About Cape Town
Welcome to beautiful Cape Town
You will never be bored in Cape Town. A city where the ocean and the mountains are as much a part of the city as its people, the opportunities to explore will keep visitors to this cosmopolitan city entertained and excited.
The oldest city in South Africa, Cape Town’s cultural heritage spans 300 years, with diverse colonial influences and traditional cultures coming together to fascinate visitors with a rich experience. Famously known as the place of Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment, Robben Island is situated just off the city’s coastline.
Other famous tourist attractions include Table Mountain and the internationally acclaimed Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Wine lovers will find that Cape Town has much to offer when it comes to fine wines, and visitors can experience Cape Town’s beautiful landscape when going on a wine tasting tour. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a unique experience where culture and high-end shopping come together in one breathtaking location, offering world-class accommodation and efficient transport methods.
Tourism routes such as the Cape Care Route, showcases sustainable development by taking tourists to destinations that highlights projects where people are actively accepting the responsibility of caring for the environment and others. This initiative promotes sustainable development in a practical way, while reaching the hearts and expanding the attitude of local and international visitors in a way that will unite and empower all the participating communities.
Cape Town International
Delegates should book flights to arrive at Cape Town International Airport.
Although the majority of international flights into Cape Town fly via Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport), the following airlines offer direct flights to Cape Town International Airport – Emirates Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air Mauritius, KLM, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Air France, Swiss Air.
Cape Town International Airport is world-class and was named Africa’s leading airport in the 2012 World Airport Awards. It is South Africa’s second-largest airport, and is a prime tourism gateway serving millions of visitors arriving in the Mother City every year. This world class airport has a host of features to make your traveling experience as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. It is strategically placed to ensure quick and efficient access to all hotels and tourist attractions.
OR Tambo International Airport
This airport is in Johannesburg and is Africa’s biggest and busiest airport. Approximately 19 million passengers pass through this airport each year and more than 50 percent of South Africa’s air travelling passengers pass through this airport
Getting around Cape Town
The airport is 22 kilometres from the city centre, with a range of transport options to get you where you need to go. Besides car rental services, these include metered taxis and private shuttle services.
Travellers are advised to arrive at the airport at least one-and-a-half hours before the departure time of their domestic flight, or three hours before the departure time of an international flight.
Acsa flight information: +27 (0)86 727 7888
The drop-off zone is on the upper level of the Central Terminal building. There is a pick-up and go zone in the ground floor of Parkade P1 (the first parkade as you enter the airport). There are also long-term parking facilities available.
The airport offers convenient, international-standard banking, forex and car rental services. Most retail shops, including bookshops, clothing and souvenir shops, are on the lower level (arrivals) of the Central terminal.
There is wi-fi available at the airport, with hotspots throughout the terminals. Pay- as-you-go vouchers are available.
For detailed information on scheduled flights into Cape Town, visit the Airports Company of South Africa’s website on www.acsa.co.za