Cape Town overview

Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad [ˈkɑːpstat]; Xhosa: iKapa; Dutch: Kaapstad) is a coastal city in South Africa. It is the capital and primate city of the Western Cape province.[6] It forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality.

As the place where the Parliament of South Africa is found, Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa.[7] The other two capitals are located in Pretoria (the administrative capital[8] where the President and Cabinet work) and Bloemfontein (the judicial capital where the National Court of Appeal is located[9]). The city is known for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. As of 2014, it is the 10th most populous city[clarification needed] in Africa and home to 64% of the Western Cape's population.[10] It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa.[11] The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.[12] In 2014, Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by both The New York Times[13] and The Daily Telegraph.[14]

Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town, as the oldest urban area in South Africa, was developed by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a supply station for Dutch ships sailing to East Africa, India, and the Far East. Jan van Riebeeck's arrival on 6 April 1652 established Dutch Cape Colony, the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. Cape Town outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good Hope, becoming the economic and cultural hub of the Cape Colony. Until the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the development of Johannesburg, Cape Town was the largest city in South Africa.

Best ZAR exchange rates at Master Currency Foreign Exchange in Cape Town

Master Currency Foreign Exchange
Master Currency Foreign Exchange
Cape Town

Master Currency is the preferred foreign exchange solution provider for thousands of business and leisure travellers. Our foreign exchange bureaus are conveniently situated in major metropolitan centres across South Africa, with a strong presence at international airports. Our products and services include: South Africa’s widest range of World Currency Cards (preloaded with destination currency), foreign bank notes, Western Union money transfers, drafts and telegraphic transfers. Master Currency – licensed by the South African Reserve Bank as a foreign exchange dealer – is a member of the international Bidvest Group.

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Best ZAR exchange rates at Tower in Cape Town

Tower
Tower
Cape Town

Core competency in foreign exchange

Tower is a Bureau de Change that provides foreign currency services to the travel and leisure industry and the banking sector - from individuals to corporate clients.
The best rate independence can find

Being independent enables us to pursue and locate the best available rates for our clients - we are more than competitive on all our currencies.
Expert Personnel

Our carefully selected personnel have extensive training and expertise in foreign exchange, and our 'above and beyond' service ethos permeates every aspect of our business.
The currency of service

Tower understands that superior service is the rarest of all currencies. We trade in it all the time. Our independence enables us to be flexible and to offer a personalised and professional service.
All other currencies

Currency is traded in cash, traveller's cheques and Banker's drafts.
Reserve Bank license

Tower is a South African Reserve Bank Approved Dealer with Limited Authority - ADLA. This authority applies to the sale and purchase of foreign currency to individuals, organizations and other authorised dealers.
Partnering the travel industry

It's established infrastructure enables Tower to service individual and corporate clients directly, or to act on behalf of major travel groups and individual operators. Mutually advantageous partnerships are sought, to the benefit of the traveller.
No Hidden Costs

There are no surprises and what Tower quotes is what you pay.
Free Delivery

We offer a delivery service for our corporate customers both during and after working hours, at no charge.

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Tower Buy rate – this is the rate at which Tower buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency. For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

Tower Sell rate – this is the rate at which Tower sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

Cape Town news tweets

Cape Town added 1 tweet
2019-07-16 00:32:13 UTC
RT @osasuo: I caught up with Zimbabwean @AlvinZhakata (with @KalushaPBwalya), the Zimbabwean who made the incredible… https://t.co/XI5hIiYXLD
Cape Town added 1 tweet
2019-07-16 00:40:04 UTC
RT @EdupathsSA: Exploring the power of O365 tools and the MS Educator Community at On The Ball College in Cape Town. #O365 #MEC… https://t.co/D7I491w92k
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2019-07-16 00:36:55 UTC
RT @bretthundley7: 🦈 Diving in Cape Town, 🇿🇦! ✔️ that off the bucket list! https://t.co/zheCSQe3mO
Cape Town added 1 tweet
2019-07-16 00:36:29 UTC
As army deployment is delayed, 43 murdered over bloody Cape Town weekend https://t.co/m5bNYB6JYb
Cape Town added 1 tweet
2019-07-16 00:36:16 UTC
Day 7 - Cape Town, South Africa Well hello Cape Town! We're now in the coast and taking in how pretty this hotel is… https://t.co/MPFTICIqTP
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2019-07-16 00:36:02 UTC
RT @HARDWELL: It is always a pleasure to play for @UltraSA in Cape Town and Johannesburg🇿🇦 Imagine how great the vibe was 🙏… https://t.co/MJmN4UiITJ
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2019-07-16 00:35:19 UTC
RT @elsableda: Building worlds. // Cape Town, 2015/16. https://t.co/WSNpbIgrTf https://t.co/sOzg18DcYX
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2019-07-16 00:33:53 UTC
RT @Bongeziwe: Playing some intimate performances in Cape Town this week. https://t.co/mUwbbY28BV
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2019-07-16 00:28:50 UTC
RT @XondoZ12: Twitter keyboard warriors. Please try to understand the situation in some areas of Cape Town, the Western Cape and… https://t.co/MftqCVEsTz

