Cheap flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar

CPT — ZNZ
May 23 — May 301
Return
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The best prices from Cape Town Intl to Zanzibar Kisauni are usually found in May or March, booked 42 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Zanzibar

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to ZNZ flight in 2022: compare Cape Town to Zanzibar flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Zanzibar.

CPT - ZNZ

Price

R415 - R548

ZNZ

Temperature

24 - 28 °C

ZNZ

Rainfall

20 - 320 mm

Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop
Round-trip fromR6 641From Cape Town Intl to Zanzibar Kisauni
One-way fromR5 409One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Zanzibar Kisauni

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cape Town to Zanzibar?

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 8%.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Cape Town to Zanzibar, book at least 36 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 10% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R8 194 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R8 402.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Zanzibar from Cape Town. Users have commonly found prices around R7 460 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R5 937. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in January.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Zanzibar (CPT - ZNZ)?

It’s optimal to fly from Cape Town to Zanzibar at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 37% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

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

The best prices found for CPT to ZNZ flights in May, June
May 29 - Jun 5
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

1 stop

21h 30m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

23h 00m
R7 922

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 5/16/22

May 22 - May 28
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

2 stops

23h 10m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

23h 55m
R7 938

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 5/16/22

May 22 - May 27
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

2 stops

23h 10m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

23h 00m
R7 954

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 5/16/22

Cape Town to Zanzibar 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Zanzibar from Cape Town found for this year
May 29 - Jun 5
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

1 stop

21h 30m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

23h 00m
R7 922

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 5/16/22

May 22 - May 28
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

2 stops

23h 10m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

23h 55m
R7 938

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 5/16/22

May 22 - May 27
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

2 stops

23h 10m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

23h 00m
R7 954

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 5/16/22

Cheap Ethiopian Air flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar

May 29 - Jun 5
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

1 stop

21h 30m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

23h 00m
R7 922

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 5/16/22

Jun 1 - Jun 7
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

2 stops

23h 10m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

23h 00m
R7 970

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 5/16/22

Jul 5 - Jul 14
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

1 stop

21h 25m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

21h 45m
R8 002

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 5/16/22

Cheap Kenya Airways flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar

Oct 27 - Nov 3
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

2 stops

11h 10m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 20m
R8 514

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 5/17/22

Oct 27 - Nov 3
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

2 stops

11h 10m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

22h 45m
R9 042

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 5/17/22

Jul 9 - Aug 11
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

1 stop

10h 30m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 20m
R9 314

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 5/16/22

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar

Late deals on return flights to Zanzibar from Cape Town, departing today and this week
May 28 - Jun 4
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

1 stop

21h 30m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

23h 00m
R9 010

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 5/18/22

May 28 - Jun 4
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

2 stops

13h 05m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

13h 05m
R9 138

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/18/22

May 28 - Jun 3
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

2 stops

13h 05m
ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

18h 55m
R9 234

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/18/22

One-way flights to Zanzibar Kisauni from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar
Jun 12
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

3 stops

24h 10m
R4 529

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/17/22

Jun 16
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

3 stops

29h 10m
R4 721

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/17/22

Jun 14
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZNZ

Zanzibar Kisauni

3 stops

20h 50m
R4 737

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/17/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Cape Town to Zanzibar flights.

What airports serve Cape Town to Zanzibar flights?

Cape Town International Airport is located 20 kilometres from the city centre and offers flights into Zanzibar. This airport is a hub for Mango, FlySafair, and South African Express. It offers flights to Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. This airport has separate terminals for domestic and international flights as well as a central terminal that connects the two. The flight will end at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, which is five kilometres from Zanzibar City. The airport has two terminals and about 900,000 passengers pass through in a year. It offers both year-long and seasonal flights to many different destinations.

Which airlines fly directly from Cape Town to Zanzibar?

Unfortunately, at this time there are no direct, nonstop flights available to Zanzibar from Cape Town. While that may change in the future, travellers can instead choose a stopover flight to reach the destination. Many different airlines offer indirect flights between the two areas. These include Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and others. These flights can range in duration from flights that last 9h 10m to others that last 21h 25m. Passengers will find that flights with a single stop are often less expensive than flights with additional stops before reaching Zanzibar.

What are the stopover options between Cape Town to Zanzibar?

A handful of flights are available that make one stop before reaching Zanzibar from Cape Town. These stops take place in Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Addis Ababa Airport, and Dubai Airport in many cases. There are also several stopover flights that touch down two times before reaching Zanzibar. Some flights stop in O.R. Tambo International Airport and Addis Ababa Airport while others make stops at Victoria Falls Airport and Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Cape Town to Zanzibar?

A traveller visiting Zanzibar from Cape Town has no need to bring a visa. However, you are going to need a passport and a valid form of ID.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Cape Town Intl to Zanzibar Kisauni have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Ethiopian Air, Kenya Airways, and Qatar Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Ethiopian Air with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar 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 226.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Zanzibar for under R9 100?

There are currently 7+ open flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar within the next 7 days for less than R9 100.

How popular is this Cape Town to Zanzibar flight route?

Within the past month, 6 618 users have taken a look at flights from Cape Town Intl to Zanzibar Kisauni.

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

Currently priced at R7 922, Ethiopian Air will fly you from Cape Town to Zanzibar and back. In addition to Ethiopian Air, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Kenya Airways and Qatar Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from R8 514 and R8 930, respectively.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as R4 865 on Kenya Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Ethiopian Air from R5 169 and Qatar Airways from R5 457 one-way.

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

When booking a flight from Cape Town to Zanzibar, you may want to consider flying on British Airways, Emirates or Ethiopian Air as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar?

On average you can expect to pay R7 964 for a flight from Cape Town to Zanzibar. The cheapest flight overall is R5 177 while the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Zanzibar Kisauni) is currently priced at R7 922.

Alternative routes for Cape Town to Zanzibar

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
George to Zanzibarfrom R7 178 pp
Durban to Zanzibarfrom R7 391 pp

Top 5 airlines flying from Cape Town to Zanzibar

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Zanzibar choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Ethiopian AirCheapestR6 054AverageR6 632FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%COVID-19 safety
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MangoCheapestR6 625AverageR13 926FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Qatar AirwaysCheapestR7 212AverageR7 854FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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Kenya AirwaysCheapestR7 866AverageR8 799FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time82%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapestR10 321AverageR12 591FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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