Introduction to Cape Town International

Cape Town International Airport (IATA code CTP) is South Africa’s second busiest airport and one of the busiest on the African continent. It’s located 22 kilometres – or just a 15-minute drive – from central Cape Town, and is the gateway for most visitors to the country’s “Mother City.”

Cape Town’s airport handles domestic flights to all major South African cities and international flights to destinations throughout Africa, Europe and Asia.

For up-to-date flight information from Cape Town Airport, call +27 (0)86 727 7888 or use the Live flight info form on the Airport Company’s website additional information can also be found on Cape Town Airport site

Getting to and from Cape Town International Airport

Via Hotel Verde

Hotel Verde offers guests a complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and Cape Town International Airport, from 04h00 to 00h00 every day. We also offer a daily complimentary shuttle, on request, to the V&A Waterfront in central Cape Town.

We have various public transport means to get around in Cape Town. See below for all you need to know about using bus, taxi services.

By road

The route between the airport and central Cape Town (or onwards to Cape Town’s southern suburbs) is a straight run along the N2 national highway (also known as Settlers’ Way). With no traffic, the drive between Cape Town’s CBD and the airport takes from 15 to 20 minutes. During peak traffic hours, it’s best to allow up to an hour for the drive.

If you’re travelling to the airport, follow the signs on the N2 and take exit 16 onto Airport Approach Road, which leads directly to the airport parking and pick-up zones.

Airport car rental

For all the following car rental companies operating from Cape Town Airport. Please see following link:

Cape Town Airport Map

Access a more detailed map of all levels of the Cape Town International Airport in PDF format.

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Tourist Event Guide

For all events and what to do around Cape Town

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Tourist Attractions

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VA Waterfront Resturant with Table Mountain View - Image Courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is situated on the Atlantic shore, Table Bay Harbour, the City of Cape Town and Table Mountain. Adrian van der Vyver designed the complex. Featuring shops, events, the aquarium, scratch patch, harbour area and much more. The V&A Waterfront has something for anyone and all ages to enjoy!

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Table Mountain - Image Courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attractions, with many visitors using the cable way or hiking to the top.The mountain forms part of the Table Mountain National Table Mountain is home to large array of fauna and flora, most of which is endemic.

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Robben Island Enterance Gate - Image Courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

Robben Island

Robben Island, the unique symbol of “the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering and injustice” with a rich 500 year old multi-layered history, is visited every year by thousands of people eager to understand and honor the important aspects of South Africa’s history that the Island represents.

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Klein Constantia - Image Courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

Cape Town Winelands

Cape Town wine tours choose from a number of tours, locations and options throughout the Cape Town Winelands region with Lahambotours.

Experience the true Winelands and spend your day sampling fantastic wines on a beautiful wine estate. Learn about South African wine and take in the breathtaking landscape in the Winelands.

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Township Tours

Discover the best sights and sounds that Southern Africa has to offer with highlights such as:

• District Six, District Six Museum (closed on Sundays)

• Langa (oldest formal township) 

• Community school / crèche

• Shebeen (option to taste traditional beer)

• Khayelitsha (largest township)

• Meet township entrepreneurs

• Charismatic church service (Sunday mornings)

• Wi-Fi on board

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