Visiting Cape Town?
Welcome to Cape Town
What a city! The people, places, general smiley faces, natural beauty and coffee spaces all inspire us. It is as much a place of awe, wonder and beauty as it is a place of poverty, challenge and hustle. Its contrast as big as its beauty. Rich and poor, culture clashing, collaborating and amalgamating. All of God’s children under one Mother City sky. We love it here and we believe that God has called us to renew this city through the gospel.
It really is infectious this place, but if you are new here you could get lost. We thought it may be helpful to put together a small guide that could help the visitor and explorer alike.
It is non-negotiable that you indulge in some of the natural wonder that Cape Town has to offer, be it a walk in the Company Gardens or Greenpoint park, a cable car trip up Table Mountain or a day out on the Southern Peninsular, this city offers great outdoor experiences. The pinnacle of all these is probably Table Mountain. It has become a natural world heritage site as well as one of the new seven wonders of nature. The South African National Parks website lists a few ‘must sees’ within the Table Mountain National Park – most of which have free entry and offer great vantage points of Cape Town. It quite literally is the emblem of Cape Town.
There are a few options for travelling, and decent accommodation is abundant. Cape Town Tourism probably has the most comprehensive list. We recommend checking a peer review site before booking accommodation and tripadvisor is usually good for that.
If you run into trouble while you are visiting Cape Town, you can make use of the city-wide free emergency number (107 from a landline, and 021 480 7700 from any other line) that acts as a connection point for all emergency services. For other problems the City of Cape Town can be reached via their website or twitter account.
And of course if you do end up in this corner of the world we would love to have you at one of our Sunday meetings. We meet at 21 Nelson Road, Observatory every Sunday at 9:30 am and 6:30 pm, and 33 Kloof St, Gardens at 10.30am. Come meet us and get a glimpse of our passion for God, people and this city.