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How to find the cheapest flight from
Nairobi (NBO) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best NBO to CPT flight in 2021: compare Nairobi to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
NB0 - CPT
Price
R392 - R550
CPT
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
CPT
Precipitation
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

Round-trip from

R5 712

From Nairobi to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

R4 182

One-way flight 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.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Nairobi to Cape Town?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 15 days in advance to save up to 5% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 15 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Nairobi to Cape Town 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R7 038, or R7 621 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Nairobi to Cape Town (NB0 - 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.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Nairobi to Cape Town?

July is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cape Town from Nairobi. Prices for July average R6 871 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R5 202. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a July flight can save you 16% on your journey compared to booking in July

Cheap flights from Nairobi to Cape Town in October, November 2021

The best prices found for NBO to CPT flights in October, November
6 Nov - 14 Nov
R7 432pp
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
9 Nov - 16 Nov
R7 446pp
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
20 Nov - 27 Nov
R7 563pp
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 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Nairobi found for this year
10 Dec - 23 Dec
R5 771pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
10 Dec - 16 Dec
R6 689pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
14 Dec - 30 Jan
R7 388pp
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
17 Apr - 8 May
R8 496pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
20 Nov - 27 Nov
R8 729pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
9 Nov - 16 Nov
R8 743pp
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 Oct - 31 Oct
R7 446pp
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 Oct - 5 Nov
R7 680pp
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
26 Oct - 3 Nov
R7 767pp
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
8:25 - 6:45
Etihad Airways
2 stops
23h 20m
NBO - CPT
Etihad Airways
R4 182
Gotogate
0:00 - 8:45
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
Ethiopian Air
R5 057
FlightHub
23:35 - 9:50
RwandAir
3 stops
11h 15m
NBO - CPT
RwandAir
R5 640
Travel2Be

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 4 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, Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian Air flying from Nairobi to Cape Town Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Nairobi to Cape Town for under R5 800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Nairobi to Cape Town for under R5 800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Etihad Airways for just R5 771, but on average you can expect to pay R7 374.

Are there direct flights from Nairobi to Cape Town for under R8 500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 17 direct flights from Nairobi to Cape Town under R8 500. A good price for a direct flight from Nairobi to Cape Town is less than R9 472.

Are there last-minute flights available from Nairobi to Cape Town for under R7 500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Nairobi to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than R7 500.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Nairobi to Cape Town return?

Currently priced at R5 771, Etihad Airways will fly you from Nairobi to Cape Town and back. In addition to Etihad Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Ethiopian Air and RwandAir - these airlines can fly you to your destination from R7 242 and R7 490, respectively. You may be able to fly from Nairobi to Cape Town for 16% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Nairobi to Cape Town one-way?

R4 182 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Etihad Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Ethiopian Air and Kenya Airways, with prices starting from R4 707 and R5 596, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Nairobi to Cape Town?

The cheapest flight price from Nairobi to Cape Town is R5 398. On average you can expect to pay R8 064. The most popular route, (Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl - Cape Town Intl), can usually be booked for R6 689.

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) test taken 72 hours 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 October in Cape Town
23.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Cape Town
37.0 mm

Airports servicing Nairobi

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

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 4 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
Ethiopian Air
R4 781 R5 993 No cancel fee 72%
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Kenya Airways
R5 554 R7 927 No cancel fee 82%
Search Kenya Airways flights
South African
R5 669 R7 019 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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RwandAir
R5 858 R6 410 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by RwandAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Search RwandAir 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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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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