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The best prices from Heathrow to Cape Town are usually found in May or November, booked 17 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

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

LHR - CPT
Price
£557 - £861
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 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

£557

From Heathrow to Cape Town

One-way from

£382

One-way flight 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 £638, or £717 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 £627 per person but you can even find prices for as low as £444. 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 at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 14% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to Cape Town in October, November 2020

The best prices found for LHR to CPT flights in October, November
21 Nov - 16 Jan
£445pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
7 Nov - 13 Jan
£451pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
7 Nov - 18 Dec
£454pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Heathrow to Cape Town 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Heathrow found for this year
21 Nov - 16 Jan
£445pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
7 Nov - 13 Jan
£451pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
7 Nov - 18 Dec
£454pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Cape Town from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to Cape Town direct flight deals
16 Feb - 2 Mar
£534pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
10 Jan - 8 Feb
£535pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
12 Jan - 11 Mar
£536pp
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
5 Nov - 5 Dec
£483pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
2 Nov - 5 Mar
£491pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
2 Nov - 5 Dec
£492pp
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 from Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to Cape Town
11:20 - 00:55
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
11h 35m
LHR - CPT
Virgin Atlantic
£382
DreamWorldTravel
12:25 - 08:30
Kenya Airways
2 stops
18h 05m
LHR - CPT
Kenya Airways
03:40 - 17:40
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
36h 00m
LHR - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£413
Kiwi.com

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.

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.

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.

Can I find flights from Heathrow to Cape Town for under £461 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Heathrow to Cape Town for under £461. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £441, but on average you can expect to pay £454.

Are there direct flights from Heathrow to Cape Town for under £537 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Heathrow to Cape Town under £537. A good price for a direct flight from Heathrow to Cape Town is less than £547.

Are there last-minute flights available from Heathrow to Cape Town for under £537?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Heathrow to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than £537.

Does it rain more in Heathrow or Cape Town?

Expected rainfall in Heathrow is less than in Cape Town. You can expect this to be the case over the next 21 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 15h 30m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Heathrow to Cape Town return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Heathrow to Cape Town from £446 return. This flight 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 Kenya Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at £346. Kenya Airways is not the only option available. At the moment, Virgin Atlantic is another option, for £364.

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 = R21.15
Average temperature for October in Cape Town
23.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Cape Town
37.0 mm

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Hourly flight availability from Heathrow to Cape Town

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Weekly flight availability
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Sunday
1 daily flight
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3 daily flights
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3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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