Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cape Town
Most visitors from Kuala Lumpur need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cape Town.
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Visitors from Kuala Lumpur are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town.
Visitors from Kuala Lumpur must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Town.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Cape Town: most visitors from Kuala Lumpur may enter Cape Town but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Health Declaration Form
Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
There are no direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cape Town. The quickest journey takes 17h 55m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to Cape Town from Kuala Lumpur were found on Emirates (R94 725) and Singapore Airlines (R126 704), and the lowest return tickets were found on Qatar Airways (R171 031) and Singapore Airlines (R208 273).
For Kuala Lumpur to Cape Town, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Cape Town back to Kuala Lumpur, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
Kuala Lumpur and Cape Town are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Kuala Lumpur from Kuala Lumpur Intl and will be arriving at Cape Town Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "checking in at Changi Airport is always a pleasure, helpful friendly staff"
Cons: "the food is disgusting"
Pros: "One of several preferred airlines when flying to Asia. Really enjoy their service, and it's wonderful to wake up to many beauties in view!"
Cons: "In flight food service by cabin crew was spotty, sometimes they gave you coffee with dinner , sometime not, they are very forgetful. Please improve on this issue."
Cons: "Left 45 minutes late though we boarded on time. Pretty bad for a 50 minute in the middle of the morning."
Pros: "Superior standard"
Pros: "Serve customers with a smile"
Cons: "Better tasting meal packages served at economy cabin"
Pros: "I always like Singapore Airlines. They should continue to be the best."
Cons: "Some flexibility to select food choices even if we book the flight in short notice."
Pros: "Friendly service and not a super crowded plane."
Cons: "In-seat entertainment was not working for me, and boarding process could be drastically improved."
Cons: "Nothing comment."
Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Pros: "Yes and yes"
Cons: "Not sure because I have never had a better experience."
Pros: "Crew , announcements were restful , not loud and blasting like some airlines"
Cons: "Nothing Singapore Airline is Super Lufthansa food lousy , late leaving Kuala Lumpur, missed our connection assigned to a later flight, running to catch rescheduled time and changed gate."
Pros: "Flight was very pleasant and enjoyable, on time for both departure and arrival."
Cons: "Meals were served rather slow as we were last for row 45 but there was insufficient time for us to finish the meal, collection of trays started in 5 minutes time"
Pros: "Crew were very good. Cabin was also much better than Qantas premium economy cabin."
Cons: "Had premium economy seat. Not the most comfortable on the tailbone for some reason."
Pros: "Cabin crew knew how to work."
Cons: "So surprisingly, the cabin was dirty and the seat comfort was below expectation."
Pros: "Everything from booking, online check-in, self printing of Boarding Pass, BIz Class lounge, Flight. Flight too short (KL to SG) for me to eat and enjoy the inflight entertainment."
Cons: "Short and sweet. Flight left on time and landed about 15 mins early. Crew was wonderful"
Pros: "Boarding. Timely departure"
Cons: "Entertainment selection."
Pros: "I have tall family members and they had enough legroom even at the back of the plane. Service was excellent. Snacks and drinks were regular on offer even between meal. Very nice, professional staff even after 13 hours of flight. Just excellent. Thank you for this very pleasant experience. Will definitely fly Singapore Airlines again."
Cons: "There is room for improvement with the special meals. The non gluten brun was very hard. In general it would be nice if passengers could pre-order from a set selection of foods online what they would like on their tray. This would hopefully lower the amount of food that sadly goes to waste. Also it would be nice to have gluten free snacks on board. Flying with celiac disease is not easy."
Pros: "The flight attendants are very attractive and attentive. They do make an effort to make one’s trip pleasurable."
Cons: "Need to update the planes.."
Pros: "Food was pretty good. Loved the Weiss ice cream bars"
Cons: "Most uncomfortable seat ever. Wouldn't recline. TVs small and poor quality. Sound patchy. Not a pleasant flight. Must have been an old plane."
