Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
(Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa)
South Africa's second-biggest airport, Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is a particularly significant point of entry for the hordes of tourists who visit the popular Western Cape region each year. The airport in sited around 25 km / 15.5 miles to the east of central Cape Town and close to Cidade do Cabo, Kraaifontein and Stellenbosch.
Each year since 1994 the number of travellers utilising the airport has increased dramatically and is expected to continue to climb in years to come, with the expectation that by 2015, a whopping 14 million visitors will be moving through the airport each year. Cape Town International Airport has won several airport awards, including the Skytrax 'Best Airport in Africa' award and the World Travel 'Leading Airport in Africa' award.
Public transportation options to and from Cape Town Airport include official airport taxis (Touch Down Taxis) and shuttle bus services. However, Cape Town's public transportation system is fairly limited and can be dangerous at times, meaning therefore that the easiest means of getting around is by car. Several car hire agencies are based at the airport and provide rental vehicles from the immediate premises for ultimate convenience, allowing you to easily reach areas such as the Sea Point Promenade, the V&A Waterfront, Greenmarket Square and the Grand Parade. Travellers will find that various holiday insurance packages are readily available, suiting those flying into South Africa.
About Cape Town Tourism
One of the world's most beautiful cities, Cape Town is stunningly located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and at the foot of the spectacular Table Mountain. Known affectionately as 'The Mother City', there is no better place to experience the unique 'Rainbow Nation' resolution that has resulted from South Africa's turbulent and often harrowing apartheid past.
Cape Town Airport (CPT) offers easy access to this part of South Africa's Western Cape. Not only is the nearby city of Cape Town scenically fabulous, but it is also one of the most fascinating and captivating destinations on the globe, home to a diverse melting pot of ethnic groups and featuring a vibrant social spirit and cultural scene.
Cape Town International Airport (CPT):|
|Address: Airports Company South Africa, Private Bag X9002, Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7525, South Africa, SA|
|Airport Code: CPT
Tel: +27 21 937 1200
Fax: +27 21 936 2937