The German Consulate General Cape Town is the Consular German Mission for the three Cape Provinces as well as for St. Helena and the Dependencies.
For South Africans and other non-EU citizens resident in our Consular district, our Consulate is the point of contact when applying for a visa to Germany. For German citizens resident here, we act as passport authority and notary public (according to German law). Furthermore, we provide consular assistance to German tourists in need of support.
Together with the German International School Cape Town, the Goethe Centre Cape Town, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), as well as with many local partners – such as church communities, schools, or universities – we work towards further strengthening the cultural and scientific co-operation between Germany and the Cape region.
Together with the South African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry Cape Town, we are a point of contact for South African companies intending to do business in Germany. Our common objective is to foster trade, investment, and a dialogue on economic policy in both directions.
In doing so, we work hand in hand with the German Embassy Pretoria. The Consulate supports the Embassy’s political work in Cape Town, particularly during parliamentary session periods and when political delegations from Germany visit the Cape region.