Pros: "Excellent crew, service and food"
Pros: "Boarding was great. Staff was cordial. Excellent flight."
Pros: "all of SQ"
Cons: "Older plane not so comfortable for a long flight. Movies, not much choice and far away from seat."
Pros: "Everyone was very attentive and nice. The leg room is decent ."
Cons: "Some of the food didn't taste amazing, would've like maybe a different choice other than salmon or curry pork"
Cons: "Hostesses not so pleasant"
Cons: "I am a vegetarian and they served a chicken piece along with my main course."
Pros: "Modern aircraft , nice crew"
Pros: "Friendliness and efficiency of crew. Comfortable seats and in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Not much. This airline is up there with the best."
Pros: "friendly staff top Service top Inflight"
Cons: "new aircraft, 2 x usb charging ports, 50+ movies, very quiet aircraft."
Pros: "Foot rest, large movie screen, good food"
Cons: "They ran out of diet drinks."
Pros: "Service was great."
Cons: "Bit on the cold side."
Pros: "ending meal was very late like an hour or less before landing"
Cons: "racial discrimination by the flight attendants thinking that I didn't know Japanese language even though I was white. I could see it happening."
Pros: "The entrainment was amazing!"
Cons: "Seats were a little cramped"
Pros: "Crew was super nice. Amazed at collection of Chinese movies and music. Great alcoholic beverage selection."
Cons: "Hope that there were more time to order and enjoy beverages."
Pros: "The flight wasn't full so we had a spare seat between us, That made economy barely tolerable."
Cons: "The seats in economy are now Way TOO SMALL! You better start calling Economy - "Stearage"! Food was not as good as on past flights with SA. Movie selection not as good as past SA flights. Earphones supplied are horrible!!!"
Pros: "Food, movies, support, were all wonderful."
Pros: "Hard to find lounge for bclass users"
Pros: "Crew is big on service and being true professionals. Always smiling and being attentive"
Cons: "AC works when wheels are up and engines kick in. So its stuffy whilst on the ground"
Pros: "Very helpful and polite staff"
Cons: "Old B777-200 with small personal screen. And they don't have pillows on board."
Pros: "The seat comes with foot rest attached to the front seat."
Cons: "I asked for decaf coffee and the attendant totally forgot about my request."
Pros: "The choices for entertainment were excellent! I was never bored for a second on my 20++ hours of flight. I love how they gave us in-ear earphones instead of the normal airline headphones that keep on sliding off."
Cons: "It was quite difficult for me to get comfortable. Maybe it's due to my shortness, I can't really rest my head that well"
Pros: "Attention to detail, good leg room, entertainment options and a brand new plane"
Pros: "The service was great! The entertainment was abundant. The food was tasty. No complaints at all!"
Pros: "I liked how often the staff walked down the ailes to help. They are very attentive. The entertainment is endless. Seats were standard in economy class, I recommended upgrading for that long of a flight."
Cons: "To my flight specifically, it got adjusted without telling me so I ended up missing my final transfer. I was not given a notification for a flight change. Someone met me at the end of my second flight to tell me I missed my connecting flight. With the adjusted flight Singapore gave me, there was no chance I would have made it. They did purchase a ticket for me on another airline to get to San Francisco in the end."
Pros: "Hot/Cold towels, great movie selection, more space, good meals"
Pros: "Movie selection, very helpful crew and good quality food."
Pros: "Nothing was good as they cancelled the flight and ruined the trip"
Cons: "A solid schedule would be nice but they cancelled the flight"
Cons: "If the police and security in the airport respect the people more!"
Pros: "Very organized flight , staff , etc"
Pros: "Amazing trip Qatar airline is great"
Pros: "Very pleasant and comfortable flight with QA."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival. Hard working crew members."
Cons: "No slippers for long flights."
Pros: "The crew was amazing and seat very comfortable."
