Car Hire Cape Town Airport - Cape Town Airport Guide


Cape Town International Airport is the second busiest in South Africa after O R Tambo Airport in Johannesburg.  Cape Town itself is roughly 12 miles from the airport and offers international flights to destinations in Europe, Asia and South America; it also offers domestic flights with the busiest route being to Johannesburg.

Cape Town Airport has one terminal with ten bridges, five for domestic and five for international flights. The Terminal has a split level design with shops and restaurants located on the upper level. The airport was extensively redeveloped to cope with the influx of passengers arriving for the 2010 World Cup.

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Cape Town has long sandy beaches that attract swimmers as well as water sports enthusiasts. Table Mountain is a fabulous backdrop especially when taking a boat trip along the coast to spot whales or enjoy the dolphins that swim along side. The trip to Robben Island to look around the prison where Nelson Mandela spent much of his adult life is a must.  Those looking for an interesting building full of history can visit the Castle of Good Hope, latterly a home for the early Dutch settlers, which has been fully restored. Cape Town offers access to the world famous wine route along the Western Cape, a brilliant road trip to take in your Cape Town hire car.

Camps Bay is popular with anyone looking for a great nightlife.  The trendy area is full of restaurants and pubs and every kind of accommodation from self catering apartments to luxury hotels.

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