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Cape Town (CPT) to Zanzibar (ZNZ)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to ZNZ flight in 2021: 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
Precipitation
20 - 320 mm

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R6 126

From Cape Town Intl to Zanzibar Kisauni

One-way from

R5 107

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Zanzibar Kisauni

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 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 R7 558 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R7 750.

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 R6 881 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R5 476. 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 36% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

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

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 2%.

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

The best prices found for CPT to ZNZ flights in October, November
17 Nov - 24 Nov
R5 846pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
8 Nov - 15 Nov
R5 860pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26 Oct - 29 Oct
R5 875pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Zanzibar 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Zanzibar from Cape Town found for this year
11 Dec - 25 Dec
R5 801pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
17 Nov - 24 Nov
R5 846pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
8 Nov - 15 Nov
R5 860pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar

Late deals on return flights to Zanzibar from Cape Town, departing today and this week
1 Nov - 22 Nov
R5 890pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
1 Nov - 22 Nov
R6 820pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
1 Nov - 22 Nov
R8 872pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Kisauni from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar
9:25 - 6:10
Kenya Airways
3 stops
19h 45m
CPT - ZNZ
Kenya Airways
R5 107
Travel2Be
9:35 - 8:00
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
21h 25m
CPT - ZNZ
Ethiopian Air
R5 344
mytrip.com
14:10 - 3:10
Qatar Airways
1 stop
36h 00m
CPT - ZNZ
Qatar Airways
R6 067
Supersaver

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Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Zanzibar

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. Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Air, and South African are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Kenya Airways with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar for under R5 800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just R5 742, but on average you can expect to pay R5 978.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Zanzibar for under R5 900?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar within the next 7 days for less than R5 900.

How popular is this Cape Town to Zanzibar flight route?

Within the past month, 3 759 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 return?

Currently priced at R5 742, 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 Qatar Airways and Kenya Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from R6 894 and R7 484, respectively. Users have found that Ethiopian Air is 16% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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 487 on Kenya Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Qatar Airways from R4 547 and Ethiopian Air from R4 857 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 R5 810 for a flight from Cape Town to Zanzibar. The cheapest flight overall is R4 522 while the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Zanzibar Kisauni) is currently priced at R5 742.

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.

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Zanzibar Kisauni

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departing to Zanzibar Kisauni.

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

Documents
Health Surveillance Form - Travelers are required to complete an online Health Surveillance Form a maximum of 24 hours before arrival in Tanzania. Travelers will then receive a Unique Health Code (UHC), which they will present to health officials upon arrival.


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

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Zanzibar Kisauni

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

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

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Alternative routes for Cape Town to Zanzibar

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Destination information for Zanzibar

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Zanzibar.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = TSh 156,02
Average temperature for October in Zanzibar
24.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Zanzibar
63.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Zanzibar

Top 6 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Zanzibar Kisauni

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Emirates
R4 990 R10 008 No cancel fee 75%
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Ethiopian Air
R5 314 R5 943 No cancel fee 72%
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Kenya Airways
R5 958 R7 318 No cancel fee 82%
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Mango
R6 111 R12 845 No cancel fee N/A
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South African
R6 270 R10 854 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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British Airways
R131 509 R143 693 No cancel fee 70%
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