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The best prices from Heathrow to Cape Town are usually found in May or March, booked 53 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Heathrow (LHR) to Cape Town (CPT)

LHR - CPT
Price
£518 - £857
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 mm
Popular in December High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise
Cheapest in May Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
Average price £745 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from £518 From Heathrow 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 Heathrow to Cape Town?

Leaving on a Sunday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 15% on the overall cost on flights from Heathrow to Cape Town.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 45 days in advance to save up to 17% 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 45 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 Heathrow to Cape Town 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as £485, or £545 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cape Town from Heathrow. Prices for May average £626 per person but you can even find prices for as low as £442. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 39% on your journey compared to booking in May

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Heathrow to Cape Town in the midday. Doing so could potentially save you 15% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

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

The best prices found for LHR to CPT flights in August, September
31 Aug - 16 Sep
£729pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
28 Aug - 13 Sep
£750pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
31 Aug - 16 Sep
£751pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Heathrow to Cape Town 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Heathrow found for this year
20 Nov - 23 Nov
£582pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
20 Nov - 23 Nov
£588pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Nov - 20 Nov
£598pp
LHR
London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Cape Town from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to Cape Town direct flight deals
25 Nov - 30 Nov
£677pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
23 Nov - 7 Dec
£678pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
19 Nov - 3 Dec
£679pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Cape Town from Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to Cape Town
17:00 - 09:45
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
15h 45m
LHR - CPT
Ethiopian Air
£447
DreamWorldTravel
05:55 - 13:15
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
30h 20m
LHR - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£451
Kiwi.com
18:10 - 07:20
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
36h 10m
LHR - CPT
Turkish Airlines
£463
StudentUniverse

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Heathrow to Cape Town

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Heathrow to Cape Town for under £600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £577, but on average you can expect to pay £595.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Heathrow to Cape Town under £700. A good price for a direct flight from Heathrow to Cape Town is less than £705.

Does it rain more in Heathrow or Cape Town?

Expected rainfall in Heathrow is same as in Cape Town. You can expect this to be the case over the next 17 days.

Is Heathrow 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 Heathrow'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 Heathrow to Cape Town?

Departing from Heathrow to Cape Town will take you 14h 15m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Heathrow to Cape Town round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Heathrow to Cape Town round-trip from £445. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Austrian Airlines from £451 and TAP AIR PORTUGAL from £460. These flights start at 30% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Qatar Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at £431. Ethiopian Air flights start at £445 while deals on Turkish Airlines start at £463 one-way.

Alternative routes for Heathrow to Cape Town

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Heathrow to Cape Town
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R22.31
Average temperature for August in Cape Town
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for August in Cape Town
68.0 mm

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