Smoking at Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Airport Rating


Before Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

After Security Smoking


Smoking area in Domestics, opposite Gate A12 and inside the restaurant area. Update from K.A. on the 30th May 2018.


Update from Joe, 31st December 2022: Smoking area now open after passport control, opposite Icons restaurant.

Update from Enrico, 30th December 2022: After the passports control ther is a big smoking area, after A gates and just before the stairs to B gates

Update from Sam, May 2022: It is only the smoking area in the Bidvest lounge that is open and you have to pay to get in there. The free smoking lounge is still closed. Flew on 02/05/2022

Update from Kris, April 2022: Smoking room in the lounge is open again.

Update from Simon, Feb 2020: No smoking available at the airport at the moment. Smoking Lounge closed (notice stating renovation program)

There is a smoking lounge airside. It's after passport control to the right down one flight of stairs. Info and photo below provided by Kate S. on the 11th March 2018.

Further Information

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