The Port of Cape Town is a full service, general cargo port, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is well equipped for ship repair and ideally suited to serve the offshore oil industries on both the west and east coasts of Africa. The facilities include a 200 tonnes SWL floating crane, two graving docks, a syncrolift as well as onshore and quayside areas dedicated to this activity.
Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate and experiences dry, warm summers and cold, wet winters.
RAINFALL: The average annual rainfall for Cape Town is 475 mm.
TEMPERATURE: Summer lasts from December to March with average highs of about 25°C and lows of about 15°C. Beginning in May, winter delivers an average high of below 19°C with lows below 7°C.
WIND: During the warmer months of October to March, the prevailing winds are south-east. The wind can reach the lower end of hurricane force. During the winter months of April to September, north and north-west winds backing to south west are frequent. Westerly gales are not uncommon, particularly during winter, and can lead to heavy range action within the harbour basins and at the berths.
TRAVEL: Cape Town International Airport is situated about 20 km from the port and is linked to many international destinations as well as to all domestic airports.
Port Manager: +27 21 449 2612
Harbour Master: +27 21 449 5762
Port Control: +27 21 449 2805