Book Cheap International Flights to Cape Town
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Recently named the best city in the world to visit at the Telegraph Travel Awards, Cape Town is an inspiring city, where mountain meets the ocean in a truly spectacular way. With the iconic Table Mountain and Lion’s head highlighting the skyline, it’s a magnificent city to fly into and explore.
Cape Town is well known as South Africa’s ‘international city’, playing host to millions of tourists year after year, and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, foodies and wine lovers, history buffs and for those just looking to relax in the sun!
The Best Time to Book Cheap International Flights to Cape Town
The spring and summer months from September to February are generally the best time to visit Cape Town, when the weather is warm and sunny. But this is also peak holiday season! The city can become quite congested during this time, especially between November and January. Flights tend to be at their most expensive during these months.
In autumn (March to May) is equally beautiful, just a little cooler, with temperatures sitting in the low 20’s during the day. Flights are generally more reasonably priced at this time!
The winter months in Cape Town can be cold and rainy, with temperatures dropping below 10 degrees in the evenings. This may not be the best time to visit the city, but it would be the cheapest and there are still plenty of things to do!
International Flying times from Cape Town
While flying times are subject to the type of aircraft used and whether you are on a direct flight or one with layovers, the following flight times can be expected from Cape Town International airport:
- Cape Town to Mauritius: 5 hours 10 minutes
- Cape Town to London Heathrow: 12 hours
- Cape Town to Abu Dhabi: 11 hours 35 minutes
- Cape Town to Amsterdam: 11 hours 35 minutes
- Cape Town to Singapore: 13 hours 30 minutes
- Cape Town to Paris: 11 hours 55 minutes
International Airports in Cape Town
Cape Town is serviced by one major public airport – Cape Town International, which is the second largest and second busiest in South Africa. Cape Town International has recently been dubbed one of the best airports in the world, not only for its spectacular and central location, but also for its extensive flight network, offering some the cheapest international flights to Europe, from South Africa.
The airport itself sees millions of visitors annually, and as such, offers world-class airport standards and facilities.
Getting To and From the Airport and Exploring Cape
The airport is located just 22km from the city centre of Cape Town and offers various transport services to get travellers in and out of the city. These include: taxis, metred cabs, shuttle bus services and an extensive car rental services. There is also the MyCiTi public bus system, connecting the airport with the Civic Centre bus station.
Cape Town itself is easy to navigate with a hired car, the MyCiTi public bus system or even a taxi. As a well-known, international city, Cape Town has one of the best public transport systems in South Africa, which is highly affordable and easy to use. You can hire a car, just be aware that traffic can be quite bad at times and not all drivers stick to the rules of the road, so you need to be alert when driving.
Top Tourist Attractions, Places of Interest and Events in the City
Cape Town offers a smorgasbord of entertainment, popular tourist attractions (including one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World), an incredible selection of restaurants, markets and some of the best wineries in the world.
Some of the top things you can expect to see include:
- Table Mountain
- Robben Island
- The V&A Waterfront
- Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
- Boulders Beach
- Cape of Good Hope
- Lions Head
- District Six Museum
- Groot Constantia Winery
Food in Cape Town
Cape Town is undoubtedly the food capital of South Africa and will leave you wanting more after every trip you make to the Mother City. Cape You will find many award-winning restaurants, topping the list are: The Test Kitchen, The Pot Luck Club and La Colombe.
Dishes worth trying in Cape Town: fresh seafood, traditional Cape Malay curry and boboti
Know What Visa You Need Before You Book Cheap Flights To Cape Town
International tourists visiting from Europe, the UK, Asia (most countries), Australia, the United States and South America (most countries) will not need a visitor visa to travel to South Africa. However, if you plan on visiting any of these international destinations as a regular South African passport holder, you will require a visitor’s visa – with exception to a few Asian destinations.
Remember to apply for visas at least a month before you plan to travel, due to the paperwork and processing times.
Fun and Interesting Facts about Cape Town
- Cape Town’s climate is on par with California and the Mediterranean
- Cape Town’s Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa. It was built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company
- The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is the most-visited destination in South Africa
- The Cape Floral Kingdom is home to 7000 plants found nowhere else in the world
- Lion’s Head may have a big cat in its name, but it has not seen a lion for over 200 years
- Simon’s Town is home to a thriving colony of Africa’s only penguin species, the Jackass Penguin
- Two couples get hitched on Table Mountain every month
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