More Information about Cape Town
Cape Town has much to offer tourists, and it is the second-largest city in South Africa and home to the South African parliament. Adventure lovers will have an amazing time, catching a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for a bird’s eye view of the city before abseiling down again. For those less adventurous, the cable car can also be taken to get back on terra firma. History lovers will enjoy Robben Island and the District Six Museum for an in-depth look at South Africa's period of apartheid. There are also a number of places to enjoy eating at in Cape Town, including Nyoni’s Kraal which offers a broad range of local delicacies.
Flying to Cape Town
1. Which airports serve Johannesburg to Cape Town?
O. R. Tambo International Airport is the most popular airport serving flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town and is located outside Johannesburg. It is the primary international airport for South Africa.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town?
Comair Limited is the major provider of these flights, with daily departures and no connections required, with Safair, Mango and South African also offering similar flights. Air Botswana also offers some departures throughout the week.
3. How long is the flight?
If you book a direct flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town you can expect it to take approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes. Cape Town and Johannesburg are in the same time zone.
4. Climate changes between Johannesburg to Cape Town
Cape Town and Johannesburg share fairly similar temperatures throughout the year, with the coolest months being June and July. Johannesburg experiences heavier rainfall from November through March, while in Cape Town rain mostly falls from May through August.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
Cape Town’s currency is the South African Rand and it can be acquired at most banks, international airports, hotels and official currency exchangers.
US passport holders do not need a visa to enter South Africa for tourism purposes if staying for 90 days or less.
Museum fanatics will enjoy the chance to visit the National Gallery and Iziko Museum, while beach lovers maybe interested in visiting the more secluded shores of Beta Beach, Oudekraal or Tietiesbaai for some rest and relaxation without hordes of people.
Those seeking a drink may enjoy a stop at bars such as Juliep or the Waiting Room, while the Neighbourhood, another renowned bar, also features a vast balcony that can be used to sit and watch the crowds passing along on the street below.
Shopping opportunities also abound, with the Pan African Market and Greenmarket Square offering the opportunity to bargain for gifts and souvenirs. The most adventurous may also enjoy the opportunity to go shark cage diving as well. In Cape Town, you really get the best of both worlds: coastal and city life, mountains, country walks and all the benefits of a vibrant urban area.
Johannesburg to Cape Town Last modified: Sep 19, 2023 11:44 -04:00
We've scanned 109 155 000 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Cape Town. Safair & South African frequently offer the best deals to Cape Town flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.
Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town?
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How far in advance should I book tickets from Johannesburg to Cape Town?
The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
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|< 7 days||R2 745||R3 241|
|7-14 days||R1 754||R3 241|
|14-21 days||R1 754||R3 241|
|21-30 days||R2 326||R3 241|
|30-60 days||R2 326||R3 241|
|60-90 days||R1 945||R3 241|
|90+ days||R2 326||R3 241|
Cheapest Day To Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town
We've examined 215 181 508 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from Johannesburg to Cape Town by Month
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Johannesburg to Cape Town flights.
|Month||Origin||Destination||Carrier||Depart Date||Return Date||Stops||Price|
|September||Johannesburg||Cape Town||Cemair||2023/09/25||2023/09/26||0||R2 745|
|October||Johannesburg||Cape Town||South African||2023/10/09||2023/10/14||0||R1 754|
|November||Johannesburg||Cape Town||S African Airlink||2023/11/01||2023/11/02||0||R2 326|
|December||Johannesburg||Cape Town||Safair||2023/12/22||2023/12/29||0||R1 945|
|January||Johannesburg||Cape Town||S African Airlink||2024/01/02||2024/01/16||0||R2 326|
|February||Johannesburg||Cape Town||S African Airlink||2024/02/01||2024/02/05||0||R2 326|
|March||Johannesburg||Cape Town||S African Airlink||2024/03/01||2024/03/02||0||R2 326|
|April||Johannesburg||Cape Town||S African Airlink||2024/04/04||2024/04/07||0||R2 326|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town
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|R3 107||R2 326|
|R2 326||R2 555|
|R2 555||R2 326|
Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town is R3 241.
The average price for direct flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town is R2 269.
The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town is R1 106.
The average price for round trip flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town is R2 269.
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Johannesburg to Cape Town Airports
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