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Cape Town, also called the Mother city, is the most cosmopolitan city in South Africa, where a myriad of cultures have met and meshed over the centuries. The Dutch influence is most obvious, but the French brought winemaking skills and gabled farmhouses, while the English left Georgian mansions and Victorian terraced homes. Africans from across the continent have added their distinct cultures into the melting pot that is Cape Town. The temperate climate produces warm, dry conditions from October – April, with temperatures peaking at 76 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit between December – February, making these months the most popular time for tourists. Flights and accommodation should be reserved well in advance if you want to visit during Cape Town’s busy summer. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall boast enviable weather, fewer crowds, and lower prices. During winter, temperatures make a beach vacation less desirable, with daily highs ranging from 63 – 65 degrees Fahrenheit and frequent rainfall, but you can probably find the best deals online at this time, so consider visiting between June – August.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town?

From most locations, the cheapest flights to Cape Town can be found during the month of March; however great deals can be found at other times.

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

From most locations, to find the best deals on airfare, our data shows that users booking 34 days before flying found the cheapest flight to Cape Town.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Cape Town?

From most locations, the cheapest day to fly to Cape Town is Tuesday. Most users found that departing on a Sunday was most expensive.

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

Typically, cheap prices to Cape Town are most often found for noon flights. Cheap prices are less likely for evening flights.

What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Cape Town?

U.S. citizens visiting the Republic of South Africa for 90 days or less for tourism / business purposes do not need visas. For foreign nationals, please check the Department of Home Affairs website.

When is the best time to fly to Cape Town?

Cape Town, also called the Mother city, is the most cosmopolitan city in South Africa, where a myriad of cultures have met and meshed over the centuries. The Dutch influence is most obvious, but the French brought winemaking skills and gabled farmhouses, while the English left Georgian mansions and Victorian terraced homes. Africans from across the continent have added their distinct cultures into the melting pot that is Cape Town. The temperate climate produces warm, dry conditions from October – April, with temperatures peaking at 76 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit between December – February, making these months the most popular time for tourists. Flights and accommodation should be reserved well in advance if you want to visit during Cape Town’s busy summer. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall boast enviable weather, fewer crowds, and lower prices. During winter, temperatures make a beach vacation less desirable, with daily highs ranging from 63 – 65 degrees Fahrenheit and frequent rainfall, but you can probably find the best deals online at this time, so consider visiting between June – August.

How to get around in Cape Town?

Cape Town is a sprawling city, but there are several neighborhoods that are compact enough to explore on foot, including the City Bowl (city center), the Bo Kaap, and the Waterfront. It’s also an easy city to drive around, with ample parking and relatively light traffic. Here are some details about other useful modes of transport: Public Transportation MyCiTi is Cape Town’s efficient bus service, and a cheap way to get around the city and see many of the major landmarks. You must purchase and load a myconnect card from MyCiTi stations or select retailers. Fares vary depending on the distance you are traveling. For a different experience, you can buy a ticket on the open-topped city Sightseeing bus, a hop-on, hop-off service visiting many of the city’s top attractions. A day pass costs R170.00 ZAR if purchased online. Taxis Taxis are available in Cape Town and fall under the jurisdiction of the city. All of the legitimate taxis are metered. They are not allowed to stop for customers on the streets, so you should call for a taxi, or you can find them at one of the city’s designated taxi ranks. You can opt for a Rikki taxi which will save you money. These London-style taxis have operated here since 1984, which makes them a ride-share transport option predating Uber. You can go just about anywhere in central Cape Town for around R20.00 ZAR – R25.00 ZAR.

Which airlines fly to Cape Town?

There are no airlines offering direct flights to Cape Town from the US. Airlines offering flights with one or more stops include: British Airways, Lufthansa, United, Emirates, South African Airways, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines, Air France, SWISS, Delta, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Turkish Airlines, and Condor.


