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Why Fly to Cape Town?
Set in the shadow of Table Mountain and running to Cape Point where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean, Cape Town is the perfect start to experiencing the beauty of the Western Cape and South Africa. Flights to Cape Town from the UK will carry you to South Africa' second-biggest city, to check out the picturesque V&A Waterfront and the historical landmark that is Robben Island.
Flying to Cape Town from the UK
Flights to Cape Town depart from several airports across the UK. London Heathrow is served by direct flights to Cape Town, which will see you touching down in around 12 hours. Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham International Airports offer flights to Cape Town that are one-stop and two-stop services.
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Which Airlines Fly to Cape Town?
National carrier South African Airways (SAA) is one of three airlines offering direct flights to Cape Town (CPT) from London Heathrow. Virgin Atlantic flights to Cape Town and British Airways flights to Cape Town are also direct from London, and these tend to be more expensive than the non-direct flights. Airlines such as Emirates, KLM, Qatar and Etihad all offer non-direct flights to Cape Town from London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham which go via the likes of Dubai, Amsterdam, Doha and Abu Dhabi. Flights to Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London connect Cape Town to other cities in South Africa.
Mini Travel Guide to Cape Town
People catch flights to Cape Town to experience the world-famous Table Mountain and Cape Point, the southern tip of the African mainland. The V&A Waterfront is an active tourist area to enjoy some lunch in the sun before crossing to Robben Island to the former prison that once housed Nelson Mandela. Wildlife lovers can head to Boulders Beach to see African penguins in their natural surroundings, while Cape Town's new Green Point stadium, built for the 2010 World Cup, is the city's newest eye-catching attraction. Otherwise, chill out on the beach, sample the wines of Constantia, browse the beautiful gardens of Kirstenbosch or put your bravery to the test by going shark cage diving.