Manchester is a major city in England that earned the nickname ‘Cottonopolis’, due to the predominance of the cotton industry (in the 19th century). It is a major football capital that is home to football clubs – Manchester United and Manchester City. Its rich blend of culture and history can be seen in its popular galleries, art centers, and museums. The shops and markets of Royal Exchange, St. Anne's Square, Levenshulme Market, and Bolton Arcade are great shopping destinations. You are sure to love the city’s spectacular drink and dine night scenes at The Sip Club, Cafe Rouge, and The Curry Mile, along with foot-tapping music at The Roadhouse and The Blackdog Ballroom that are a proof of the city’s rich musical heritage. As you fly from Cape Town to Manchester, note the must-see attractions of Cape Town like The Table Mountain, Robben Island, Lion’s Head, Boulders Beach, etc.
Manchester is home to the Bridgewater Canal, which was the first artificial waterway. It was opened in 1761.
How to reach Manchester from Cape Town
Manchester Airport is the main international airport serving the city of Manchester. Fly from Cape Town International Airport to Manchester Airport via top international airlines namely British Airways, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, etc. They ply several connecting international flights between the two cities, at flight schedules that suit you.
Best time to travel to Manchester
June to August marks the best season for holidaying in Manchester, when a plethora of festivals such as the Manchester International Film Festival, RHS Flower Festival, Great Manchester Cycle, Manchester Jazz Festival, etc. are celebrated. It is a great time to indulge in outdoor activities, with temperatures reaching a maximum of only 15 °C. Football fans and those looking for a vibrant clubbing scene should consider visiting Manchester from September to December (temperature ranges between 15 °C and 7 °C). The Christmas markets are also open during this time.
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• Which airlines offer cheap air tickets from Cape Town?
The airlines that offer cheap air tickets from Cape Town to Manchester are South African Airways
, Etihad Airways
, and Turkish Airlines.
• What is the time taken to reach Manchester from Cape Town?
The average time taken to reach Manchester from Cape Town is 14 hours and 55 minutes.
• What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from Cape Town to Manchester?
For connecting flights from Cape Town to Manchester, the major layover airports are at Johannesburg and London.
• When is the first flight from Cape Town to Manchester?
The first flight from Cape Town to Manchester leaves at 05:45 AM.
• When is the last flight from Cape Town to Manchester?
The last flight from Cape Town to Manchester is at 11:00 PM.
• What are the airport codes for Cape Town and Manchester?
The airport codes for Cape Town International Airport and Manchester Airport are CPT and MAN, respectively.
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