LHR - CPT

Find cheap flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Cape Town

LHR — CPT
Nov 25 — Dec 21
Return
1 adult
Economy
0 bags
From?
To?
Fri 25/11
Fri 2/12

Let KAYAK do the searching

Save 12% or more

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Cape Town

We’re completely free to use – no hidden charges or fees.

Filter by cabin class, free Wi-Fi and more

Good to know

Low season

January

High season

July

Cheapest flight

R6 201

Average price (return flight)

R15 376

Good deal (return flight)

R20 560
Best time to beat the crowds (17% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (24% more expensive on average)
Flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
or less

When to book flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town Intl

Estimated return price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches

Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of London Heathrow Airport

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R20 560 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is January.
  • Morning departure is around 20% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Getting to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) for your trip to Cape Town is easy. From the city centre, you can choose public transport such as the Piccadilly Line or the Heathrow Express; whereas, those travelling by car can reach the airport via exit 14 or 15 on the M25.
  • You may also want to check flights from Gatwick Airport (LGW) if you live in the south of the UK, as that airport might be more convenient for you. It also offers flights to Cape Town, albeit with one stop, which are of a similar cost.
  • With Cape Town being approximately a 1h 30min trip to Hermanus and a 1h journey to Grotto Bay by car, it serves as a great airport to continue your onward journey, should you be travelling to any of these locations.
  • When you’re waiting for your flight at Heathrow Airport, you can take some time for yourself at one of the many lounges they have. Lounges, like that of Aspire, provide shower facilities, Wi-Fi and a quiet zone for about £25 per person, so you can chill out before takeoff.
  • Should you require assistance with mobility at Heathrow Airport, then you can request this by calling the Assistance Host Area 48h prior to takeoff. On the day of your flight, you can either get assistance from one of the host area reception desks in the check-in zones or arrange for assistance directly from the mode of transport that you arrive in.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town flights

Top 5 airlines serving London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
8,0
SWISSOverall score based on 9440 reviews
8,2Boarding
7,8Comfort
8,6Crew
7,7Entertainment
7,9Food
Airline reviews

