Cheap flights from Nairobi to Cape Town

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Nairobi (NBO) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best NBO to CPT flight in 2022: compare Nairobi to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
NBO - CPT
Price
R392 - R550
CPT
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
CPT
Rainfall
20 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Average price

R6 673

Average for round-trip flights in May 2022

Round-trip from

R6 273

From Nairobi to Cape Town Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Nairobi to Cape Town?

Our data shows that July tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from Nairobi. Users have commonly found prices around R7 546 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R5 713. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Nairobi to Cape Town (NBO - CPT)?

When flying from Nairobi to Cape Town, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Nairobi to Cape Town?

To save up to 5% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 15 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Nairobi to Cape Town from R7 730 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R8 370 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Nairobi to Cape Town in May, June 2022

The best prices found for NBO to CPT flights in May, June
22 Jun - 14 Jul
R7 922pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
22 Jun - 14 Jul
R8 050pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
27 May - 12 Jun
R8 114pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

Nairobi to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Nairobi found for this year
22 Jun - 14 Jul
R7 922pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
22 Jun - 14 Jul
R8 050pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
16 Aug - 20 Aug
R8 082pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

Direct flights to Cape Town from Nairobi

Save time with Nairobi to Cape Town direct flight deals
23 Jun - 14 Jul
R9 986pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
23 Jun - 14 Jul
R10 066pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
15 Oct - 22 Oct
R10 434pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

Last-minute flights from Nairobi to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Nairobi, departing today and this week
27 May - 12 Jun
R8 114pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
24 May - 24 Jul
R8 130pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
24 May - 24 Jul
R8 146pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Nairobi

The cheapest one-way flights from Nairobi to Cape Town
1:00 - 9:45
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
Ethiopian Air
R6 289
Travelgenio
0:35 - 10:50
RwandAir
3 stops
11h 15m
NBO - CPT
RwandAir
R6 497
19:45 - 11:40
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
16h 55m
NBO - CPT
Multiple Airlines
R6 561
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Nairobi</span> to <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Nairobi to Cape Town

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cape Town from Nairobi?

Most people fly into Cape Town Intl (CPT) if they book a flight to Cape Town from Nairobi. On average, Cape Town Intl has 0 inbound flights from Nairobi per day from 3 airlines. Cape Town Intl is conveniently located just 15,6 km from Cape Town’s city centre.

Which airlines flying from Nairobi to Cape Town Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like South African, Ethiopian Air, and Kenya Airways flying from Nairobi to Cape Town Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Nairobi to Cape Town for under R8 000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Nairobi to Cape Town for under R8 000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just R7 922, but on average you can expect to pay R8 194.

Are there direct flights from Nairobi to Cape Town for under R10 000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 7 direct flights from Nairobi to Cape Town under R10 000. A good price for a direct flight from Nairobi to Cape Town is less than R39 256.

Are there last-minute flights available from Nairobi to Cape Town for under R8 200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Nairobi to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than R8 200.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Nairobi to Cape Town round-trip?

Currently priced at R7 922, Ethiopian Air will fly you from Nairobi to Cape Town and back. In addition to Ethiopian Air, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on RwandAir for as low as R8 418.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Nairobi to Cape Town?

Before booking your flight from Nairobi to Cape Town, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Ethiopian Air, Kenya Airways or South African.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cape Town from Nairobi?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Nairobi to Cape Town Intl

Most visitors from Nairobi need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cape Town Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Nairobi must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Nairobi are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Do I need a test to fly back to Nairobi from Cape Town?

Returning to Nairobi from Cape Town Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Nairobi.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Nairobi.

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Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Nairobi to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = R1,00
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
64.0 mm

Airports servicing Nairobi

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl (NBO)
Nairobi Wilson (WIL)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 3 airlines flying from Nairobi to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Nairobi to Cape Town choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
South African
R6 225 R7 708 No cancel fee 78%
Search South African flights
Ethiopian Air
R8 060 R8 896 No cancel fee 72%
Search Ethiopian Air flights
Kenya Airways
R9 420 R10 305 No cancel fee 82%
Search Kenya Airways flights

Hourly flight availability from Nairobi to Cape Town

See what time of day planes typically take off from Nairobi towards Cape Town.
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Nairobi to Cape Town
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Nairobi to Cape Town.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
0 flights
Saturday
0 flights
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