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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
£520 - £803
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

Average price

£626

Average for round-trip flights in April 2021

Round-trip from

£520

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 37 days in advance to save up to 4% 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 37 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 £594, or £610 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 £588 per person but you can even find prices for as low as £389. 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

Cheap flights from Heathrow to Cape Town in April, May 2021

The best prices found for LHR to CPT flights in April, May
9 May - 22 May
£414pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
2 May - 21 Jun
£415pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
16 May - 29 May
£427pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Heathrow to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Heathrow found for this year
20 Nov - 16 Jan
£407pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
9 May - 22 May
£414pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
2 May - 21 Jun
£415pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Cape Town from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to Cape Town direct flight deals
24 Sep - 8 Oct
£526pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
24 Sep - 8 Oct
£539pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
8 Sep - 29 Sep
£541pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
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
1 May - 3 May
£477pp
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
1 May - 21 May
£484pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
1 May - 4 May
£485pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Cape Town from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to Cape Town
17:00 - 09:45
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
15h 45m
LHR - CPT
Ethiopian Air
£397
Kiwi.com
17:00 - 04:05
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
34h 05m
LHR - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£416
Combigo
07:45 - 17:40
Kenya Airways
2 stops
32h 55m
LHR - CPT
Kenya Airways
£417
KAYAK

Related info for your journey

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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.

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 0 flights from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl per day from 15 different airlines.

Can I find flights from Heathrow to Cape Town for under £430 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Heathrow to Cape Town for under £430. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Lufthansa for just £414, but on average you can expect to pay £433.

Are there direct flights from Heathrow to Cape Town for under £573 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Heathrow to Cape Town under £573. A good price for a direct flight from Heathrow to Cape Town is less than £575.

Are there last-minute flights available from Heathrow to Cape Town for under £501?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Heathrow to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than £501.

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 20 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 30m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Heathrow to Cape Town from £414 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Kenya Airways, from £416, and Ethiopian Air, from £431. 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 Ethiopian Air, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at £318. Ethiopian Air is not the only option available. At the moment, Kenya Airways is another option, for £340.

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 = R19.93
Average temperature for April in Cape Town
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Cape Town
63.0 mm

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Top 10 airlines flying from Heathrow to Cape Town

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
Kenya Airways
£546 £696 No cancel fee 82%
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Austrian Airlines
£565 £749 No cancel fee 78%
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Turkish Airlines
£572 £767 No cancel fee 77%
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Qatar Airways
£623 £800 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
£568 £807 No cancel fee 75%
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SWISS
£534 £838 No cancel fee 79%
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South African
£631 £886 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Etihad Airways
£677 £895 No cancel fee 75%
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Malta MedAir
£604 £917 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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Virgin Atlantic
£650 £936 No cancel fee 72%
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