The BackRowFlier returns with his review of Cape Town International Airport. In Africa, where the airports generally lack amenities that are found at many international airports, CPT stands out as a Africa’s shining star. With its open air feel and high ceiling, the airport is very inviting to passengers arriving and departing. While it is a busy international airport, it does not feel overcrowded. It is easily accessible from downtown Cape Town and you can usually breeze through security in less than ten minutes. The airport has a modern European feel that provides passengers with the necessary food and shopping options to ensure a pleasant stay.