Cape Town Airport, South Africa
Every time I fly from the United States to South Africa, I look for a beautiful place to hang out near the Cape Town Airport to take photos. This time was no different. After takeoff, I found an open spot and started snapping away. Unfortunately, at the time I noticed this city and skyway building, my battery was already running down because of the long trip. I was hoping I would be able to come back after the end of my Cape Town trip to see if my camera battery died and to find this spot again.
As you can see from the photographs in this page, Cape Town isn’t the only city with stunning skyways. Several other interesting city skylines can be found on my skyway posts. I hope this one gets you looking for more skyways to capture with your camera and view.
At least two different flights take off from this Cape Town Airport every day. This shows how busy and huge Cape Town is. Right away, you can see that this area is the center of the city. On the right of the photo, you can see City Hall, the capitol building for South Africa.
Since we weren’t flying out of this airport, I began wandering about the city for other spectacular sites to photograph. I found a street in Cape Town where lots of people get in the air, look out at the city below, and take pictures. The street is called Regent Road and is in the neighborhood called Old Town. I believe this is one of the neighborhoods in Cape Town that is still being built up and developed. Although, this picture was taken in September 2021. Even though the colors of this area are faded in this photo, I still think the design is fantastic. There are two rows of stores on the street to the right of the photo. There is even a big flight of steps to get down to the sidewalk. The clouds were not very high in the sky at the time and I was hoping for a higher flight of stairs so the clouds could be above me. After taking some of my own pictures in the area, I turned around to look to see if I could find this cool street again. When I did, I got a view that I would have liked to take another picture to give the perspective to show you more of the city. There were no clouds left in the sky in this picture. In the distance, you can see the summit of Cape Town.
Cape Town City Hall and the Weather
Last but not least, I’d like to show you the view from this lovely city hall. The skyway is probably one of the most beautiful bridges in Cape Town. When I took this photo, the sun was already setting on the horizon and the sun was just starting to go down in the sky. The weather was extremely beautiful at that moment. I hope you get to see this view as well.
How I Found Cape Town’s Skyways
I mentioned before that I drove a different road to take my picture in Cape Town. This road runs through Mitchell’s Pass, a small town in South Africa. Mitchell’s Pass is a very scenic road and a very nice drive through this part of South Africa. When you drive through this part of Cape Town, you can take a beautiful view of Table Mountain. However, the scenery around Cape Town was amazing. I would describe the drive to Cape Town through Mitchell’s Pass as a road that looks like it has the skyways built on top of it. I actually thought that the skyways actually are built on top of this road because of the cables.
After driving through Mitchell’s Pass, I ended up finding a flight of stairs that looks like it has skyways built on top of it. It is actually not very far from the city, so I went down to the steps. I got out of my car and started taking some pictures. I took a picture of the skyways, the stairs, and a flying bird. When I was looking through the camera to get the photos, I realized that the bird was taking a flight over the city. It was a nice way to finish up this post.
If you are a photographer and you want to see Cape Town’s skyways in all of their glory, then check out my skyways blog posts. You will find the one I just shared with you here. There are also skyways in other amazing cities such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, London, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Toronto. I hope you will love looking at all of the amazing views from skyways too. I know I do!
Edinburgh and Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport is located in the city’s heart and serves over 43 million people each year. Many visitors, including many visitors from abroad, arrive and depart from this busy airport. Travel between Edinburgh City and Edinburgh Airport takes only minutes, and at the destination, the friendly staff can guide you to your plane, train, taxi and hotel. Edinburgh Airport has approximately 300 check-in desks in total, 70 aircraft gates and 4,500 acres of parking space.
Regular flights to and from Edinburgh Airport depart to a large number of cities across Europe, Africa, the United States and Asia. Traveling to Edinburgh will not only benefit you, but your family and friends back in Edinburgh, too. Traveling to Edinburgh Airport is ideal for pleasure, business, family vacations, and special occasions, so make your flight as easy and enjoyable as possible.
There are approximately 20 different flights per day and approximately two flights per hour. If you would like to avoid the chaos at the Edinburgh Airport this season, make sure you arrive a few hours before your flight. Flight schedules are posted online here.
You can either arrive at Edinburgh Airport by taking the train to Edinburgh City Station, then waiting at a stand-alone taxi stand at New Junction Street, or by boarding the City Centre Trolley Bus. If you do choose the taxi, you should call one in the morning before your departure.
Although many travel to Edinburgh by car, there are plenty of hotels near Edinburgh Airport and many trains and buses that connect with Edinburgh City Station. See these links for hotel reviews.
Before your flight, you’ll want to give yourself some time to shop or explore more of Edinburgh while you’re in town. Follow the steps outlined below.
Hotels Near Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport is directly across the street from Edinburgh City Station. If you take the train to Edinburgh City Station, the baggage drop-off is just across from the rail station. If you take the train to Edinburgh Airport directly, then check-in to the Edinburgh Airport Hotel.
Check-in at the airport hotels takes approximately 15 minutes. You can proceed to your hotel after checking in. The Hilton Edinburgh Airport Hotel has rooms and suites ranging from $195 to $209 per night. The City Centre Holiday Inn Airport has rooms and suites ranging from $195 to $249 per night.
Check-in at the Airport Hotel and stay at the Hilton Edinburgh Airport Hotel. If you are traveling for more than three days, you can also book one of the hotels rooms. The City Centre Holiday Inn Hotel is also able to accommodate flights. You can also stay at this hotel if you have an event at Edinburgh City Hall that you need to get to early in the morning. The Hilton Edinburgh Airport Hotel has 24 rooms. You will find the Holiday Inn Express by the Airport Hotel just across the street. You will also find many restaurants, shops and services just a couple of minutes away, but at Edinburgh City Center. What you should consider about hiring private jets from or to Edinburgh.