Among the most renowned museums in the city is The Cape Town Diamond Museum, an incredible must-see space that pays tribute to the world's most precious gem. Offering a mix of history and spectacular diamond showcases, this captivating museum is Cape Town's best-kept secret. Art lovers should check out the Irma Stern Gallery, home to the incredible artwork of one of South Africa's most famous artists as well as intriguing temporary exhibitions by the country's up and coming new talent.

Children and adults alike will love the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront. With more than 3,000 living animals, the aquarium offers a close look at the diversity of marine life on the South African coastline. If you time your visit right you may be able to observe a shark feeding. Alternatively, you can arrange for an interactive penguin encounter and get up close and personal with the aquarium's resident penguins.

If you'd prefer a more exhilarating adventure, try the aquarium's signature thrilling shark diving experience – no cage required. Don't worry if you're not certified, you can sign up for a one-day scuba course.

Cape Town Airport (CPT)

Flights from Australia to Cape Town will disembark at Cape Town International Airport.

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is Africa's third largest airport and the second busiest in South Africa. Originally referred to as DF Malan Airport, Cape Town Airport is a hub for South African Airways and a major gateway for tourists travelling to South Africa.

Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Cape Town International Airport. Book your Cape Town Airport accommodation.

Getting to Cape Town

There are several airlines that offer flights to Cape Town from Australia. Flights from Sydney via Johannesburg take between 18 and 20 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Melbourne and Brisbane via Sydney and Johannesburg take between 21 and 23 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Johannesburg take between 14 and 16 hours depending on the stopover.

Airlines that fly to Cape Town

Airlines that offer cheap flights to Cape Town from Australia include:

For more information on Cape Town holidays check out our Cape Town travel guide.

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