Record festive season for Cape Town

The Mother City once again lived up to her festive season reputation, breaking records with the number of visitors who flocked here.




Figures for people moving through Cape Town International Airport over the period also increased significantly. During December 49,738 visitors were ferried to Robben Island – an increase of 4% over the previous December. Kirstenbosch Gardens received the most visitors ever for a single month in December with118,699 visitors, a 6% increase over the previous December.


Some 79,000 people visited Groot Constantia (up 25%), 129,039 went to Cape Point (up 15%), and 150,201 people visited Table Mountain (up 0.3%). While the V&A Waterfront had a 1% decrease in visitors for December, it attracted almost 1-million more visitors for the whole of 2016 compared to 2015