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Cheap Flights to Cape Town

Popular in December High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest in May Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price $1,893 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from $1,082 From Auckland to Cape Town
One-way from $796 One-way flight from Auckland to Cape Town
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Cape Town flights by month

January
$2,372
February
$1,580
March
$1,497
April
$1,661
May
$1,540
June
$1,467
July
$1,641
August
$1,580
September
$1,670
October
$1,630
November
$1,540
December
$1,658
Currently, June is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Cape Town. Flying to Cape Town in January will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Cape Town?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
AKL - CPT
Price
$1,467 - $2,650
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 mm
Flying to Cape Town in June is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. 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?

Booking 41 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Cape Town. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

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?

Cape Town flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at midday. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

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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