CAPE TOWN FOR WOMAN TRAVELLERS
Cape Town is a great city for journey women, in fact it is a very gal-friendly place. The premiere of the Western Cape is a woman and we have a woman mayor, so that’s a good start. It’s perfectly acceptable for women to go around on their own, so don’t be daunted and follow our tips…
For Professional Women, Globetrotters, Lone Travellers or Mothers with children, Cape Town has lots to offer.
Safety is the first thing many visitors ask about. Our reputation for crime in Cape Town is mostly undeserved, as we have worked hard at improving it.
Some safety tips for Women Visitors to the Cape:
- Always ask for local advice, especially when going out at night.
- Book a tour guide, they have local knowledge and will really look after you.
- For a mountain or beach walk or anywhere off the beaten track, there’s always a guide for your needs.
- Be street smart like the locals; don’t walk around flaunting paraphernalia like cameras, smartphones or jewellery.
- Stay in a Guest House, Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering as they tend to be more personal and your hosts will be concerned about your welfare.
- Hop on to the City Sightseeing bus as a great and safe introduction to the city.
- There’s a daily walking tour leaving from Cape Town Tourism, an informative and safe way to see our lovely city.
Things to do With Women in Mind….
- Visit Women’s community projects in the townships.
- Meet women entrepeneurs with successful businesses.
- Have an adventure - horseride on the beach.
- Join a breadmaking workshop and get into the timelessness of making real bread properly.
- Got to shop…we’ll show you quality and value for money.
- Body, Mind and Spirit was invented in Cape Town, we’re so chilled….try yoga on the beach, meditate on the mountain, just open up your mind.
For the Solo Lady Traveller - you need not be alone:
- Homestays mean you have a ready-made family.
- Hire a tour guide, you will have informative company for the whole day.
- Be driven to the Winelands, so you don’t have to worry about drinking and driving.
- Not the solo dining type? Consider one of Cape Town’s many Deli-Restaurants with bar counters and communal tables - gathering places for people of different cultures.
- Do a Malay Cookery course, create delicious recipes and have a wonderful, authentic Cape Town experience.
- A Photographic Workshop is a great way to see the best sights, take lovely pics and meet others while doing so.
- The Book Lounge, is a cosy and quiet place, you can browse through South African books and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Mums and kids in Cape Town:
Kids love the great outdoors and there’s plenty to enjoy in our scenic city.
While young ones are occupied, Mums can relax.
- Safe Beaches - with a bucket and spade you can have endless fun.
- Penguin Beach - swim and play among our cutest creatures.
- Open spaces - run and tumble on sprawling lawns.
- Wonderful Wildlife- have close encounters with cheetah, lion and ostrich.
- Beautiful Bird Park - enjoy a hands-on visit with feathered fauna and mischievous monkeys.
- Child friendly restaurants - where hungry kids are the special of the day.
Tours should never be a matter of choosing off a list - they should be created to suit the desires of the tourist.