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Flights to Cape Town in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price$1,186Average for round-trip flights in May 2022
Round-trip from$1,149From Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl to Cape Town Intl
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl (LAS) to Cape Town Intl (CPT)

Cheap flights to Cape Town in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CPT flights for May, June
30 May - 10 Jun
$1,418pp
LAS
Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
30 May - 10 Jun
$1,528pp
LAS
Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
20 Jun - 2 Jul
$1,762pp
LAS
Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
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Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
   
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Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town found for this year
31 Oct - 7 Nov
$1,047pp
LAS
Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
   
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Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
1 Nov - 7 Nov
$1,089pp
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Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
Delta
   
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CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
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Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
31 Oct - 6 Nov
$1,097pp
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Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
Delta
   
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Cape Town Intl
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Cape Town Intl
Delta
   
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Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Cape Town Intl from USA right now?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA 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 USA 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.


Can I fly back to USA from Cape Town Intl?

Returning to USA from Cape Town Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to USA.

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

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town?

The cheapest ticket to Cape Town found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$987
February
$1,004
March
$1,047
April
$1,125
May
$1,097
June
$1,341
July
$1,265
August
$1,107
September
$1,057
October
$1,050
November
$985
December
$1,052
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Cape Town is November. The most expensive month for flights is June. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Cape Town Intl Airport?

Average Cape Town Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
LAS - CPT
Price
$985 - $1,739
CPT
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
CPT
Rainfall
0.35 - 3.7 inches

Whether you’re hiking to the top of Table Mountain or heading downtown for a Ladysmith Black Mambazo show, there’s no wrong time to book your flight to Cape Town.

Peak Season:

Cape Town benefits from a mild climate year-round so with some flexibility and planning in advance you can find some cheap flights to Cape Town. November until January are the busiest times of the year making flights to Cape Town more expensive. Flying to Cape Town during school holidays causes higher prices and a lot more crowds, especially in December and January (this is the South African summer holiday period). Cheap flights to Cape Town can be found around Easter if you book in advance, although it is a popular time of year. There is a historic Second New Year Parade at the beginning of January which features thousands of people dressed in luminous multicolored suits. Flights to Cape Town are more expensive during the weeks leading up to the parade so book in advance to save some money. Also in January is South Africa’s most renowned outdoor sporting occasion at Kenilworth Racecourse. It’s a blend of equestrian expertise and high fashion.

Off-Peak Season: 

The best time to book a cheap flight to Cape Town is during the transitional seasons of autumn and spring.  Because of the mild variation in seasons, Cape Town in the fall or spring experiences balmy weather and wind-free days. Plus, there are less crowds! Several concerts and festivals are scheduled to draw visitors to Cape Town throughout the year.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cape Town?

Thursday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Cape Town. Flying on Tuesday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cape Town?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Cape Town. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

Cape Town Travel Guide

Cape Town may the oldest city in South Africa, but its beauty reigns on. Travelers book flights to Cape Town for a trendy South African experience and wind up captivated by the majestic landscape of beaches, mountains, and miles of coastline. Cape Town is famed as one of the best destinations in South Africa. There’s as much culture in Cape Town as there is throughout South Africa, but unlike the rest of the country, this city has a pretty laid-back atmosphere.

Many Cape Town flights are filled with travelers heading to one of the city’s charming vineyards. Award-winning wine and South African architecture grace the vineyards, making them a must-see tourist spot for anyone aboard flights to Cape Town. After a relaxing day at the vineyards, a drive into Cape Town’s bustling city provides tourists with a glimpse of South African nightlife at its best. The city center features retail stores, vendors and street markets selling everything from African souvenirs and clothes to accessories. Or, find cheap flights to Cape Town and spend your days lazy on the beach.

Keep your trip to Cape Town flexible. Regardless of what you choose to see and do, you’ll likely board your Cape Town flight wishing for more time to explore this South African city.

Book a flight to Cape Town, and return with a new sense of wonder.

What’s the weather like in Cape Town?

Sandwiched between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, Cape Town catches sea breezes from both sides making flights to Cape Town ideal for those looking to vacation in a moderate climate. Its peninsular location leaves it experiencing mild-mannered winters and comfortable summers with temperatures spiking no higher than 80 degrees.

How long is the flight to Cape Town?

Boasting beautiful beaches, a rich nightlife scene and everything in between, Cape Town is a unique vacation destination that’s well worth the flight. Leaving from Boston gets you there in just under 16 hours, and flying from Los Angeles takes a little over 20 hours. From both Dallas and Minneapolis, the flight time is around 18 hours. If you’re coming from the United States, keep in mind you’re likely to make a connection elsewhere before arriving at Cape Town International Airport.

Which airlines fly to Cape Town?

As the third busiest airport in Africa, Cape Town International Airport receives plenty of direct flights from major air traffic hubs in Africa, Europe and Asia. Major international airlines servicing the airport include British Airways, Qatar Airlines, Turkish Airlines and South Africa Airways, among others. You can also fly in on a domestic airline such as Mango Airlines or Kulula.

What should you pack for a flight to Cape Town?

