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.
Cape Town’s airport was given a major facelift in the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was hosted by South Africa. This included the construction of a central terminal, which links the international and domestic terminals.
Several features of Cape Town International Airport make it convenient for travellers. It’s a comparatively small airport, so you don’t have to walk huge distances or use a shuttle to get from one point to another. However, there’s no shortage of facilities and everything is modern, clean and generally efficient.
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.
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.
A shuttle service operated by the MyCiTi bus rapid transit system connects Cape Town International Airport to the Civic Centre bus station, which is on Hertzog Boulevard in central Cape Town. From outside the arrival terminals, shuttles leave every 20 minutes, from 4:20 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Metered taxis are available outside the international and domestic arrival terminals. Passengers are advised to use only “Touch -Down Taxis”, which is the officially authorised airport taxi service provider.
Parking and car rental at Cape Town Airport
Cape Town International Airport includes two multiple-storey parkades.
To the north of the central terminal building, Parkade P1 provides over 4,000 parking bays, including reserved bays for people with disabilities. A “pick-up and go” area is located on the ground floor. You can wait in this area for free for a maximum of 30 minutes, making it ideal for picking up arriving passengers.
To the south, in front of the domestic terminal, the five-storey Parkade P2 provides 1,748 parking bays. Valet companies operate from the ground floor of this parkade.
Pay stations are located on the ground floors of both parkades.
Outdoor shaded parking
Shaded parking zones P3 and P4 are in front of the airport terminal building, on either side of a car rental facility.
In addition, more economical, long-stay parking, for stays of five days or longer, is available in P5, which includes 156 bays. Use of the bays is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note that long-stay parking for passengers with special needs is available on the ground floor of the P1 Parkade
Airport car rental
These following car rental companies operate from Cape Town Airport and have counters in the international and domestic arrivals terminals:
- Avis - tel: +27 (0)21-927 8800; website
- Budget - tel: +27 (0)21 927 2750; website
- Dollar Thrifty - tel: +27 (0)21 936 2121; website
- Europcar - tel: +27 (0)21 935 8600; website
- First Car Rental - tel: +27 (0)21 934 7499; website
- Hertz - tel: +27 (0)21 935 3000; website
- National Alamo - tel: +27 (0)21 935 8600; website
- Tempest - tel: +27 (0)21 935 8650; website
Cape Town Airport Map
Access a more detailed map of all levels of the Cape Town International Airport in PDF format.
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!
More information: http://www.waterfront.co.za/
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.
More information: http://www.tablemountain.net/
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.
More information: http://www.robben-island.org.za/tours
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.
More information: http://www.luhambotours.com/
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
More information: https://daytours.co.za/tours/c...