Delegates need to book flights to arrive at Cape Town International Airport.

The majority of international flights into Cape Town would fly via Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport).

Cape Town International is world-class and was named Africa's leading airport in the 2012 World Airport Awards.

Cape Town International is South Africa's second-largest airport, and a prime tourism gateway serving millions of visitors arriving in the Mother City every year. Airports Company South Africa has declared that traffic through the airport reflects this: in 2005, around 60 000 aircraft ferrying 6.7-million passengers were recorded; by 2015, 14-million passengers were recorded to pass through Cape Town International.

The airport is the second busiest in South Africa, and the third busiest in Africa, coming in behind OR Tambo and Cairo.

Cape Town International is world-class and was named Africa's leading airport in the 2012 World Airport Awards, with OR Tambo International (Johannesburg) coming in second, and King Shaka International coming in third.

Getting around

The airport is 22 kilometres from the city centre, with a range of transport options to get you where you need to go. Besides car rental services, these include metered taxis and private shuttle services.

Travellers are advised to arrive at the airport at least one-and-a-half hours before the departure time of their domestic flight, or three hours before the departure time of an international flight.

Acsa flight information: +27 (0)86 727 7888

The drop-off zone is on the upper level of the Central Terminal building. There is a pick-up and go zone in the ground floor of Parkade P1 (the first parkade as you enter the airport). There are also long-term parking facilities available.


The airport offers convenient, international-standard banking, forex and car rental services. Most retail shops, including bookshops, clothing and souvenir shops, are on the lower level (arrivals) of the Central terminal.

There is Wi-Fi available at the airport, with hotspots throughout the terminals. Pay- as-you-go vouchers are available.

For detailed information on scheduled flights into Cape Town, visit the Airports Company of South Africa’s website on