How to Maximize A Layover In Cape Town International Airport

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When you have a few hours to kill at Cape Town International Airport, it’s easy to let the time slip away quickly. If you avoid the lure of duty-free shopping and sit on your luggage while waiting for your flight, you might find yourself with more time than you expected. Here are a few activities that will make your trip interesting and educational.

Take to the skies (in a helicopter):

There are many ways to experience Cape Town. Some prefer the adrenaline rush of paragliding or skydiving. Others opt to tour Table Mountain via cable car. But those with only a few hours to spare, why not take to the skies in a different format? CIVAIR has a hangar at Cape Town International Airport, and they’ll whisk riders around the city with various scenic flight options. This may be the best way to get a taste of Cape Town for those with only an hour or two to spare. Choose a flight over the city, Atlantic Seaboard, or even all the way to Cape Point—the most southwestern point of the continent.

Head for the mountains:

Most people who visit Cape Town, South Africa, make it a point to go up Table Mountain in a cable car. With sweeping views of the city below, visitors get a great idea of Cape Town’s place in the surrounding landscape and are treated to breathtaking views of both mountain and sea from the top. The cable cars travel all day but only close during inclement weather like bad rainstorms or high winds; since weather on the mountain changes quickly, afternoon fogs are not uncommon.



Head for the hill:

If Table Mountain is too busy or you don’t have enough time on your hand, check out the smaller neighbouring promontory of Signal Hill. The drive past Lion’s Head towards the Signal Hill parking area is remarkable, and it gives an excellent aerial sight of the city bowl.

Visit the VA Waterfront:

The VA Waterfront is the most visited attraction in Cape Town and it is also one of the best options for those who are pressed for time. There are various attractions that keeps visitors busy for a couple of hours, including the bustling food and design markets, the popular Two Oceans Aquarium and the newly opened Zeitz Mocca Contemporary Art Museum. There are also options when it comes to restaurants, bars, and coffee shops to keep people satiated while they wait to head back to the airport.For reliable Cape Town Private Airport Transfer you can always count on Shuttle Cape Town! If you want to book, feel free to call us on 072 617 8577!