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Heathrow (LHR) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best LHR to CPT flight in 2021: compare Heathrow to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
LHR - CPT
Price
£726 - £1,122
CPT
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
CPT
Precipitation
20 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

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

Round-trip from

£526

From London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

£143

One-way flight from London Heathrow 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 Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

To save on the cost of your flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town, book at least 37 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 4% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from £601 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £617.

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

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cape Town from London Heathrow Airport. Prices for May average £595 per person but you can even find prices for as low as £393. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 38% on your journey compared to booking in May

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

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to Cape Town in October, November 2021

The best prices found for LHR to CPT flights in October, November
18 Nov - 23 Nov
£371pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Nov - 11 Dec
£378pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
28 Nov - 6 Dec
£388pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

London Heathrow to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Heathrow found for this year
27 Dec - 8 Feb
£299pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
27 Dec - 11 Jan
£307pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
27 Dec - 8 Feb
£314pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Cape Town from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to Cape Town direct flight deals
27 Dec - 8 Feb
£299pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
18 Feb - 5 Mar
£303pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
27 Dec - 11 Jan
£307pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from Heathrow to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Heathrow, departing today and this week
28 Oct - 3 Nov
£413pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
28 Oct - 10 Nov
£414pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
26 Oct - 2 Nov
£417pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from London Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to Cape Town
13:15 - 03:00
British Airways
Direct
11h 45m
LHR - CPT
British Airways
£143
Netflights
13:35 - 18:30
Air France
1 stop
26h 55m
LHR - CPT
Air France
£333
123 Milhas
12:25 - 08:35
Kenya Airways
2 stops
18h 10m
LHR - CPT
Kenya Airways
£334
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Heathrow</span> to <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Heathrow to Cape Town

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

If you book a flight to Cape Town from London Heathrow, you will be flying to Cape Town Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is located 9.7 mi from the centre of Cape Town. There are 0 flights from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl per day from 15 different airlines.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like British Airways, Ethiopian Air, and Kenya Airways flying from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. New policies for travellers booking flights from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town for under £300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town for under £300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £208, but on average you can expect to pay £325.

Are there direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town for under £300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town under £300. A good price for a direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town is less than £503.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than £500.

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

Our cheapest airline available from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town is Virgin Atlantic. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as £299 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Etihad Airways and Lufthansa, starting at £388 and £402 round-trip. Virgin Atlantic is priced at 50% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as £143 on British Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Etihad Airways from £322 and Ethiopian Air from £323 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

When booking a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town, you may want to consider flying on Air France, British Airways or Emirates as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

Looking for the cheapest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town? While on average our users pay £1,070, our data indicates the cheapest price to be £268. The most popular route (London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl), is priced around £208.

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London Heathrow 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 Heathrow from Cape Town?

Returning to London Heathrow 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 Heathrow.

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

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Alternative routes for Heathrow 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 Heathrow to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R19.96
Flight duration from London Heathrow to CPT
11h 47m
Average temperature for October in Cape Town
23.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Cape Town
37.0 mm

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Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines flying from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Heathrow 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
£361 £508 No cancel fee 72%
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SWISS
£387 £607 No cancel fee 79%
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Kenya Airways
£395 £504 No cancel fee 82%
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Austrian Airlines
£410 £543 No cancel fee 78%
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Emirates
£411 £585 No cancel fee 75%
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Turkish Airlines
£414 £556 No cancel fee 77%
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Malta MedAir
£438 £664 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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Air France
£442 £699 No cancel fee 77%
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Qatar Airways
£451 £580 No cancel fee 68%
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KLM
£453 £753 No cancel fee 75%
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