Flights from Cape Town
Cape Town International Airport
Planning a trip can often be a challenge for those on a budget. Orbitz.com can help travelers locate cheap flights from Cape Town. Cape Town International Airport is located approximately 12 miles from downtown Cape Town. Twenty-one airlines service the Cape Town International Airport, including Virgin Atlantic Airlines, South African and British Airways.
Parking at the Airport
Public car parks are owned by ACSA. Valet vehicles are available to and from these parks to the main airport terminal. Two parkades are located on both sides of the Transport plaza, and shuttles are available to and from the parkades to the airport main terminal. Both short-term and long-term parking are available, and rates are charged by the hour or by the day.
Transportation to the Airport
Passengers with special needs can access the Landslide hotline at the airport for assistance in getting to the terminal. The CITI shuttle provides transportation to and from the airport from various locations around Cape Town. Taxis provide metered rides from anywhere in the city, and many hotels offer free shuttle services to and from the airport for their customers. Orbitz.com can help locate the best deals on rental cars.
Restaurants at Cape Town International
There are a variety of dining options at Cape Town International Airport. Dulce Café offers a selection of coffee, tea and pastries. Mugg and Bean offers a variety of blended coffees and grilled breakfast sandwiches, and the Vida Café has a selection of sit down breakfast menu items. Orbitz.com can help travelers in planning their next vacation by locating the cheapest flights from Cape Town.
Flights to Johannesburg
Airports in Johannesburg
A young and dynamic city, Johannesburg is a transit point connecting more popular tourist destinations like Cape Town and Kruger National Park. The tourism of the city bloomed after passing visitors discovered its beauty. Long and interconnecting flights to Johannesburg are made simple by using Orbitz.com.
There are four airports in the Johannesburg area: O.R. Tambo International Airport, Lanseria Airport, Rand Airport and Grand Central Airport. ORTIA is the nearest airport to Johannesburg and is roughly 14 miles east of the city. It is the hub to major airlines like Air France, British Airways, Singapore Airlines and South African Airways. Lanseria Airport and Grand Central Airport are both privately owned international airports and handle private and chartered flights.
Transportation from O.R. Tambo International Airport
Arriving passengers can easily switch from international terminals to domestic terminals through the Gautrain rail transit system. The transit system also links the airport to Sandton, the main business district and a popular tourist destination in the metro. You can also reserve car rental services on Orbitz.com prior to arriving in the airport for hassle-free transportation. Five bus lines also pass through ORTIA twice a day. Private bus companies run to and from the airport and link passengers to Johannesburg's central business district.
Weather in Johannesburg
Winter in Johannesburg begins in May and is considered the sunniest, albeit the coldest, part of the year. Frost can be experienced on occasional nights, and temperatures can drop to 4 degrees Celsius. Rainfall occurs during the summer months and can bring about afternoon thunderstorms.
Major Attractions in Johannesburg
Johannesburg is home to some of the tallest buildings in Africa, including the Sentech Tower and the Carlton Centre. Johannesburg is also regarded as one of the greenest cities in the world because of the millions of trees planted within the city. Many tourists enjoy shopping in the upscale shopping malls like the Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City. Johannesburg is dedicated to wildlife preservation and is home to the Lion Park nature reserve and the De Wildt Cheetah Centre. If you like the fusion of business and wildlife in one city, you can check your planner and reserve budget flights to Johannesburg on Orbitz.com.
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