Cape Winelands Airport, South Africa

An artist's impression of the Cape Winelands airport

Photo by RSA.Aero

8th March 2024

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor


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Name of the Project
Cape Winelands Airport (CWA).

CWA will be partially built on the site of the current 155 ha Fisantekraal Airport, a private airport handling mainly general aviation, located in Durbanville, on the outskirts of Cape Town, in South Africa's Western Cape.

Project Owner/s

Project Description
The project entails the construction of Cape Town’s second, big commercial airport.

The airport will serve as a crucial gateway to the Cape Winelands region, offering a range of domestic and international flight options and opening up new routes. It will accommodate two-million international tourists and three-million domestic travellers a year by 2050, taking overall passenger traffic to the region from 10-million to 20-million passengers a year. 

The airport has four runways, one of which will be realigned and extended to a Code 4F runway built to a new orientation capable of accommodating wide-body aircraft.

A secondary runway, 700 m long, will primarily focus on small planes in crosswind conditions.

The airport will include the construction of a boutique terminal building, including state-of-the-art processing facilities; a cargo processing facility; additional hangars; and fuelling facilities.

Other planned infrastructure comprises hotel accommodation and a heliport, as well as warehousing and logistics facilities.

Phase 1 will include a 3.5 km runway, taxiways, the terminal building and road infrastructure. The new development will result in the site expanding to 450 ha in Phase 1, in a northerly direction, and, ultimately, potentially, to the full 884 ha owned by RSA.Aero.

Potential Job Creation
The development is expected to create thousands of jobs during and after construction.

Capital Expenditure
The first phase is expected to cost between R5-billion and R7-billion.

Planned Start/End Date
Construction is expected to start in 2025. The airport should receive its first passengers in 2027.

Latest Developments
RSA.Aero has already started the environmental-impact assessment on the project, with the aim to have this completed by early 2025, with construction to start once the project has been approved.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
None stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
RSA.Aero, tel +27 21 271 0501 or email

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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