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Find cheap flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar from R5 402

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Cheap flight deals from Cape Town to Zanzibar

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar 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.
14:30 - 1:35CPT-ZNZ
10h 05m2 stops
10:10 - 21:40ZNZ-CPT
12h 30m1 stop
R10 198Kenya Airways
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Tue, May 21 - Tue, May 28
14:30 - 11:10CPT-ZNZ
19h 40m3 stops
3:40 - 13:40ZNZ-CPT
11h 00m2 stops
R10 217Kenya Airways
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Tue, May 21 - Wed, Jun 19
15:20 - 13:00CPT-ZNZ
20h 40m1 stop
17:00 - 13:00ZNZ-CPT
21h 00m1 stop
R10 918Ethiopian Air
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Sat, Jun 8 - Sat, Jun 15
5:50 - 19:50CPT-ZNZ
13h 00m2 stops
10:10 - 22:25ZNZ-CPT
13h 15m2 stops
R10 994
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Mon, Mar 18 - Fri, Mar 22
14:35 - 13:00CPT-ZNZ
21h 25m1 stop
17:00 - 13:00ZNZ-CPT
21h 00m1 stop
R11 164Ethiopian Air
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Mon, May 27 - Sat, Jun 8
14:30 - 1:35CPT-ZNZ
10h 05m2 stops
3:40 - 14:35ZNZ-CPT
11h 55m2 stops
R11 183
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Tue, May 28 - Thu, Jun 6
5:45 - 13:25CPT-ZNZ
6h 40m1 stop
14:25 - 20:45ZNZ-CPT
7h 20m1 stop
R11 563FlySafair
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Tue, May 28 - Sat, Jun 8
20:45 - 0:40CPT-ZNZ
26h 55m1 stop
14:25 - 8:15ZNZ-CPT
18h 50m1 stop
R11 657FlySafair
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Fri, Mar 29 - Tue, Apr 2
12:35 - 8:10CPT-ZNZ
18h 35m1 stop
23:20 - 20:50ZNZ-CPT
22h 30m2 stops
R20 850Qatar Airways
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Mon, Mar 25 - Thu, Apr 4
12:35 - 8:10CPT-ZNZ
18h 35m1 stop
23:20 - 20:50ZNZ-CPT
22h 30m2 stops
R20 964Qatar Airways
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Sun, Mar 24 - Thu, Apr 4

Flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar 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 Zanzibar?

The average price of all flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Cape Town to Zanzibar, you should consider leaving on a Saturday and avoid Sundays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Cape Town, you’ll find the best rates on Mondays and the most expensive ones on Thursdays.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar, 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 Zanzibar is November, where tickets cost R10 349 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and January, where the average cost of tickets is R12 017 and R11 297 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar, 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 Zanzibar, you should book around 2 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 59 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the best return deals on flights connecting Cape Town to Zanzibar were found on Kenya Airways (R10 198) and Ethiopian Air (R10 918). FlySafair proposed the cheapest one-way flight at R5 402.

How long does a flight from Cape Town to Zanzibar take?

Flying between Zanzibar and Cape Town will take minimum 6h 40m and will require at least one stop.

Good to know

Low season

February

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R5 402
Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (9% more expensive on average)
Flight from Cape Town to Zanzibar

When to book flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Cape Town to Zanzibar based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar

  • How can I fly from Cape Town to Zanzibar?

    Several airlines are flying the same route; you can opt to fly with Kenya Airways, which makes one stop at Jomo Kenyatta International airport. You can also opt for other airlines like Qatar, Turkish, and Ethiopian.

  • Are there onsite hotels at Zanzibar (ZNZ)?

    If you are arriving at the ZNZ airport late and are looking for accommodation near the airport for easy access, you should consider staying at Camila airport hotel, which is 0.9 miles away from the airport, or Golden Tulips Zanzibar airport which is 6 miles away. These are some of the top-rated hotels near the airport that you can consider booking a stay with when you arrive late; the hotels offer shuttle services. Bed and breakfast, the pools are clean, and you can access them whenever you want, there’s free parking, and the airport view is incredible for the hotel buildings.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Zanzibar?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Cape Town to Zanzibar was R285 for a one-way ticket and R538 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Cape Town to Zanzibar?