Cape Town flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares to Cape Town found recently by users on momondo
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May 12
LAX
Los Angeles
58h 05m
3 stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl
May 19
CPT
Cape Town Intl
33h 51m
3 stops
LAX
Los Angeles
Qatar Airways
Aug 25
LAX
Los Angeles
33h 50m
1 stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Sep 2
CPT
Cape Town Intl
34h 40m
1 stop
LAX
Los Angeles
KLM
May 6
LAX
Los Angeles
29h 50m
2 stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl
May 13
CPT
Cape Town Intl
45h 50m
1 stop
LAX
Los Angeles
Ethiopian Air
Sep 16
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
33h 45m
2 stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Oct 2
CPT
Cape Town Intl
35h 25m
2 stops
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Delta
May 26
LAX
Los Angeles
22h 35m
1 stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Jun 4
CPT
Cape Town Intl
32h 21m
2 stops
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
Apr 21
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
29h 10m
1 stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Apr 29
CPT
Cape Town Intl
34h 40m
1 stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

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Ethiopian Air
May 2
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
33h 45m
2 stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
May 3
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
35h 15m
3 stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
May 5
EWR
Newark
34h 30m
2 stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Which airlines fly to Cape Town?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Cape Town

There are no airlines offering direct flights to Cape Town from the US. Airlines offering flights with one or more stops include: British Airways, Lufthansa, United, Emirates, South African Airways, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines, Air France, SWISS, Delta, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Turkish Airlines, and Condor.


How to get from the airport to Cape Town city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Cape Town along with the distance from the city center

Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Cape Town’s primary airport is one of the busiest in all of Africa, and is located 20 kilometers from the city center. You have several options for travel into the city.

Buses

The MyCiti shuttle bus A01 can take you from the public transport plaza directly opposite the central terminal building entrance to the Civic Centre bus station in Downtown Cape Town in about an hour. Buses leave every 20 minutes and the fare varies depending on what time of day you travel, ranging from R54.00 ZAR – R80.00 ZAR (including R35.00 ZAR for the myconnect card which is necessary as you can’t pay using cash). If you prefer, instead of a myconnect card, you can buy a R85.00 ZAR single-trip card and make 1 journey anywhere on the MyCiTi network.

Taxis

You’ll find the taxis at the transport plaza which is accessible by pedestrian subway from the passenger terminal main entrance. You can hail a metered taxi here or pay a flat rate, but always negotiate the cost up front. A metered taxi will cost about R300.00 ZAR – R400.00 ZAR and gets you to Downtown Cape Town in about 20 minutes. You can also call Uber to arrange a ride.

Shuttles, limousines, and sedans

Several companies offer shuttle services to and from the airport in a variety of vehicles with prices ranging from about R60.00 ZAR and up depending on the transport and the number of people in your group.

Car Rentals

Rental car offices are also located in the transport plaza opposite the central terminal. If you plan to drive, look for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Cape Town

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How to get around in Cape Town?

Cape Town is a sprawling city, but there are several neighborhoods that are compact enough to explore on foot, including the City Bowl (city center), the Bo Kaap, and the Waterfront. It’s also an easy city to drive around, with ample parking and relatively light traffic. Here are some details about other useful modes of transport:

Public Transportation

MyCiTi is Cape Town’s efficient bus service, and a cheap way to get around the city and see many of the major landmarks. You must purchase and load a myconnect card from MyCiTi stations or select retailers. Fares vary depending on the distance you are traveling. For a different experience, you can buy a ticket on the open-topped city Sightseeing bus, a hop-on, hop-off service visiting many of the city’s top attractions. A day pass costs R170.00 ZAR if purchased online.

Taxis

Taxis are available in Cape Town and fall under the jurisdiction of the city. All of the legitimate taxis are metered. They are not allowed to stop for customers on the streets, so you should call for a taxi, or you can find them at one of the city’s designated taxi ranks. You can opt for a Rikki taxi which will save you money. These London-style taxis have operated here since 1984, which makes them a ride-share transport option predating Uber. You can go just about anywhere in central Cape Town for around R20.00 ZAR – R25.00 ZAR.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Cape Town?

U.S. citizens visiting the Republic of South Africa for 90 days or less for tourism / business purposes do not need visas. For foreign nationals, please check the Department of Home Affairs website.


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