Jump into the Mother City with cheap flights to Cape Town

When to find the cheapest flights to Cape Town

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outbound: 23-Jun-2018
1 stop (24h35m)
Air France
return: 05-Aug-2018
1 stop (34h15m)
Air France
outbound: 20-Jan-2018
1 stop (14h25m)
Lufthansa
return: 05-Feb-2018
1 stop (15h15m)
Lufthansa
outbound: 20-Jan-2018
1 stop (36h)
Turkish Airlines
return: 05-Feb-2018
1 stop (17h50m)
Turkish Airlines
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Cape Town guide: how to get there, what to see

Cape Town city centre
Cape Town International Airport (CPT): 8 mi from city centre

Flights to Cape Town: practical information

Cheap airlines to Cape Town

The only real trick to finding a cheap Cape Town flight is searching far in advance. It's good to point out that flights to Cape Town with one stopover are rarely cheaper. Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is served by 20+ airlines, connecting Cape Town to the world!

When to book cheap cheap flights to Cape Town

Cape Town has a climate very similar to the Mediterranean. Winter lasts from May until September with a lot of rain and strong winds. Summer starts in November and lasts until the end of March.

  • Peak season: November to January and Easter.
  • Low season: February to March, also October.

Flight duration

Direct flights to Cape Town from London take 11h 30min.

Experience Cape Town: what to do, what to see

Cape Town is South Africa’s second largest city but it doesn’t let itself be pushed aside by Johannesburg. This city packs a lot of punch, art, music and culture which is enjoyed by locals as much as visitors on holidays in Cape Town.

Essentials in Cape Town

Robbin Island: Robben Island has been used in a lot of ways throughout history: jail, mental institution, leper colony, military base, etc. Today it is a museum, made famous by the island’s most important inhabitant, Nelson Mandela.

District Six Museum: This is one of Cape Town’s most poignant museums. It features displays and stories of District Six, an area of Cape Town which was filled with a vibrant mix of people. The museum's maps, photographs, audio recordings and written testimonies help build a picture of what District Six once was.

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway: Ride one of two cable cars to catch spectacular views while you ride to the summit of Table Mountain. To reach the lower Cable Station you should take a car or taxi since it is a long way from the city by foot.

Find more information on tourismcapetown.co.za.

Accommodations in Cape Town

If you are travelling to Cape Town during peak holiday seasons you’d better arrive with a reservation. It is almost impossible to find a decent room between December and January if you show up to town without one already booked. Instead, try travelling between April and August when you’re more likely to find a great hotel in Cape Town at an even better price.

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Cape Town in the Traveller's Magazine

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2 September 2014

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5 August 2014

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All flight tickets to Cape Town (South Africa)

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outbound: 20-Jan-2018
1 stop (14h25m)
Lufthansa
return: 05-Feb-2018
1 stop (15h15m)
Lufthansa
outbound: 23-Jun-2018
1 stop (24h35m)
Air France
return: 05-Aug-2018
1 stop (34h15m)
Air France