Lousy seats No entertainment

Read more about SWISS

Lousy seats No entertainment

Pros: "Great crew. I had 3 seats for myself."
Cons: "Selection of music entertainment."
Pros: "Nothing. I was sold a ticket for 709 dollars and wasn’t told I couldn’t get on until showing up to the gate. Therefore I had to spend 1000 more dollars to book another ticket because budget air wouldn’t change or refund the flight."
Cons: "Not selling a ticket with a layover where someone with a US passport cannot travel through at the moment. Be more forthcoming."
Cons: "Our stewardess was not the friendliest!"
Pros: "Great crew & good complimentary food"
Cons: "More seat pitch"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Please make an announcement to passengers to not be dismissive if their surroundings. Passenger in front of me was has no regard for people behind him. Kept throwing himself in seat aggressively which cause water/food on trail to fall over. Thanks"
Pros: "Wonderful on board service from the crew"
Cons: "On time departure would be nice. Overall very pleasant experience. Water and Swiss chocolates were served during under an hour flight. Thank you Swiss!"
Cons: "You could have had my luggage arrive. Now I don’t know where it is"
Cons: "Delayed"
Cons: "Delayed flight."
Pros: "3 - 2 seat arrangement and lots of leg room. Excellent boarding."
Cons: "Bread of sandwich was dry."
Pros: "The approach into Venice airport was to the NE so the flight path gave a perfect areal tour of venice out the right side of the plane."
Pros: "It was a lovely easy flight, always lovely flying star alliance."
Cons: "Such a quick flight, everything was appropriate for that. Unsure exactly what would make it better"
Pros: "friendly and helpful crew"
Cons: "organise priority exit when we have a delayed arrival, so that those who have a train or flight connection can get out quicker"
Cons: "Boarding time needs to be longer. Also, too little time between connecting flights."
Cons: "Swiss precision"
Cons: "45mn late"
Pros: "full aircraft"
Pros: "Really good flight. Clean,on time, efficient. Early arrival even"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Friendly crew and professional."
Cons: "I ordered vegan food, no meat , dairy free. On my trip from Boston to Zurich I received vegan food. On my way fro Zurich to Belgrade I was told” sorry we do not have any vegan food, “ Also, I was charged $60 for my check in one bag,. Not expectable."
Cons: "I was asked to check my carry-on. I have used this carry-on more than 50x without an issue. I have even put it in the smaller compartments on smaller Bombardier jets. I don't have an issue with being asked to check luggage, but I resent being asked when others are allowed to take their carry-on onto to the plane without issue. Right in front of me while I was waiting for a baggage tag, others were being checked in with carry-on equal to mine and allowed to take it onto the plane. I can only surmise that my ticket limited me to one bag onto the plane, although they would not tell me this. This was not clear when I booked the ticket nor when I checked in on-line. I had a 40 minute connection in Zurich so was very concerned that my luggage would not make it. Luckily, it did make it to my next stop. Swiss Air seems to have different restrictions than other airlines which I have encountered before. I take ownership that I should be aware of a tickets restrictions but this was a multi-leg trip (5). However, I will tend to avoid Swiss air in the future, to avoid having to research their unique restrictions."
Pros: "the crew was great."
Cons: "they asked us to check in our carry-on because the plane was full.I had important papers so I had to explain my situation. I hate confrontation so I felt anxious and I'm already an anxious flier. I feel that this should only pertain to people with larger carry-on. my was below the average size."
Pros: "Good crew."
Cons: "The flight itself was pleasant. But a 3 hour delay, because of technical issues on the incoming flight from Geneva? Why didn’t they send another aircraft?"
Pros: "Lots of room because plane was half full"
Cons: "I arrived almost early enough to get on an earlier flight. I think if I'd pleaded a bit more..."
Cons: "It was delayed"
Pros: "The Boeing 777-300ER is ether new and clean."
Cons: "Seating was super tight. Once the person in front of me declined their seat the screen of the inflight entertainment system was right in front of my nose (no, my nose is not particularly long). I’ll consider flying Lufthansa or United next time - even if It required a stopover in Frankfurt or Munich."
Pros: "Great seat, wide enough for an adult and a 2 year old to sit in. Food was nice, but didn’t make you go wow."
Cons: "TV was a bit small"
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable, smaller aircraft"
Pros: "Crew memebers were so kind at all times. Even thou’ it was a short flight they gave us a free snack and beverages AND a bonus chocolate!"
Cons: "Nothing it was all great! Even music was playing while we waited on the plane."
Pros: "I thought the attendants were nice and that it was an easy, relaxing flight."
Pros: "Dry. I’ve food and really felt pampered"
Cons: "I paid extra for economy plus with extra legroom and a seat that reclined more - waste of money - the seats were extremely uncomfortable!"
Pros: "Check in easy"
Cons: "Weren’t told enough about delays ... very tight seating crew was friendly"
Pros: "Good film selection -which unfortunately I couldn’t watch. To be fair I got a 50 CHF discount for my next flight with Swiss."
Cons: "Entertainment system wasn’t working in my row. Food was not great, not the standard I’m used to from Swiss. Took them forever to turn on air handling after boarding, plenty of time for All the people with colds and coughing fits to infect everybody else."
Cons: "30 mins late both ways"
Pros: "I’ve flown SWISS Air twice in the past 6 years and I’ve never had an issue, always a great experience!"
Pros: "Good clean service that Swiss is known for."
Cons: "There’s never overhead space for carryon. Ever since they went to lift, I have had to put my luggage in a row near the rear, making me wait until the plane almost complete Disembarks before able to get the bag."
Pros: "typical Swiss quality"
Cons: "Delay. Missed train connection. Business class went to row 15 To then leave it empty"
Pros: "Plane was comfortable (for a plane) and the staff were polite and efficient. The flight made up lots of time and the in flight snacks were very welcome."
Cons: "The flight was very delayed, and the communications from Swiss was lacking. In fact their app thought the flight had taken off and landed on time?!"
Pros: "I love the fact that there are no communication barrier...everyone that I spoke to knows English!"
Cons: "N/A"
Cons: "1h45 departure delayed with no compensation."
Pros: "Boarding without frills. On-time departure. Overall good food. Great cabin crew; they took care of a toddler with a fever and her mother."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "I had a super-short connection from Stockholm at Zurich (going to JFK), and I just assumed I'd have to be rebooted, but they held the plane for all of us! Entertainment was excellent, service was great - I really like the food, although I don't eat well on flights. Comfortable - I slept for a few hours. Really great experience (until I hit customs in JFK, but SwissAir has no influence on that :) )"
Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "No control of air. It got a little cold."
Pros: "On time, even arrival 20 min earlier, very courteous and professional cabin crew comparing to the rudeness of Lufthansa one. Soft landing."
