Cheap flights from Detroit (DTT) to Cape Town (CPT)

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The best prices from Detroit to Cape Town are usually found in August or February, booked 22 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Detroit (DTT) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best DTT to CPT flight in 2021: compare Detroit to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
DTT - CPT
Price
$1,238 - $1,774
CPT
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
CPT
Precipitation
0.4 - 3.7 inches

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$1,238

From Detroit to Cape Town

One-way from

$635

One-way flight from Detroit to Cape Town

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Detroit to Cape Town?

Leaving on a Saturday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 26% on the overall cost on flights from Detroit to Cape Town.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from Detroit. Users have commonly found prices around $1,322 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $879. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Detroit to Cape Town (DTT - CPT)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Detroit to Cape Town in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 25% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Detroit to Cape Town in August, September 2021

The best prices found for DTT to CPT flights for August, September
15 Sep - 29 Sep
$1,084pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
10 Sep - 21 Sep
$1,146pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
10 Sep - 21 Sep
$1,150pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Detroit found for this year
15 Sep - 29 Sep
$1,084pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
14 Dec - 7 Jan
$1,107pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
14 Dec - 5 Jan
$1,127pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to Cape Town from Detroit

The cheapest one-way flights from Detroit to Cape Town
2:20 pm - 5:25 pm
Delta
1 Stop
21h 05m
DTW - CPT
Delta
$1,624
Delta
2:20 pm - 5:25 pm
Delta
1 Stop
21h 05m
DTW - CPT
Delta
$1,764
Delta
2:11 pm - 6:20 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
34h 09m
DTW - CPT
Multiple Airlines
$635
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Flight FAQs

From Detroit to Cape Town

Are flight prices decreasing from Detroit to Cape Town due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Detroit and Cape Town for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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

Delta and KLM are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Detroit to Cape Town for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit to Cape Town for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,107, but on average you can expect to pay $1,235.

Are there nonstop flights from Detroit to Cape Town for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Detroit to Cape Town, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Is Detroit weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 84 °F's in February, on average. The temperature in Cape Town is generally hotter than in Detroit. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Detroit to Cape Town?

A quick flight from Detroit to Cape Town can take about 21h 16m. KLM provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $1,763. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Detroit to Cape Town is British Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $1,203 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Qatar Airways and Emirates, starting at $1,288 and $1,323 round-trip. British Airways is currently priced 19% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Delta. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $1,624.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Detroit 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 Detroit from Cape Town?

Returning to Detroit 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 72 hours before departing to Detroit.

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

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Alternative routes for Detroit to Cape Town

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Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Detroit to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R14.37
Average temperature for August in Cape Town
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for August in Cape Town
2.7 ″

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