Thursday, 21 February 2019

You should NEVER pack these 7 things when you Travel

You’re on your way to Paris, but dragging your giant suitcase to baggage check is basically breaking your body in half. Leave these 7 things out of your suitcase when you're planning your next holiday - they're just not worth it.


SHOES THAT HURT YOUR FEET

That huge pair of wedges that almost caused you to break your ankle? Those pumps that are way too small for your feet, but look so cute? Leave them at home! You'll be thankful in the long run.

HARDCOVER BOOKS

Heavy, hardcover books make it easy for your luggage to go over the carry-on limit. Find something else to read, preferably something lighter and save the 800-page novel for when you’re at home.

A BATHING SUIT YOU DON'T FEEL CONFIDENT IN
If you’re feeling unsure in front of your bathroom mirror, there’s no way you’re going to love that suit once you’re actually on the beach. Leave the skimpy number at home if you don’t feel comfortable and rather pick out one that is more flattering.


TOO MUCH DENIM
Your favourite blue jeans don’t dirty that easily, in fact experts recommend washing them once a month! This means you can get away with packing just one or two pairs and re-wearing from day to day, instead of packing your whole wardrobe.

TOILETRIES
Most hotels provide shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, razors, mouthwash and more. Call ahead to double check what they offer and then you can decide on what to bring and what to leave at home.

HAIRSTYLING TOOLS
Same deal as the toiletries – Call ahead to be sure the hotel has them, and if the answer is yes, leave your heavy hair dryer at home!

SNACKS AND WINE
We all want our snacks and wine and sometimes it can be a bit pricey when you’re traveling, but unless you’re going to a remote island, just visit the local grocery store – done and dusted.



Do you want to visit the Mother City for your big trip? Get to and from Cape Town International Airport quickly and easily with Airport Shuttle! To book your shuttle use our easy online booking system - Please contact us directly on +27 (0)21 551 8785 or +27 (0)82 951 3646 or info@asct.co.za if you prefer personal contact in making your booking.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

5 Tips to make the most of your Trip to Cape Town


Are you coming to Cape Town for a quick trip with the family or are you planning on spending some time in the beautiful Mother City? Whatever your plans may be, it is best to know what to expect so you can make the most of your time without any hiccups.

Here are 5 tips to ensure that you leave wanting to come back for more…

1. Weather. During the summer months in Cape Town, the weather can be hot and dry, the days can go on for 11 hours and the wind will almost blow you off your feet! Before you plan your activities in Cape Town always check the weather as well as the wind strength in the mornings so you can make the most out of your day. Stay away from the beach if it is too windy and rather choose an indoor activity.

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2. Money & Safety. Foreign exchange is available all around Cape Town, but no matter where you are always use your common sense – never ask a stranger to help you at an ATM, do not flash your money around and rather put away your fancy jewellery and devices.

When it comes to being safe, be on the lookout for suspicious people and NEVER walk around alone in the city, especially if you do not know your way around. If you are ever in an emergency situation, please do not hesitate to call the Cape Town emergency numbers for assistance.

3. Nightlife. As soon as the sun goes down, the city of Cape Town comes alive. There are a range of fun things to do after dark – amazing restaurants, bars, clubs and so much more!  If you plan on enjoying the nightlife make sure you know the rules so you do not get in trouble and always remember to NEVER leave your drink unattended. Here are the top places to party in Cape Town!

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4. Transportation. There are plenty of different ways to get around in the Mother City – if you’re looking for an affordable, reliable shuttle to or from Cape Town International Airport, do not hesitate to call Airport Shuttle! Other methods of transport include the MyCiTi bus, Uber, taxi cab, train or on foot!

5. Table Mountain. One of the most famous attractions in Cape Town is obviously Table Mountain, but always be careful and follow these precautions so you do not run into problems:

- Do not visit the mountain if the weather is bad
- Never hike up the mountain alone and do not attempt difficult routes without a qualified guide
- Always tell someone where you are going if you are planning on visiting the mountain
- Wear comfortable shoes, bring a cell phone, food, sunblock and lots of water
- Do not wander off – stick to popular paths
- Baboons can be dangerous so do not ever try to feed them or approach them


Cape Town is a beautiful city alive with an array of activities and amazing things to see, make sure you are well prepared and familiar with these tips so you can have a great trip in Cape Town.

