Travelling to Cape Town with the eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE
March 21, 2024

Travelling to Cape Town with the eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE

Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast and is a modern, cosmopolitan city surrounded by nature. The city is centred around Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of the world, and is known for its beautiful beaches, stunning biodiversity, award-winning food and wine, and sheer variety of things to do.

The best time to visit Cape Town is during the Spring (March – May) and Autumn (September – November) months, with temperatures ranging from the mid-teens to mid-20s Celsius. The city experiences moderate rainfall during these months and it is a great time to visit Cape Town and enjoy the mild temperatures and beautiful floral displays. Summer can be hot and windy, and winter months can be cool and wet.

The average seasonal temperatures in Cape Town can vary depending on the time of year. In the summer months (December – February), the temperature ranges from around 20-26°C during the day and 13-18°C during the night. In the winter months (June – August), the temperature ranges from around 12-17°C during the day and 4-8°C during the night.

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Discover Cape Town by visiting the iconic Big Six attractions. They represent the beautiful nature, rich history, diverse culture, and incredible food and wine that make Cape Town a top destination for travellers worldwide.

Big Six attractions

Probably the most famous and most popular tourist destination in Cape Town is Table Mountain. It is one of the most iconic landmarks in South Africa. The cable car ride (Cable Way) takes visitors to the top of the mountain, where they can enjoy stunning views of the city bowl, Robben Island and Table Bay.

Another must-see attraction is Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, located on the south east slopes of Table Mountain. Should you seek a little more adventure than a cable car ride, there are also numerous hikes that lead to the top of Table Mountain, and many of them start from Kirstenbosch.

Once you make it to the top, you can visit a restaurant, which offers breathtaking views of the city. Whether you take the cable car  or hike to the top, Table Mountain is sure to leave you with lasting memories.

Cape Point Nature Reserve is one of the most pristine and unspoiled places on earth, and is situated at the south western tip of Africa. Offering dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, and breathtaking views, the reserve is truly a sight to behold. 

Enjoy miles of hiking trails winding their way through the reserve, where hikers and joggers will have plenty to explore. Whether you are looking for an adventure or simply a place to relax and enjoy the stunning views, Cape Point Nature Reserve is sure to exceed your expectations.

The Reserve is also home to a lighthouse that has been in operation since 1857. Situated on the edge of a cliff, the lighthouse offers stunning views of the surrounding coastline. You can reach the lighthouse by tram or by foot once you have reached the public area in the reserve. 

Groot Constantia is a historical wine estate located in Cape Town, and is the oldest working winery in the country. Today it operates as a museum and tourist destination, where visitors can take tours of the grounds, learn about the estate’s history, and enjoy tastings of the wines produced here.

The wine estate has a long history, dating back to 1685 when it was founded by Dutch governor Simon van der Stel. The estate was one of the most productive and successful wine farms in the Cape Colony. Unfortunately, it fell into decline in the early 20th century and was eventually closed. Not until 1969 Groot Constantia was revived as a historical site and working winery. 

Today, it is once again a popular destination for tourists and wine lovers alike. Visitors can take a tour of the estate to learn about the wine-making process. You can sample some of the Estate’s wines, enjoy a meal at the restaurant or visit the museum.

Robben Island, one of the world heritage sites, is located off the coast of Cape Town. The island was originally used as a leper colony, but later became an apartheid prison, where. Nelson Mandela, the world-famous South African leader of the anti-apartheid movement, was imprisoned for 18 years. Nowadays, the island is open to tours, and visitors can view the cell where Nelson Mandela was held, as well as the prisons and leper colony.

The island is also home to a variety of wildlife, including penguins, seals, and ostriches and a feral population of peacocks. You can reach the island by boat and the boat trip to Robben Island from Cape Town takes about an hour. Tickets can be purchased at the Waterfront or online. Tours of the island are conducted by former prisoners, offering a unique and enlightening experience.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, home to over 22,000 different plant species offering visitors the chance to see some of the rarest and most beautiful flowers in the world. It is also a conservation hotspot, dedicated to protecting and propagating endangered plant species. In addition, Kirstenbosch is a haven for birders, with more than 200 different species of birds having been recorded in the gardens.  

