Survivors Guide

What To Expect And What You Need To Know About Cape Town
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Language

English (67.7%)
Afrikans (22.5%)
Xhosa (2.7%)
Zulu, South Sotho, Tswana, Tsonga, North Sotho, Swazi, Venda, Ndebele (7.1%)

Population

3.740.026
(Souce: Census 2011)

White: 32,3%
Black African: 15,8%
Coloured: 44,6%
Indian/Asian: 3,4%
Other: 3,9%

Emergency Numbers

Police Service: 10111
All Emergencies – from mobile: 112
All Emergencies – from a landline: 107
Table Mountain National Park Emergencies: 0861 106 417

Value-Added Tax (VAT)

South Africa has a value-added tax of 14% on purchases and services.
Foreigns can reclaim VAT on collective purchases at the VAT refund office at Cape Town International Airport (021 937 8675).

Tipping

10% is the minimum in restaurants.

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Time

GMT +2

Currency

Rand (ZAR or R)
100c = R1

Banking Hours

MON – FRI: 9am – 3:30pm
SATURDAY: 8:30am – 11am

Country Code

Country Code: +27
Area Code: 021
Directory Inquiries: 1023

Shopping Time

Shopping Malls and the biggest Supermarkets in town are open everyday from: 9am – 9pm.

Country Code

Country Code: +27
Area Code: 021
Directory Inquiries: 1023

Eletricity

230V AC, 50Hz. 15A.
Two or three-prong (round pin) plugs.

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