Information & Facts
Taxis are available from outside the departures terminal and
cost about R400 to the city centre, approximately an hour away. The
price is per journey not per passenger. Taxi services include
Lighthouse Cabs (083 440 8650), Mgazi Tours (031 462 1201) and
Akkers Shuttles (031 274 1824).
Plentiful parking is available.
Numerous car rental companies represented at the airport include
Avis, Khaya, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National.
The airport can be accessed by car via the N2 from Durban. A
rail link is expected to be completed by 2011.
The newly built airport terminal has a modern and substantial
range of facilities. These include ATMS, banks, lounges, a post
office, restaurants and bars, and 52 retail outlets. Disabled
facilities are excellent; those with special needs should contact
their airline in advance.
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.