I am flying from Nairobi to Cape Town on Kenya Airways with an overnight layover in Jo'burg. I arrive from Nairobi at 00:15 in the morning and depart for Cape Town at 09:20. Ideally, I would like to stay in the Protea OR Tambo Transit Hotel in the International terminal to get as much sleep as possible before my domestic connection.
Accordingly, any insight into the following questions are greatly appreciated:
- Can I clear customs in the morning with the airline holding my checked luggage until my morning domestic flight? Or do I need to clear customs and pick-up my checked luggage immediately?
- If I can clear customs in the morning, what time should I depart the hotel to go through customs and transfer to my Cape Town flight (departs at 0920)?