Don't forget to contact Airport Shuttle for a reliable, speedy transfer to and from Cape Town International Airport.

Friday, 14 December 2018

14 reasons why Airport Shuttle is the Most Reliable and Comfortable Airport Shuttle Service

Airport Shuttle in Cape Town is an airport shuttle service that has proven to be the most professional, affordable and punctual airport shuttle company in Cape Town as well as Durban and Johannesburg.

When it comes to transport in and around Cape Town, an airport shuttle service is the only option when you are looking for a comfortable ride, complete safety and security, affordable rates and reliable drivers.

Are you looking for an airport shuttle that can take you to or from Cape Town International Airport?

Here’s why Airport Shuttle is the most reliable and comfortable airport shuttle service in Cape Town...

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· At Airport Shuttle in Cape Town, we are open and operating 24/7 – all year round!

· The shuttle vehicles are specially designed to suit each individual traveller as well as business traveller’s needs.

· All the Airport Shuttle drivers in Cape Town are professional, fully licensed and trustworthy.

· Whether you are located in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban, Airport Shuttle is available to be your trusted shuttle service.

· Airport Shuttle is the preferred shuttle service of many top hotels, guest houses, corporate businesses and travel agencies in Cape Town, South Africa.

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· All our airport shuttle vehicles are safe, reliable, clean, unbranded and discreet.

· Airport Shuttle Cape Town accommodates for all passengers and their special requests as well as group trips and day tours.

· Our airport shuttles are booked out on a private basis, meaning we never pick up other passengers and drop them off along the way.

· Safety is so important to us, so all our airport shuttle vehicles are checked on a regular basis for any mechanical issues.

· We carry a comprehensive passenger liability insurance to make sure that all our customers are completely safe on the road.

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· Use our simple, convenient online booking system to book and pay for your airport shuttle in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban.

· We will do our best to accommodate for your special requests as well as any last minute bookings because Airport Shuttle in Cape Town is here to make you happy!

· The airport is a stressful place, so let Airport Shuttle in Cape Town drive you where you need to be while you sit back and relax.

· Book with Airport Shuttle in Cape Town and you can always look forward to a safe, reliable, friendly and affordable ride with a driver who always has a smile on their face!

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Why you should book and travel with an Airport Transfer


You’re planning on travelling to Cape Town for the festive season holidays. You’ve booked your flight and your accommodation but one thing is missing – how are you going to get to and from Cape Town International Airport?

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The best way to solve your travel problem is to book and travel with an airport transfer service in Cape Town, like Airport Shuttle!

But what is so important about booking and travelling with an airport transfer service in Cape Town?
Well, when it comes to planning your vacation, considering how you are going to get to and from the airport or anywhere in general is probably the last thing on your mind, in fact it probably isn’t anywhere on your list. Airport transfer is completely forgotten because of the fun of planning your trip activities.

As much as you would love to put all the boring stuff out of your mind and only deal with it at the last minute, it is so important that you realise booking your airport transfer in Cape Town will make your holiday planning so much less stressful.

Whether you are travelling with your family of 7, a group of friends or alone, Airport Shuttle in Cape Town can provide you with a professional, reliable, affordable airport transfer service in Cape Town and he surrounding areas – plus it won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Do not leave it until the last minute, book your airport transfer in Cape Town in advance so you can focus your attention on enjoying your travels with your loved ones!

Monday, 3 December 2018

5 Simple Ways to save Money on Travel


Wouldn’t it be nice to save money, but still go on an exciting, amazing getaway with your family and friends? It is possible! Here are 5 ways to keep more cash in your pocket when you are travelling:

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1. Travel during off-peak times. If possible, try and be really flexible about your travel dates. Days that are considered off-peak are as early as a week or two before the holidays and several days afterward. Also try and catch early morning or late evening flights to score the lowest rates.

2. Grab some discounts. Explore the internet and check multiple sites, air routes, airports and days and try your best to get the very best rate that you can. Some airlines will give you a discount if you are a student, senior citizen, government employee, etc.

3. Online airfare deals. If you take the time to register on different airline websites, you will receive helpful email notifications about amazing specials and discounted rates!

4. Travel packages. Did you know that travel package deals can save you a massive amount of money? Look into package deals where everything is booked together such as your hotel room and rental vehicle.

5. Skip the hotel. Hotels are expensive, staying at a local bed and breakfast or self-catering apartment can be a lot cheaper.

