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The best prices from Manchester to Cape Town Intl are usually found in March or May, booked 32 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Sunday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Manchester (MAN) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best MAN to CPT flight in 2021: compare Manchester to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
MAN - CPT
Price
£533 - £784
CPT
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
CPT
Precipitation
20 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

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

Round-trip from

S$ 533

From Manchester to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

£359

One-way flight from Manchester 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 day to fly return from Manchester to Cape Town?

Travellers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 22% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Manchester to Cape Town, book at least 31 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 11% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from £627 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £678.

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

Flights from Manchester to Cape Town lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Manchester to Cape Town in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at £410.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Manchester to Cape Town (MAN - CPT)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 20% on flights from Manchester to Cape Town by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Manchester to Cape Town in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MAN to CPT flights in September, October
30 Sep - 9 Oct
£416pp
MAN
Manchester
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
MAN
Manchester
30 Sep - 9 Oct
£433pp
MAN
Manchester
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
20 Oct - 5 Nov
£442pp
MAN
Manchester
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Air France
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester

Manchester to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Manchester found for this year
30 Sep - 9 Oct
£416pp
MAN
Manchester
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
MAN
Manchester
31 Dec - 29 Jan
£418pp
MAN
Manchester
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
MAN
Manchester
30 Sep - 9 Oct
£433pp
MAN
Manchester
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester

Last-minute flights from Manchester to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Manchester, departing today and this week
30 Sep - 9 Oct
£416pp
MAN
Manchester
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
MAN
Manchester
30 Sep - 9 Oct
£433pp
MAN
Manchester
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
30 Sep - 15 Oct
£486pp
MAN
Manchester
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAN
Manchester

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Manchester

The cheapest one-way flights from Manchester to Cape Town
14:55 - 09:45
Ethiopian Air
2 stops
17h 50m
MAN - CPT
Ethiopian Air
£359
Gotogate
01:45 - 08:45
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
29h 00m
MAN - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£380
Gotogate
07:20 - 07:20
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
23h 00m
MAN - CPT
Turkish Airlines
£421
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Manchester to Cape Town

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Manchester to Cape Town Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Ethiopian Air, Emirates, and KLM are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Ethiopian Air with this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Manchester 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. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from Manchester to Cape Town Intl. Policies will vary by airline.

Are flight prices decreasing from Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester to Cape Town for under £500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Manchester to Cape Town for under £500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just £416, but on average you can expect to pay £443.

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

There are currently 15+ open flights from Manchester to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than £500.

How popular is this Manchester to Cape Town flight route?

Flights from Manchester to Cape Town Intl have been viewed 4,417 times in the past calendar month.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Manchester to Cape Town is Ethiopian Air. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as £416 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are KLM and Air France, starting at £444 and £461 round-trip. Ethiopian Air is currently priced 31% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Ethiopian Air, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as £326. However, be on the lookout for offers from Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Manchester to Cape Town for a low price.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Manchester to Cape Town?

When booking a flight from Manchester 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 Manchester to Cape Town?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Manchester to Cape Town? While on average our users pay £1,338, our data indicates the cheapest price to be £284. The most popular route (Manchester - Cape Town Intl), is priced around £444.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Manchester to Cape Town Intl

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Manchester 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 Manchester from Cape Town?

Returning to Manchester 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 Manchester.

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

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Alternative routes for Manchester 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 Manchester to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R20.22
Average temperature for September in Cape Town
21.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Cape Town
44.0 mm

Airports servicing Manchester

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines flying from Manchester to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Manchester 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
£342 £475 No cancel fee 72%
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Austrian Airlines
£411 £590 No cancel fee 78%
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Turkish Airlines
£420 £560 No cancel fee 77%
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SWISS
£428 £679 No cancel fee 79%
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Lufthansa
£443 £719 No cancel fee 76%
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Air France
£452 £661 No cancel fee 77%
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KLM
£455 £730 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
£465 £610 No cancel fee 68%
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Virgin Atlantic
£480 £622 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
£491 £629 No cancel fee 75%
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