Expensive private dental treatments and cosmetic surgery is driving people to explore treatments abroad. Going abroad for medical treatment in countries that can offer high standards of medical care at lower costs, with no waiting lists, is a trend that continues to increase year on year.

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Cape Town, South Africa - Dental Safari

With a trip to Cape Town (including flights, 3-weeks accommodation AND a Smile Makeover) costing an average of just $55 000* - why would you choose to go anywhere else! Cape Town, South Africa, is one of the most affordable travel destinations when it comes to having quality dentistry work done, while on holiday.

Cape Town was voted ‘Best City’ to travel to in the World by Telegraph Travel, for an astounding fourth consecutive year! With Dr. JJ Serfontein at the helm, being on the forefront of cosmetic dentistry and reconstruction in South Africa, you can be assured of a high-end and unforgettable dental safari hard to find anywhere else in the World.

Transform your smile, and enjoy all the pleasures of the Mother City filled with all its diverse cultures, gorgeous beaches, magnificent mountains, breathtaking scenery, and endless things to do and experience. Enquire today, and visit Cape Town!

International patients

South Africa is an attractive proposition if you're considering having cosmetic dental treatments abroad. Located on the southern tip of the African continent, South Africa is an ideal country to explore if you're on a tight budget or you're looking to combine treatment with a holiday in a pleasant and vibrant environment.

Dental tourism

The dental tourism industry in Cape Town is booming and becoming increasingly popular to travel to for cosmetic dental procedures. Cape Town is a world-renowned tourist hot-spot with world-class amenities. The city is also home to highly skilled, advanced trained dentists. Patients from all over the world have opted to have smile makeovers in Cape Town; they receive exceptional treatment while also enjoying a fabulous holiday.

Smile Makeover in Cape Town

A smile makeover is a process of improving the appearance of the smile through various cosmetic dental procedures. Before planning your smile makeover, our cosmetic dentists will take into consideration your facial appearance, skin tone and your teeth’s colour, width, length and shape. Depending on your needs, we may recommend only one or two treatments or a whole range

  • Dental implants
  • Gum Contouring
  • Veneers
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Composite Bonding

Smile makeover costs: UK vs SA

Getting dental treatment in Cape Town is extremely cost-effective.

The cost of a smile makeover in the UK at a top rated Cosmetic Dentist can cost upwards of £12 000. Generally, for example, having eight upper front teeth veneered in composite material and having the teeth whitened might cost between £2000 and £3,000. Porcelain restorations generally cost 3-5 times more than composite.

Luckily for you, the exchange rate makes dental procedures in Cape Town extremely cost-effective. On average, dental treatments performed in South Africa are up to 70% cheaper than what it costs in the UK or US.

Other reasons to Get Dental Treatment in Cape Town

Top-notch dentists

Dentists in Cape Town are renowned for the exceptional quality of their work and attention to detail. South Africa is a hub for dental and medical and excellence, which is why so many people travel there to have procedures performed.

A number of dental associations were formed in order to advance the field and promote excellence in the dental community. Dr JJ Serfontein is a member of several international associations and adheres to strict international standards of care in his Cape Town practice. When you book a smile makeover at JJS Dentistry in Cape Town, you can be assured that you’re receiving a very high level of care from advanced trained dentists who are passionate about their work.

Exciting adventures

Cape Town has a rich mix of cultures, so you could truly experience something brand every day. You could do anything from lying on the beach to shark cave diving or safaris. If you're a food lover, you're in luck: Cape Town is home to world-class restaurants specialising in almost any cuisine you can think of.

Nature lovers can explore the stunning Kirstenbosch gardens for hours. Animal lovers can watch the majestic Big 5 in their natural habitat. There is truly something for everyone to experience!

Book your Dental treatments in Cape Town today!

The team at JJS Dentistry have made the booking process incredibly easy. Just head over to our contact page and let us know what your concerns are.

We will guide you through every step of the process and ensure that you have all the information you need before you book your trip. Our team will work around your availability to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly and that you have enough time to have an awesome vacation!

Check out some of the amazing results we achieved with smile makeovers!


Table Mountain

We’re just a 7-minute drive to Table Mountain, a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town and one of the World’s most popular tourist attractions.

Activities: Sightseeing, Dining, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Abseiling, Paragliding, and more.
World-Class Beaches

We’re a mere 10-minute drive away from Camps Bay & Clifton beaches, both of which are popular attractions to locals and tourists alike, year in and year out.

Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing, Sightseeing, Dining, Beach sports, Sunset cruises.
Robben Island

With the Robben Island ferry cruises less than 15 minutes drive away, hopping on-board a ferry to this iconic island comes highly recommended.

Activities: Ferry/boat cruise, sightseeing, prison tour, museum visits.
The Cape Winelands

With just a 35 minute drive to the Durbanville wine area, 45 minutes to Stellenbosch, and an hour from Franschhoek, we are close to arguably some of the best wine farms and vineyards in the World!

Activities: Wine-tasting, sightseeing, craft beer tours, Dining, charcuterie, and more.
Boulders Beach Penguins

A mere 45-minute drive to the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony means you get to see these remarkable birds close-up, right on our doorstep in Simonstown.

Activities: Bird watching, sightseeing, photography, and more.
West Coast National Park

We are just 1 hour’s drive to the West Coast National Park, famous for its natural beauty and spectacular flower show from August to September each year.

Activities: Sightseeing, photography, hiking, camping.
Whale Watching

It’s a very manageable 90min drive to Hermanus – a world-class Whale Watching destination, and one of the must-do activities from June to December each year.

Activities: Whale watching, sightseeing, photography, and more.
Shark Cage Diving

Only a 2-hour drive to Shark Cage Diving experiences in Gansbaai - for the thrill seekers!

Activities: Shark Cage Diving, Diving, Fishing, Sightseeing.
Local Wildlife Safaris

A scenic and convenient 2-hour drive away from Cape Town, one can find some of the Cape’s best Big 5 Safari lodges and destinations on the way to the Karoo and outlying areas.

Activities: Game drives, Luxury Accommodation, hot air balloon flights, Horse riding.
Garden Route & Up-Country Wildlife Safaris

With only about a 2.5-hour flight to a variety of Safari Lodges and wildlife facilities along either the Garden route, or further up North, you will not be disappointed with what the South African bushveld has on offer!

Activities: Games drives, night drives, luxury accommodation, fine dining, hot air balloon flights, photography, hiking, and honeymoons.

In Cape Town, the average cost of flights, three weeks accommodation and a smile makeover, translates to an estimated amount of $55 000! This makes Cape Town one of the cheapest cities for quality dentistry, in the world. So if you want to transform your smile, and enjoy all the pleasures of a city filled with diverse cultures, endless beaches, magnificent mountains and breathtaking scenery, why not consider Cape Town!

We are able to arrange your dental treatments to fit in with your desired travel plan to any destinations in South Africa. Please email us directly to discuss your requirements.