Cape Town International Airport
Flying to Cape Town, and getting to your destination from the airport, is now easier than ever before. Many of the long haul international carriers fly direct to Cape Town, with some still making a short stop-over in Johannesburg. And thanks to the brand new MyCiti Bus Service, you can move from the arrivals terminal to the City Bowl in a matter of minutes, for just R50.
Cape Town International - A World Class Airport
Cape Town International Airport has won World Travel Awards for 7 years in a row as Africa’s leading airport. It is a modern and developing airport that has been growing in tune with Cape Town’s popularity as a top holiday destination for a number of years.
Cape Town International Airport underwent major upgrades to cope with the demands of the 2010 World Cup, and during the course of the event exceeded all expectations. Cape Town International can now meet the demands of more visitors to with two new car parkades, a "drop-and-go" ring road, and a new world class terminal building.
World-class facilities that are available at Cape Town International include lounges, restaurants, shops, porters, information desks, conference facilities, viewing decks and a prayer room. Restaurants and bars can be found in all departure and arrivals halls. In duty free in the international departures terminal there is a news agent, jewellery store, sporting goods store and even a pharmacy. Here also you can buy last minute curios, gifts, reading materials, clothing items or a favourite fragrance.
Incoming passengers can easily find the onsite car hire offices, flag a metered taxi or meet an awaiting tour guide. Some Cape Town Hotels also provide a shuttle service to and from the airport, and there are shuttle companies located inside the arrivals hall who offer a cheaper alternative to meter cabs. The new Cape Town International MyCiti Bus Station is just metres from the main terminal, and is one of the most convenient ways to get to, and depart from, the airport.
Outgoing passengers can easily park or enjoy a light snack with family and friends before saying goodbye. It is suggested to check in early – 90 minutes before departure for local flights and 2 hours before international departures.
When hiring a car in Cape Town, remember first that you drive on the left hand side of the road in South Africa. Cape Town's roads can be confusing, so it's advisable to hire a GPS unit for a small additional fee. Follow the green sign boards from the airport to the N1. Choosing the N1 Cape Town will take you to Cape Town City, beaches and the V&A Waterfront. Choosing the N1 Somerset West will take you in the direction of the Winelands.