    When flying out of Cape Town you will be using Cape Town Intl. You will be landing at Zanzibar, also known as Zanzibar Kisauni.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Cape Town to Zanzibar?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar?

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

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar, Kenya Airways or Ethiopian Air?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar are Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Air. With an average price for the route of R10 644 and an overall rating of 7,0, Kenya Airways is the most popular choice. Ethiopian Air is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R11 657 and an overall rating of 7,0.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar?

    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 Zanzibar.

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

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

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar?

    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 Zanzibar 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 Zanzibar?

    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 Zanzibar 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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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Cape Town to Zanzibar

  • Cape Town airport offers ample parking to passengers flying out but don’t know where to leave their cars. You can use the basement parking lot at terminal 3. The airport also has other parkings for drivers looking forward to leaving their cars for a few hours or those shuttle drivers who have come to pick up or drop off passengers. They can use the parking lot at the new garage next to the gate.
  • Ensure you inform the airline you are booking with 48 hours before you land if you will be needing wheelchair assistance when you land at Zanzibar airport. As soon as you land, they can arrange with the airport staff members how you will get the wheelchair. They will also help you alight the plane if you ask for it.
  • Consider flying with Qatar airlines or Turkish Airlines if you want to enjoy the lounge's amenities when you arrive at Zanzibar airport. Both airlines have lounges with cozy chairs, food, Wi-Fi, and beverages on board.

Top 5 airlines serving from Cape Town to Zanzibar

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Cape Town to Zanzibar? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
8,3
EmiratesOverall score based on 15901 reviews
85entertainment
83boarding
83overall
84crew
80food
82comfort
Airline reviews

For such a long flight I feel the spacing of seats could’ve been better to make it more comfortable for passengers. Very little space to move & stretch legs.

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For such a long flight I feel the spacing of seats could’ve been better to make it more comfortable for passengers. Very little space to move & stretch legs.

Pros: "Crew was amazing and very helpful"
Cons: "The wheel chairs was a bit scarce so we had to walk far distances at Dubai airport"
Pros: "Excellent crew, who make each person important."
Cons: "Being in economy nothing the crew could do would make it better, however as I have said before Emirates miles rewards should be continue not be lost after a certain time."
Cons: "The crew was good, but the attentiveness of the crew on the second leg was amazing"
Pros: "The crew is good."
Cons: "The check-in is a disaster. A F-class passenger is treated as a Y passenger. Luggage limited to 2 pieces, even as GOLD FF, was made to pay US$200 dollars on a ticket of already 3,500 dollars and the price is the same for F-C-Y! The treatment was really commerce, as if the check in gets a commission"
Cons: "It was my first flight ever. So it was perfect thank you Emirates"
Pros: "flight was very empty, so crew very accommodating. boarding simple with so few"
Pros: "Since not enough room in "What could have been better". For as long as my second flight was, from Dubai to Boston, the seats in coach were criminal!!! Way to narrow, especially if sitting next to a large person. Not nearly enough distance to seat in front of you, can't even bend over to reach some-"
Cons: "thing on the floor. The seats do NOT recline enough to be able to relax & get shuteye. It would have been really nice to have a footrest of some type, even busses have those! I am a small person, 5'1'' and 110 lb. Consider not having such a huge gap between 1st class and economy. Way over crowded."
Cons: "Check the head phone sets have both speakers working. I had to ask for a different set which was fine"
Pros: "Boarding and Crew are excellent. That's why i prefer to fly with Emirates. Toilets are clean"
Cons: "On this flight, the Gluten Free snack wasn't good. Only one meal was served. For a 10 hour flight, there should be two meals. A snack was served towards the end of the flight. The GF snack was not good! it was two rice cakes with chicken inside. I felt as if they ran out of GF bread!"

