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R779 Find cheap flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

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Cheap flight deals from Cape Town to OR Tambo (CPT-JNB)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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20:20 - 22:20CPT-JNB
2h 00mdirect
5:55 - 8:15JNB-CPT
2h 20mdirect
R2 084
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Sat, Jul 27 - Sun, Jul 28
6:30 - 8:30CPT-JNB
2h 00mdirect
6:15 - 8:30JNB-CPT
2h 15mdirect
R2 157
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Thu, Aug 22 - Wed, Aug 28
20:55 - 23:00CPT-JNB
2h 05mdirect
11:30 - 13:50JNB-CPT
2h 20mdirect
R2 193FlySafair
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Fri, Aug 23 - Sun, Aug 25
20:20 - 22:20CPT-JNB
2h 00mdirect
6:30 - 8:40JNB-CPT
2h 10mdirect
R2 247
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Mon, Jul 29 - Tue, Aug 6
8:30 - 10:30CPT-JNB
2h 00mdirect
7:00 - 9:10JNB-CPT
2h 10mdirect
R2 266Lift
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Sat, Jul 27 - Sun, Jul 28
20:55 - 23:00CPT-JNB
2h 05mdirect
6:30 - 8:50JNB-CPT
2h 20mdirect
R2 284FlySafair
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Fri, Oct 18 - Sun, Oct 20
6:50 - 8:55CPT-JNB
2h 05mdirect
6:15 - 8:30JNB-CPT
2h 15mdirect
R2 628Airlink
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Tue, Aug 6 - Tue, Aug 13
20:20 - 22:20CPT-JNB
2h 00mdirect
20:30 - 22:40JNB-CPT
2h 10mdirect
R2 646South African
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Tue, Jul 30 - Sun, Aug 4
19:00 - 21:00CPT-JNB
2h 00mdirect
10:00 - 12:10JNB-CPT
2h 10mdirect
R2 664Lift
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Mon, Aug 5 - Sun, Aug 11
18:40 - 20:45CPT-JNB
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6:15 - 8:30JNB-CPT
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R2 846Airlink
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Flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

The average price of all flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a flight deal from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, look for departures on Wednesdays and avoid leaving on a Sunday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly and Thursday is the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is November, where tickets cost R2 030 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are March and December, where the average cost of tickets is R2 664 and R2 628 respectively.

Can I save money by flying with a stopover from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

The average price for all direct flights, flights with one stopover, and flights with two stopovers for the route found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
No, with an average price for the route of R10 104, prices are generally cheapest when you fly direct.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you should book around 1 day before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 95 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The cheapest return flight ticket from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for R2 193 on FlySafair, followed by Lift (R2 266). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as R779 on South African and from R997 on Lift.

Which airlines fly most frequently between Cape Town and OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

Cape Town and OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg are connected by different airlines. The airlines that fly that route the most regularly are FlySafair (134 flights per week), Airlink (44 flights per week), and South African (42 flights per week).

Which airlines fly direct between Cape Town and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.
There are 6 airlines that fly direct from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. They are: Airlink, Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations, Singapore Airlines and South African. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with South African at R784 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at South African.

How many flights are there between Cape Town and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport per day?

Each day, there are between 36 and 43 nonstop flights that take off from Cape Town and land in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, with an average flight time of 2h 03m. The most common departure time is 6:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 279 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Friday, when 15% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Saturday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 4 cabin class options for the route. These are First, Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg take?

The average direct flight takes 2h 00m, covering a distance of 2 045 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Cape Town at 5:45 and will be landing in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 7:50.

What’s the latest departure time from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport jets off at 20:55 and lands at 23:00.

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Low season

February

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R779
Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (13% more expensive on average)
Flight from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

When to book flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Cape Town to OR Tambo based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg flights

  • How can I get to Cape Town International Airport from the city centre?

    Make your way to the airport using the MyCiti bus rapid transit from the Civic Centre Bus Station located on Hertzog Boulevard in the city to the MyCiTi Airport Bus Station outside the main Airport terminal. Buses on the A01 Airport to Civic Centre route depart around every 20 minutes. They run daily from 5am to 9:30pm and the trip time is around 30 minutes. Purchase a MyConnect Card for around R35,00 at any of the MyCiti stations kiosks.

  • Is there somewhere to relax at OR Tambo International Airport while I wait for my connecting flight?

