Book flights from London to Cape Town with Qatar Airways
Arriving in Cape Town
The second largest city in South Africa and capital of the Western Cape Province, Cape Town sits in an extraordinary location between the Cape of Good Hope and the dramatic Table Mountain. Vibrant, energetic and forward-focused, Cape Town is opening up to tourism and offers visitors a warm welcome.
Book a flight to Cape Town with Qatar Airways and arrive in style at this unique destination. A combination of ultra-modern facilities combined with breathtaking natural beauty and a population that relishes the chance to tell visitors all about their historic city, Cape Town is a destination that needs to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
To experience the colour and vibrancy of this ‘Rainbow’ City, head for the Bo-Kaap District, with its brightly painted houses and fantastic views over the city. The District is also home to a museum charting the history of the area, as well as local spice shops, street food vendors and boutiques that give you a real flavour of Cape Town life.
The Castle of Good Hope in Buitenkant Street is South Africa’s oldest surviving building, dating back to the 17th century. It is home to a museum and art collection.
To experience South Africa’s beautiful flora, head to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. This internationally renowned garden is a blaze of colour, representing some of the finest flowers and trees in South Africa, and also a key conservation site for some of the world’s rarest plants.
South Africa loves to celebrate the arts, and the city is home to a number of theatres that put on colourful displays of traditional and contemporary music and dance. One of the best is the Armchair Theatre on Lower Main Road.
Flights to Cape Town with Qatar Airways land at Cape Town International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Cape Town please check the visa and passport requirements.
When you fly onboard one of the regular flights to Cape Town with Qatar Airways you’ll discover a whole new world of luxury air travel. On long-haul you need space, and you’ll be provided with plenty, along with an in-flight menu as prepared by award-winning chefs and an exemplary level of cabin service that caters for your every need. Add in an award-winning choice of services and you have the perfect in-flight package.
Cape Town is South Africa’s most southerly and second-largest city. The famous Cape Winelands are a stone’s throw away and the mountainous backdrop and watery expanse provides breath-taking views. The city centre is easy to get around on foot, located between Table Bay and Table Mountain, where you’ll find all the shopping malls, top restaurants and entertainment options you could want.
Flying from London
One of the busiest airports in the world, London Heathrow is at the very epicentre of the international air transport network. Investment has been poured into its development, and in 2014 the newly constructed Terminal 5 was voted World's Best Airport Terminal in the Skytrax Annual World Airport Awards.
Handling more than 73 million passengers a year, London Heathrow is a remarkable feat of logistical organisation. Fly from London Heathrow with Qatar Airways to a wide range of destinations all over the world.
Transportation and parking
London Heathrow is served by the London Underground ‘tube’ service, making it easy to reach in just half an hour, from the very centre of London. For passengers with Qatar Airways flying from Terminal 4, the terminal has its own dedicated tube station.
There are also hundreds of buses every day from the capital, and coach services transporting passengers from all over the city to the airport. Parking is at a premium, and although there are both short and long-term options, it is best to book parking in advance. A valet service is available. Note that there is a 2.6-metre height restriction on Terminal 4’s forecourt.
Arriving at London Heathrow
Flights from London Heathrow with Qatar Airways leave from Terminal 4, which is located at the south end of the southern runway, and is connected to Terminals 1, 2 and 3 by the Heathrow Cargo Tunnel.
Qatar Airways flights from London Heathrow make use of the very latest A380 airbuses in their service to Doha, as well as a luxury Business Class-only service using a modern A319 for one of its six daily flights to Doha. Passenger boarding gates are situated close to the check-in and security halls.
Amenities and facilities
Because of its international importance, London Heathrow offers a vast array of facilities and amenities, from baby care and children’s crèches, to shoeshine services, banking, Wi-Fi access and prayer rooms.
A broad selection of luxury retail outlets stock the very best in accessories, watches, jewellery and fashion, while a number of outstanding restaurants, eateries and snack bars serve everything from full meals to light bites.