Cape Town Beach and Safety Tips
The captivating South African city of Cape Town is an adrenaline rush – pure and simple. If you are thinking of booking air flights or have already booked flights to Cape Town, then here’s all you need to know to make your holiday even more memorable.
When to Go
Though every season has its own charm and brings delightful sights that beautify Cape Town, the best time in the year, for you to book your cheap flight deals for, is April. All the activities that you may want to indulge in are best experienced at Table Top and if the weather is windy, all your plans can get dashed (since the mountain is off-limits during such strong hands and gales).
Cape Town is notorious for its winds. From October to March, the summer season is inundated with ferocious winds, so much so that all activities atop the Table Mountain are suspended. Hence, keep in account the winds and then plan your trip itinerary. Since Cape Town is one place that all vacationers visit, no matter how briefly, it is really difficult to get accommodation at short notice. So book ahead if you do not want to experience disillusionment.
The Beach Guide
You haven’t really vacationed in Cape Town, if you haven’t walked or sunbathed in its numerous stunning beaches. If you are looking forward to stretch those muscles then the best beaches to walk at are Long Beach, Milnerton and Blouberg. These promise you the luxury of uninterrupted walks as for miles and miles all there is, is sand, sun, surf and you.
To soak yourself in the striking aquamarine waters, the best beaches are from Muizenberg to Simon’s Town, as the water here is much warmer. Anywhere else in Cape Town, the water at the beaches is super cold and should be avoided. If you want to worship the sun then the best place to go sun-bathing is Clifton.
Those of you who want to enjoy sports like snorkeling and kite-surfing; the best places to try these out are Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Blouberg, Kommetjie and Sunrise beaches and Strandfontein respectively.
Cape Town is a quagmire of crime, deceit and deception. As a visitor here, you should exercise extreme caution and always be on your guard. For your own safety, it is advised that you follow the below mentioned points. Do not wear flashy jewelry or carry important documents with you at all times. Avoid talking on phone in public areas, as phone-snatching is a very common case that everyone experiences. Also do not advertise that you are a tourist, gel as much as you can with everybody else.
When out for a tour, stick with your group and do not go off wandering into territories unknown. One place to be avoided is the City Bowl, especially at night and during the weekend.
Also one important thing to remember is that do not give away cash to kids who come begging for it. Remember that drug use is rampant here and even the kids here are heavily into it-either by choice or by force. Hence the best service you can do for them is to give them food in place of cash.
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