Transfers & Attractions

Transfers & Attractions

Transfers from the airport and travel around Cape Town

Cape Town International Airport is located approximately 20 km (12 miles) from the city centre and approximately 13 km from the conference venue and suggested hotels.  It is the only airport serving the Cape Town area.

 

Pre-Arranged Transfers

If you wish to pre-arrange a transfer from the airport, our recommended supplier is Marlyn Adriaanse from Kingdom Tours. The estimated cost of a transfer is R295.00 per person (dependent on location of hotel).

For information or to book an airport transfer, please contact Marlyn Adriaanse on:

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Tel:         +27 83 3060550

 

Taxi

Many different taxi companies are readily available at the airport and in Cape Town.

For safety and security, we advise that people arriving at the airport use Touch-Down Taxis, the official authorised airport taxi service provider. Follow signs to taxi services on arrival.

While in Cape Town, taxis can be hired at taxi ranks, through hotels or summoned by telephone. The taxi rate varies between companies but runs at about R10/km.  It is advisable to ask for a fare estimate before you agree.

Some taxi company contacts include:

  • Unicab – 021 4861600/
  • Elite Taxi – 021 4479003
  • Exite Taxi -021 448 4444
  • Cabs on Call –021 522 6103
  • Grab a Cab –021 556 6344
  • Rikkis – 021 447 3559

Car Hire

All the major car hire companies are available at the airport. Pre-arrangement of car hire is recommended, and location of car hire is clearly sign-posted.

 

MyCiTi Bus

The MyCiTi Bus is one of Cape Town’s newest public transport systems. Click here to download route maps:

To travel on a MyCiTi bus, you will need to buy a myconnect card for R25 from MyCiTi station kiosks or participating retailers, and load it with money for travel.

NB: You will be given a receipt for your myconnect card. If you stop using MyCiTi or leave

Cape Town, take your myconnect card and receipt to a MyCiTi station kiosk to

have the outstanding amount on the card refunded.

 

Metrorail

The Metrorail is a good, cost effective way to travel as a tourist in Cape Town to see some of the sights. There are 5 major lines, which take passengers to most parts of the city and all lines will take you to the City Centre. The Southern Suburbs Line will take you to tourist hotspots like Hout Bay, Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simonstown (all on the coast!). Another line takes you to Century City (and Canal Walk – one of Cape Town’s biggest shopping centres) and also one goes to Stellenbosch (the winelands).

To see access route maps, click here and for timetables click here.

We advise that you don’t do long journeys on the train on your own - take a friend along to increase your safety and enjoyment!

 

Attractions in Cape Town

Cape Town, the Mother City, is a truly beautiful place, with our mountain, beaches, winelands and the vibrant city all within 30 minutes’ drive of each other. We hope that you will be able to take advantage of your time here to explore and enjoy our home town!

 

Here are some ideas:

Why not have late afternoon walks along the Sea Point Promenade followed by a fantastic shopping experience and dinner at the V&A Waterfront in the evening? A trip up Table Mountain is a must if the weather is good and a visit to the National Botanical Gardens at Kirstenbosch, nestling on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, could be a morning or afternoon well spent.

You might like to taste wines from one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa, Groot Constantia, or, for the more energetic, a walk up Lion’s Head will take from 35 minutes to an hour. The 360° view from the top is breath-taking, including Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles, Camps Bay and Clifton beaches, Robben Island, Table Bay and the Simonsberg, Jonkershoek and Hottentots Holland mountains in the distance across the Cape Flats, with the city below.

There are also numerous interesting places to visit within the city centre; the Castle of Good Hope, a Dutch fort completed in 1679, the Parliament Building which dates back to 1884 and the Company’s Garden, which are the oldest garden in South Africa and can be found at the top of Adderly Street. Within the Company’s Gardens you will find the South African National Gallery and the South African Museum. Other equally interesting museums can be found within the City, the Waterfront and further afield.

Across Orange Street at the top of the Company’s Garden is the Mount Nelson Hotel, an Orient Express hotel opened in 1899. Here you can enjoy an indulgent high tea, or simply a glass of bubbly in the beautiful gardens. For something different, you can visit the Noon gun (the oldest cannon in daily use in the world) on the slopes of Signal Hill – be sure to go at midday when it is fired every day! Your trip to the Lion Battery where the gun is situated will take you through the colourful and vibrant Bo-Kaap. This is a multicultural area established in the 1760’s by the Malay community.

 

For more details of the many tourist attractions, check out the Cape Town Tourism website.

If you would like to take an organised tour, click here for information about Kingdom Tours.