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Find cheap flights from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town from R8 209

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Gatwick to Cape Town departing on 21/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from Gatwick to Cape Town (LGW-CPT)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Gatwick to Cape Town 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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18:45 - 10:00LGW-CPT
14h 15m1 stop
8:40 - 17:55CPT-LGW
34h 15m1 stop
R11 904SWISS
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Wed, May 8 - Sun, May 19
18:45 - 10:00LGW-CPT
14h 15m1 stop
8:40 - 17:55CPT-LGW
34h 15m1 stop
R12 495SWISS
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Mon, May 6 - Sun, May 19
18:45 - 10:00LGW-CPT
14h 15m1 stop
17:45 - 10:30CPT-LGW
17h 45m1 stop
R12 933
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Wed, May 15 - Mon, May 27
10:10 - 13:45LGW-CPT
26h 35m1 stop
14:35 - 6:20CPT-LGW
16h 45m1 stop
R13 047Ethiopian Air
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Tue, May 21 - Wed, Jun 5
10:10 - 13:45LGW-CPT
26h 35m1 stop
14:35 - 6:20CPT-LGW
16h 45m1 stop
R13 104Ethiopian Air
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Tue, May 21 - Mon, May 27
9:00 - 10:50LGW-CPT
24h 50m1 stop
13:00 - 13:25CPT-LGW
25h 25m1 stop
R14 209Qatar Airways
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Wed, May 15 - Wed, May 22
13:45 - 11:50LGW-CPT
21h 05m1 stop
16:35 - 9:50CPT-LGW
18h 15m1 stop
R14 228Turkish Airlines
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Fri, Jun 7 - Sun, Jul 7
14:55 - 10:50LGW-CPT
18h 55m1 stop
13:00 - 6:40CPT-LGW
18h 40m1 stop
R14 399Qatar Airways
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Tue, May 14 - Thu, May 30
17:15 - 11:50LGW-CPT
17h 35m1 stop
16:35 - 9:50CPT-LGW
18h 15m1 stop
R14 456Turkish Airlines
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Thu, Jun 20 - Thu, Jul 18
10:10 - 8:50LGW-CPT
21h 40m2 stops
15:15 - 6:20CPT-LGW
40h 05m2 stops
R15 123
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Tue, May 7 - Tue, May 21

Flights from Gatwick to Cape Town - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Gatwick to Cape Town 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 London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town?

The average price of all flights from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Cape Town on a Wednesday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Friday is the most expensive day to fly from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Wednesday and avoiding Fridays for the best deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town, 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 London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town is May, where tickets cost R15 104 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and July, where the average cost of tickets is R25 351 and R24 284 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town, 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 London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town, you should book around 5 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 88 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to Cape Town from London Gatwick Airport were found on Ethiopian Air (R9 885) and SWISS (R11 047), and the lowest return tickets were found on SWISS (R11 904) and Ethiopian Air (R13 047).

Which cabin class options are there for flights between London Gatwick Airport and Cape Town?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

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Low season

June

High season

January

Cheapest flight

R8 209
Best time to beat the crowds (20% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 5% lower on average.
Flight from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town

When to book flights from Gatwick to Cape Town

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Gatwick to Cape Town 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 London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town flights

  • What is the cheapest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town was R431 for a one-way ticket and R625 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town?

    The Boeing 777 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town?

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

  • Which is the best airline for flights from London to Cape Town, Turkish Airlines or Lufthansa?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from London to Cape Town are Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. With an average price for the route of R18 886 and an overall rating of 7,4, Turkish Airlines is the most popular choice. Lufthansa is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R20 586 and an overall rating of 7,0.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town?

    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 London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cape Town from London Gatwick Airport 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 London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town?

    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 Cape Town with an airline and back to London Gatwick Airport with another airline.

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

    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 Cape Town from London Gatwick Airport 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 London to Cape Town

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R23 188 or less round-trip.

