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The best prices from Gatwick to Cape Town are usually found in March or January, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Sunday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Gatwick (LGW) to Cape Town (CPT)

LGW - CPT
Price
£504 - £919
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 mm
Popular in December High demand for flights, 32% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
Average price £695 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from £504 From Gatwick to Cape Town
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Gatwick to Cape Town?

Travellers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 25% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Gatwick to Cape Town?

To save up to 17% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 45 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Gatwick to Cape Town from £486 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £546 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Cape Town. Flights to Cape Town from Gatwick in May are about £627 on average during May, but can be found for as low as £443.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Gatwick to Cape Town is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. If a flight is in the midday is possible it can save you up to 12% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Gatwick to Cape Town in August, September 2020

The best prices found for LGW to CPT flights in August, September
28 Aug - 13 Sep
£695pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick
18 Aug - 7 Sep
£713pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick
19 Aug - 27 Aug
£714pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick

Gatwick to Cape Town 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Gatwick found for this year
14 Oct - 21 Oct
£595pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick
21 Nov - 5 Mar
£598pp
LGW
London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
21 Nov - 1 Dec
£599pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick

Direct flights to Cape Town from Gatwick

Save time with Gatwick to Cape Town direct flight deals
14 Jan - 28 Jan
£670pp
LGW
London Gatwick
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
11 Jan - 25 Jan
£671pp
LGW
London Gatwick
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
13 Jan - 1 Feb
£677pp
LGW
London Gatwick
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick

One-way flights to Cape Town from Gatwick

The cheapest one-way flights from Gatwick to Cape Town
13:15 - 14:10
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
23h 55m
LGW - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£448
Kiwi.com
12:55 - 07:20
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
17h 25m
LGW - CPT
Turkish Airlines
£452
KAYAK
10:30 - 12:45
Emirates
1 stop
25h 15m
LGW - CPT
Emirates
£462
DreamWorldTravel

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Gatwick to Cape Town flights.

Flight FAQs

From Gatwick to Cape Town

Are flight prices decreasing from Gatwick 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 Gatwick 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 Gatwick to Cape Town for under £600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Gatwick to Cape Town for under £600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £595, but on average you can expect to pay £615.

Are there direct flights from Gatwick to Cape Town for under £700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Gatwick to Cape Town under £700. A good price for a direct flight from Gatwick to Cape Town is less than £998.

Does it rain more in Gatwick or Cape Town?

In Gatwick, there will be less rainfall in Gatwick compared to Cape Town over the next 7 days.

Is Gatwick weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 29 °C range in February. The weather in Cape Town is generally hotter than Gatwick's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Gatwick to Cape Town?

For as low as £458, Turkish Airlines can have you in Cape Town from Gatwick in 17h 15m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Gatwick to Cape Town is TAP AIR PORTUGAL. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as £458 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways, starting at £458 and £469 round-trip. You may be able to fly from Gatwick to Cape Town for 26% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Gatwick to Cape Town one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Turkish Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as £432. Check flights for Emirates, as they currently have the next best price.

Alternative routes for Gatwick to Cape Town

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Gatwick to Cape Town
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R22.98
Average temperature for August in Cape Town
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for August in Cape Town
68.0 mm

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