When to fly
Even though the city is popular year-round due to its mild climate, you can find cheap flights to Cape Town by planning ahead. The peak travel season is from November to end of January and it is particularly crowded during school holidays, especially the local summer holiday period from December 1 to January 15. Easter, July and August are also busy.
From February to March and in October, the weather is pleasant, there are fewer crowds and you can find some good deals on flights to Cape Town. The best prices however, can be found in winter, which still enjoys glorious days among the gloomy ones.
The omnipresent fog over Table Mountain, surfers riding the waves and carpets of rolling vineyards: this is quintessential Cape Town. Blessed with one of the most distinct and diverse landscapes in Africa and pleasant weather year-round, travellers taking cheap flights to Cape Town experience an exciting combination of great outdoor activities and relaxed, yet cosmopolitan city life, with art and craft galleries, fine restaurants and bars.
Exploring Cape Town's diverse neighbourhoods is a great way to discover the city. Wander the lively cobbled streets of Bo-Kaap – the historic Muslim quarter with brightly coloured houses and mosques that is home to descendents of slaves brought over from Indonesia, India and Turkey by the Dutch in the16th and 17th century. The neighbourhood is a stark contrast to the glitzy nearby beach towns of Camps Bay and Clifton. Also, history buffs who book cheap flights to Cape Town can take a tour of the infamous Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for two decades.