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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, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$2,026Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$1,610From Auckland Intl to Cape Town Intl
One-way from$861One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Cape Town Intl (CPT)

Cheap flights to Cape Town in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CPT flights for January, February
23 Feb - 2 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

52h 30m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

30h 20m
$1,610

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23 Feb - 2 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

52h 30m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

3 stops

39h 55m
$1,631

Multiple Airlines

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23 Feb - 2 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

3 stops

37h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

3 stops

37h 15m
$1,706

Multiple Airlines

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Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town found for this year
10 Mar - 31 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

52h 30m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

31h 00m
$1,579

Emirates

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10 Mar - 31 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

3 stops

37h 05m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

31h 00m
$1,603

Multiple Airlines

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23 Feb - 2 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

52h 30m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

30h 20m
$1,610

Emirates

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Deal found 24/1/22

Can I fly to Cape Town Intl from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Cape Town Intl

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand from Cape Town Intl?

Returning to New Zealand from Cape Town Intl

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

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

$1,678

February

$1,459

March

$1,619

April

$1,537

May

$1,422

June

$1,655

July

$1,805

August

$1,612

September

$1,736

October

$1,594

November

$1,509

December

$1,947

Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Cape Town. Flying to Cape Town in December 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?

Average Cape Town flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

AKL - CPT

Price

$1,422 - $2,733

CPT

Temperature

12 - 21 °C

CPT

Precipitation

20 - 100 mm

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 48 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.

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.

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.

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Cape Town?

  • Towering over the city, Table Mountain can be seen no matter where you are. If you’re hiking to the summit, there are different routes for different fitness levels. One of the most popular routes begins at the world-renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (about four hours). It’s wise to bring your own food and water, as the cafes and restaurants up there are overpriced.
  • Tours of the townships (conducted by locals) can take you through some of the most desolate areas of the city and show you another side of Capetown. There are many tours on offer, but try to book one that puts your money back into the township, rather than to a big hotel. Most tours stop at the must-see District Six Museum.
  • Cape Town is surrounded by vineyards producing fine South African wine. Exploring wine routes in the Western Cape takes you through some magnificent countryside. Routes are well signposted. Some of the most popular wine areas are Constantia, Darling, Durbanville, Stellenbosch and Walker Bay. 
  • At the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, the weekly Neighbours Goods Market is a great place to mingle with the locals in this thriving “creative community”. Every Saturday (9am-3pm) there are more than 50 stalls selling local organic food and produce, arts and crafts.

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

For a flight to Cape Town, you will be flying into Cape Town Intl. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is just 15.6 km from the centre of the city.