Sitting arrangement is very poor and for entertainment options for Bollywood fans , need to add more movies and Hindi TV shows . Bcz mostly Indian people are spend more money to fly with Qatar so for their better entertainments please add more good TV shows . Thank you

Pros: "Everything about the trip was great excellent customer experience"
Cons: "If I got to sit in first class coz the plane was so empty haha"
Pros: "crews are ok. but they run out chicken entre. awful."
Cons: "entertainment was poor. use remote control, really."
Cons: "No gate for departure or arrival. No business class longe in Cape Town."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Crew is very slow in serving and removing spiked plates. Food menu is very limited and not even asking for Tea or coffee, very poor service, feedback alone they ask verbally and thank to be positive. Late boarding not proper announcements"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Everything. Firstly the flight was delayed, these things happen but nevertheless I end up missing my connecting Qatar flight to Belgrade, put into a horrible little hotel for 24hrs without my bag, no clothes or toiletries. At one point during the flight once everyone had their chairs reclined one hostess told me to not put mine so far back?!?! Then when asked well then person in front of me has to move theirs forward and her response no they don’t. Absolutely shocking. To think I wanted to upgrade to business class. I’m traveling the globe over the next year and thought let me try Qatar but never again with this type of service and how they treat their customers."
Pros: "In-flight entertainment choices."
Cons: "It was a long flight, frequent offers of snacks and drinks would’ve been great."
Pros: "The plane was new and spotless, the crew did everything possible to make the flight great. Food service, and Wine and Cocktails were always served with a smiling face and it made you think of flying many years ago. Service cleanliness of the restrooms and staff were top notch"
Cons: "Nothing really."
Pros: "The comfort of the plane"
Cons: "The staff at Atlanta International Airport were terrible; not customer friendly. The supervisor at the check-in counter needs to be replaced. I am not one of your frequent flyers but travel internationally. However, based on his attitude I will think twice to select Qatar as my choice of airlines."
Cons: "For deboarding they used stairs (not ramps) at their hub in Doha - must be some sort of new innovation to improve fitness. The Wifi onboard was in name only - it was so slow you wouldn't notice it is working or not - i flew Qatar because they claimed to have Wifi- hugely disappointed."

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"
Cons: "FlySafair forced me to pay for my second bag - even though my ticket was clearly marked "2 bags" all the way to Cape Town. Totally disgusted with this airline, not honoring the ticket. And they way they treated me about it makes me never want to fly with them again. Warning: Seats don't recline!!!"

The seats were quite uncomfortable despite having good legroom. The 350s are quite nice but the problem is on the old 777 aircraft. Special meal requests are not catered for as they should. They never had any ice for drinks.

I've never been served three bread courses in a single meal before. Was really impressed by the novelty of that.

Cons: "Flight delays with no info from staff. Food poorly prepared. No orderly queues - there is aggression with no intervention from staff. There is no need for two security checks when making connections in Addis. Plane loos were all very stinky and dirty. I now remember why I had stopped using ET!"
Pros: "They an amazing crew"
Cons: "They need to improve on the flight check-in and boarding at thier airport in Bole, it is so messy. Also thier inflight menu is nothing special"
Pros: "Crew was really great - helpful and kind."
Cons: "Both flights delayed which meant I missed my connecting flight. Stuck in Rome airport for several hours with no information about rescheduled flight. Finally figured it out with help of Rome airport information desk."
Pros: "I love the entertainment and frequent availability of food and drinks"
Cons: "The seats are too squished together. I was stuck next to a fat woman who kept shutting off my movies by hitting the controls of my arm chair"
Cons: "No Gin & Tonic Bus transfer to airplane for international flight? Twice...?"
Pros: "Crew was very nice, very helpful"
Cons: "3 hour delay in flight from Chicago to Ethiopia due to ‘mechanical issues’ made me miss my connection. I was put up in a hotel, but woke up in the middle of the night to roaches all over the place. Not the best experience"
Pros: "we had an overnight stay in addis ababa so we got a free accommodation in town, that was so great, a chance to see town and get a good night sleep before our next flight. the plane is big with screens so you can watch movies, the seat is comfortable, even for a tall guy like me (1.9 m)."
Cons: "It did took a lot of time since we landed until we got our bus to take us to town to our hotel. we waited in the airport for more than one hour, it was late, and we were tired. but after we got to the hotel, it was perfect"
Pros: "Attendants were courteous and the spacing is better than some airlines, but that’s about it."
Cons: "Check in was a disaster: no logical control of 100s of people; delayed on the tarmac for 1:45 for a “minor technical reason” that apparently had nothing to do with the actual operation of the plane that prevented me from making my next flight. Food was terrible. Flight attendants could have been more helpful about my missed connection."