Top 5 airlines serving from Gatwick to Cape Town

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from London to Cape Town. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
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Qatar AirwaysOverall score based on 4487 reviews
8,2crew
7,5food
7,7comfort
7,7entertainment
7,8boarding
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I staff or crew they were very friendly and humbly, they done theirs service very well, I appreciate them and thank you to the company or Qatar 🇶🇦 Government for providing as good service in their flight ,once again, thank you 😊 🙏 😀 😉 👍

10,0 ExcellentGeorge, Mar 2024LHR - DOH
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I staff or crew they were very friendly and humbly, they done theirs service very well, I appreciate them and thank you to the company or Qatar 🇶🇦 Government for providing as good service in their flight ,once again, thank you 😊 🙏 😀 😉 👍

To many ads. 3 or 4 between each movie. All repetitive, all related to Doha which I was just passing thru.

Crews are very rude and unhelpful. Cramped seats in economy. Foods are useless

Ultimate customer care humble and excellent service oriented crew , perfect timing maintained by the crew . My profound appreciation.

Boarding delayed, no communication. I left the lounge, and heard a final call, boarding started after a 30 minutes.

The business class experience was awesome - I will be using QATAR airways again and it'll be business class again - appreciate the privileges afforded to the business class clients - thank you.

Terrible airlines - suffered entire flight due to food poisoning from stale food

Was unable to check in via app or website with supplied booking code (something to do with flight being operated by a partner airline, although the code didn’t work on the partner’s website either) Specified a vegetarian meal during booking, but that somehow wasn’t captured in airline’s system By the time flight crew got to my row, now vegetarian food was available. Had nothing to eat on flight from Philadelphia to Doha! Flight attendant was completely unconcerned and actively apathetic to the situation

Lovely aircraft and I flight entertainment. Good leg room. Full flight crew struggled a bit

In spite of placing requests for vegetarian food, I didn’t get it because they ran out of stock. According to crew, only fixed number of vegetarian orders will be carried. Typically, they should have checked and served those who had specifically requested. I was one of those to get the food last.

It was a nightmare. I booked business class ticket from Ediburgh to Beirut via Istanbul to attend a funeral. I had a wonderful experience flying to Istanbul from Edinburgh. Then I could not get a boarding pass issued to Beirut. It seems that although they booked me and I had a reservation number, I had no seat allocated and the flight was full. I was asked to go from one desk to another and made to wait for 2 hours. I missed my flight as I did not have a seat assigned and it was full. The only option was to put me on the next flight, 6 hours later, for a fee of over $400. They said that was the best they can do to 'help me' and to 'take it or leave it'. Well, I was not about to be bullied; I stood my ground. I booked and paid premium for the journey, which was confirmed. The eventually accepted to not charge me extra and i waited a total of over 8 hours in the airport with no compensation. On top of my grief with the risk of missing the funeral service, I had to put up with their indifference and condescending attitude. They spoke about me in Turkish thinking I would not understand (I hold a British passport) in front of me. When they eventually handed my passport and boarding pass back to me, I showed them I was born in Istanbul and that I understood everything and said a condescending 'thank you' back to them in Turkish. You should have seen their faces. I said that consumers have rights and it is a shame that Turkish Airlines does not have good customer service to at least acknowledge and apologize for errors committed by the airline. Blaming the me, the client, for such an error and placing unreasonable ultimatums, rudeness and dismissiveness to be rid of me, particularly when I was vulnerable and visibly grieving was really shocking... The airline taints the city of Istanbul and the people of Türkiye. Such a shame.

Boarding did not have a clue what is an EU disability card

for the very long way the flight has to be more confortable it was very dirty the wc was not clean

The flight was very dirty and the food was very bad

COmpared to my experience in the business class of other airlines the food variety and offerings were meager. They did not have any cookies or crackers for snacking! They were unable to offer some other items. This has never been my experience in other airlines.

Great ground-check in crew. Pleasant flight attendant crew. Very short flight

A good airline, but at checking in, they allocated seats for my wife, and I far away from each other, and to change them, they wanted a payment, such a bad policy, it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth All was good on the plane, good food, but the air hostess was abrupt and a bit rough dealing with the passengers, but one has to find excuses for staff working under pressure

My mother got sick and dying and i have to change my flight and they charged me $2260 that is redisclose.

The airplane from IAD to Istanbul was too old. The chairs were to tight and uncomfortable. I continued my travel from Istanbul to Bangkok. This airplane was better and newer than the first one. Even food was better.

