Welcome to the Tourism Department of the City of Cape Town.
The City’s mandate to develop tourism is drawn from the South African Constitution (Act 108 of 1996), where municipalities are made responsible for leading, managing and planning for development – including the development and marketing of the tourism sector. The Tourism Department drives the City of Cape Town’s local tourism mandate and supports the City’s strategic sector strategy.
All the work undertaken in the Tourism Department of the City of Cape Town is guided by the Tourism Development Framework and Spatial Investment Framework for Cape Town, approved by the City 2004, which sets out specific goals and activities aimed at developing tourism in partnership with CTRU, Cape Town Tourism and the private sector.
The Tourism Department has two branches: Local Area Tourism Development and Destination Development responsible for facilitating the development of tourism in the metropolitan area.
For information about tourism activities, events,
accommodation and reservations in Cape Town please contact Cape Town Tourism on 021 487 6800 or visit the tourism website -
For more information on Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU) as the tourism marketing body as well as tourism information on the
Western Cape please consult the website
- Draft Tourism Signage Policy completed (May 2011) – draft will be made available for comments
- New Responsible Tourism Website – www.responsiblecapetown.co.za
New studies commissioned in 2011 are:
- Mapping of all pedestrian signage, artworks and city maps in the CBD and surrounds
- Update of the Tourism Database