Cons: "If I did not have to spent night in Doha waiting for connecting flight."
Cons: "maybe they can offer more snacks on the plain"
Pros: "Great food and service. I like the short layover / transit time."
Cons: "Multiple security from Doha to Chicago. One should be sufficient."
Pros: "Crew was exceptional. QSuite very comfortable."
Pros: "Service and entertainment."
Pros: "Good aircraft, crew attentive."
Cons: "Food was poor."
Pros: "Food , good accommodation, friendly treat!"
Cons: "No thing really!"
Cons: "The time of flight changed 1:30 hour erlier and we did get noticed we were about to miss the flight it’s so annoying but at the end we catch it"
Cons: "There was a person name Manzoor at Lahore airport working with Qatar Airways ticketing he was asking me to pay him $50 to help me get boarding pass. i will also contact Qatar Airways about this incident if this issue is not going to forward to the airline please let me know."
Cons: "Cramped and full flight with no entertainment. Stewardesses were also talkin too much among themselves."
Cons: "Too crowded in in flight"
Pros: "Jain meal was quite uninteresting Flight was too packed Cabin air stale and dry"
Cons: "Qatar airways should allocate separate seating for families. The crowd was generally composed of labour from Qatar and other middle eastern countries making the flight an unpleasant experience. It felt like going to a factory shift at 4 in the morning."
Pros: "the attention in general for me was excellent."
Cons: "may be the fact that it was the same kind of food in both of the flights I had, is not that it was bad just in my opinion they should have more option, especially for south american people, thank you"
Pros: "the flight was empty and lots of room to get comfortable snacks and food were good boarding was easy"
Pros: "Boarding and crew were excellent."
Cons: "Lack of information about the flight delay of 4hr 45 min apart from expected take off time."
Pros: "The lack of passengers on this flight gave me an amazing amount of room. Really makes the flights enjoyable when I can spread out."
Cons: "The food could use some work. The quantities are perfect. But the quality is definitely lacking"
Pros: "Great crew members. Very friendly and helpful. Qatar Airways is great about providing pillows, blankets, ear plugs and eye masks. Really good food as well."
Cons: "The seats were very close together. With the tray folded out it was right against me without being extended. Leg room was cramped."
Pros: "Lost bag"
Pros: "Comfort of the seat/bed"
Cons: "light breakfast and light snacks for an 8-hour flight? come on!"
Pros: "The airline stewardesses were Fabulous! Especially one from Doha to Cape Town. Food was good and more than enough to eat. I was impressed by the scheduled meals and drink offers , very important for a dietetic"
Cons: "No leg room, can't stretch your legs properly so my bad knee was in pain"
Pros: "the flight was comfortable"
Cons: "I did not like the fact that on now 3 flights I have lost miles, as on every flight I have tried to sign on as a member or frequent flyer and on all flights, there were no entry forms. This is also after my attempt to complete one on line, which I have had no response to."
Pros: "The flight went fairly smooth, the staff were courteous and the food was as good as can be expected of airline food. There were several courses and options, which is always appreciated."
Pros: "Crew are great and entertainment options are good."
Cons: "The seats are quite uncomfortable and small. Really struggled to get comfortable."
Pros: "Aircraft was much better than the flight from US, food was great. The only thing I wished for was more movies."
Cons: "Lack of movies"
Pros: "Have flown emirates and etihad business - now sampled the best by far. Qatar's a380 was incredible but the a330 on wind leg whilst not as nice was mademupmfor by the best crew I have experienced ever - WOULD NOT HESITATE TO FLY AGAIN"
Cons: "The Oryx system lackedmin recent movies ....that's the only complaint"
Pros: "Meeting me at the gate of the previous flight Driving me to the next gate all in a very hospitable atmosphere. Free sleeping pajamas Full food menu around the clock bed making service attention to detalis friendly air crew."
Cons: "Wifi is for a limited time and hard to figure out. toliettes get too busy during at peak times."
