Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport

From humble beginnings, D.F. Malan Airport (Cape Town International Airport) was first opened in 1954, a year after Jan Smuts Airport (now OR Tambo International Airport) was opened. The airport was named after the then South African prime minister and initially only offered two international flights which were a direct flight to Britain and a second flight to Britain via Johannesburg. In 1993 the newly formed Airports Company South Africa took control of the countries airports and D.F. Malan Airport was renamed to the Cape Town International Airport.

Cape Town International Airport is located approximately 20 kilometres from the Cape Town city centre and has direct flights to and from South Africa's other two main cities, Johannesburg and Durban. The airport also offers flights to smaller centres in South Africa. Internationally, it has direct flights to several destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Today the airport is the continents 3rd largest airport as well as being a premier tourist and VIP destination. It has established a reputation as Africa's premier international award-winning airport and consistently performs among the best airports in the world for service in its category.

The airport also offers a diversity of retail outlets which include foreign exchange services, bookstores, clothing retailers, grocery stores, souvenir outlets and duty-free in international departures. There are also a number of restaurants within the terminal building which are located on the upper level above the departures level. Cape Town International Airport is believed to be home to the largest Spur Steak Ranch on the African continent. A great feature of the airport is that the restaurant level overlooks the runways and only a glass curtain wall separates the customers from the aircraft 3 floors below.

Cape Town International Airport has come a long way since 1954!

Accommodation Near Cape Town International Airport

Sleeps: 28 in 10 units/rooms

Broadway Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Bellville

7.2km North of Cape Town International Airport

Come and stay at Broadway Guesthouse, and be delighted. This large guesthouse is situated next to the Louis Leipoldt Hospital in Broadway Street in the quiet suburb of Boston, Bellville. Operating as a guest house for more than 15 years, Broadway...

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Ludicks Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Parow

7.7km North West of Cape Town International Airport

Our guesthouse is situated in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town. We are 10 minutes from the airport & 2 minutes from the N1 Highway giving you easy access to tourist attractions like The V&A Waterfront, well as ...

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Three Arches Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in Parow

8.3km North West of Cape Town International Airport

Three Arches Guesthouse offers you the best customer satisfaction in a home away from home environment where customer service and customer satisfaction is No 1. Our Guesthouse is situated in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town.

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Sleeps: 6

Tigre Coteau

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Bellville

8.5km North of Cape Town International Airport

Large 3 bedroom ground floor apartment with own private swimming pool and garden sleeps 6. Tigre coteau is situated on the slopes of Tygerberg Hills with views of the peninsula. Central located with easy access to N1 close to popular beaches...

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Sleeps: 9 in 4 units/rooms

Tyger Hills Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Bellville

8.5km North of Cape Town International Airport

Our central location is ideal for business and leisure travel alike with easy access to main routes. All rooms have private entrances, each with its own bathroom, kitchenette and dining area. Secure on-site parking.

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Sleeps: 20 in 4 units/rooms

Keret Accommodation

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Bellville

8.6km North West of Cape Town International Airport

Keret Accommodation offers two luxury superior self-catering apartments. The apartments are luxuriously furnished, air-conditioned and fully equipped to accommodate up to 6 guests per unit. Keret specialises in leisure, corporate relocations and ...

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Sleeps: 84 in 42 units/rooms

Excellent Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Bellville

8.7km North of Cape Town International Airport

Excellent Guesthouse offers luxury, comfort, style and warmth at affordable prices. 14 double rooms with en-suites is tastefully furnished and equipped with hot and cold air conditioners, TV Satellite, coffee-making facilities, a safe and more...

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Sleeps: 10 in 4 units/rooms

Ramasibi Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Parow

9.0km North West of Cape Town International Airport

Ramasibi Bed&Breakfast would like to offer you customer satisfaction in a home away from home where service is our focus. Ramasibi Bed&Breakfast consists of five bedrooms with four en-suites and the fifth room's bathroom has been fully equipped...

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Sleeps: 4 in 2 units/rooms

Cape Hidden Gem Guesthouses

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Plattekloof

9.2km North West of Cape Town International Airport

Cape Hidden Gem's flagship self-catering accommodation, Granite House is both a deluxe hideaway and the perfect rest stop for travellers on business or vacation. Accessible and well-equipped, this tastefully decorated and perfectly situated accommodation

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Sleeps: 14 in 6 units/rooms

Howard's End Manor

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pinelands

9.4km West of Cape Town International Airport

Howard's End Manor has six double bedrooms, all en-suite. Two are upstairs & four are in the garden with their own entrance & access to a sparkling, salt water pool. The manor is a beautiful old Cape Dutch style Guest House with a thatched roof, ...

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