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Heathrow (LHR) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best LHR to CPT flight in 2022: compare Heathrow to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
LHR - CPT
Price
£668 - £1,058
CPT
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
CPT
Rainfall
20 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

November

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£551

From London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

£416

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

November is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cape Town from London Heathrow Airport. Prices for November average £642 per person but you can even find prices for as low as £460. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a November flight can save you 30% on your journey compared to booking in December

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 22 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 6% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from £661 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £710.

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 July, August 2022

The best prices found for LHR to CPT flights in July, August
23 Aug - 5 Oct
£444pp
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
23 Aug - 5 Oct
£459pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
23 Aug - 5 Oct
£480pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air France
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Air France
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

London Heathrow to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Heathrow found for this year
13 Sep - 20 May
£421pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Nov - 27 Nov
£428pp
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Nov - 27 Nov
£429pp
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Cape Town from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to Cape Town direct flight deals
14 Nov - 21 Nov
£713pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Nov - 28 Nov
£714pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
19 Nov - 5 Dec
£726pp
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
13 Jul - 20 Jul
£912pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Jul - 20 Jul
£944pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
RwandAir
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Jul - 19 Jul
£953pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
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
12:05 - 17:40
Kenya Airways
2 stops
28h 35m
LHR - CPT
Kenya Airways
£416
Kiwi.com
17:00 - 09:45
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
15h 45m
LHR - CPT
Ethiopian Air
£426
Travel2Be
13:10 - 12:25
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
22h 15m
LHR - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£433
Gotogate

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 center of Cape Town. There are 3 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, Lufthansa, and Ethiopian Air flying from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town for under £500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Kenya Airways for just £421, but on average you can expect to pay £444.

Are there nonstop flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town for under £800 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town under £800. A good price for a nonstop flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town is less than £739.

Are there last-minute flights available from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town for under £1,000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than £1,000.

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

Our cheapest airline available from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town is Kenya Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as £421 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is KLM, starting at £428. Kenya Airways is priced at 34% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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 most reliable airlines from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town on time: American Airlines (60%), Finnair (60%), Iberia (60%).

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 £2,107, our data indicates the cheapest price to be £392. The most popular route (London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl), is priced around £439.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

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 can enter Cape Town Intl without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London Heathrow are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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 = R19.78
Average temperature for July in Cape Town
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Cape Town
94.0 mm

Airports servicing London

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
Air France
£355 £736 No cancel fee 77%
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Austrian Airlines
£375 £549 No cancel fee 78%
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RwandAir
£395 £712 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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Lufthansa
£431 £546 No cancel fee 76%
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Kenya Airways
£446 £575 No cancel fee 82%
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SWISS
£459 £656 No cancel fee 79%
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Virgin Atlantic
£463 £741 No cancel fee 72%
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KLM
£468 £655 No cancel fee 75%
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Ethiopian Air
£480 £583 No cancel fee 72%
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Turkish Airlines
£485 £565 No cancel fee 77%
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Hourly flight availability from Heathrow to Cape Town

See what time of day planes typically take off from Heathrow towards Cape Town.
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Weekly flight availability
from Heathrow to Cape Town
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Heathrow to Cape Town.
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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