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Gatwick (LGW) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best LGW to CPT flight in 2021: compare Gatwick to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
LGW - CPT
Price
£519 - £875
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Precipitation
9 - 94 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£519

From London Gatwick to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

£365

One-way flight from London Gatwick to Cape Town Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 37 days in advance to save up to 4% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 37 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as £604, or £620 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town?

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from London Gatwick Airport. Users have commonly found prices around £598 for the month, but tickets can be as low as £395. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town (LGW - CPT)?

When flying from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Gatwick to Cape Town in September, October 2021

The best prices found for LGW to CPT flights in September, October
23 Sep - 20 Oct
£413pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
23 Sep - 16 Oct
£413pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
23 Sep - 16 Oct
£414pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick

London Gatwick to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Gatwick found for this year
1 Nov - 8 Nov
£402pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick
23 Sep - 20 Oct
£413pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
23 Sep - 16 Oct
£413pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick

Last-minute flights from Gatwick to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Gatwick, departing today and this week
29 Sep - 6 Oct
£451pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
29 Sep - 6 Oct
£454pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
29 Sep - 6 Oct
£483pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from London Gatwick

The cheapest one-way flights from Gatwick to Cape Town
08:45 - 06:15
Qatar Airways
1 stop
19h 30m
LGW - CPT
Qatar Airways
£365
Voliamo
11:50 - 07:05
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
17h 15m
LGW - CPT
Turkish Airlines
£387
FlightHub
10:30 - 08:45
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
21h 15m
LGW - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£394
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Gatwick to Cape Town

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cape Town from London Gatwick?

For a flight from London Gatwick to Cape Town, you will be flying into Cape Town Intl. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is just 9.7 mi from the centre vof the city. Cape Town Intl is the only Cape Town airport and it handles 0 inbound flights from London Gatwick per day. 10 airlines have flights to Cape Town Intl from London Gatwick on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from London Gatwick to Cape Town Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

British Airways, Emirates, and Turkish Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Are flight prices decreasing from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both London Gatwick Airport and Cape Town for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town for under £500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town for under £500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £402, but on average you can expect to pay £429.

Are there last-minute flights available from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town for under £500?

There are currently 9+ open flights from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than £500.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town return?

Our cheapest airline available from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town is Turkish Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as £413 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Qatar Airways, starting at £433. Users have found that Turkish Airlines is 31% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cape Town from Gatwick?

Information is based on travel restrictions from London Gatwick to Cape Town Intl

Most visitors from London Gatwick need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cape Town Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London Gatwick must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London Gatwick are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Do I need a test to fly back to Gatwick from Cape Town?

Returning to London Gatwick from Cape Town Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to London Gatwick.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering London Gatwick.

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Alternative routes for Gatwick to Cape Town

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Gatwick to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R20.23
Average temperature for September in Cape Town
21.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Cape Town
44.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 9 airlines flying from London Gatwick to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Gatwick to Cape Town choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
£372 £486 No cancel fee 72%
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RwandAir
£393 £613 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by RwandAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Turkish Airlines
£399 £574 No cancel fee 77%
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Malta MedAir
£413 £557 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Malta MedAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Qatar Airways
£423 £607 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
£429 £599 No cancel fee 75%
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Condor
£462 £503 No cancel fee 76%
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British Airways
£473 £788 No cancel fee 70%
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South African
£580 £715 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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