Cape Town City
The provincial capital of Western Cape, Cape Town is a famous tourist destination. One of the constituting blocks of the Cape Town Metropolitan Area, the city is known for its beautiful harbor and landmarks such as, Cape Point and Table Mountain. Mild climate and fully developed infrastructure further play an important role in attracting tourists.
Points of Interest
- Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Chapman's Peak
- Cape Winelands
- Table Mountain
- Simon's Town
- Camps Bay
You can’ afford to miss a drive to the famous beaches of Cape Town. Although beaches are not distantly located, they differ from one another due to their unique topological system and atmosphere. Popular among locals as well as tourists, beaches let you relax amid cool and friendly waters. Cape Town city also organizes number of mega sports contests around the beach areas.
Notable Sporting Events
- Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour in March
- Absa Cape Epic in April
- Berg River Canoe Marathon in July
- Red Bull Big Wave Africa in August
- Two Oceans Marathon on the Easter Weekend
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Cape Town International Airport
A major airport serving the city of Cape Town, Cape Town International Airport is located about 12 miles away from the city center. One of the busiest civil aviation terminals of Africa, Cape Town Airport is the exclusive aviation facility that offers regular scheduled flights from its international and domestic terminals. The airport offers direct flights to two leading urban areas, Durban and Johannesburg, as well as to smaller cities across South Africa. Globally, Cape Town Airport offers direct flights to number of major airports across Africa, Europe, and Asia.
The main terminal building architecture is based on split-level design, with arrivals and departures located in lower and upper floors respectively. An elevated road corridor provides direct access to both the levels. The lower level also features plenty of retail outlets engaged in providing currency exchange services, books, clothing, grocery items, and souvenirs. You can also find good restaurants on the 3rd level, with Spur Restaurant attracting tourists in large numbers. The Central Terminal Building is home to more than 20 self-service kiosks, 10 air bridges, 120 check-in desks, immigration counters, and baggage screening area.
Car Rental at Cape Town Airport
With more than 7,100 dedicated car parking bays in its multi-storey and general parking area, car rental is a popular as well as comfortable transportation medium. The airport’s accessibility via number of land routes further gives car hire an edge over other traditional means of transport.
Take N2 freeway for Cape Town city and Kruger National Park. While returning to airport, you also can drive to R300 freeway, which reaches airport via M10, M12, and M22.