Cape Town International Airport
located 22kms from the city centre, serving Cape Town city and South Africa’s Western Cape, opened in 1954, replacing the existing Wingfield Aerodrome. The airport had domestic flights and only two international flights when it opened first. One flight was direct to England and the second flight was also a UK flight but via Tambo International airport in Johannesburg, the airport was called Jan Smuts Airport back then. Cape Town Airport has grown considerably since its two international flights and is now the third busiest airport in all of Africa. It is also well recognized as one of the best airports in Africa, holding more awards than any other and being winner of the Best Airport in Africa Award for 2011⁄2012 as presented by the Airports Council International.
More About Cape Town Airport
Airport Car Hire
Car hire from Cape Town Airport is a great way to explore the city and the Western Cape. There is a great selection of car hire providers in the airport, and because Car Booker compares the prices and offers of each and every one of them, we are sure to find you a great deal and save you up to 30% on your car hire in Cape Town. So if you want the best airport car hire deals from providers such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Capital Car Hire, Europcar, First Car Hire, Hertz, Sixt, Tempest Car Hire, Thrifty and Woodford Exclusive Hires, then get booking with Car Booker. Remember the best prices are usually available up to six weeks before your pick up date, so for the very best deals, book in advance. When you get there, you go straight to the car hire desk in from of the Transport Plaza and the central terminal building. Safe driving and enjoy South Africa.
Getting there & Away
There are a number of ways of getting to and from Cape Town airport. Public service options include shuttle buses, MiCiTi shuttle or taxi. Shuttles operate from the airport to the centre of Cape Town and also to many towns along the Western Cape. There is a MiCiTi shuttle which runs from the airport, direct to the civic centre in the city. For any shuttle that you are getting, the driver will meet you in the terminal and bring you to the vehicle. If you want to get a taxi to your destination, then you are advised to go with the Touch Down Taxi Company. This is the only taxi company approved for airport taxi service. If you choose another taxi company then this is at your own discretion, so choose carefully.
From Cape Town, you have the city to explore and the entire Western Cape, so plan your trip to take in as much as you possibly can. Table Mountain is a must, whether you decide walk or hike up there or take the cable car, either way, you can enjoy the amazing views. There are some great coastal and hill walks and trails in the area which offer great scenery. Ensure you get a wine tasting tour somewhere in the city or outside it on a vineyard. There is very famous drive outside the city which would be perfect in your hire car. It’s called the Chapman´s Peak Drive and it is one of the most beautiful drives in the world, consisting of 10kms of road carved into the mountain side, with mountain at one side and ocean on the other. There are loads of stops, so bring your camera and be prepared to be wowed.