Cons: "At LHR terminal 2, same gate A, B, for 2 different flights which lead to confuse many passengers. Better signing and Public Announcement is needed. Queuing 1:30h for tax refund is totally unacceptable and leads to give up to claim your rights."
Cons: "Flight was 2 hours late. This is my second experience in a week with Swiss flights being 2-4 hours behind."
Pros: "What I liked is that they didn't really focus on the weight I had little more weight and they didn't really make an issue for me"
Cons: "Geneva airport is so busy on the weekend I had to stay in the line for 20 minutes it's a little annoying"
Cons: "smooth & efficient friendly crew"
Cons: "They checked at the gate all our hand luggages to make sure we didnt exceed the 8 kilo mark. This is very cheap and only suitable for the low cost airlines. I expect swiss air as a higher class flight to turn a blind eye on this matter"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly, everything was on time and extremely efficient. I don't have kids but I did notice how great the flight attendants were with the kids around me. Great job! Already recommended SWISS to friends and family"
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "Boarding was fast and practical"
Cons: "Food and beverage"
Pros: "Quick, comfortable and easy"
Cons: "Boarding was a bit clunky"
Pros: "Nothing!"
Pros: "Plane was super nice and new and crew was great!"
Pros: "Crew was courteous and professional. Food was okay."
Cons: "Seats a little wider and little more leg room."
Pros: "The crew were super friendly. There was plenty of space and I slept for a few hours"
Pros: "Lots of entertainment from music to podcasts to movies and tv. Food was good!"
Cons: "The flight was quite cold! More teas and coffee instead of cold drinks. Couldn’t tell if there was WiFi or not :/"
Cons: "Delayed flight - but it’s ok since I got to my final destination safely. It wasn’t a very long delay."
Pros: "Everything was on time and efficient."
Cons: "a bit late"
Pros: "Excelent service"
Cons: "I liked all"
Pros: "Staff were kind and courteous."
Cons: "Late departure and uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "Not much compared to Lufthansa from AID to Munich."
Cons: "Old plane, old movies, service was mediocre"
Pros: "Incredible service and comfort"
Pros: "The food out of everything"
Cons: "Customer service , the air craft , the blankets"
Pros: "The crew's efficiency and friendliness"
Cons: "Having to fly to Germany to come to San Diego"
Cons: "Online check-in did not work. When I checked in at the airport, I received only a middle seat."
Pros: "There was no communication between aircrew and gate for transfers. There is a new additional check between gates and no passenger was informed. This security check was over an hour long."
Pros: "Bad"
Cons: "Because the one came in from London Got Delay And I miss my flight"
Pros: "The entertainment, food, and crew were great."
Cons: "I had no problems with this leg of the flight."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, good legroom."
Cons: "Slight delay."
Pros: "Food was okay."
Cons: "No entertaintment system. Some crew members did not speak English."
Pros: "Clean aircraft, very friendly crew, good food, overall great trip."
Pros: "The short wait for departure."
Cons: "The long complicated walk to the gate...."
Cons: "They cancelled my flight"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No body helped me. My first flight got delayed and missed my connecting flight. People were rude and showed that they didn’t care. I had to wait 4 hours for the next flight. I received little compensation"
Pros: "The counter staff in Heathrow was great"
Pros: "Everything was perfect ... pilots are so good and professional..!!)"
Cons: "The flight"
Pros: "Was great,on time,no issues,they send me the flight connection gate on my email.*****"
Pros: "Overall good service, only complain is the business class seats."
Cons: "business class seat would have been better"
Pros: "Good attitude"
Cons: "Flight delayed because of a late/lost family, then made us late for connecting flight."
Pros: "I was upgraded after all the pressure from thehurrricane this was the icing on the cake"
Pros: "I upgraded to the premium food package for a small price. It was delicious and filling."
Cons: "The quality of the sound from the earphones was not very good so that made the movies less enjoyable."
Pros: "Food is worse"
Cons: "Too crowded"
Pros: "Easy check-in and helpful staff. I would absolutely fly with Lufthansa again"
Pros: "It was good the checking desk person was polite and done her best to put get me on to British Airways flight to get to my destination on the same day."
Cons: "But we waited tilll 12.30pm still flight took off at 14.00 and arrive in Dubai at 23.50pm instead of 22.30pm person went home who suppose to pick me up. I got to the place I was staying at 01.39am which was very uncomfortable. I will never fly again with Lufthansa Airline it use to like British Airways but definitely they have lost the customer touch."
Cons: "Flight was delayed want to take off. Luggage did not transfer. Four days before luggage will get to us."
Pros: "All the staff was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Terrible leg room."
Pros: "The flight itself was fine."
Cons: "Getting to LHR early for. 6:30 am flight was no use since they don't have any departing flights between 11pm and 6 am. So we were stuck in the lobby for hours until ticket agents arrived at 4 am. There was one open coffee shop however. Then we waited for security to arrive at about 4:30 am to get through and it was quite a slow shake down. One through there were no restaurants open until 5-5:30 am. The flight itself was fine. Facilities at Frankfurt were minimal with toilets offering only one stall each. While standing in the long queue a lady and her young daughter were rudely ushered out by the male custodian for cleaning, and then it could not be used for another 10-15 minutes."
Pros: "Was informed that boarding would be delayed but began within minutes. Arriva time was spot on"
Pros: "Even on such a short flight I got a sandwich. It was a salmon sandwich which I never had on any other flights. They usually serve cheese or ham or chicken in the Middle East. It was nice to have something different and nutritious."
Pros: "The crew and in flight experience were excellent."
Cons: "Terminal procedures, particularly a tarmac delay and understaffed customs and security personnel, jeopardized my London Heathrow connection in spite of the 80 minute layover. Itineraries with less than a two-hour connection should be discontinued as a fraudulent misrepresentation of the passenger's likely success. I will never fly through Heathrow again."
Cons: "Lufthansa airline has no intention to help their passengers and happily see their passengers suffer from the airline's mistakes"
Pros: "Priority boarding with small kids"
Cons: "In London I was required to ask fro this priority boarding with kids if not asked I would be queuing with small kids for 15 minutes.. (whilst In Frankfurt we have been invited to be boarded as first ones without asking for it.)"
Pros: "The price for a direct flight was reasonable"
Cons: "Wifi wasn't working and movie selection poor. No individual screens especially for a 10 hr flight. Staff were not that friendly either. Old plane and small seats. I would rather pay more for a more comfortable flight."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "In seat entertainment, better food."
Cons: "I did the email check in. When I arrive at the airport, I asked for customer service to print the boarding passes. They changed my seat assignment which not asked. This caused some confusion when we boarded."
Pros: "On time, nice and professional personnel, kids-friendly, tasty & free food & drinks. Great airlines every time!"