No matter when you fly into Cape Town, you can look forward to pleasant weather with average temperatures around 80 F in February and 62 F in July. Pack appropriately with light long-sleeved shirts, t-shirts, capris and dresses for strolling around town. Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit and cover-up for enjoying the city’s white-sand beaches, and pack a few jackets and other layering options for cooler nights and early mornings.

Getting to and around the city of Cape Town

The best way to get downtown after your Cape Town flight is by hailing a taxi or boarding a bus at the airport. In the city’s center, the cheapest option to get around is Cape Town’s public bus system. Save some money by buying your bus tickets ahead of time and in bulk—books of 10 tickets are sold. But be careful if you’re on a tight schedule. Posted drop-off and pick-up times are just estimates, and you don’t want to get stranded. If you’d rather take a taxi, you’ll be spending more money, but saving time. If you have time to do the research, the tourism center offers shuttle buses to popular tourist attractions like the Table Mountain Cableway.

What are some things to do in Cape Town?

Once your plane lands in Cape Town, make your way to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to grab something to eat and take a catamaran cruise, or head over to Boulders Beach to enjoy crystal-clear waters and a sandy shore home to thousands of penguins. To soak in more of Cape Town’s natural wonders, hike through the hilly terrain and local flora of Kirstenboch Gardens just outside the city. You can also take a cable car up to the summit of Table Mountain. Don’t forget to enjoy a glass of wine at the cafe while you enjoy the view.

Experience the cultural side of the city at Neighborhoods Market, a sprawling weekend market where you find ostrich burgers and other exotic eats. Be sure to visit the Bo-Kaap neighborhood to snap photos of the row houses painted in vivid colors, and check out the beach communities of Clifton and Camps Bay for a scenic afternoon stroll. When night falls, check out Long Street to enjoy the vibrant nightlife scene, including cheap beer and plenty of live music.

Whenever you fly in, there’s always something interesting happening in Cape Town. Check to see if a music festival is taking place during your trip, or enjoy the annual Cape Town Minstrel Carnival in which people dance their way through the city in costume. The city is also home to AfrikaBurn, an exciting event in the style of Burning Man.

Tips for your stay in Cape Town

  • Visitors hailing from every corner of the globe are booking cheap flights to Cape Town to visit Table Mountain, one of South Africa’s most majestic attractions. Hiking enthusiasts of all expertise levels can enjoy a lengthy climb up the slopes, though the weather at Table Mountain has been known to be somewhat mercurial and challenging to those seeking breathtaking views at the top.
  • Greenmarket Squareis a favorite locale for people watching and shopping in Cape Town. Once the site of slave markets, Greenmarket Square is now home to the best flea markets in the city. Shopaholics – be ready to splurge! Fabrics, jewelry and other handmade wares are available in the marketplace. Several quaint cafes have sprung up around the square, so if your wallet is weary have a seat and watch the flurry of flea market activity for an afternoon.
  • Looking for a place that will wow the kids? Head straight to the South African Museum and Planetarium. The museum hosts numerous exhibits showcasing tribal art, including a rock art display on extricated cave walls. The planetarium next door to the museum has a full schedule of shows offering incredible insight into the southern constellations of the South African skies.
  • If you need some fresh air, head for the sea after your Cape Town flight and get out of the city for a thought-provoking day trip. Robben Island, just 7 miles from Cape Town and smack in the middle of Table Bay, is a solemn reminder of the sacrifices South African freedom fighters made to end Apartheid. The island served as a prison for everyone from political prisoners and criminals to lepers, including the most famous of the political prisoners—Nelson Mandela. Tours of the island are conducted by former prisoners, and the museum at Robben Island pays tribute to the will power of those who endured for liberation.

Finding Flights from Cape Town

When you’re ready to leave Cape Town, explore a host of options for cheap flights. You can book a direct flight to  Johannesburg and Durban as well as other destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe. If you’re headed to the United States, you can reach your destination through a connecting flight in another city. Some of the airlines leaving from Cape Town International Airport include Virgin Atlantic, Air Berlin and British Airways.

Getting to the airport takes around 20 minutes by car or taxi via the N2 freeway and Airport Approach Road. Once there, you can find short and long-term parking for a fee. You can also take the MyCiti rapid transit system from Civic Centre Station in the central business district. Be sure to arrive at least two hours early to pass through check-in and security before reaching your gate.

Cape Town, South Africa airport overview

Africa’s third-busiest airport, and the winner of the 2009 Skytrax award for Best Airport in Africa, Cape Town International (CPT) is a sleek, light and spacious transport hub – and a suitably lovely introduction for foreign visitors to the Cape of Good Hope.

Recently upgraded for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Cape Town International is a truly world-class airport, and a prime tourism gateway. Flights to Cape Town International are operated by a huge array of airlines, bringing eager visitors from all over the world to the city’s sunny shores.

Boasting an impressive array of facilities and amenities, just as you’ll have no shortage of things to do in South Africa’s Mother City – with hiking trails up iconic Table Mountain, long stretches of beautiful beaches, trips out to historic Robben Island, and serious partying in Long Street all in the offing – rest assured that your time spent in transit in Cape Town International will be very painless indeed.

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

Booking a flight to Cape Town Intl (CPT) is your only option if you intend on flying to Cape Town. It is only a 9.7 mi journey from Cape Town Intl to Cape Town’s city center.

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