Birth certificates and visitors permits are required for couples planning a wedding in Cape Town, South Africa. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. For more information, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Passports are required for entry in South Africa. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
There are a number of languages spoken in South Africa, including Afrikaans and English.
The South African rand is the official currency of South Africa.
Climate & Beaches
Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and dry, warm summers. The temperature has slight seasonal fluctuations, with highs near 80 degrees Fahrenheit in January and 60 degrees F in June.
Cape Town is known for its two peninsulas, which blend Atlantic and Indian Ocean beaches. On the western side, golden beaches like Camps Bay and Clifton are known for their jet-setting crowd and glamorous amenities. Boulder’s Beach gets its name from the hunks of granite that sprinkle the inlet and shallow waters. Be prepared to share towel space—Boulder is home to curious and adorable penguins.
Activities & Attractions
Known for its active attitude and great nightlife, Cape Town is best explored on the move. Take the gondola up Cable Mountain for sweeping 360 degree views of the city. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a tandem paragliding adventure down the mountain. Cape Town also has a potpourri of Atlantic and Indian Ocean-facing beaches, which cater to surfers, snorkelers and jet-setting sunbathers alike. Like most of Africa, Cape Town has impressive biodiversity, so whether you want to monkey around in a jungle sanctuary, study Penguins on the beach or cage dive with sharks, there’s plenty of ways to meet the ‘locals.’