To enjoy more breathtaking views of Table Mountain, visitors can take hikes up the mountain, or stroll through the gardens at their leisure. There are also a variety of events held at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens throughout the year, ranging from concerts to art exhibitions. Whether you’re a gardener, a conservationist, or just someone who enjoys being surrounded by nature, Kirstenbosch is definitely worth a visit, no matter what time of the year.

Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, the Victoria & Albert Waterfront in Cape Town is located on the edge of the city’s busy harbour. The V&A is home to a number of markets, restaurants, pubs and clubs, as well as the popular Two Oceans Aquarium. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa, offering stunning views and lots of entertainment.

The Two Oceans Aquarium is a must-see for anyone visiting the waterfront, or take a harbour tour and enjoy the iconic views from the water, or catch a ride on the iconic Ferris wheel known as the ‘The Cape Wheel’. There is something for everyone making it the perfect place to spend a day or two exploring the shops, restaurants, or just to relax.

The City of Cape Town is a diverse and fascinating place, made up of a number of different geographic areas, and lots of places to discover. 

eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE

While you are on your amazing trip you will want to share your pictures and impressions with family & friends, or need to stay connected via phone, email, chats and social postings. 

With the use of eSIM you can roam around the world and avoid high roaming costs. You could purchase a physical SIM card in the country you are travelling to, but you need to find a location for a distributor. At the end of your trip you will most likely throw the SIM card away and generate more waste. 

eSIM offers you not only cost and environmental benefits. You can activate eSIM directly on your device without having to drive to a store or wait for a SIM card to be mailed. You no longer have to figure out the correct SIM card size or struggle to insert it into the device.

With the use of eSIM you no longer have to swap out multiple SIM cards if you want  to change plans. You can simply do that in your settings, directly on your device. 

With an eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE you will be covered in over 60 countries and never have to worry about running out of data.

How does an eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE work and how do you get it? 

First, check if your system is compatible with eSIM. 

Download the Red Bull MOBILE Data app to see if your device is eSim compatible. You can also check if your smartphone is supported by looking up the settings:

iOS devices: Go to Settings > Mobile Data or Cellular Data, if you have the Add Mobile Plan or Add Data Plan option, your iPhone supports eSIMs.

Supported devices include iPhone XS, XR and newer models

Android devices: Go to Settings > Connections > SIM card manager. If you have the “Add mobile plan” option, your smartphone supports eSIMs.

The majority of newer Android smartphones are supported including the Samsung Galaxy S20 or newer models, Google Pixel 3 or newer models, Huawei P40 and many more.

Once you have checked if your system is compatible you will then set up your eSIM.

Start the app and follow the instructions to set up an eSIM on your smartphone.

After your eSIM is set up you will select your destination and your bundle.

Choose the plan that suits you best and buy your eSIM card directly in the app. The first 100MB are completely free of charge!

When your plan is activated you can roam the world and surf like a local.

Your physical SIM will stay connected and your Red Bull MOBILE eSIM will too — they work simultaneously. You can select which of the two SIMs you want to use for data connectivity in your settings.

You can switch between different subscription profiles on your device by simply selecting the desired profile in the device’s settings. This change can be made without a physical SIM card swap.

This is a data-only plan, so there’s no need for a new phone number.

The eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE is very easy to use, but if you have questions or experience technical issues you can reach us by email or our 24 hour chat support on our website. We’re here to help.

When you’ve used up 80% of your data, we’ll let you know — so you won’t get stuck without any data. You’ll get another notification once your data has finally run out.

Using eSIM with the Red Bull MOBILE Data App for roaming offers several advantages compared to traditional physical SIM cards. Data roaming has become much easier, more efficient and cost-effective with the use of eSIM. 

Download the app and activate your eSIM before you start your trip and have instant internet connection the moment you arrive at your destination. This way you can stay connected on your trip through South Africa!


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