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How To Reach Cape Town

Planning A Trip To Cape Town? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Cape Town

The ancient city of Cape Town forms the capital city of the Western Cape Province. This city is renowned all over the globe for its glittering sea waters, glorious beaches, undulating wineries, and the grandiose Table Mountain. Tourists are often taken aback by the beauty of this city's flora and fauna.


Cape Town offers perfect connectivity to major cities around the world through its air passenger carriers. This makes catching a flight the fastest way to reach this city. Along with its airways, Cape Town's internal rail system provides great connectivity to major South African metropolitans as well as neighboring countries. Let us look at some of these ways to reach Cape Town's beautiful countryside.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Cape Town
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Airways offer tourists with the quickest means of reaching Cape Town. Situated approximately 20 km away from the city center, the Cape Town International Airport plies a plethora of international and domestic flights on a daily basis. Domestically, this airport offers frequent shuttles to neighbouring cities such as Durban, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, and Port Elizabeth. International cities such as Istanbul, Doha, Amsterdam, Dubai, Singapore, and Paris enjoy great connectivity to Cape Town. Once at the airport, tourists can choose between buses or taxis to move to their preferred destination.

By Train

By Train:  How To Reach Cape Town
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Cape Town enjoys great rail connectivity to other major cities of South Africa. The prime railway station, Cape Town Railway Station, is located about 2 km away from the central area of the city. Trains ply to cities such as Pretoria and Kimberley on a day-to-day basis. The Blue Train, a deluxe train that offers tourists with leisure, regularly plies between Pretoria and Cape Town. This journey normally lasts for approximately 27 hours and offers stunning sceneries along the way. Cape Town is also connected to other prime hubs such as Pietermaritzburg, Bloemfontein, and Durban.

By Road

By Road:  How To Reach Cape Town
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Cape Town forms the initial junction for three national highways. Thus, this city relishes perfect connectivity to other important hubs of the country. Prime bus operators ply their services between Cape Town and neighboring countries such as Namibia. Pivotal service providers such as Intercape Mainliner, Greyhound, SA Roadlink, and Translux ply their vehicles to and from Cape Town. Local service providers such as Carisma Car Hire and Thrifty Dollar Rental Cars provide cabs that run pick-up and drop services for tourists. They can also show you around the city if needed.

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