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Travel and Tourism

Cape Town is a top global travel destination with an excellent tourism infrastructure, outstanding attractions and an abundance of natural splendor.  Running the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon gives you a wonderful opportunity to lose your heart to Africa’s most captivating and beautiful city. For full details as to what to do in the City or further afield, visit the official Cape Town Tourism website http://www.capetown.travel/

If you’re heading down for theSanlam Cape Town Marathon, take advantage of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Official Travel Partner – TSOGO SUN HOTELS accommodation packages and allow them to handle the logistics so that you can concentrate entirely on the forth coming race. Tsogo Sun hotels will make your trip an exceptionally comfortable one. For travel packages (click here)

How to get to Cape Town

Cape Town International Airport repeatedly wins global awards as Africa’s best airport.  Most major airlines fly in directly or via connections with Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo International Airport.  The Airport is situated 20 kilometers from Cape Town’s City Centre, and road transfers are easily arranged.  Visitors may choose to hire cars or make use of registered taxi services.  Include a link to google maps for airport

AIR TRAVEL PARTNER – Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian airlines are our International travel partner – they are offering special deals for runners of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. To view – click here


Where to Stay in Cape Town

Cape Town offers a wide range of quality options from outstanding 5 Star large and boutique luxury establishments, through mid-tier hotels and guesthouses to self-catering, B&B and budget accommodations.

If you’re heading down for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, take advantage of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Official Travel Partner – TSOGO SUN HOTELS accommodation packages and allow them to handle the logistics so that you can concentrate entirely on the forth coming race. Tsogo Sun hotels will make your trip an exceptionally comfortable one. For travel packages (click here)

For packages that may suite your needs, visit the following sites for further information;

  • Tsogo Sun (Sanlam Cape Town Marathon‘s Official Travel Partner) – CLICK HERE – for travel packages
  • Penthouse Sporting Tours – www.runningtours.co.za – for taylor made packages to suite your needs.

Exploring  Cape Town

You will find yourself spoilt for choice during your time in Cape Town!  The City offers a wide range of stunning attractions and activities.

Cape Town Tourism is the official tourism agency responsible for visitor information, industry services and tourism marketing.

Cape Town Tourism is the hear t of the Mother City; its storyteller and connector. We go to great lengths to unlock the magic of the Mother City, so that our visitors experience the holiday of a lifetime and that the tourism industry is unified and connected.

In essence we’re the Mother City’s ultimate tourism host. Get in touch by visiting our comprehensive website www.capetown.travel  with user-friendly information and insider tips. You can also contact us on +27 (0)86 132 2223 or info@capetown.travel.

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  • Cable car ride to the summit of the iconic Table Mountain, a New7Wonder of Nature
  • Historic and cultural attractions of the City Centre including the Bo-Kaap, District Six Museum and the Company Gardens
  • V&A Waterfront with its abundance of shops, markets, restaurants and cafes, as well as the Two Oceans Aquarium, cinemas, boat rides and yacht cruises
  • Visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Relaxing on stunning white-sand beaches such as Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno
  • Hiking, running and mountain-biking in the Table Mountain National Park
  • Sea-kayaking, diving, surfing, paddle-skiing, shark cage-diving and dune-boarding
  • World-class wine-tasting and fine dining in the Cape Winelands
  • Touring the spectacular Cape Peninsula and Cape Point National Park

RUN CAPE TOWN – Sightseeing on the run

  • To explore Cape Town via a personal running trip CLICK HERE 

Exploring South Africa & Africa

You will find yourself spoilt for choice during your time in South Africa!  The Country offers a wide range of stunning attractions and activities, such as:

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  • Safari’s and Game drives
  • Shark cage diving
  • Watching wales
  • Beaches
  • Wine Routes
  • Mountains
  • Gardens
  • Hiking



DOCUMENTS – You will need the following documents:

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  • A valid passport or travel document that will be valid for the length of your intended stay. Your passport should have at least one blank page in it.
  • A valid visa, if required. – http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/exempt-countries
  • Proof of sufficient funds.
  • A return or onward ticket.
  • Yellow fever certificates – if your journey starts or passes through the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America.


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Depending on your nationality, and the purpose and duration of your visit, you may not need a visa to visit South Africa.


  • See the Department of Home Affairs’ website at http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/apply-for-a-south-african-visa.
  • Check the list of South African offices abroad for information on where to apply in your own country.
  • Home Affairs’ contact centre: +27 11 461 9252 (overseas callers), 0800 60 11 90 (within SA), csc@dha.gov.za


The Department of Home Affairs’ website will inform you on visa costs, processing time, where to apply, what to submit, requirements for people in transit, as well as information relating to your duration and purpose of stay, medical visas, and photographs. *Note: You are required to fill in an original visa application form. Forms downloaded off the Internet will not be accepted. Get your visa before leaving for South Africa. If you are subject to visa requirements, you should apply for your visa at least four weeks before your departure for South Africa. Do not leave until you know your application has been successful. Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry, and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board. If you arrive without a visa, immigration officials will refuse you entry to South Africa and place you on a return flight to your country.



See Web site for details regarding where your local Embassy is


South Africa is in the southern hemisphere. Its seasons are reversed compared to Europe. The months of December, January and February correspond to the austral summer (and major holidays). The climate varies from one region to another.

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  • Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate character. Summer (September to April) are hot and dry, with temperatures around 28 ° C. Winter (May to August) is temperate (17 ° C), but the temperature can drop to 8°C.


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  • Aside your racing vest, shorts and running shoes!
  • It is spring in Cape Town so the weather can be variable, you are sure to experience some beautiful sunshine, but you may have a spot of rain and evenings are cool at this time of the year. You will have to bring layers of clothing. Cape Town is a City that caters for all styles, with casual being the most predominant.
  • Of course, do not forget sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and swimsuit! In the evening, the long-sleeved shirt is the rule for a touch of elegance.
  • In case you intend to make a ride inland the country; safari for example, think about mosquito products and an antacid that will embellish your life once there! Otherwise, Cape Town is a very modern City, you will be able to find everything you need and much more.


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