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Flights to Cape Town in 2021

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, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average priceC$ 1,169Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip fromC$ 872From Toronto to Cape Town
One-way fromC$ 626One-way flight from Toronto to Cape Town

Cheap flights to Cape Town in April, May 2021

The best prices found for CPT flights for April, May
21 May - 28 May
C$ 1,076pp
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Toronto Pearson Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Toronto Pearson Intl
1 May - 29 May
C$ 1,077pp
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Toronto Pearson Intl
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1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
1 May - 29 May
C$ 1,084pp
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Toronto Pearson Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
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Toronto Pearson Intl

Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town found for this year
1 Jun - 15 Jun
C$ 872pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
1 Jun - 15 Jun
C$ 876pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
1 Jun - 15 Jun
C$ 880pp
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Toronto Pearson Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
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Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
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Toronto Pearson Intl

Cheapest prices for Cape Town flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Cape Town found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
C$ 1,075
February
C$ 1,047
March
C$ 1,097
April
C$ 1,148
May
C$ 1,102
June
C$ 1,221
July
C$ 1,681
August
C$ 1,396
September
C$ 1,273
October
C$ 1,212
November
C$ 1,033
December
C$ 1,227
November is currently the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Cape Town?

Average Cape Town Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
YTO - CPT
Price
C$ 1,033 - C$ 2,047
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, November is seen as the time to fly to Cape Town, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. February tends to be the warmest period in Cape Town so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. July is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Cape Town, you should look to book at least 49 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cape Town?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Cape Town. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

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.

Cape Town may the oldest city in South Africa, but its beauty reigns on. Travellers book flights to Cape Town for a trendy South African experience and wind up captivated by the majestic landscape of beaches, mountains and miles of coastline. Cape Town is famed as one of the best destinations in South Africa. 

There’s as much culture in Cape Town as there is throughout South Africa, but unlike the rest of the country, this city is laid-back and relaxed. Many Cape Town flights are filled with travellers heading to one of the city’s charming vineyards. Award-winning wine and South African architecture grace the vineyards, making them a must-see tourist spot for anyone aboard flights to Cape Town. After a relaxing day at the vineyards, a drive into Cape Town’s bustling city provides tourists with a glimpse of South African nightlife at its best. The city centre features retail stores, vendors and street markets selling everything from African souvenirs to clothes and accessories. Or, find cheap flights to Cape Town and spend your days lazy on the beach. 

Keep your trip to Cape Town flexible. Regardless of what you choose to see and do, you’ll likely board your Cape Town flight wishing for more time to explore this South African city. 

Book a flight to Cape Town, and return with a new sense of wonder.

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Cape Town climate

Sandwiched between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, Cape Town catches sea breezes from both sides making flights to Cape Town ideal for those looking to vacation in a moderate climate. Its peninsular location leaves it experiencing mild-mannered winters and comfortable summers with temperatures spiking no higher than 26 degrees Celsius. 

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When is the best time to fly to Cape Town?

Whether you’re hiking to the top of Table Mountain or heading downtown for a Ladysmith Black Mambazo show, there’s no wrong time to book your flight to Cape Town.

Peak Season: 

Flights to Cape Town are packed between the months of November and February, when it’s summer in South Africa and tourists are flocking to the tip of the continent to enjoy the hottest spots in the sun-soaked Southern Hemisphere. 

Off-Peak Season: 

The best time to grab a cheap flight to Cape Town is during the transitional seasons of autumn and spring.  Because of the mild variation in seasons, Cape Town in the fall or spring experiences balmy weather and wind-free days. Several concerts and festivals are scheduled to draw visitors to Cape Town throughout the year.

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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 10 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 like the Table Mountain Cableway. 

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