Book Cheap Flights to Cape Town

Find out more

About Cape Town

Cape Town is the popular capital of the Western Cape province of South Africa. Home to over 430,000 residents, the ‘Mother City’ is a hotspot for tourists with its collection of ideally positioned stores and eateries. Cape Town offers you its breath-taking surroundings. This destination’s top attractions include Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island.

Prepare yourself for an amazing time exploring this Western Cape metropolis, because cheap flights to Cape Town are now available for a limited time! Cape Town is the home of Cape Town International Airport (CPT), located to the south-east of the city, a 15-minute drive or a scenic 40-minute bus ride from the centre. Cape Town International Airport serves a variety of airlines, including South African Airways, British Airways, Emirates and Qatar Airways and some well know domestic airlines such as Mango, Kulula and FlySafair.

Popular flights to Cape Town

Flight Route Airline Trip Type Travel Dates Searched Price from
Johannesburg - Cape Town Kulula Return Aug 11 - Aug 16 1 day ago R1,218.00
Durban - Cape Town Kulula Return Feb 1 - Feb 28 1 day ago R1,258.00
East London - Cape Town Flysafair Return Feb 15 - Feb 19 1 day ago R1,318.00
Pretoria - Cape Town SAA Return Apr 4 - Apr 11 1 day ago R1,708.00

Why visit Cape Town

Table Mountain Cape Town

Iconic Landmarks

Cape Town offers you numerous stunning sights, such as Table Mountain, one of the New7Wonders of Nature! Get to the top and you can see more enchanting views over the city towards the distant Table Bay and the magnificent Atlantic Ocean.

Clifton Beaches Cape Town

Stunning Beaches

Among the major drawcards of this wonderful destination are its irresistible beaches. Take refreshing splashes in the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean at the coastlines at Camps Bay and the four wind-protected beaches at Clifton.

Wellington Wine Farm Cape Town

Classic Cape Wines

A visit to Cape Town would not be complete without exploring its more than 3,000 wine producers. Discover the scenic Cape Winelands, including the historic towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, which form part of the oldest wine route in South Africa!

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country South Africa
Currency South African Rand
Exchange Rate N/A
Language Afrikaans / English / Xhosa
Hub Airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
Airline South African Airways
Time Zone GMT + 2
Travel Adaptor Type D / M / N

Best time to visit Cape Town

Skip the crowds, get more availability and enjoy a wonderful balance of great hotel deals and pleasant weather by visiting Cape Town during the autumn season (March – May). The temperatures usually start to drop from the intense heat of the summer (December – January) and so do the influx of tourists and the cost of accommodation. During autumn, you will get the ideal conditions for hiking the various mountain and forest trails that surround the city. While the winters (June – August) bring cold and wet weather, make sure you visit during July, when the whale-watching season begins!

Weather & Climate in Cape Town

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 16°C 16°C 15°C 13°C 10°C 9°C 8°C 8°C 10°C 11°C 13°C 15°C
High °C 26°C 26°C 25°C 23°C 20°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 20°C 21°C 23°C 25°C
Rainfall (mm) 24 25 30 74 117 143 131 126 70 55 31 27

Overview

Set against the iconic backdrop of Table Mountain, Cape Town is a destination you will never forget. Popularly known as a leading tourist hotspot, its major drawcards are its central location and wonderful collection of top-class, exceptional attractions and establishments.

During the day, visit the Mother City’s collection of museums, such as the Slave Lodge and the District Six Museum. Interact with the locals, turtledoves, squirrels and Egyptian geese in the scenic Company’s Garden (from where you can gaze at the panoramic views of Table Mountain), or shop for authentic local products at the bustling Greenmarket Square.

One of the top highlights of Cape Town is its amazing collection of prestigious wine estates, situated in the scenic towns of the Cape Winelands, such as Paarl and Tulbagh.

Beach lovers are in for a delightful time in the Mother City. Take a scenic drive around Signal Hill via Strand Street towards the beach at Fresnaye, or use the stunning route between Signal Hill and Table Mountain to reach the popular beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay.

As the sun sets, make your way to the alluring and exciting bars, restaurants, cafés and nightclubs in the city centre, especially those in the famous Long Street.

Compare several airlines, and book your cheap flights to Cape Town online at Travelstart!

Visa & Customs

South African citizens will not need a visa to visit Cape Town. If you are a citizen of a country that is not exempt from applying for a visa, you will need to do so in person at a South African consulate. Find out about countries that are exempt from this visa by visiting the South African Department of Home Affairs website.

Health & Safety

Before you leave for Cape Town, make sure to get all the routine vaccinations. In addition, you may need to get vaccinations for hepatitis A and typhoid, both spread through contaminated food and water. Depending on your activity while in this city, you may need to guard against hepatitis B (transmittable through sexual contact, contaminated needles and blood products) and rabies (spread through the bites of infected animals).

Stay vigilant while exploring Cape Town, and you will be fine. It would be best to leave your papers and tickets in a hotel room safe. Keep any other valuables in a secure place and out of sight (due to pickpocketing) and stay away from deserted and dark areas. When exploring the hiking trails, make sure to do so in a group.

Cost of Living

Item Durban Johannesburg Cape Town
Meal inexpensive restaurant R 100.00 R 100.00 R 100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter draught) R 25.00 R 25.00 R 25.00
Cappuccino (regular) R 22.33 R 22.34 R 22.34
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 10.00 R 10.00
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 37.50 R 37.50 R 37.50

Where to stay?

A variety of hotels, suites and lodges are available in Cape Town’s city centre. Many include features such as free wi-fi, dining facilities, spas, free parking, complimentary breakfast and pools. The most credible establishments include The Grand Daddy Hotel, City Lodge, Strand Tower Hotel and Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites. The cost of renting a room at these hotels ranges from R 500 to over R 3000 per night.

Get Around

When it comes to exploring Cape Town, it’s best done on foot. When you want to visit the surrounding attractions, you’ll want to use alternative means, which include car rental, metred taxis, minibus taxis and buses.

Car rental agencies are available at the airport and in the city. Metred taxis have a yellow sign on the roof of the car and clear information on the side stating the fare, and are usually a safe method for getting around Cape Town. The cheaper option would be the minibus taxis, but the drivers have a reputation for reckless driving.

You can use the MyCiti bus system to get from various locations in the city centre to the attractions around Cape Town. To use this service, you will need to purchase a MyCiTi card, which you can do so at the airport.

Main attractions in Cape Town

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Robben Island

Robben Island

Table Mountain

Table Mountain

Why book with us
  • Bringing you the best fares from all airlines
  • Expert assistance from booking to departure
  • Online destinations for planning your travels
Already Booked your Flight?

Explore our Hotel listings:

  • 1000's of options worldwide
  • Best prices
  • Great service
Personalised Assistance

Need help with your booking? Contact our expert Travelbar agents for guidance and booking assistance

  • 0861 878 278
  • travelbar@travelstart.com

Download our app

Free for iPhones and Andriod