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Cape Town exudes an all-season vibrancy that will get right under your skin. You’ll fall in love with the city’s essence and natural beauty as you walk through the streets and meet with the locals. Prepare to expect the unexpected, where you will find a mix of adventure-filled activities beside tranquil ambience.
While South Africa has 11 official languages, English, Afrikaans and Xhosa are the most common languages spoken in Cape Town. Don’t be surprised to hear unfamiliar terms used by Capetonians, as they also have make use of many colloquial terms for example:
Eish: (‘Aysh’) A Zulu expression of shock or surprise
Lekker: Good or cool
Robots: Traffic Lights
Howzit: How are you?
Nearly 80 percent of South Africans are Christian – of which include various Christian denominations. Other dominant religions are Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism.
Food lovers are spoilt for choice as Cape Town holds many diverse cooking traditions. With many culturally diverse influences, Cape Town is a glorified foodie heaven comprised of delicious meals known all over the world. Speciality meals to try include fresh seafood dishes as the city is surrounded by the sea, as well as Cape Malay (Middle Eastern), African, and Indian cuisine.
Cape Town’s weather is relative to Mediterranean climate - characterised by wet, cool winters, and dry, warm summers.
Cape Town is the legislative Capital of South Africa
Measurements: metric system
Currency (ZAR): One rand (R) = 100 cents
Time zone: Two hours ahead of GMT
Internet domain: .za