Cheap flights from San Diego (SAN) to Cape Town (CPT)

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The best prices from San Diego to Cape Town Intl are usually found in February or April, booked 1 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Diego (SAN) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to CPT flight in 2021: compare San Diego to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
SAN - CPT
Price
$1,233 - $2,077
CPT
Temperature
53.6 - 69.8 °F
CPT
Precipitation
0.8 - 3.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Average price

$2,077

Average for round-trip flights in December 2021

Round-trip from

$1,233

From San Diego to Cape Town Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Cape Town (SAN - CPT)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 28% on flights from San Diego to Cape Town by exploring options for tickets at noon.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to Cape Town?

February can be a great time to fly to Cape Town from San Diego with a flight ticket averaging about $1,558. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $1,147. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Diego to Cape Town?

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 44%.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Cape Town in December, January 2022

The best prices found for SAN to CPT flights for December, January
8 Jan - 17 Jan
$1,019pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
17 Jan - 26 Jan
$1,066pp
SAN
San Diego
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
17 Jan - 26 Jan
$1,075pp
SAN
San Diego
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from San Diego found for this year
10 Dec - 29 Dec
$1,330pp
SAN
San Diego
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
6 Dec - 22 Dec
$1,402pp
SAN
San Diego
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
12 Dec - 28 Dec
$1,450pp
SAN
San Diego
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to Cape Town

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cape Town from San Diego, departing today and this week
10 Dec - 29 Dec
$1,330pp
SAN
San Diego
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
12 Dec - 28 Dec
$1,450pp
SAN
San Diego
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
9 Dec - 13 Jan
$1,463pp
SAN
San Diego
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Cape Town

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like British Airways, Lufthansa, and Delta flying from San Diego to Cape Town Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from San Diego to Cape Town for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Cape Town for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $949, but on average you can expect to pay $1,113.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to Cape Town for under $1,400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Diego to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $1,400.

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

Currently priced at $1,066, British Airways will fly you from San Diego to Cape Town and back. In addition to British Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from United Airlines and Lufthansa - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $1,193 and $1,238, respectively. Users have found that British Airways is 31% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Cape Town?

The cheapest flight price from San Diego to Cape Town is $537. On average you can expect to pay $1,080. The most popular route, (San Diego - Cape Town Intl), can usually be booked for $949.

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

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Diego to Cape Town Intl

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Diego 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 San Diego from Cape Town?

Returning to San Diego 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 San Diego.

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

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Alternative routes for San Diego to Cape Town

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Diego to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R15.88
Average temperature for December in Cape Town
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Cape Town
0.7 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 5 airlines flying from San Diego to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego 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
Lufthansa
$1,102 $1,893 No cancel fee 76%
British Airways
$1,342 $1,852 No cancel fee 70%
United Airlines
$1,418 $1,796 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$1,484 $1,924 No cancel fee N/A
Iberia
$1,531 $1,884 No cancel fee 77%
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