It would be great to travel more often without breaking the bank, try these simple tips and you could save money next time you decide to go your next vacation.

Do you need a reliable, fast shuttle service with friendly, efficient staff to take you to and from Cape Town International Airport? Contact Airport Shuttle in Cape Town today.

Friday, 23 November 2018

5 Reasons why it’s 100% worth it to Travel Alone!


It’s a scary and daunting thought to travel all alone. When you have a travel buddy or a group with you, you can go through the good times and the bad times together, however travelling alone is something you should try at least once in your life!

Here are 5 reasons why its 100% worth it to travel alone…

1. You get to make all the decisions yourself

You don’t have to stress about ruining someone else’s trip or visiting places you really don’t want to go. Selfishly decide what YOU want to do and do it – it’s a great feeling!

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2. It’s challenging, but rewarding

It’s scary at first, but taking that step outside your comfort zone and challenging yourself will make you a better, stronger person. Test your abilities and you’ll discover new exciting things about the world and about yourself!

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3. You’ll make new friends along the way

Traveling with friends or family means you always have someone to chat and laugh with, however when you travel alone you’ll almost be forced to get to know the locals. Speak up at the local pub or the hostel you’re staying at and you could create new, amazing friendships.

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4. There’s no need to look flawless

You’re alone so there is no one to compete with. If you want to dress up, then dress up, but you’ll be doing it for yourself rather than for someone else. On the other hand, if you feel comfortable wearing the same shirt for three days, no one is going to know.

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5. It’ll instil confidence and independence

One of the best reasons to travel alone is that it allows you to become confident and independent in a way that you never knew you could. Some of us find sitting in a caf√©, eating breakfast alone to be extremely uncomfortable and daunting, but once you’ve travelled alone you’ll have the confidence to handle anything that gets thrown your way.

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Whether it’s getting to do whatever you like, making new friends across the globe or just proving that you are capable – travelling alone is 100% worth it and everyone should do it at least once!

Airport Shuttle is a reliable shuttle service that will get you to and from the airport comfortably and on time! Use our easy online booking system to book  your shuttle or contact Airport Shuttle directly on +27 (0)21 551 8785 or +27 (0)82 951 3646 or info@asct.co.za if you prefer personal contact.

Friday, 2 November 2018

15 Tips on how to Beat the Heat in Cape Town this Summer


When your ice cream starts to melt profusely before you even have your first lick, you know it’s hot! 

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This could be the hottest summer in South Africa, so it’s best to know these 15 tips on how to keep cool during the heatwaves…

>> Fill up a spray bottle with water and spray away the heat – use your main pulse points (inner elbows, behind ears and knees) to cool yourself down.

>> If you don’t have an aircon, DIY your own! Fill up a pan with ice, aim a fan at it and sit in front of it.

>> While the sun is out make sure to close your curtains or blinds – if the air is hotter outside, rather close your windows too.

>> Stay out of the direct sun as much as possible.

>> If you are going to be in the sun, always wear sunblock with a high SPF, anything over 50 is good.

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>> Fill a bucket or two with cold water and soak your feet, otherwise take a cool shower or bath.

>> Keep yourself continuously hydrated – keep a close eye on your children and other family members and ensure they are also well hydrated.

>> Avoid drinking caffeine and alcoholic beverages, these will only dehydrate you more!

>> If possible, rather head downstairs and avoid the upper stories since hot air always rises.

>> Switch off your lights and appliances, such as your computer, when you are at home – they can raise the temperature indoors.

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>> Steer clear of massive meals and protein-rich foods, they only increase the metabolic heat and warm your body up.

>> Try to rather eat fresh foods that do not require you to use the oven or stove.

>> Wear loose fitting clothes in light colours, darker colours can absorb more heat.

>> Get physical by having an early morning swim or do some yoga – do not attempt rigorous physical activities such as cycling, hiking or jogging.

>> Don’t forget your furry friends! Ensure they always have plenty of water and a cool place to relax.

Heatwaves aren’t surprising during the summer months, however it helps to know how to take care of yourself and others.

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Do you need a reliable, affordable shuttle service in Cape Town or Durban? Feel free to contact Airport Shuttle today and book your shuttle with our easy online booking system, contact us directly on +27 (0)21 551 8785 or +27 (0)82 951 3646 or info@asct.co.za if you prefer personal contact in making your booking.