Information & Facts
A taxi to from Cape Town international Airport to
the centre of Cape Town takes approximately 20 minutes and the cost
may vary, depending on the time of day and number of passengers
between R150 to R220 with fares up to 50% more at night. Only Touch
Down Taxis, the authorised airport taxi company, is allowed to
operate from the airport. You can call them on: +27 (0)21 919 4659
to reserve ahead. There are also many private taxis drivers and
some hotels operate courtesy shuttles.
There is short and long-term parking in a multilevel parking
garage, connected to the terminal. Fees range from ZAR 16 for the
first hour to ZAR 275 for five days in the long-term parking area.
There is also a special pick-up area that offers 15 minutes' free
Car rental companies represented at the airport include Hertz,
Avis, National Alamo, Budget, Europcar and Tempest.
Door-to-door minibus services are available for the journey to
the city, taking approximately half an hour costing US$15 (Tel:
021-713-2468). Many hotels and operate courtesy buses and a 24 hour
backpacker bus is available hourly to many hostels for US$15 and
US$17 after 5pm. Taxis are available in the arrivals parking lot
but are expensive costing around US$20 to the city centre. A shared
taxi, also called a Rikki, can be reserved and is slightly cheaper
than a taxi (Tel: 0861 745 547). Car rentals can be made from the
arrivals terminal or before hand at SouthAfriCar.
ATMs, bars, restaurants and currency exchange facilities are
available throughout the airport. There are several shops,
including duty-free in the International Departures' section. A VAT
refund service is available by the International check in desk.
Hotels reservations and tourist information are available in the
International Terminal. There is a Vodacom shop in International
Arrivals where visitors can buy local SIM cards for their mobile
South Africa has 11 official languages, including
Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu and Sotho. English is widely
South Africa's currency is the Rand (ZAR), which is divided into
100 cents. Money can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and
the larger hotels. ATMs are widely available (there is a daily
limit for cash withdrawals) and major international credit cards
are widely accepted, except in petrol stations where cash is
required. Visitors should be vigilant when drawing cash from ATMs,
as con artists are known to operate there. Travellers cheques and
some foreign currencies are accepted at larger hotels and shops,
but commission is charged, otherwise all commercial banks will
Local time is GMT +2.