Great job in making sure that the customer is always having a great time

I enjoyed the courtesy of the staff, and their professionalism. The food was pretty good and they took great care of us throughout the trip!

They should improve their time management and how to reschedule flights in order to avoid long stopovers

My flight was fine. The stewardess were wonderful. My bag is lost. I am in Madagascar. Please help. Can you help with refund I paid $110. I'm waiting for my sports equipment. Thanks

The crew was very friendly. The check-in to boarding process was onerous and unclear. I understand that part of the process is not the airline's responsibility but they can lobby to streamline the process

Cons: "Comfier seats Some entertainment...there was none. Plane very hot and claustrophobic"
Pros: "Nothing, the flight was delayed, the plane too small for passengers to store their carry-on luggage, the ground staff did not upload all the luggage and left some behind in Nairobi on the tarmac, the crew lied about the luggage being uploaded. Terrible experience! Kenya Airways is becoming worst and worst."
Cons: "Everything, the flight was delayed, the plane too small for passengers to store their carry-on luggage, the ground staff did not upload all the luggage and left some behind in Nairobi on the tarmac, the crew lied about the luggage being uploaded. Terrible experience! Kenya Airways is becoming worst and worst."
Pros: "Nothing - we were stuck at the airport for over 10 hours due to a strike. Missed all connecting flights. They didn’t even offer accommodation or reimbursement on air tickets for our next destination."
Cons: "I really do not care. I am never flying with Kenya airways again."
Cons: "Flight was 4 hours late making for a tight connection in Nairobi and our luggage not making the connection! No matter how good your service, if you don’t get the luggage through, you fail!"
Pros: "I liked when there was turbulent, the pilot told us that we should be calm as the plan was going to experience turbulent in a few moment"
Cons: "I felt like the queen cake had a lot of sugar, think of those who do not eat sugar"

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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 Zanzibar found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
20/5Mon
1 stopFlySafair
21h 10mCPT-ZNZ
R5 402
22/6Sat
2 stopsKenya Airways
20h 00mCPT-ZNZ
R5 876
20/5Mon
2 stopsKenya Airways
38h 10mCPT-ZNZ
R6 047
22/6Sat
3 stops
14h 30mCPT-ZNZ
R6 502
20/5Mon
3 stops
14h 40mCPT-ZNZ
R8 075

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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 Zanzibar that are departing in the next 10 days.
21/2Wed
multi-stop
12h 35mCPT-ZNZ
28/2Wed
multi-stop
28h 05mZNZ-CPT
R14 595
21/2Wed
multi-stop
12h 35mCPT-ZNZ
28/2Wed
multi-stop
33h 35mZNZ-CPT
R14 842
21/2Wed
multi-stopEthiopian Air
21h 25mCPT-ZNZ
28/2Wed
multi-stopEthiopian Air
22h 30mZNZ-CPT
R16 396
21/2Wed
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
33h 50mCPT-ZNZ
27/2Tue
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
32h 50mZNZ-CPT
R33 228

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Cape Town - Zanzibar Flights

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Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

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Zanzibar (ZNZ)Tanzania

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