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About Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town International Airport, is the third-busiest airport in Africa. Opening its doors in 1954 and replacing Cape Town’s previous airport, Wingfield Aerodrome. The hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup has allowed for major improvements, which saw the airport increase the number of passengers.

Cape Town International Airport (IATA code: CPT) is the second-busiest airport in South Africa. Flights to Cape Town International Airport are provided by international airlines such as Lufthansa, Emirates and Turkish Airlines. Domestic airlines landing at CPT include Kulula, Mango and FlySafair. Cape Town International Airport is located 15 minutes away from the city centre of Cape Town.

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General Information About Cape Town International Airport

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Cape Town International Airport is the primary airport serving the city of Cape Town. It was originally called D.F Malan Airport and initially offered only two international flights – a direct flight to Britain and a second flight to Britain via Johannesburg. The airport has seen extensive renovation and expansion with the preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Cape Town International Airport has domestic and international terminals which are linked by a common central terminal.

Popular flight routes to Cape Town International Airport are from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban to Cape Town, George to Cape Town, Lanseria to Cape Town and Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.

There are a range of shops at Cape Town International Airport for your shopping convenience. It can be thought of as a miniature shopping mall. Located on the lower (arrivals) level, the retail outlets are quite diverse, including clothing stores, bookstores, souvenir outlets and duty-free stores.

If you’re keen to enjoy a meal at Cape Town International Airport, you’ll have the option of renowned restaurant franchises and cafés.

Services include pharmacies, banks, a chapel and prayer rooms, and conference rooms.

For a sense of calm before boarding your flight, unwind at Cape Town International Airport’s amazing lounges located in the domestic departures terminal. The lounges are available for passengers flying with South African Airways, British Airways and BidAir.

Lounges available in the international departures terminal include South African Airways, The Premier Lounge (operated by Bidvest) and British Airways

Hotel Verde

This dynamic 4-star hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Cape Town International Airport Arrivals terminal. With a range of rooms to choose from, Hotel Verde has so much more to offer, including a restaurant and bar. It is the first hotel in Africa to offer carbon-neutral accommodation and conferencing.

Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport

This 3-star Cape Town hotel has 90 rooms with affordable pricing. It is located adjacent to the Cape Town International Airport (only a 10-minute walk from the Arrivals terminal). Services include a light breakfast, Wi-Fi in commercial area and rooms, and secure parking.

City Lodge Hotel Grandwest

Adorned in the Cape Dutch style of architecture, it is a 20-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. Guests will be highly entertained with amazing activities, including an ice-rink, restaurants and bars. Be sure to take advantage of the easy access to the Grandwest Casino adjacent to the hotel.

You will need to provide proof that you will be travelling abroad. Make sure to take your ticket, ID document and passport with you when collecting your foreign exchange.

Rennies Bank and Master Currency are the foreign exchange outlets located at Cape Town International Airport.

There are two parkades situated on either side of the Transport Plaza at Cape Town International Airport. The large parking facility include shaded parking, regular parkade bays and carports for long stays.

To arrange secure parking, contact Katanga Parking Management on 021 936 3612/3.

Travelling to and from the airport

Cape Town International physical address: Matroosfontein, Cape Town, 7490

Cape Town International Airport is located 20 km from the city centre of Cape Town. There are several transportation options available, including the MyCiti bus, metered taxis, Uber and car hire, which will transport you from the airport to your destination within the city.

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