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  Min Avg Temperature Max Avg Temperature Average Rainfall  
January 16C 26C 15cm Good Weather
February 16C 26C 15cm Good Weather
March 15C 25C 21cm Good Weather
April 13C 23C 49cm Good Weather
May 11C 20C 91cm
June 9C 18C 105cm
July 9C 17C 91cm
August 9C 18C 82cm
September 11C 19C 54cm
October 12C 21C 39cm Good Weather
November 14C 23C 24cm Good Weather
December 15C 25C 19cm Good Weather



Cape Town Transport - Getting around Cape Town


Cape Town and its suburbs sprawl for miles, but with the ocean and the dramatic landmarks of Table Mountain and Lions Head the city is fairly easy to navigate. Most of the hotels are situated along the Atlantic Seaboard, the five miles (eight km) of coast running from the central business district to Camps Bay, taking in Greenpoint, Seapoint and the Waterfront. Public transport is poor and often unsafe, so most visitors hire a car, particularly if planning excursions from the city. To rent a car, drivers need to be over 23 years old and have a credit card and a full driving license (the license must have a photo and be in English, otherwise an International Driving Permit is required). Driving can be a harrowing experience in Cape Town and lane changes confusing, with signage often easy to miss, and the same road can change names several times. Table Mountain does provide a good landmark, however, and locals tend to be helpful with directions. Minibus taxis are cheap and convenient and can be hailed if travelling short distances along a well-known route, but the vehicles are often in very bad condition and the driving can be appalling. Passengers should expect to pay around R3 for most journeys within the city, but are cautioned against getting into an empty minibus. Golden Arrow buses leave from the main bus terminal to destinations around the city; although timings can be erratic they can be a good option for those on a budget. Tourists are advised to avoid the trains, with the exception of the Simon's Town line, which runs around Table Mountain, through the smart residential Southern Suburbs, past Muizenberg and along the stunning False Bay coast. Pickpocketing is rife, however, and there have been several attacks on passengers. Rikkis, or small, open rickshaw type vehicles, are a novel way to explore the city centre and Simon's Town and are usually safe and reliable. Taxis are expensive but are a good option at night for those without a car. Public transport should not be taken after dark and the outlying township areas should be avoided at all costs unless on an organised tour.




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