Travelling by Air
Cape Town is served by Cape Town International Airport (CPT). It is approximately 20km from the centre of Cape Town. Direct international flights to Cape Town are available from many cities including but not limited to Amsterdam, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Luanda, Nairobi, Paris, Singapore, Vienna and Zurich.
Additionally, there are numerous connecting flights available from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport (JNB) to Cape Town, with a flight time of around two hours. Direct international flights to Johannesburg are available from cities including but not limited to Abu Dhabi, Accra, Addis Ababa, Atlanta, Beijing, Cairo, Frankfurt, Harare, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jeddah, Lagos, London, Luanda, Madrid, Nairobi, New York, Paris, Perth, Rome, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Washington and Zurich.
Please note that the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office recommends vacuum-wrapping checked luggage if you are arriving or transiting through Johannesburg Airport.Cape Town Airport O.R. Tambo Airport
Citizens of many nations are able to enter South Africa without obtaining a visa but it is your responsibility to check. For further information please click the DHA button below.
If you have registered for the conference and require an official letter of invitation to support your visa application, please contact us.
Citizens of countries including but not limited to Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Namibia, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia and Zimbabwe need not apply for a visa for stays of 90 days or less.
Additionally, citizens of countries including but not limited to Cyprus, Hong Kong, Hungary, Jordan, Macau, Malaysia, Poland, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey need not apply for a visa for stays of 30 days or less.
In order to enter South Africa, you must have at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport and one blank page.DHA.GOV.ZA Visa Exempt List Contact
Airport Assistance and transiting through Johannesburg Airport
We have negotiated a 20% discount on Airport Meet & Greet and Airport Concierge services with Diamond Air International for any travellers who require support, either upon arrival at or departure from Cape Town (CPT) or while transiting Johannesburg (JNB) Airport.
Please note that travellers on international flights arriving in Johannesburg who are then connecting to an onward domestic flight to Cape Town will need to first clear South African immigration, collect their luggage, and check in for their domestic flight again, regardless of whether luggage is tagged direct from origin to final destination. This process can take a long time – up to 90-120 minutes or more – and so a minimum connecting time of at least three hours is usually recommended, unless you have a Meet & Greet or Concierge escort to expedite the transit process.Diamond Air