Cape Town news media

Cape Town added 1 medium
2019-07-16T03:36:58+02:00
ohh the ocean.. what a peaceful place..🌊 are you more of a city, beach, jungle or countryside person ? I actually prefer beach & jungle but need a little bit of infrastructure too 😋 I live in a big city but since I don’t go partying / drinking and stuff like that a lot, I don’t feel like I am the right person for that city life anymore.. let’s see if it’ll change again 😌 . . . #southafrica #campsbaybeach #capetownbest #capetownlife #capetownliving #americanstyle #prettylittleiiinspo #blondesandcookies #hairsandstyles #fashiongoalz #fashionzine #dametraveler #damestravel #gltlove #wearetravelgirls #thetravellingnomads #travelgirl #travel #ootdfashion #ootdmagazine #girlsdreamtravel #styleinspiration #capetown #ootdfashion #ootdgals #fashionzine #fashiongoalsz #campsbay #capetownblogger #fashionblogger
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2019-07-16T03:16:17+02:00
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2019-07-16T02:56:08+02:00
Cape Town chegamos! #southafrica #capetown #cidadedocabo #ferias #vacation #rachelpolito #meandhim #safari #newplaces #newexperiences
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2019-07-16T02:42:15+02:00
💫 Reversible Bomber Jacket 🌠🌠🌠 #root44market #stellenbosch #westerncape #franschhoek #capetown #southafrica
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2019-07-01T01:38:00+02:00
Cape Town, South Africa . This SELECTED EDITION COLOUR PRINT is for sale. DM me if you’re interested. Free shipping worldwide . www.melvinmapa.net . #35mmphotography #freelancephotographer #ourstreets #streetphoto_color #travelphotooftheday #documentyourdays #travelphotographer #streetgrammer #storyofthestreet #street_photography #minimalint #picturesoftheday #documentaryphotography #35mmstreetphotography #everydayphotography #capetown #travelphotography #street_photographer #photographylovers #photographyislife #melvinmapa #street_photo_club #urbanphotography #thephotographyofmelvinmapa #nikonartists #travelphotography #photographysouls #human_in_geometry #minimal_phototrip #ig_street #nikon📷 . ©️MELVIN MAPA
Cape Town added 1 medium
2019-07-17T03:39:26+02:00
🐧🌍 #pingouin #bouldersbeach #capetown #southafrica #icannowdieinpeace
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2019-07-17T03:18:49+02:00
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Cape Town added 1 medium
2019-07-17T03:07:56+02:00
Yaaaa! That’s me, patiently waiting... ⏰ ICYMI: two posts ago, I made this request: 🇿🇦 🇿🇦 🇿🇦 🇿🇦 🇿🇦 #MandelaDay is coming up! And in honor of this day, as a #ForcedInfluencer, I’ve decided to set a challenge to at least 67 of my followers: 1. Find and Follow @houseofthembiso on FB 2. Check out (and verify for your own sake) their page, ‘cos I have, and I’ve been there too 3. Purchase R50 electricity for the Home - Meter number 01076632460 4. Send a screenshot or pic of your slip to me via Instagram (“slide into my DMs” 😁) 5. I’ll deliver your POWER to the PEOPLE on Thursday, 18 July 2019 ✊🏽 I hope I’ll be flooded with letric slippies. . And I’ve just decided to challenge @ashher_ @wafflesandmo @whatsupwithikie @aneeqahfataar @iamrobinp to share this post, and soma BUY letric as well. . If you’re in: please comment below. Shukran and afwan 👍🏽 . Thanks in advance colleagues 😉😘 #CassiemKids #CapeTown #NashDaily
Cape Town added 1 medium
2019-07-17T03:07:29+02:00
Beautiful view and beautiful moments at the Los Angeles Griffith observatory ☀️ . . . #observatory #astronomy #india #jaipur #sundial #worldslargestsundial #travelphotography #traveller #jantarmantar #space #newyork #homebrucafe #giantsundial #astronomicalobservatory #deli #eatery #bunthythetraveler #stonesundial #enormoussundial #time #whattimeisit #traveltojaipur #travelers #unescoheritagesite #largestsundialintheworld #sun #travelintime #capetown #foodie #bhfyp

Cape Town news texts

'Waste drop-off facilities in Cape Town are definitely open and operational'

Mayco member for waste services Xanthea Limberg says three dump sites will be upgraded and only one will be temporarily closed.

13 days conditional negative

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Cape Town exchange rates

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100 EUR to MYR
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
10 JPY to EUR
Yokohama, Japan.
20 ILS to CZK
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