Pros: "It was a good flight. I'd give it 4 of 5 stars."
Cons: "qatar airlines has some old airplanes foods are not good"
Pros: "The crew was professional and friendly. The flight was on time."
Cons: "The plane was not as clean as the one from Doha to New York. The first movie that was played was inappropriate for children under 16 years old."
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Pros: "Everyone on board was pleasantly and helpful and that goes a long way."
Pros: "Very friendly flight staff."
Pros: "The plane was neat, clean and the services was world class. I was made to feel at home with service always at my finger tips."
Cons: "Nothing to report."
Pros: "Great flight"
Pros: "I love the help given by ground crew in KLIA upon arrival. The crew waiting at the exit gate to make my transit quick and easy. The staff took me right to the flight gate, issue me the boarding past without me spending time to locate the transfer counter.. It was hassle free. Bravo! Please keep it up with this excellent service"
Cons: "The vegetarian food, noodle with bamboo shoot was too salty and plain."
Pros: "Crew did their best"
Cons: "Plane entertainment was outdated and poor. Plane itself is also lacking comfort"
Cons: "No Chinese food to choose"
Pros: "Better than costumer service in Thailand"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and I was comfortable"
Cons: "Toilet was a bit messy. Menu can be improved"
Pros: "Very good attentive service"
Pros: "Entertainment always the best!!! The spacious seat and quick check in system"
Cons: "The crew can improve by more attentive and Mayb more staffs. The flight is full, they quite busy. But General is good. The food can be better options"
Cons: "The entertainment system did not work properly"
Pros: "Amazing crew!"
Cons: "The seats were not the best and it would have been nice to have a meal other than just a small breakfast."
Pros: "Very friendly staff, prompt service, smooth boarding, clean cabin."
Cons: "I usually love the food on Emirates but this was really not good. Barely edible!"
Pros: "Double seat on economy class upper deck"
Cons: "Flew airbus 380 all the way and it was super comfortable!"
Pros: "Crew were great, entertainment was great, all in all a really comfortable flight despite not getting an aisle seat which would have made it even better"
Cons: "I discovered when I hit Dubai that despite having an eight an a half hour layover that I didn't qualify for the free hotel I thought I did qualify for as someone with an eight hour plus flight so that was a little disappointing have had it before so assumed it was on all flights but that ended up being a negative surprise..."
Pros: "Every thing was great"
Pros: "Boarding and Crew are excellent toilets are clean Gluten Free meals are available, that's a big plus"
Cons: "Lots of movies to choose from however I felt the choices were similar in a way! ( Example: you'll find the Drama movies are almost the same as the Romantic movies or the Comedy movies)"
Pros: "Fabulous flight and trip to Australia"
Cons: "The seats on the 777-300ER were tiny compared to the seats on the A380 from JFK to dubai. My wife and I are both small people and we were cramped. This is very unfair to us and even so to larger people on such a long leg The entertainment screens were also very poor. Small, low res"
Pros: "great flight service with accommodating staff. in flight entertainment had awesome variety"
Pros: "My first flight with Emirates. Excellent all round"
Cons: "Staff don’t smile! I ask for hot towel the crew didn’t give me any!"
Cons: "Food was pretty bad."
Pros: "Very responsive and friendly crew"
Cons: "Would like to see more vegetarian options"
Pros: "Smooth flight, courteous staff"
Pros: "Comfortable overall, not much turbulance"
Cons: "I thought I had paid for window seats."
Pros: "Good leg room and good service. Food decent and 380 has very good stable flight even with occcasional turbulence"
Cons: "Cannot think of anything I dint like"
Pros: "Lovely flight crew and great film selection"
Cons: "Would have liked more healthy food options d"
Pros: "Javier the flight attendant was so welcoming and attentive. Flight got l fit late, but arrived on time. Service was efficient and respectful. Was not as crowded as prior flight and was able to eat the meal"
Cons: "Time of flight really sucked. 4:00 AM departure meant arriving at 1.00 AM. Tough way to start a day"
Pros: "The staff was excellent"
Cons: "The wet bun for a snack was terrible."
