beer & Cider
Guinness Draught 44clx4US$5.3 | ZAR77 | €4.5
HEINEKEN 33clx6US$5.4 | ZAR79 | €4.6
Amstel 33clx6US$4.4 | ZAR65 | €3.8
Castle Lager 34clx6US$4.8 | ZAR70 | €4.1
Kopparberg Apple Cider 33clx4US$6.3 | ZAR92 | €5.3

Shopping in Cape Town

Shopping

Shopping & Services in Cape Town

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Souvenir prices

Banknotes in South Africa
  • Carved ostrich eggshell from US$68 | ZAR990 | €57
  • African tribal mask from US$113 | ZAR1650 | €96
  • African Zulu Meat Platters from US$72 | ZAR1050 | €61
  • Elephant or Giraffe hair bracelet from US$25.9 | ZAR380 | €22
  • Ostrich leather handbag from US$167 | ZAR2450 | €142
  • Porcupine Quill Lamp Shade from US$102 | ZAR1500 | €87
  • Springbok Hide from US$44 | ZAR650 | €38
  • African Zulu Beaded Necklaces from US$23.9 | ZAR350 | €20.3
  • Tanzanite jewelry from US$403 | ZAR5900 | €342
  • Crocodile leather belt US$157 | ZAR2300 | €133
  • Rooibos bar soap US$0.9 | ZAR13 | €0.8
  • Rooibos tea from US$1 | ZAR15 | €0.9
  • Dried guava rolls from US$1.4 | ZAR20 | €1.2
  • Amarula Cream Liqueur 75cl US$10.9 | ZAR159 | €9.2
  • Cape Town Rooibos Red Gin US$20.5 | ZAR300 | €17.4
  • Local wine (per bottle) from US$3.4 | ZAR50 | €2.9


How much does it cost to send a postcard from Cape Town abroad?

  • To send Postcard or a Greetings card US$0.3 - 0.4 | ZAR4.9 - 5.9 | €0.3 - 0.3
  • The maximum size for a postcard is 120mm x 235mm, up to 10g.

Water Sports Rental Prices

  • Kayak (2 hours) US$17.1 | ZAR250 | €14.5
  • SUP (2 hours) US$13.7 | ZAR200 | €11.6
  • Surfboard (day) US$10.2 | ZAR150 | €8.7

Beaches in Cape Town

For a sun bed and a sun umbrella for the day, prices start at US$6.8 | ZAR100 | €5.8.


How much is iPhone in Cape Town, South Africa?

iPhone X prices in Cape Town
  • iPhone 11 from US$1160 | ZAR17000 | €984
  • iPhone 11 Pro from US$1809 | ZAR26500 | €1534
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max from US$1980 | ZAR29000 | €1679
  • iPhone SE US$682 | ZAR9990 | €578
  • iPhone XR US$1092 | ZAR16000 | €926

Pharmacy prices in Cape Town

  • Anadin (Aspirin) Extra Strength Pain 30 Tablets – pain, headache – US$3.3 | ZAR48.0 | €2.8
  • Compral Fast Acting Headache 12 Tablets US$1.2 | ZAR18.0 | €1
  • Panado (Paracetamol) 500 mg 20 capsules – pain US$2.6 | ZAR38.5 | €2.2
  • Sinutab Blocked Nose Spray 15ml US$4 | ZAR58.0 | €3.4
  • Stepsils 24 lozenges – sore throat US$4.7 | ZAR68.5 | €4
  • Gaviscon Double Action Mint 24 Tablets – heartburn US$3.1 | ZAR46.0 | €2.7
  • Borstol Regular Cough Remedy 50ml US$2 | ZAR30.0 | €1.7
  • Doktor Mom Herbal Cough Syrup 100ml – cough US$2.9 | ZAR43.0 | €2.5
  • Zam-buk Herbal Ointment 7g – skin irritations, bug bites US$0.5 | ZAR7.5 | €0.4
  • Rennie 24 tablets – heartburn, upset stomach US$2.2 | ZAR32.0 | €1.9
  • Smecta 10 SachetS – diarrhea US$7.5 | ZAR110.0 | €6.4
  • Vicks Vaporub 50g – cough, blocked nose US$3.4 | ZAR50.0 | €2.9
Pharmacy in Cape Town

Hair & Beauty Service Prices in Cape Town

  • Women haircut 420 (wash, cut and blow – dry) US$19.8 - 28.7 | ZAR290 - 420 | €16.8 - 24.3
  • Men haircut (wash, cut and style) US$12.3 - 17.1 | ZAR180 - 250 | €10.4 - 14.5
  • 30-minute full-body massage US$19.8 - 27.3 | ZAR290 - 400 | €16.8 - 23.2
  • 60-minute full-body massage US$27.3 - 38 | ZAR400 - 550 | €23.2 - 32

Real estate

  • 1-bedroom apartment (30-40 sq.m.) in Cape Town City Center US$546 - 683 | ZAR8000 - 10000 | €463 - 579
  • 2-bedroom apartment rental (per month) US$956 - 1126 | ZAR14000 - 16500 | €810 - 955

Sales in Cape Town

Winter and summer sales in Cape Town, South Africa in 2021

Winter sales 2021: December 26, 2020 till late January 2021

Summer sales 2021: June 6 till late July – early August 2021





COVID-19 and Travel

Should I book a summer vacation to Cape Town, South Africa in 2021?

We do not recommend that you book flights even if plane ticket prices are down right now.

However, you can get a great deal on hotels for next summer, since the hotels are offering full refunds without penalties, so you can always cancel and change your travel plans last minute.

We would suggest that you book through the main booking engines such as Booking.com or Hotels.com and choose from the major hotel chains such as Hilton, Best Western, Accor, etc.

Make sure you reserve a hotel room without paying for it upfront and your credit card will not be charged.




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