Overlooking a magnificent backdrop of sparkling blue ocean and rugged mountains, the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities on earth. Famous for its flat-topped Table Mountain, splendid harbor and Cape Point, it is also the oldest city in South Africa, having been the site of the first European settlement during the 1600s. Nowadays it is a vibrant and multicultural city with a superb culinary and cultural scene, world-class museums, natural wonders that will take your breath away and fascinating sights that tell the story of the city's captivating history.
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Things to do and places to visit in Cape Town
Whether you wish to climb up to the top of Table Mountain, lie on the beach, discover the city's historical heritage or indulge in the city's gastronomical scene, there's no shortage of activities to keep visitors of all ages entertained for days. Venture beyond the city limits and you'll encounter some of South Africa's finest wineries and pristine nature.
During your stay in Cape Town be sure to:
Hike up to the top of Table Mountain, the city's most emblematic attraction
Catch a ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner
Go wine tasting in the nearby vineyards of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch
Be mesmerized by sea life at the Two Oceans Aquarium
Meet African penguins at Boulders Beach in the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area
Eat at a fine dining restaurant at the V&A Waterfront
See Cape Town's top attractions from a hop-on hop-off double decker sightseeing bus
Take the Flying Dutchman Funicular to explore Cape Point
Spot the big five at a game reserve on a guided safari tour
Work on your tan at Clifton 4th and Camps Bay beaches
Airports in Cape Town
Passengers flying to Cape Town will land at Cape Town International Airport, South Africa's second largest and busiest airport, and third busiest on the African continent. The airport handles flights to a wide selection of domestic and international locations across the globe.
Cape Town Airport is located approximately 12 miles from downtown Cape Town.
Passengers landing at Cape Town International Airport can access the city center via the N2 highway. There are a number of car rental companies operating in both the domestic and international terminals. If you wish to take public transportation, the MyCiTi shuttle bus service connects the airport to the city center. Taxis are also available outside the terminal building.
Frequently asked questions about flights to Cape Town
How can I find cheap flights to Cape Town on eDreams?
At eDreams you will find flights from $29 to Cape Town. Thanks to the combination of various technologies, machine learning algorithms and real user searches on our platform, you will be able to choose between the different options that best suit your needs when you have to fly to Cape Town.
Which airlines fly to Cape Town?
Airlines flying direct from the US to Cape Town include:
South African Airways, with flights from New York, Washington, D.C. (Arlington County), VA and from null, for example.
Lufthansa also operates numerous flights, some of them originating from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami.
Qatar Airways, with flights from Los Angeles to Cape Town and Atlanta and also from Houston.
Airlines with indirect flights to Cape Town include:
South African Airways, which flies from New York, Chicago or Washington, D.C. (Arlington County), VA.
Etihad Airways, with flights from Los Angeles and null, as well as from null.
Qatar Airways, with flights from Los Angeles, Houston and also Atlanta.
How long before a flight to Cape Town should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Cape Town, you should get to the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs, and boarding the airplane can take some time. At eDreams, you can find the best deals for flights to Cape Town departing from over 76 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Cape Town with eDreams you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
What is the name of Cape Town’s airport?
Cape Town is served by 1 airport[s]. Cape Town International Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 76 cities, such as Johannesburg, Hoedspruit and Durban, the most popular routes.
How far is Cape Town’s airport from the city centre?
Cape Town’s airport Cape Town International Airport is located 11 miles from the city centre.
How much is the trip from the airport to Cape Town’s city centre?
Public transport: The price for the trip is about 1.14 USD per person. Taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Cape Town International Airport , the average price for the ride to Cape Town centre is around 1.14 USD per km. Car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, eDreams has the best offers of car rentals in Cape Town. Pick your preferred car type and get from Cape Town International Airport to Cape Town city centre on your own terms.
What is the weather like in Cape Town?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Cape Town is in January, February and March, when the average temperature reaches 26.67 °C, while January, December and February are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 174.26 hours.
However, if you prefer colder temperatures, make sure you visit Cape Town during July, June or August to experience an average of 10.12 °C.
For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during January, September and October, when the average precipitation in Cape Town is 8.25 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.