A Digital Nomad’s Guide to Cape Town, South Africa

Stacey Ebert

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Cape Town International Airport is approximately 20 kilometers/12+ miles from the city centre. Transport is available through:

  • Shuttle bus
  • Taxi
  • Uber


Located in front of Central Terminal

Cost: 150-220 Rand

To downtown: 20 minutes

Do not use unauthorized or unsolicited services

MyCiti Shuttle Bus

Call: 0800.656.463 – SA only

Cost: Depends on distance & season

Every 20 minutes from approximately 5am to 10pm



Pick Up: Arrivals, Level 1

Cost downtown: 144-320 Rand

Price varies by time of day and car type choice

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Cell Phone

Best options: Vodacom, MTN,  

Others: Cell C and Telkom

Renting of mobile phones available at international airports



Wifi is available at the Cape Town airport

You’ll find good connectivity in hotels and coffee shops across the city


B4IGO South Africa provides ability to purchase local SIM before arrival with bundled packages of both data and airtime (no top up necessary)

Wibre provides wireless connectivity if you’re staying in one place a while

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