First Business Flights – Cape Town
Nestled at the foot of some of the most picturesque mountains in the world, Cape Town has a reputation for being one of the most beautiful cities in all of Africa. After Johannesburg, Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa, and is also one of the most culturally rich cities in all of the world.
With a diversity that is unmatched, Cape Town is an incredible destination. Often referred to as the Mother City, Cape Town is truly an iconic destination in in its own right. Offering watersports, hiking, outstanding cuisine, award-winning vineyards, and a history that runs as deep as the very roots of South Africa, Cape Town is the ultimate South African city.
This bustling city is often the first destination that international travelers arrive to, and as such the tickets can often be on the costly side. First Business Flights offers skilled professionals who use only the latest in travel technology to seek out the best rates to ensure that your trip to Cape Town is truly the remarkable experience that you are looking forward to.
Cape Town’s Airports
The southernmost city in Africa is served by the Cape Town International Airport. Both domestic and international flights make their way to this picturesque airport. It has been ranked as the top airport in all of Africa.
With multiple options for dining and relaxing, the airport also offers more than 30 retailers offering duty free items. Office facilities are also available in the airport, in the Premier Lounge.
Your first and business class ticket will get you into the exclusive lounge of several airlines serving the Cape Town International Airport, including South African Airways, British Airways, Emirates, and more.
Getting Around Cape Town
While First Business Flights can ensure that you get to Cape Town without much hassle, you might find that getting around Cape Town is not necessarily as easy as it is to navigate some of the other international cities you visit.
Metered taxis are available around the city, and can get you where you need to go. Be sure to always agree upfront with your taxi driver as to what the fee will be, so that there are no unpleasant surprises.
Alternatively you can hire a car and driver to get you around the city in no time at all.
In terms of public transportation, the MyCiti bus service offers services from the airport to a number of locations within the center of the city, and also offers regular services around the beautiful city.
Cape Town’s rail system is primarily for commuter transport. However the Southern Line Rail Route is a great choice for visitors to Cape Town. The route stretches from Cape Town to Simon’s Town, and stops at several amazing village along the way. The Southern Line Rail Route also passes by the rugby and cricket stadiums, which are a sight to behold.
For those who are up to the adventure of driving on the left-hand side of the road, renting a car can be a great choice so that you can drive yourself through this amazing city.
What to do in Cape Town
There are truly endless opportunities for activities and things to see in Cape Town. Cape Town is truly a melting pot of cultures, which of course does lead to amazing opportunities to discover local cuisine and gourmet delights, alike.
Enjoy some of Cape Town’s most beautiful and diverse plant life with a trip to the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Rated as one of the most stunning botanical gardens in the world, you’ll be able to see a number of local plants as well as several sourced from around the country. Explore the nursery and the gift shop, or enjoy tea and scones or a delicious lunch at once of the restaurants. Numerous art collections are also housed at the gardens, and outdoor concerts are often enjoyed year-round.
Just an hour south of Cape Town is Cape Point. Cape Point is a stunning nature preserve that boasts a rich and varied flora and fauna. More than 250 species of birds call this preserve home, and guests to the preserve are often treated herds of antelope, Cape Mountain Zebras, and many more. Scale the Cape Point hill or take the Flying Dutchman funicular to see the historic lighthouse, while taking in absolutely breathtaking views of the ocean.
Situated in Cape Town’s historic heart, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is one of the most popular tourist sites in the country. Set against a backdrop of the beautiful ocean and the stunning mountain views, you will find great entertainment and shopping opportunities. Enjoy fresh seafood, caught that very same day, and simply enjoy the very heart of Cape Town at any number of the oceanfront restaurants. The Chavonnes Battery museum is also located on the waterfront, as is the Two Oceans Aquarium.
The Two Oceans Aquarium is a great place to visit. The aquarium boasts seven galleries with large viewing windows into some of the most beautifully designed environments. Appreciate the small rare Knysna seahorse, or enjoy the Cape Fur Seal exhibit. One of the most popular exhibits is the Predator Exhibit. This gallery is home to a number of species of sharks and stingrays. What sets this museum apart from many others around the world is that those who have the right diving qualifications can have the amazing opportunity of diving in the predator’s tank. Whether you are traveling with children, or simply enjoy an appreciation for the bounty of the ocean, the Two Oceans Aquarium is a must-see stop on your trip to Cape Town.
Groot Constantia is the oldest and most historic wine farms in South Africa. Tour the vineyards, sample gourmet delights, and sample some of the best award-winning wines in the world. Visiting Groot Constantia is definitely worth the time, and will reward you with outstanding scenery, and a true feel for what makes Cape Town such a magical destination.
Must-See Cape Town Landmarks
There is no greater landmark in Cape Town than the beautiful Table Mountain that stands guard over this city. The mountain has a flattop that is home to a museum, gift shop, and restaurant. Visitors can hike to the top of the mountain, or take one of the cable cars to the summit. The panoramic views from the top of Table Mountain have been described as one of the most incredible views in all of Africa. The sunset views are said to be life-changing.
Robben Island sits just off the coast of Cape Town, and is of course well-known for having been the location of the prison where political prisoners were held, including Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu. Take a ferry across to the island and tour the now largely deserted prison. Stand in the very cell where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life.
The picturesque Cape Dutch styled Iziko South African Museum houses some of South Africa’s most important collections of archeological finds. View zoological collections and paleontology discoveries that are all an important part of weaving together this history of this amazing country.
Cape Town is an absolutely stunning destination. With First Business Flights handling your reservations, you’ll be able to ensure that your trip to this part of Africa is the rewarding experience that you deserve it to be.