I will avoid this airline as much as possible. Service was rude, and I don’t think the crew knew how to answer a CALL LIGHT. I pushed my call light on the ohare to Istanbul and the Istanbul to Thailand flight because I was very very thirsty. NO ONE CAME. I pushed it twice! NO ONE CAME! Why have a call light when no one will come? My experience was the WORSE AND I WILL NEVER EVER FLY WITH THIS AIRLINE AGAIN. The cabin crew needs to learn MANNERS AND BE RETRAINED on their jobs on how to be helpful and kind instead of being short with their customers and ANSWER CALL LIGHTS! I honestly wouldn’t be suprised this airline goes out of business.

The food could be better, the beef was quite tough. The crew were friendly and helpful on this flight, which has not being my experience on other Ethiopian flights.

The crew were extremely unfriendly. The plane was dirty and the entertainment system did not work, so they did not even give out earphones to anyone.

The flight was one hour late. The food is mediocre and the screen was broken

It is just ok, the sits are very uncomfortable, the temperature too low and there weren’t blankets. The food is mediocre and there are no screens to watch movies.

Flight was smooth but unnecessary long because we had to refuel at FCO Rome. Air hostesses service and response to call light could be better. Both planes were old with broken seat arms and toilets. Why Africans had to be given the farthest Gates is what baffles me and why we have to pay for Aisle seats I found really strange. Is there ever an end to ripping people off even after paying over $2300 for one seat.

it was a nice tripe but they need to work on the serving of soda,they should be abled to serve cain soda not on cup.At least each passenger should be entitled to one cain of soda not serving on cup.thanks.

On my return flight the TV did not work the entire flight! They knew it wasn’t working but they let me sit there. The guy sitting nièce to me told me he was ok the previous flight and it wasn’t working. This is business class by the way!

The check in staff was amazing. Best customer service! The plane was old! My entertainment on the first flight didn't work at all, in my seat or in the seat next to me. The bathroom doors were old and troublesome. One of the bathrooms, the whole sink panel was broken. Everything felt old and falling apart. The airline stewardesses were amazing and quite hospitable. When there were delays, they kept us well informed. Transit was GREAT! I wasn't sure how I would make it to my next flight in 1 1/2 hours but the security lines were short and efficient. The C gates in Addis Ababa were CROWDED! That whole space downstairs was too crowded and challenging to manuever. I usually fly Ethiopian within Africa and was interested to see how the experience would be intercontinental. Overall, I would choose it again if it was cheaper than Delta/Air France or Lufthansa/KLM. I wouldn't make it a first choice if the prices were the same because the planes are so old! The food and entertainment also weren't as good. Good selection of movies but as I mentioned, on the first flight they didn't work at all (I slept so it was okay) and the 2nd flight it was glitchy. All in all, I didn't hate it but it would be a first choice only if it's cheaper.

Hot, uncomfortable and very rough take off and landing. Very regrettable.

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.

Food was OK.. nothing to rave about but it was tasty enough. Many choices to choose from for entertainment. Seats tight but comfortable. Flight attendants cheerful & helpful.

Never flown with LH before so all in all wasba good experience. Also good to know that approx 24hrs prior the flight opens up for being able to organise the seating free.

It was a short flight, no real service (which is okay). Very bumpy because of weather.

I'm Canaadian. I hate Air Canada. I used to give them a pass on their international service. No longer, They suck across the board now! Old planes, exhausted staff bad food and shitty entertainment. Your seats need reupholstered! Start with that...

Good experience. Food was great and passengers helped rearrange seats so our family could be seated together

Great flight. Left on time, not very crowded. Quiet and the right temperature.

No eye patches , socks given out for overnight flight! The snack on the short haul was a cube of chocolate! The seat was uncomfortable for a long haul - not enough cushioning!

The flight was smooth and on time. Check-in and boarding was very efficient. The flight was very comfortable and there was good entertainment and food on offer.

I paid a lot of money for seat selection and was miserable for flight duration

Lufthansa lost our luggage. After a lot of chasing on our part we got it back. The main problem is that there was no office in Bogota to help us outside of flighttimes. The customer service phone lines had no data on our luggage. I think Lufthansa need to invest in managing communications over lost luggage or this will end with everyone taking more luggage out of hold.

Crew were very friendly and helpful. They explained to us in detail the delay in our takeoff due to the storm that rolled in from Belfast and did their best to make up the time. Always great to fly BA!

