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Flights to Cape Town in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average priceHK$ 8,914Average for round-trip flights in January 2021
Round-trip fromHK$ 7,000From Hong Kong to Cape Town

Cheapest prices for Cape Town flights by month

January
HK$ 6,647
February
HK$ 4,918
March
HK$ 6,385
April
HK$ 5,719
May
HK$ 4,992
June
HK$ 5,659
July
HK$ 6,508
August
HK$ 6,450
September
HK$ 5,947
October
HK$ 6,117
November
HK$ 6,919
December
HK$ 8,337
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Cape Town is February. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Cape Town?

HKG - CPT
Price
HK$ 4,918 - HK$ 11,567
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 mm
January 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 61 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 day to fly to Cape Town is usually Monday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

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

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Cape Town trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

The ubiquitous fog hovering over Table Mountain, waves crashing against surfboards and carpets of rolling wineries: these are quintessential images of Cape Town. Blessed with one of the most distinct and varied landscapes in Africa and pleasant weather year-round Cape Town offers an exciting experience to lovers of the great outdoors and anyone looking for a cosmopolitan yet relaxed city to visit.

The city’s infectious energy summons even the most jet-lagged traveller to head out into the outdoors, and as Capetonians do – either hit the water to ride some waves or hike up Table Mountain. History buffs booking flights to Cape Town should reserve a tour of the infamous Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for two decades.

Exploring Cape Town’s diverse neighbourhoods is a great way to get to know the city. Wander the cobbled streets of Bo-Kaap – the historic home of the Muslims whose ancestors were brought as slaves over from Indonesia, India and Turkey. From there the glitzy beach towns of Camps Bay and Clifton are within reach.

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Cape Town climate

On a peninsula between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, Cape Town has mild winters and warm summers. Winter temperatures range from seven to 12 degrees (C) between June and August. Spring is unpredictable and can have pleasant, sunny days or days when the Cape Doctor, a southeast wind, blows up to 75mph. Summer can be very warm from December to March with temperatures reaching the 40s, but the Cape Doctor keeps it bearable. March to April and early May have the best weather and gentle winds. Rainfall is moderate throughout the year.

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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 so cheap flights to Cape Town can be found with advance planning. The peak travel season is from November through January. The area is particularly crowded during school holidays, especially the South African summer vacation period from December 1 through January 15, so plan Cape Town flights and accommodations ahead of time. Easter is another popular vacation time, as are July and August.

 

Off Season:

February through March and October are excellent times to visit because the weather is nice but the city has fewer crowds. This is also a good time to find cheap flights to Cape Town and discounted hotels because tourism is low and the city is looking for visitors. If you will be visiting for at least a week or so, winter generally has glorious days mixed in with the gloomy cold ones, and winter is when you can find the best deals.

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Getting around Cape Town

The best way to get downtown after your Cape Town flight is by hopping aboard a taxi or bus at the airport. In the city’s centre, the cheapest option to get around is Cape Town’s public bus system. Save some money by buying your tickets ahead of time and in bulk – books of ten tickets are sold. But be careful if you’re on a tight schedule. Posted drop-off and pick-up times are just estimates, and you don’t want to get stranded. If you’d rather take a taxi, you’ll be spending more money, but saving time. If you feel like doing the research, the tourism centre offers shuttle buses to popular tourist attractions such as the Table Mountain Cableway. 

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