Cape Town International Airport opened in 1954, one year after Tambo International Airport (then Jan Smuts Airport) in Johannesburg. Cape Town International airport replaced the old Wingfield Aerodrome. The airport initially offered two international flights; a direct flight to Britain and a flight to Britain via Johannesberg. The airport has grown from these humble beginnings to become the third busiest airport in Africa and it is also Africa’s most award winning airport. It received the Best Airport in Africa Award by Airports Council International for 2011/2012.The airport itself is located 22kms from the city centre and serves Cape Town city and South Africa’s Western Cape.
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Cape Town International Airport offers a great selection of car rental providers such as; Alamo, Avis, Budget, Capital Car Hire, EuropCar, First Car Rental, Hertz, Sixt, Tempest Car Hire, Thrify and Woodford Exclusive Rentals. Car Book compares the pricing and deals on offer by each provider and allows you to get the very best deal based on your individual care rental needs. It is advisable to pre-book your car to get the best price and to ensure that you get the car you want. To quickly and easily pick up your Cape Town airport rental car, go to car rental desks in front of the Transport Plaza and the central terminal building. You are now ready to explore Cape Town and the Western Cape.
If you decide that you do not want an airport rental car from Cape Town, then there are a few public transport options available to you; Shuttles operate from the airport to the city centre and other major destinations through the Western Cape. The MiCiTi shuttle operates from the airport to the civic centre in the city. You should note that if you are getting a shuttle, your shuttle driver will meet you in the terminal before escorting you to the vehicle. If you wish to travel by taxi to get to your destination, you should note that Touch Down Taxi Company is the only approved taxi service. Going with another company is at your own discretion.
In this area you can enjoy some amazing walks and trails along the coast and into the hills and up mountains. A visit to Table Mountain is a must, and whether you choose to hike up there or get the cable car, that’s up to you! And no trip would be complete without a wine tasting tour to some of the best vineyards that South Africa has to offer. Can we also recommend the Chapman’s Peak Drive to you – it is one of the most beautiful drives in the world, with 10kms of road is carved in to the mountain on one side and dropping off into the ocean at the other side. There are loads of viewing points so have your camera ready.