Student Life

Visa Information

To find out if you require a visa and/or pay South African visa tariffs, please see the list of countries exempt from visa control

Transport

Public Transport

MyCiTi is a high-quality bus-based transit system that delivers fast, comfortable and cost-effective urban mobility with segregated right-of-way infrastructure, rapid and frequent operations, and excellence in marketing and customer service around Cape Town. For all information about routes, timetables and prices, please visit www.myciti.org.za.

Ride Sharing Services and Taxis

Uber and Bolt are the two predominant ride-share services in Cape Town. It is an affordable and safe way to travel around, especially at night. Metered taxis are also available in Cape Town, however, use only registered companies such as Sport or Excite Taxis.

Minibuses

Shared minibusses operate in the central business district (CBD) and Atlantic Seaboard areas. With routes to Sea Point, Camps Bay, Green Point, or the city centre, they can be found on Sea Point Main Road/Regent Street. This is a frequent service during the day and they are easy to spot as there is a person in the front of the car shouting where the taxi is going to. All you need to do is to wave them down and the taxi will stop where you are.

Driving

South Africa has a good road network, mostly tarred and well signposted. The speed limit is 120km/h on highways and approximately 60km/h within the city. If students intend on hiring a car, they should remember to keep to the LEFT-hand side of the road. It is preferable to have an international driver’s license with you, although most car rental companies will accept a foreign driver’s license. Drivers under 21 may have difficulties hiring a car as additional deposits may be required.

Safety Information

Cape Town is an amazing city to spend time in with so much to see and do. By ensuring our students have the information they need to make informed decisions, we can help them avoid taking any unnecessary chances and prevent incidents taking place.

In general, Cape Town is one of the safest cities in South Africa to visit. However, in common with many cities all over the world, there is crime and there are certain precautions that need to be taken to ensure a trouble-free visit.

Please take these basic common-sense precautions: 

Safety Tips

These are just the common precautions to be taken as you would anywhere nowdays… London, New York, Rio, ect. Just be aware of your surroundings and enjoy them by being street smart. 

 

Please remember that we have ah Ih 24hr Emergency Number 071-680-9508 which you can call any time of the day and night.

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