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Book flights to Cape Town

Cape Town is a lively city located at the southwestern tip of South Africa, cradled by Table Mountain. This iconic flat-topped mountain is a major landmark that you can ascend via rotating cable cars for panoramic views of the city, harbour, and Robben Island, the infamous prison that once held Nelson Mandela. Cape Town is known for its natural beauty, with beaches lining both the Atlantic and False Bay coastlines. The city also has a historic past, reflected in its colonial architecture and Robben Island. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities in Cape Town, from hiking and biking to wine tasting and exploring the city's many cultural attractions.

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Airports near Cape Town

Reach Cape Town your way. You can easily travel to Cape Town using any of these 4 airports.

Cape Town International Airport

This modern airport is located right outside central Cape Town, making it the most convenient option. You'll find a wide range of flights, both domestic and international and excellent ground transportation options including car rentals, taxis, and the MyCiTi bus network.


O.R. Tambo International Airport

Located in Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city, this major airport offers the widest selection of international and connecting flights. While further away, it could be a good option if you're combining your Cape Town trip with other destinations in South Africa or if direct flights to Cape Town from your origin are limited. From Johannesburg, you would need to take a domestic flight (approximately two hours) to Cape Town.


King Shaka International Airport

Situated in Durban, another major South African city, this airport is a possible choice if you plan to explore the east coast of South Africa along with Cape Town. Flying from Durban to Cape Town takes around two hours and you'll find good ground transportation options upon arrival in Cape Town.


Port Elizabeth International Airport

This smaller, regional airport in Port Elizabeth could be an option if you're including the Garden Route or Eastern Cape in your itinerary. A connecting flight would then take you to Cape Town, with ground transportation readily available.

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Things to do in Cape Town

With a wide variety of attractions in Cape Town, we've narrowed it down to our top 3 selections to make your planning easier:

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Table Mountain

Hike or cable car to the top for panoramic views of the city, surrounding mountains, and the vast ocean. Explore diverse flora, fauna, and hiking trails, all while experiencing the iconic landmark of Cape Town.

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Robben Island

Journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site to learn about its complex history as a prison and its role in the fight against apartheid. Explore the island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and gain a deeper understanding of South Africa's past.

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The V&A Waterfront

A historic harbour area transformed into a busy waterfront complex. This lively area offers a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. Visitors can enjoy boat trips, harbor cruises, and shopping for local crafts and souvenirs.