    If you are in transit at OR Tambo International Airport make use of one of the airport lounges in the International Departures Terminal. These include lounges hosted by British Airways, Bidvest Premier, Menzies Shongololo, South African Airways, Emirates Air, Air France, Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse or Aspire Lounge (Swissport). Seating in the airport terminals, although comfortable, don't allow for stretching out or sleeping due to the armrests.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was R43 for a one-way ticket and R115 for a return.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    KLM, and Lufthansa offer inflight Wi-Fi service on the Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    The Boeing 737-800 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Cape Town and OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    There are direct flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg, FlySafair or South African?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg are FlySafair and South African. With an average price for the route of R2 365 and an overall rating of 8,2, FlySafair is the most popular choice. South African is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R1 688 and an overall rating of 7,7.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg from Cape Town is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg with an airline and back to Cape Town with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg from Cape Town up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R1 097 or less one-way and R2 456 or less round-trip.
  • If you arrive late at night at OR Tambo International Airport, it’s more convenient to stay at hotels located at the airport, which include the 5-star InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo Airport or Protea Hotel Transit OR Tambo Airport.
  • If you need help with your bags at OR Tambo International Airport, luggage trolleys are on hand around the airport terminals. Authorised porters are available to help and a R10,00 per bag tip is acceptable.
  • Modes of public transport from OR Tambo International Airport include the Gautrain rapid rail system, which takes around 15 minutes to Sandton or Rosebank and costs around R200,00. Taxis, shuttle buses, car rentals and ride-sharing services like Uber are also available for you to travel with.
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Prefer to fly direct from Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg OR Tambo?

Find which airlines fly direct from Cape Town Intl to OR Tambo, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +14 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +15 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +15 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +16 more

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Direct returns

Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cape Town Intl

Monday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +15 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +16 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +15 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +16 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

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Top 4 airlines serving from Cape Town to OR Tambo

 
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AirlinkOverall score based on 72 reviews
8,8Crew
6,3Entertainment
8,1Comfort
8,2Boarding
7,6Food
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Airlink is my preferred airline for travel in South and Southern Africa. Upington international airport is small so check in and security screening is a breeze. Boarding is easy and the flight was good. Took a while to get the luggage at OR Tambo airport but all in all a nice experience

8,0 ExcellentGerhard, May 2024UTN - JNB
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Airlink is my preferred airline for travel in South and Southern Africa. Upington international airport is small so check in and security screening is a breeze. Boarding is easy and the flight was good. Took a while to get the luggage at OR Tambo airport but all in all a nice experience

It was a great experience , it was quick and on time

this route is more expensive than you would expect. Boarding, disembarking was easy and fast. Cabin crew was friendly. Seats are small

The meal was excellent and well suited to a short journey.

Original flight was delayed due to technical issue. Very poor communication. The manager only appeared when we were climbing on board the plane.This resulted in us missing our follow on flight also with Airlink. No ticket issued from Skukuza and no assistance when we landed to address the issue. We had to make our own arrangements and go to their sales desk. Again they had no knowledge of the flight delay and of any passengers that had connecting flights. The lady (unfortunately with all the STRESS I have forgotten her name) at the counter was extremely helpful and is an excellent example of the type of employee Airlink need to promote and employ. Our luggage was in limbo due to all the missing information and assistance. We had to resort to buying extra tickets from South African Airways who were extremely helpful. I work at an airport so am familiar with its workings. I will infuture be looking for alternative flights.

Airline is the best airline experience I’ve ever had.

My flight was good no comments Crew members were good Flight on schedule even earlier at some point Thanks

Easy boarding, smooth flight, friendly and helpful attendants. As with every other airline, there isn't enough leg room to be comfortable. Food was adequate.

Easy short flight from Johannesburg to Harare. Boarding was slow, flight attendants were friendly. They did a meal service on this short flight, including wine, which was pretty cool.

Flight was moved forward by 2 hours with 3 days notice. This meant I could not connect from flight from Johannesburg. So did not take the flight and drove to Kasane. Will never use Air Botswana unless absolutely necessary. Mark

Very good experience considering that is low cost company. Good value for money.

Make some provisions for non-disabled elderly people who don't require assistance necessarily but would appreciate not having to walks long distances or stand for prolonged periods of time. For example: Seats close to boarding gates. Not being required to climb down and up stairs to board and deplane if in rows 17 upwards. Not being required to stand in long queues in boarding tunnels waiting to board. Priority fast track through security points to avoid long queues in departure halls.

Great airline. Will use again. Keep up the great work though and maintain your customer retention. And please keep an eye on the bottom line and stay in business for decades to come and grow from strength to strength.

For the first time ever we had a grumpy check in agent. I got told off for not having a lock on my bag and she looked seriously put out that we were checking in as a group of 7. Very unusual as I fly regularly with Safair and all the staff have always been super friendly.

