Airfare to Cape Town, South Africa
One of Africa’s most visited cities, Cape Town in South Africa showcases a stunning array of attractions to travelers. A hike – or ride – up Table Mountain is a must, as is a tour through the nearby townships. For an amazing view, drive along Chapman’s Peak and stop at any number of Cape Town’s beaches for a braai, swim or surf. Wine tasting in nearby Constantia or elsewhere on the Cape is also highly recommended. For more information on Cape Town, check out BootsnAll’s Cape Town Travel Guide.
Getting to Cape Town is easy – first, check the airfare deals that are featured on this page. Then, if none of those work for you, keep searching with either of our search engines right here. The left one lets you get results from all the big airfare sites (along with a few you probably haven’t heard of, too) with just one click, saving you loads of time. These tickets are relatively restriction-free, but they are not the cheapest tickets out there. The right search engine lets you see our super low consolidator fares, some of the lowest fares you will find anywhere. These tickets are cheap, but they have restrictions, so are best for people who have flexible travel plans.
Here are a few more tips to help you find cheap airfare to Cape Town:
- Consider flights into Windhoek, Namibia. To get from Windhoek to Cape Town, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
- Look for flights that go through Nairobi, Kenya; Johannesburg, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
- Consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. South African Airways is the national airline. However, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and other airlines also stop in Cape Town.
- Airfare to Cape Town will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates. The most expensive air tickets to Cape Town are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.