Cons: "Emirates chairs couldn't decline recline"
Pros: "Emirates flight was fine. Problem was booking a South African Airways codebase flight on Kayak. Neither SAA or Emerates were able to look up our booking reference and so we did not get seat assignments until the airport."
Cons: "Codebase flights and no one looking as us as customers."
Pros: "I flew from Orlando DL to Dubai ,and from Dubai to cape town and both flight I was selected to seat on the middle seat,f that happens on my return flights to Orlando fl ,I will never fly emirates again"
Pros: "Flight appeared less than half-full, I had a full 4 seats to stretch out. Yes, this was just lucky, but very much appreciated."
Cons: "Dull food."
Pros: "The flight was excellent and the service was awesome I can say that I liked the flight and it was comfortable Thanks flydubai"
Pros: "Great crew, seats, entertainment options. A 28hr trip felt like 5 because it was so comfortable."
Cons: "I did not like that only one bag is allowed on the flight if you are in economy."
Pros: "It was much better than first leg from Ft Lauderdale to Dubai, better plane, better service, better food, better entertainment"
Pros: "Loved the entertainment options."
Cons: "Food was horrible and cabin crew was not nice or friendly."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very professional, friendly and attentive. We were also impressed with the amenities -- every passenger received free headphones, drinks, pillow and blanket."
Cons: "The overhead lights did not seem to align with the correct seats."
Pros: "The flight crew we're fine and helpful if you needed something."
Cons: "The TV for my seat would cut out when the person in front of me reclined. The charging plug also didn't work."
Cons: "Airport staff were not very descriptive or helpful with directions. Talked to me like I was dumb...."
Pros: "It felt comfortable."
Cons: "Calling to board.first class. Business. Rewards.. not calling the old people to board first.... my mom is 84 years old by the time she got to her seat row 45 she was exhausted... then we turned the light on she needed water for her medicine... we had to wait 45 minutes because the crew was to busy socializing"
Cons: "Waiting for 4 hours for boarding due to silly mistake of agent for booking my ticket with wrong spelling & keep me on hold for hours & hours. will never recommend such site to others."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Flight was a hour late, then we sat on the plane for another half hour because people were in the wrong seat"
Pros: "Except the seats satisfied overall."
Cons: "We have booked two tickets separately. One for me and the other for my wife and kid. But we were travelling together. When we checkin, we told we need the seats together. But, they did not give the seat together."
Pros: "Great entertainment. Crew was calm and professional."
Cons: "Food was ok, but I've had a lot better on Emirates. Low carb options would make it amazing."
Pros: "Being able to sleep comfortably Great staff Food good rather than great but not easy on flight. Well chosen good wines. Chauffeur service to & from airport Ease of checkin"
Pros: "Entertainment facilities very good. Important for those long trips. Food good too"
Pros: "Was a very average flight from Dubai to Kuwait nothing special."
Cons: "The crew wasn't as attentive to me as they were to the gentlemen on the plane. Felt a ignored quite a bit."
Cons: "Screen was black and white most of flight"
Pros: "Emirates flight and on flight services were Superb!"
Cons: "Bought tickets on Malaysian Airlines quota/allocation but was turned away by Malaysian Airlines counter becausw its operated by Emirates. Im a silver card holder on Oneworld ao I wanted to have less queue by using Silver card privileges at Malaysian Airlines counter but was not accepted. Had to go onlong queue at Emirates in KLIA but it was fast."
Pros: "Overall experience was good"
Cons: "Up grade with new movies. When I was booking the flight I choose my seats. But they at the airport they change the seating and separate the family."
Airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur to Cape Town have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cape Town
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cape Town
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cape Town
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cape Town
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