Free or minimal cost water available in recyclable cups on board would be very welcome! Everything else was great!

Seats are small. But I guess that will not change on my behalf. Otherwise their service is great.

Loved our Cabin Crew you could tell they enjoyed there job. The Chief Stuart was a delight. What a great way to start our day with such a positive company.

Pros: "crew insisting everyone covers mouth and nose with the mask"
Cons: "surprised to see no separation between people,"
Pros: "Seat could be wider or a business class option would be welcome"

Flight was cancelled with no notification until I reached the check-in desk at the airport. I also got downgraded and they lost my luggage.

Very bad. Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

Very bad, Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

The flight SA227 on 2nd March Sao Paulo to Cape Town was delayed by 3 hours. All other flights leaving Sao Paulo left on time. We were told that we were waiting for push back and a routing from Air traffic control. I don't believe this, what was the real reason for the flight delay?

I think more immigration officers at Or Tambo- I spent 90 mins in a queue before I can assisted and most people missed their appointments and meetings

Not sure it was a basic airline so nothing much to like but what was annoying was they delayed so much we missed our connecting flight and we had to almost fight to be out on the next flight and also even get food

Everything the crew werr nice and helpful plus the food was good

First row in business class is terrible - no storage space with video screen folded down between seats. Entertainment system didn't show flight info...

At the last minute as I boarded the airplane they made me check my carry on bag. When I arrived my Apple Watch, sunglasses, and medications had been stolen. I find this absolutely unacceptable. I will never fly with SAA again.

Cons: "It’s a hop and a skip, just 2 1/2 hours. But. Nice flight"

They canceled my flight didn't inform me , while I was had already checked in , this was worst experience ever

Plettenberg Bay is a unique airport, so boarding with always have certain quirks. Cemair has zero regard for passengers, and their commitment to adhering to departure times. In two flights we had 3 flight changes, and a 1.5h delay. If you have any kind preceding or follow on plans, do not fly Cemair.

For now everything is good we want access to book direct to camair

send ourt booking confirmation numbers as soon as payment is done to simplify checkin

No A/C on the plane - and it was hot. Unmarked aircraft - looked sketchy.

Flight delayed with no explanation was only made aware lats min when already arrived at the air port

Efficient low cost operation.. Gets you from A to B, not much else.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Cape Town to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
31/7Wed
directSouth African
2h 00mCPT-JNB
R779
24/7Wed
directSouth African
2h 00mCPT-JNB
R979
22/7Mon
directLift
2h 00mCPT-JNB
R997
25/7Thu
directLift
2h 00mCPT-JNB
R1 051
23/8Fri
directFlySafair
2h 05mCPT-JNB
R1 087
6/9Fri
directFlySafair
2h 05mCPT-JNB
R1 124
4/9Wed
directAirlink
2h 05mCPT-JNB
R1 142
18/8Sun
directAirlink
2h 05mCPT-JNB
R1 178
30/12Mon
directCemair
2h 00mCPT-JNB
R5 474
23/7Tue
2 stopsCemair
25h 50mCPT-JNB
R6 090

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Last minute flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg that are departing in the next 10 days.
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direct
2h 00mCPT-JNB
28/7Sun
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2h 20mJNB-CPT
R1 849
21/7Sun
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28/7Sun
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2h 20mJNB-CPT
R1 976
21/7Sun
directLift
2h 00mCPT-JNB
23/7Tue
directLift
2h 10mJNB-CPT
R2 012
20/7Sat
direct
2h 05mCPT-JNB
27/7Sat
direct
2h 10mJNB-CPT
R2 084
20/7Sat
directFlySafair
2h 05mCPT-JNB
27/7Sat
directFlySafair
2h 20mJNB-CPT
R2 102
19/7Fri
directLift
2h 00mCPT-JNB
22/7Mon
directLift
2h 10mJNB-CPT
R2 139
18/7Thu
direct
2h 00mCPT-JNB
25/7Thu
direct
2h 10mJNB-CPT
R2 175
17/7Wed
directFlySafair
2h 05mCPT-JNB
21/7Sun
directFlySafair
2h 20mJNB-CPT
R2 211
21/7Sun
directAirlink
2h 05mCPT-JNB
28/7Sun
directAirlink
2h 15mJNB-CPT
R2 628
21/7Sun
directAirlink
2h 05mCPT-JNB
28/7Sun
directAirlink
2h 15mJNB-CPT
R2 646

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Cape Town - OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg Flights

Departure:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Destination:

OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Return flight deals:

OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg - Cape Town

Cabin classes:

R88 539
R7 159
R8 011
R1 160