Cape Town is easily accessible with direct flights from Europe, the USA and some flights from the rest of Africa. Cape Town International Airport is only a few kilometres from the city centre. The airport’s domestic terminal is serviced from Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and George.
Several cruise liners dock in Cape Town
Visitors who choose to fly to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport can hare a car and rive to Cape Town. There are several routes or which the N1 via Bloemfontein is the most popular and direct, but driving via the Eastern Cape thought Port Elizabeth and down the Garden Route on African southern coast is the most spectacular. Give yourself enough time and try not to drive more then 600kilometres a day.
Several luxury coaches leave to and from Cape Town daily.
A daily train depart for Kimberley and Johannesburg. A weekly train leaves every Monday for Durban via Kimberley, Bloemfontein and Pietermaritzburg. A weekly train aslo leaves every Sunday for East London.
Hiring a car is by far the best way to get around in Cape Town as public transport is not good or reliable.
MetroRail commuter trains run between Cape Town and neighbouring towns such as Stellenbosch, Strand, Paarl, Somerset West, Malmesbury, Worcester and through the Southern Suburbs of Claremont, Wynberg and Retreat. They also run the the beaches at Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Glencairn all the way to the naval base in Simon’s Town. While the trains are generally safe it is advisable not to travel alone and avoid travelling at night.
These informal taxis are share taxis and have a fixed price that must be paid before you board. It can be an experience.
They are reliable, but can be expensive.