Staff were very helpful. The free WiFi for messages was also very useful to keep in touch

Crew was more interested on looking at their phones than welcoming passengers during boarding.

The crew was very attentive and kept busy serving a variety of treats!

Terrible. Missed my flight to final destination because of delayed British Airways flight. Had to spend 12 hours in airport and $1500 for new plane tickets

The crew on board were all very pleasant and happy to help. The flight had the old business class seats. The departure board in the business lounge did not update and kept on saying ' gate open' but never said boarding. When I got nervous about the departure time and walked to the gate I was told off rudely for being late.

Offered vegetable curry when it was actually tofu which I don’t care for.

The flight was good the crew excellent…but take off delayed three hours!!!

The boarding process was a disaster. No one respects the boarding groups—tired old aeroplane. There are no sockets to charge phones. The cushion seats are ancient and hurts back and gluts

Check in process was unfamiliar. While receiving assistance the employees supervisor berated him for not walking the area. Lucky for us, he ignored her and helped us check in. Did not know about the baggage fees with economy basic and spent 450 GBP (nearly$600) just on bags for a total of less than 2 hours flying time (50 minutes one way) on a round trip lasting less than 3 days. Customers check their own bags at kiosk and place on conveyor themselves. No reason for such an high cost of checking bags when customers do half the work. Some destinations it’s unavoidable, but will definitely seek other airlines before British Airways for future travel. Astronomically high price for bags. Our first experience flying British Airways and very, very disappointed. Completely overpriced for the services we received.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from London to Cape Town found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
21/5Tue
2 stops
26h 50mLGW-CPT
R8 209
15/5Wed
2 stops
25h 00mLGW-CPT
R8 704
15/5Wed
2 stops
25h 00mLGW-CPT
R8 723
21/5Tue
1 stopEthiopian Air
26h 35mLGW-CPT
R9 885
2/5Thu
1 stopEthiopian Air
26h 35mLGW-CPT
R10 095
1/5Wed
1 stopTurkish Airlines
17h 35mLGW-CPT
R11 199
15/5Wed
1 stopTurkish Airlines
21h 05mLGW-CPT
R11 371
22/5Wed
1 stopLufthansa
15h 15mLGW-CPT
R11 676
2/10Wed
1 stopQatar Airways
24h 50mLGW-CPT
R14 380
12/8Mon
1 stopQatar Airways
18h 55mLGW-CPT
R14 571

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Last minute flights from Gatwick to Cape Town

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 London to Cape Town that are departing in the next 10 days.
23/4Tue
multi-stopEthiopian Air
26h 35mLGW-CPT
8/5Wed
multi-stopEthiopian Air
16h 45mCPT-LGW
R13 961
24/4Wed
multi-stop
14h 15mLGW-CPT
27/5Mon
multi-stop
17h 45mCPT-LGW
R14 475
23/4Tue
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
17h 35mLGW-CPT
23/5Thu
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
42h 55mCPT-LGW
R17 523
24/4Wed
multi-stopEmirates
24h 30mLGW-CPT
1/5Wed
multi-stopEmirates
24h 30mCPT-LGW
R18 094
26/4Fri
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
18h 50mLGW-CPT
17/5Fri
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
18h 15mCPT-LGW
R18 608
24/4Wed
multi-stopEmirates
18h 05mLGW-CPT
7/5Tue
multi-stopEmirates
28h 15mCPT-LGW
R18 761
25/4Thu
multi-stopQatar Airways
22h 30mLGW-CPT
2/5Thu
multi-stopQatar Airways
18h 40mCPT-LGW
R19 542
25/4Thu
multi-stopQatar Airways
22h 30mLGW-CPT
5/5Sun
multi-stopQatar Airways
19h 05mCPT-LGW
R21 465
25/4Thu
multi-stopLufthansa
15h 15mLGW-CPT
2/5Thu
multi-stopLufthansa
17h 40mCPT-LGW
R28 532
25/4Thu
multi-stopLufthansa
15h 15mLGW-CPT
2/5Thu
multi-stopLufthansa
17h 40mCPT-LGW
R29 294

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London Gatwick Airport - Cape Town Flights

Departure:

London Gatwick Airport (LGW)United Kingdom

Destination:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Cape Town - London Gatwick Airport

Cabin classes:

R39 502
R20 780

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