Travel to Cape Town & the Western Cape
South Africa has a modern and well developed travel and transport infrastructure. The roads are world-class. The air and rail networks are the largest on the continent. And the country's ports provide a natural stopover for cruise liners from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia.
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Cape Town International Airport is ready to cope with the anticipated influx of soccer fans during next year's World Cup when Terminal 2010 - the new multi-million-rand central terminal building - opens/p>
South Africa has more than 70 international airlines flying between its major cities, and to some of its smaller ones, making around 230 000 aircraft landings and carrying about 33-million passengers a year with fares ranging from first-class to cut-price economy.
Flights from Europe are generally overnight and just a sleep away - an aperitif, dinner, sound sleep, a good breakfast - and voila, you're in South Africa! The direct flights between the USA and Johannesburg or Cape Town are about 15 hours Flights between London and Cape Town take about 12 hours.
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) operates South Africa's 10 principal airports, including three international airports - O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Cape Town International Airport and Durban International Airport. The other seven are domestic airports in Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, East London, George, Kimberley, Upington and Pilanesberg.
Cape Town International airport in the Western Cape has been voted Africa's leading airport at the World Travel Awards for seven consecutive years.
Seven major domestic airlines as well as a number of smaller charter airline companies operate in the Western Cape and throughout South Africa.
South African Airways, South Africa's national carrier, serves over 700 cities, including 20 destinations in Africa, and provides maintenance for many of the world's airlines.
South African Express and Airlink and fly between all the major cities and to some of the smaller. ones.
Kulula.com, 1time and Mango offer cut-price flights on the more popular routes, between Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit and George.