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Information for Tourists

Cape Nature Conservation Website

This site contains information on Cape Nature Conservation and the various nature reserves in the province. It also contains information on hiking trails, adventure activities, accommodation, camping and conference facilities. There is also educational information on the biodiversity in the Western Cape and on the fauna and flora of the province.

Cape Town International Convention Centre Website

The Cape Town International Convention Centre was officially opened on 28 June 2003. This website provides information on the Convention Centre, including a virtual tour. There is detailed information on the facilities offered at the Centre and an online booking query facility.

Fact Sheet 4: Exchange Rates and Exchange Control

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This information sheet explains what exchange rates and exchange controls are and how they work in the South African context.

Helpful Hints to Make Your Stay Enjoyable and Safe

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This brochure provides tourists with basic precautions that should be taken to ensure that their stay is safe and pleasant. The precautions are divided into three sections - at the hotel, in the street and in the car - and written in a number of foreign languages. Key contact numbers are also provided.

South Africa.Info - The Official Gateway

This site contains essential information on South Africa, as well as information on public services, doing business in South Africa, planning a trip to this country and what is happening here in terms of news, arts, entertainment, conferences and sport.

South African National Parks Website

This site contains information on all of South Africa's National Parks. It includes reservation information and details on tourism and conservation in South Africa.

South African Tourism (SATOUR) Website

This is the official South African Tourism website. It contains detailed tourist information on the nine provinces. It also contains information on places to stay and things to do in South Africa.

Tourist Safety Tips from The South African Police Services

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The information leaflet attached has Safety Information for tourists, from travel tips to contact numbers in South Africa.

Value-Added Tax Refund Procedure

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This information brochure explains how tourists can reclaim VAT paid on purchases in South Africa.

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Web Directory of Tourism Organisations in the Western Cape

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This listing of tourism organisations forms part of the Western Cape Public Sector Directory.

Western Cape Tourism Board Website

This comprehensive site contains information on accommodation, restaurants, conferences, travel services, tour operators, tour guides, travel agents, transport, attractions and events in the Western Cape. The site also contains electronic postcards and a virtual tour of the province.

Western Cape Trends Card

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This information card provides statistics and figures about the tourism industry in the Western Cape. It includes information about the number of foreign visitors, the purpose of their visit, the length of their stay and their expenditure.