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Flights to Cape Town in 2021

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, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$1,676Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$1,694From Auckland Intl to Cape Town Intl
One-way from$14One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Cape Town Intl (CPT)

Cheap flights to Cape Town in September, October 2021

The best prices found for CPT flights for September, October
5 Oct - 7 Oct
$1,687pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
5 Oct - 7 Oct
$1,706pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$1,723pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town found for this year
5 Oct - 7 Oct
$1,687pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
30 Nov - 27 Dec
$1,697pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
5 Oct - 7 Oct
$1,706pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

Cheapest prices for Cape Town flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Cape Town found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$1,578
February
$1,373
March
$1,523
April
$1,446
May
$1,338
June
$1,557
July
$1,698
August
$1,516
September
$1,633
October
$1,500
November
$1,419
December
$1,832
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town Intl is currently May; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

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

Average Cape Town Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
AKL - CPT
Price
$1,338 - $2,571
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Precipitation
9 - 94 mm
July is typically the best time to fly to Cape Town, but there are other times where great deals are available. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Cape Town then February is statistically the hottest. July is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Cape Town?

The price you pay for your flight to Cape Town may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 49 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cape Town?

The cheapest flights to Cape Town are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

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

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Cape Town. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

The omnipresent fog over Table Mountain, surfers riding the waves and carpets of rolling vineyards: this is quintessential Cape Town. Blessed with one of the most distinct and diverse landscapes in Africa and pleasant weather year-round, Cape Town offers an exciting combination of great outdoor activities and relaxed, yet cosmopolitan city life, with art and craft galleries, fine restaurants and bars.

Exploring Cape Town’s diverse neighbourhoods is a great way to discover the city. Wander the lively cobbled streets of Bo-Kaap – the historic Muslim quarter with brightly coloured houses and mosques that is home to descendents of slaves brought over from Indonesia, India and Turkey by the Dutch in the16th and 17th century. The neighbourhood is a stark contrast to the glitzy nearby beach towns of Camps Bay and Clifton. You can also take a tour of the infamous Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for two decades.

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Cape Town climate

Situated on a peninsula between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, Cape Town has mild winters, warm summers and moderate rainfall throughout the year.Winter temperatures range from seven to 12 degrees Celsius. Spring is unpredictable, with pleasant, sunny days often interrupted by the “Cape Doctor”, a southeast wind, with gusts up to 120kph. In summer, temperatures can reach the 40s (though the Cape Doctor keeps it bearable). March to April and early May have the best weather and gentle winds.

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When is the best time to fly to Cape Town?

Peak Season:

With its mild climate, Cape Town is popular year-round, but you can find cheap flights to Cape Town by planning ahead. The peak travel season is from November to end of January and it is particularly crowded during school holidays, especially the local summer holiday period from December 1 to January 15. Easter, July and August are also busy.

Off Season:

From February to March and in October,  the weather is pleasant, there are fewer crowds are and you can find cheap flights to Cape Town and good hotel deals. The best deals can be found in winter, which still enjoys glorious days among the gloomy ones.

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Getting around Cape Town

Cape Town sprawls across a large area, but you can always use Table Mountain to get your bearings. Central Cape Town is small and easily explored on foot.

Public transport is patchy but can get you around the city during the day. Many visitors use the commuter trains, particularly the line to Simon’s Town. City buses services  stop in the early evening. Avoid public transport after dark.

Rikkis — open rickshaws — are a cheap way to explore the City Bowl area. Reasonably-priced minibus taxis operate mostly along bus routes. You can also hail a minibus taxi, but make sure you ask the driver where it is headed as they are unregulated and may not be safest option.

You can call for regular taxis, which are metered and expensive, but worth considering late at night.

If you are renting a car, be aware driving can be unpredictable and confusing, especially since the same road can change names several times. Get a GPS and remember Table Mountain is a handy landmark.

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

Travellers will need to book flights to Cape Town Intl (CPT) if they wish to fly to Cape Town. The Cape Town airport is 15.6 km from the city centre.

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