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Cape Town International Airport is the second-largest airport in South Africa. It was upgraded and renovated in 2010, ahead of the World Cup Soccer event. It boasts world-class facilities, it is modernized and has a variety of services and facilities to cater for travelers around the world.

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Understanding the terminals at the Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town Airport has 2 terminals – international and domestic. Both are linked to a large central terminal building. In this regard, some passengers may consider the airport to have 3 terminals. The linked terminals allow for a common check-in area. This facilitates an easier experience for connecting flights. Passengers must first check-in into the central terminal before proceeding to either the domestic or international terminal. Arrivals are located at the ground floor and departures are located at the upper floors. The airport also offers a variety of services and facilities, open to all passengers. These include hotels, medical services, retail stores, a food court, a smoking area, banks, chapel and prayer rooms, conference rooms and restrooms.

 

Terminal Building at Cape Town International Airport

The terminal building has 3 floors: Ground Floor, 2nd Floor and 3th Floor.

The central terminal building has 120 check-in desks and 20 self-service kiosks. After security and check-in, passengers may head off to either the domestic terminal or the international terminal. The international terminal is located at the North (entering to the building, to the right). The domestic terminal is located at the South (entering to the building, to the right).

 

Levels

Ground Floor (Arrivals)

At this level, passengers can find the following services:

  • Domestic arrivals: bus stops to domestic departures, meeting area and baggage carousels
  • Domestic departures: security screening, boarding gates, check-in, restaurants, retail stores and services
  • International and regional arrivals: international bus stops, passport control, arrivals hall, meeting areas, customs and baggage carousels
  • International departures: security screening, check-in, passport check, VAT refund and the boarding area
  • Prayer facilities, drop-off area, smoking area, restaurants, retail stores and services

 

2nd Floor (Departures)

At this level, passengers can find the following services:

  • Domestic departures: check-in, security screening and boarding area
  • International departures: security screening, check-in, passport check, VAT refund and the boarding area
  • Waiting area, retail stores and restaurants

 

3th Level

This level caters to the food court and has restaurants, bars, a smoking area and retail stores.

 

Terminal levels map

 

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The terminal map of the Cape Town International Airport shows the ground floor, 2nd level and 3rd level.

 

Other services and facilities at the terminals

Cape Town International airport has a wide array of retail stores, services, restaurants and duty-free shopping for travelers. These are located within the terminals at ground level, 2nd level and 3rd level.

Other services include, foreign exchange, post office, VAT refund point, pharmacies and banks.

The domestic and international terminals have VIP & airline lounges for your convenience. Be sure to check the reservation and access details as some lounges are restricted.

The visitor information center can help you with all the relevant information you may require when staying in Cape Town.

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