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Long layover at Cape Town airport (CPT) or in nearby hotels

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Possibility to spend the night at Cape Town airport (CPT), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Spending the night at the airport

Cape Town airport does not offer many things to do while you wait for your flight, but it opens 24 hours a day, so you will be able to spend the night inside the enclosure. Although it is a quiet place at night, lights remain on, so it is best to have a sleeping mask.

Where to rest: You will find plenty of seats throughout the terminals, but most of them have armrests. Your best bet is the viewing deck, where there are padded benches. At the same time, the terminals have several VIP lounges, although these are closed at night. A few meters away from the grounds, on the other hand, are located two hotels.

Baggage: There is a luggage storage office on the ground floor of car park P2.

Eating and drinking: Commercial stores close around 9:00 pm.

Restrooms: Restrooms available only inside some of the VIP lounges.

Wi-Fi: Free for 4 hours.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, baby changing facilities.

Booking accommodation

Nearby Hotels

Adjacent to the airport is located the Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport, and 400 meters away is found the Hotel Verde. In the city centre there is a wide variety of accommodations, including:

Mbalentle Guesthouse (2.4 km/1.5 miles)
MFK Bed & Breakfast (2.6 km/1.6 miles)
Surrey B&B (5.1 km/3.2 miles)
Thando (5.3 km/3.3 miles)
Booked Easy (5.4 km/3.4 miles)

Latest updates: July 23, 2019

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