Air­port nav­i­ga­tion

Cape Town In­ter­na­tional Air­port

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Per­haps that four hour stop- over on your over­seas busi­ness trip al­lows you some much- needed down time. Maybe your flight is de­layed, and you need to kill some time. Mod­ern day air­ports can be a sanc­tu­ary where trav­ellers are able to un­wind, grab a good cup of cof­fee or per­haps even pick up a nice gift for the wife and kids. With 14 mil­lion pas­sen­gers pass­ing through its gates an­nu­ally, Cape Town In­ter­na­tional Air­port is a hive of ac­tiv­ity, in­cor­po­rat­ing all man­ner of shops and leisure fa­cil­i­ties. We look at what’s on of­fer. Next month, we look at OR Tambo In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

1. CNA @ Air­ports

Catch up on your read­ing while you wait for your flight, or while re­lax­ing in the busi­ness lounge. Ted­dies and soft toys make great gifts for rel­a­tives and whether it’s sta­tion­ary, pho­to­graphic equip­ment, com­puter pro­grams or en­ter­tain­ment you need, CNA @ Air­ports will have what you’re look­ing for. Shop num­ber: 59 Con­tact: ( 021) 936 8173

2. Link Phar­macy

Air travel can some­times be tax­ing on your health. Whether you are ill, or have for­got­ten your chronic med­i­ca­tion, Link Phar­macy is able to tend to all your pre­scrip­tion, cos­metic, health and beauty needs. Shop num­ber: 52 Con­tact: ( 021) 934 5217

3. La Senza

Be­ing away from home for long pe­ri­ods can put strain on a re­la­tion­ship. Reignite the pas­sion by stop­ping in at La Senza – renowned in­ter­na­tional lin­gerie re­tailer. Here you will find a se­lec­tion of well- pre­sented and stylish lin­gerie. A great gift idea for the mis­sus ( just make sure you get the size right). Shop num­ber: 65 Con­tact: ( 021) 934 0905

4 . Cape Farm & Wine Em­po­rium

Feel like a Saffa again by vis­it­ing the Cape Farm and Wine Em­po­rium. Here, you’ll find bil­tong and droë­wors hang­ing from wooden beams and bunches of freshly cut Proteas stacked among rus­tic wine bar­rels. Add to this, seventy of the Cape’s top wines, in­clud­ing lo­cal brandies, sher­ries and port, smoked snoek and lo­cally pro­duced jams, chut­neys, vine­gars and dried fruit. Shop num­ber: 26 Con­tact: ( 021) 936 8171

5. Ye­maya Ex­press Nail Bar

A quick pam­per ses­sion be­fore meet­ing with that all- im­por­tant client could make the world of dif­fer­ence. The Ye­maya Ex­press Nail Bar does a quick, clean 15 – 30 minute job. No ap­point­ments, only a con­ve­nient wait­ing list sys­tem. Nail ser­vices in­clude man­i­cures, pedi­cures, UV gel nail over­lays and foot mas­sages for ladies, gents and teenagers. Treat­ment prices range from R80 – R260. Where: Do­mes­tic departures ter­mi­nal Con­tact: 072 713 3912

6. Lere’s Shoe Shine Ex­pe­ri­ence

My mom al­ways said that you can tell a lot about a man by look­ing at his shoes. A quick five- minute shoe shine be­fore board­ing will leave a last­ing im­pres­sion at that big meet­ing in Jo­han­nes­burg. Lere’s Shoe Shine stand has a re­lax­ing at­mos­phere and light- hearted staff. Where: Do­mes­tic departures ter­mi­nal Con­tact: 072 422 1172

7. Bureau of Ex­change

Be­fore you pur­chase any­thing, make a quick stop at the Bid­vest Bank Bureau of Ex­change, es­pe­cially af­ter a long over­seas trip. Other so­lu­tions in­clude, im­port/ ex­port for­eign ex­change, spot and for­ward cover con­tracts, trade ser­vices and ex­change con­trol ser­vices. Shop num­ber: 54 Con­tact: ( 021) 936 2280

8. Cellini

Hav­ing your lug­gage break as you step foot into the air­port equates to Mur­phy’s Law. You need a new one des­per­ately. Cellini, with its chic, Mi­lan- style at­mos­phere, stocks all man­ner of bag­gage for the needy trav­eller, from con­ve­nient back­packs to roomy holdalls and carry bags. Shop num­ber: 27 Con­tact: ( 021) 936 2342

9. Touch Down Taxis

Au­tho­rized taxi com­pa­nies are avail­able in abun­dance at the air­port. Touch Down Taxis travel al­most every­where, and run to and from the air­port un­til late. At R12 per kilo­me­tre, they’re com­pet­i­tively priced and come well rec­om­mended. Where: Cen­tral ter­mi­nal build­ing ( Trans­port Plaza) Con­tact: ( 021) 919 4659

10 Bid­vest Pre­mier Lounge

Reg­u­lar trav­ellers will tell you how im­por­tant re­lax­ation time is, when you’re in be­tween flights. Whichever air­line you fly, and what­ever class of ticket you hold, Bid­vest Lounges are an oa­sis of com­fort, re­lax­ation and plea­sure. Fa­cil­i­ties avail­able in­clude: smok­ing lounge, show­ers, free Wi- Fi, com­pli­men­tary news­pa­pers, restau­rant and much more. Bid­vest Pre­mier Lounge is well worth the visit. Prices: Do­mes­tic – R159 for 90 min­utes; In­ter­na­tional – R269 for 180 min­utes. Where: 4th Floor Do­mes­tic Departures/ Mez­za­nine Level In­ter­na­tional. Departures Con­tact: ( 011) 390 8660 or bid­vest­lounge@bidair.co.za

11 Mugg & Bean

A good, strong cof­fee is al­ways a bless­ing when you’re on the 06h00 red- eye flight. Mugg & Bean is a South African favourite, with a great se­lec­tion of hot and cold bev­er­ages as well as light meals. Shop num­ber: 72 ( 3rd Floor) Con­tact: ( 021) 934 1198

12 Cape Ex­ec­u­tive Park­ing

You’ve had no time to make ar­range­ments for your car as you head to the air­port for that un­fore­seen flight to Dur­ban. Hand Cape Ex­ec­u­tive Park­ing your keys, and rest as­sured that they’ll keep your car safe through un­der­cover park­ing and 24 hour sur­veil­lance. A com­pli­men­tary wash and vac­uum means that upon your re­turn, you can sim­ply get in your car and go. Where: Parkade 2 ( P2) Ground Floor Level Con­tact: ( 021) 936 3480

13 Alba Smok­ing Lounge

This might be your last op­por­tu­nity to get your nico­tine fix be­fore that long flight to Lon­don. Kent has an up­mar­ket, well- ven­ti­lated smok­ing lounge over­look­ing In­ter­na­tional Ar­rivals with a fully li­censed bar and snacks. Where: Duty Free Mall ( near board­ing gates A5 and A6) Con­tact: ( 021) 934 1345

14 Sun­glass Hut

A nice pair of Ray- Bans or Dolce Ga­banas would com­plete that sleek, stylish look. Stop in at Sun­glass Hut for a range of qual­ity sun­nies. Shop num­ber: 47 Con­tact: ( 021) 934 2243

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