Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport

In one of the most beautiful cities lies the Cape Town international airport which is a major airport not only in the Mother City but also for South Africa.

The Cape Town airport is actually at the foot of Table Mountain and close to the Atlantic shores making it a picturesque airport.

The airport is the second largest in the country with millions of visitors passing through each year and evoking tourism within the city. In 2015 it is expected that the airport will have seen fourteen million travellers making it the second busiest in South Africa.

The airport serves both local flights and international. Airlines operate direct flights to Cape Town international from various cities across the world and all of the airlines that operate in South Africa fly to Cape Town.

In 2010 in preparation for the FIFA World Cup a Central Terminal was developed that connected the international and domestic terminals. You will now find that there is a central check in service for all passengers.

In 2012 at the World Airport Awards the Cape Town airport was placed as the leading airport in Africa.

Airport Services for Travellers

The airport itself has many services on offer to users so that every need is catered for. It is important to note that the airport has currency exchangers and banks in both the international and domestic terminals.


There is no shortage of parking as the airport has 2600 bays as well as a five storey 2000 parking pay building. There are plans to further increase parking as more traffic passes through the airport.

There are 2 premier lounges, one in domestic and the other in international. You will need to book the lounge so that you can use them, but they are a great to relax before a flight. They can also be used for conferences.

The Road Lodge is a budget hotel that is situated on the airport grounds. It is ideal for travellers looking for a place to stay overnight before a flight, but for tourists the city itself has many hotels to choose from.

If you are feeling a bit peckish or fancy a drink, you can choose from the many restaurants in the airport. Spur is a well-known restaurant chain in South Africa and a firm favourite. Cape Town International is the home to the largest Spur in Africa which offers airside views and a relaxed atmosphere.

Not only can you enjoy a meal at the airport, but you can also indulge in some shopping whilst you wait for your flight. The airport in Cape Town has a diverse range of stores from clothing to souvenirs. There is also duty free at the airport. You can treat yourself to something unique or buy a present for someone before you return home.

The Cape Town international airport provides world class service to all passengers as well as an airport that delivers on all aspects.

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