Welcome to the Mother City!
Please feel free to take plenty of pictures and videos. Share your day using #MDCapeTown or #IngressMissionDay.
Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most historically important cities. It was here, in the Mother City, where the first European colonists set foot in South Africa. Cape Town was home to perhaps the world’s most famous political prisoner, Nelson Mandela, who was held on the tiny Robben Island in Table Bay.

Cape Town is a coming-together of cultures, cuisines and landscapes, a singularly beautiful city crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park. Mission Day in Cape Town will take you on a tour to a few of the landmark historical monuments that make Cape Town the place it is today.

The Turtle Project

Two Oceans Aquarium actively rescues, rehabilitates and releases stranded and distressed sea turtles as part of their broader conservation mission.

Learn how your participation in Mission Day can support this cause.

Mission Day Swag Store

The Cape Town Organsing team has put together a selection of  commemorative swag for what is only the second Mission Day to be held in Africa.

Any proceeds after costs will be donated to the Turtle Project.

Visitors Information

Visit Cape Town Tourism for the official guide on things to do, sites to see, where to eat and the best places to stay.

The 23rd is a long weekend, so take a little time to enjoy the best of what the Cape has to offer.

Mission Day Cape Town Countdown








On The Day

Take a look at the information below and download our handy Mission Day Reference Guide to assist you in planning your day in Cape Town.

Group Photo

Date: 23 September 2018
Time: 10h00
Location: Outside the
Two Oceans Aquarium,
Dock Road, V & A Waterfront,
Cape Town, South Africa

Predicted Weather

Temperature: 12° – 21°
Rain: 0%
Max UV Index: 6 (high)
Wind: SE 29km/h
Take a layer along, the weather can be unpredictable.


Time: 16h00 – 19h00
Venue: Two Oceans Aquarium, exclusive access to MD attendees.
Please consider a donation to cover the waived compulsory entry fee.
General Info:
Click on the icon above to download a copy of all information relevant to Mission Day to keep handy and assist in your planning.


To get the official Niantic Mission Day badge accreditation you must complete 6 missions from the approved set of 24 before cut-off at 17h00 on Sunday 23 September 2018.

Mission Day approved missions are in your scanner with the prefix ‘MD’ and carry the Cape Town Mission Day logo.

Shop Mission Day Swag

The organising committee has put together a selection of swag to commemorate Africa’s second Mission Day. All proceeds from merchandise sales will be donated to The Turtle project in return for access to the Two Oceans Aquarium on Sunday.

Note that orders will close on the 14th September to accommodate production of all items so that these will be ready for collection on Mission Day.


A big Thank You to agents who have already made a donation to the Turtle Project via our shop.

You can still make a donation, even if you can’t be with us at Mission Day Cape Town, to support the great work done at the Turtle Project.

*The figure shown excludes the commitment  from Niantic to match Agent donations (up to a max of $2000).

The store is closed for SWAG orders. Donations are still active and are welcomed and much appreciated. Dismiss