Frequently Asked Questions & Answers


  • Our Muizenberg office is about 45mins from Cape Town International Airport, by road during normal traffic.

  • Between 45 and 60minutes by car or train, depending on which Whale watchers location you are staying at. All our accommodation is located within a few minutes walk of a railway station.

  • Some apartments are right on Muizenberg Beach, while all the others are within a short walking distance from a beach, tidal pool or coastal walk way.

  • Yes, you can request a car and quote from Vineyard Car Hire on our website. Click here or scroll down to the base menu and click on the link ‘Car hire and other extras’ for more details.

  • Yes, you can request an airport transfer and quote when making a booking inquiry.

  • All four of these world-renowned destinations are within 45 to 60mins by road.

  • From Muizenberg it is about 30mins by car along the coastal road. From our Fish Hoek location it is about 20mins and from Simon’s Town about 15mins.

  • It takes about 30, 40 and 50 minutes to the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek Wine Routes respectively. However the Constantia Wine Route, the Cape’s oldest, is right on our doorstep just 15 mins away.

  • See below for a chart of the years temperatures and rain based on an average for the past 30 years.

    Month Temperature (°C) Rainfall (mm)
    January 26 15
    February 27 17
    March 25 20
    April 23 41
    May 20 69
    June 18 93
    July 18 82
    August 18 77
    September 19 40
    October 21 30
    November 24 14
    December 25 17

  • Yes, it is safe provided you do so at recognised swimming beaches. Shark attacks are rare, although more prevalent in recent years. The recent introduction of shark-spotters on the mountainsides has been very successful.

  • We have crime like any other international city, but provided you take common sense precautions you are unlikely to encounter serious crime. Precautionary behaviour includes not wearing expensive and flashy jewellery in crowds, avoiding the train after dark, leaving your apartment unlocked, walking alone down dark allies, etc. Basic stuff.

  • Yes, it is safe and a very popular excursion for both holidaymakers and local families. Trains depart every 30 minutes during the day. Travel first class. From Simon’s Town station, you can walk to the naval museum, toy museum and enjoy all the attractions of the waterfront, including restaurants, art galleries and boat cruises. Or take a tuk tuk taxi to visit the endangered African Penguins at Boulder’s Beach. From Muizenberg station, Surfer’s Corner and all the attractions of the newly upgraded and buzzing beachfront beckon.

  • Yes, it is safe. Travel first class and not after dark.

  • These are published on our website. Either click here or scroll down to the base menu and click on ‘T&C’

  • These are published on our website. Either click here or scroll down to the base menu and click on ‘T&C’