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Travel information

How to get there

By air

Cape Town International Airport (IATA code CTP) is South Africa’s second-busiest airport and one of the busiest on the African continent. It’s located 22km – about 20 minutes’ drive – from central Cape Town, and is the gateway for most visitors to the country’s “Mother City”.

The airport handles domestic flights from and to all major South African cities and international flights to destinations in the rest of Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

For up-to-date flight information from Cape Town Airport, call +27 (0)86 727 7888 or use the live flight information tool on the Airport Company South Africa website. For more information on flights, car rentals, transport and more, visit the Cape Town Airport site.

Airport shuttle

Hotel Verde Cape Town offers guests a complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and Cape Town International Airport, running every 30 minutes from 4am to midnight every day.

Please book your shuttle from the airport to the hotel at the time of booking your accommodation to ensure that we don't miss you. We need your flight number and arrival time to book this. If your flight runs early or late, please contact the hotel and kindly wait for the next shuttle pick-up. Find more details about the shuttle service, the timetable, and a detailed map of the airport and pick-up point here.

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If you're not booked in as a guest, but would like to use the shuttle service to book a room with us, use our freshening-up facilities or dine in our restaurant, please call the reception desk on +27 (0)21 380 5500 to arrange a pick-up time.

To book a shuttle from the hotel to the airport, simply inform reception. The designated pick-up point for the shuttle is inside Parkade 1 (P1) at the Hotel Verde Cape Town clock.

We also offer a daily complimentary shuttle, on request, to and from the V&A Waterfront near the Cape Town city centre, departing from the hotel at noon and returning from the Waterfront at 6pm. Additionally, shuttles can be booked to other Cape Town destinations and attractions at extra cost.

By road

The route between the airport and central Cape Town (or to Cape Town’s southern suburbs) is a straight run along the N2 highway (also known as Settlers Way). With no traffic, the drive between Cape Town’s CBD and the airport takes around 20 minutes. During peak traffic times, it’s best to allow up to an hour for the drive.

If you’re travelling to Hotel Verde Cape Town from Cape Town:

  • Take the N2 highway towards Somerset West
  • Take exit 16, the Airport Approach Road, on the left
  • Stay left and follow the turnoff onto Borcherds Quarry Road, then turn right onto Borcherds Quarry Road
  • Take the first left, into Michigan Street

Hotel Verde will be on the left.

From Cape Town International Airport:

  • Follow the road exiting the airport terminals until the left exit toward Michigan Street
  • Turn left toward Michigan Street at the T-junction
  • Take the first right onto Michigan St

Hotel Verde will be located on the right.

From Somerset West:

  • Take the N2 highway to Cape Town
  • Take exit 18 and turn right onto Ntlangano Crescent
  • Follow Ntlangano Crescent Road beneath the highway underpass and into Borcherds Quarry Road
  • Take the third right, into Michigan Street

Hotel Verde is located on the first turn on the left.

  • Take the N2 highway towards Somerset West
  • Take exit 16, the Airport Approach Road, on the left
  • Stay left and follow the turnoff onto Borcherds Quarry Road, then turn right onto Borcherds Quarry Road
  • Take the first left, into Michigan Street

Hotel Verde will be on the left.

  • Follow the road exiting the airport terminals until the left exit toward Michigan Street
  • Turn left toward Michigan Street at the T-junction
  • Take the first right onto Michigan St

Hotel Verde will be located on the right.

  • Take the N2 highway to Cape Town
  • Take exit 18 and turn right onto Ntlangano Crescent
  • Follow Ntlangano Crescent Road beneath the highway underpass and into Borcherds Quarry Road
  • Take the third right, into Michigan Street

Hotel Verde is located on the first turn on the left.

Useful facts

Cape Town, South Africa, time zone:

GMT +2

South Africa has 11 official languages, but the languages predominantly spoken in the Western Cape are:

English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

International dialling code for South Africa:

+27

Currency

South Africa’s currency consists of banknotes and coins and is denoted in rands and cents. Major credit cards are widely accepted, and debit cards giving you access to your bank account in your home country can generally be used over the counter and at ATMs wherever there’s a MasterCard or Visa sign. If you need to exchange money, use an official currency exchange office or a bank.

Visas

Requirements for visas to visit South Africa differ from country to country and the requirements are subject to change. Enquire with your nearest South African mission or consulate abroad or any office of the Department of Home Affairs to see whether you are required to apply for a visa.

In addition to a valid visa, you will also need the following if you wish to visit South Africa:

  • A valid passport or travel document
  • At least one blank page in your passport for endorsements
  • Sufficient funds to pay for your day-to-day expenses during your stay
  • A return or onward ticket
  • Yellow fever certificates if your journey starts or passes through the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America

Travelling with minors

Minors travelling in or out of South Africa must have the consent of both parents to do so, but regulations that all children under 18 must travel with their original birth certificates and documentation proving parental consent to travel are in the process of being simplified. Changes making it easier to travel with minors are expected to be implemented by the 2018-19 festive season. Check the updated requirements with your local South African embassy or on the Department of Home Affairs website.