getting to cape town

You will need to book your international flight to arrive in Cape Town, South Africa.

It is important to make sure there is flexibility with your return ticket / date in case of delays in Antarctica. You can either buy a flexible ticket or a ticket that you have the ability to change for a small fee. Some people book their return flight for several days after they are due back from Antarctica.

Cape Town International Airport (IATA: CPT, ICAO: FACT), located about 20km (12 miles) from the city centre, is the primary airport serving Cape Town. Direct flights to Cape Town are available from major cities like London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Munich, Zurich, Istanbul, Doha, and Dubai, among others. For locations without direct flights, reaching Cape Town typically involves just one flight connection.

Where will I stay in Cape town?

You should book your own accommodation in Cape Town. The best areas to stay include the V&A Waterfront for its bustling atmosphere, high-end shops, and proximity to attractions; Camps Bay for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife;  Sea Point, where the promenade offers stunning walks along the Atlantic Ocean; and the City Bowl for a more urban experience with easy access to cafes, museums, and markets. There is a wide range of hotel options, as well as short term rental of apartments, houses and villas.

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