Information on South African Airports
South Africa is served by Cape Town International Airport, Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International, Durban King Shaka and Port Elizabeth. Cape Town International is a three-terminal airport whose terminals are within walking distance of each other. A shuttle bus service links the terminals to the car parks and a bus service links the city centre directly with the airport; journey time is about 30 minutes. Taxis are also available.
Cape Town Airport has Bureaux de Change and ATMs in all terminals and there is a bank in the International Departures area. A post office is located next to Domestic Arrivals and Wi-Fi is available in all terminals. There are shops and places to eat, including duty free and a wine shop. The Southern Office Block holds a medical clinic. The airport is fully accessible for disabled travellers.
Johannesburg R. O. Tambo is South Africa’s busiest airport, linked to Johannesburg by a high speed rail link, the Gautrain. It is also served by the Magic Bus Airport Transfers service that operates scheduled minibuses to the city. Taxis are available, the journey to Johannesburg from the airport being about 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic, and the fare is usually around R500.
The terminal has banks and cash machines, and Bureaux de Change. Paid-for Wi-Fi is available, mobile phones can be hired and there is a range of eating establishments on offer, from a steak house to a juice bar, as well as extensive shopping. The airport is highly accessible for disabled people, with lifts (two with Braille signs) an ramps, reserved parking spaces and other services. There is a 24 hour medical clinic, along with a chapel, a Muslim prayer room and baby changing facilities.
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