Cheap Flights to Cape Town

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Cape Town overview

Dominated by the majestic backdrop of the iconic Table Mountain (pretty much from every angle of the city), Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most visited and most captivating destinations. The city offers visitors the opportunity of submerging themselves in a beautiful mash of cultures, and with the laid-back vibe in the air, you might find that getting around to seeing all the “must see sights” here, is something that happens at a slow and steady pace. With a sense of magic extending well beyond the city limits, Cape Town might be the one place you’ll end up never wanting to leave!

When is the best time to fly toCape Town?

Peak season:

Since Cape Town enjoys year-round mild temperatures, you might be able to find a great deal on flights to Cape Town with a bit of planning and some flexibility. Flights to and from Cape Town are generally at their most expensive from November through January since this is the city’s peak tourism season. Over Easter, which falls in April, you may be able to find a cheap flight to Cape Town, but only if you’re booking your tickets as far along in advance as possible. If you’re keen on joining the crowds and don’t mind paying a little more for flights and accommodation, January can be the perfect time to visit Cape Town since you’ll have the opportunity of partying up a storm at the Second New Year Parade, a colorful and truly authentic local festival. Another reason why you might want to consider flying to Cape Town in January is to witness the action that takes place each year at the Kenilworth Racecourse which showcases equestrian expertise and some serious fashion trends!

Off season:

If you’re not a crowd-loving traveler, the months of February, March, and October might be ideal for you to take a cheap flight to Cape Town. During these off season months, crowds thin out considerably in the city and the weather is also delightful. You may be able to pick up cheap flight deals to Cape Town by making your bookings for off season flights about two or three weeks ahead of your travel dates.

When is the best time to book a flight toCape Town?

Some great bargains can be found on cheap flights to Cape Town if you do your admin during the months of June and July. When booking you flight tickets during the winter months of June through August and even in the month of November, you may be able to land a great deal. One of the best ways of ensuring you have a shot of scoring a bargain on flights to Cape Town is by being flexible with your travel dates. Keep in mind that if you’re aiming at visiting Cape Town during January, you’ll have to book your flight tickets as far along in advance as possible just to avoid the risk of overpaying for late bookings.

How long is the flight toCape Town?

Johannesburg to Cape Town                2 hours, 10 minutes
Durban to Cape Town                         2 hours, 10 minutes
Bloemfontein to Cape Town                1 hour, 40 minutes

Which airlines operate flights toCape Town?

There are a plethora of airlines which operate flights to and from Cape Town, but generally speaking, carriers such as South African Airlink, South African Airways, British Airways, Kulula, and Mango are the most popular airlines that are being used for cheap flights to this city. You’d be doing yourself a favor by deciding whether or not more reasonable price on flight tickets ranks higher up on your needs list when compared to something such as more onboard comfort. A budget option compared to a comfier experience will ultimately be what differentiates these airlines from each other, and what will help you pick the right carrier for your needs.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

Cape Town International Airport lies 20 kilometers outside of the city center, and there are a few ways in which you can get to the heart of the city once you’ve arrived at the airport. You can make use of metered taxis, but if you’re on a tight budget, why not consider using the MyCiti bus? This bus service is one of the most cost-effective ways of getting from the airport to the city and departs every 20 minutes or so.

Cape Town insider information

  • If you’re a budget-conscious traveler who’d like to see and do as much as possible while you’re in Cape Town (without breaking the bank), go ahead and check out our top recommendations for things to do in the city for R200 or less!
  • Cape Town has a hot and happening food scene, which means that any visitor to the city should at least consider swinging by one of the Mother City’s many fantastic markets!
  • Cape Town is a visually-appealing destination, but there’s more to discover than meets the eye. Why not consider undertaking an incredible (and perhaps thrilling) adventure while you’re visiting Cape Town?
  • If you feel like exploring the landscapes surrounding Cape Town, you’re in luck! The Mother City offers some great day-trip opportunities for its visitors!

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How much do things cost in Cape Town?

Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 30.01
R 23.74
3 course meal for 2
R 475.13
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 35.01
Large bottle of water
R 14.44
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 17.39
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 28.96
How much does transport cost in Cape Town?
Petrol (1 litre)
R 13
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 11
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 50
1 km taxi journey
R 10

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