Better food more confortable seats.

Delay information

being a flight attendant and using spécial fare I apreciate being treated equally to the other pax, the fact that the crew, when I informed them of my status, went to check if I had a good seat ( no one beside me, to be able to get good rest.) Those are important gestures towards the person. I look to more flights with KLM

Dreamliner was comfortable and entertainment system good

Pros: "Yes, Very good"
Pros: "Salimos a tiempo . El business es muy confortable"
Cons: "La comida horrible . No se limpian los baños"
Cons: "The airline lost my suitcase and deliver it only 72 hours later... They refused to give me proper compensation for items that were broken..."
Cons: "Very nice crew and great food"
Cons: "All of the less than good, obvious!"
Pros: "Loved the smooth ride."
Cons: "Bathroom was pretty nasty"
Pros: "The crews were pretty great!"
Cons: "The regulating of the temperature."
Cons: "Flight got cancelled"
Pros: "The entertainment was amazing"
Cons: "The seats were a bit hard"
Cons: "The air conditioners fan was bad and they had to fix it in London which took over 40 minutes off travel time...we arrived much later than expected in Lagos"
Cons: "The plane was very hot"
Pros: "The crew was great! The food was also much better than other airlines. And passing out whole bottles of water was much appreciated."
Pros: "Awful"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "Crew was pleasant but not attentive to detail. Bypassed is completely for snack and drink towards end of 9 hour flight!"
Cons: "Pay attention to passengers."
Pros: "The crew was nice and helpful (our flight was 2h late so they put us on the one before in business class for us not to miss our connection)"
Cons: "A lot of delays, on both flights. We spent twice as much time waiting than flying."
Pros: "KLM was a great experience compared to Airitalia. The food was good, the flight attendants were very helpful."
Pros: "Food provided, staff kind"
Cons: "Was several hours delayed and check in took 45 minutes because they somehow lost my reservation."
Pros: "Nice seats. Only seats with a row of 2, which is what I wanted,"
Pros: "Crew was nice and efficient"
Cons: "Economy seats don’t recline enough."
Pros: "Cabin Crews was extremely good and hospital. Transfer point staff buggy / wheal Chair was good and second to none."
Cons: "Transfer point needs upgrade."
Pros: "The crew!!"
Cons: "None of our 4 checked bags arrived with us. This was despite ample connection time (2+ hours) in Amsterdam."
Pros: "Short flight and being able to escape from drunk belligerent Passenger on previous flight"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Seat 39A did not recline. The gentleman next to me spread his arms out a bit as he typed on his computer the entire way. So I did not get ANY sleep. Plus he got up at least four times."
Cons: "Except for the man next to me - great!"
Pros: "Face recognition was amazing"
Cons: "Too hot on plane"
Pros: "Seats were very comfortable, food was excellent, the staff was very nice, cabin was quite and roomy."
Cons: "No outlets to charge digital devices, and need more bathrooms on board. I was able to sleep most of the 11 hour flight so I did not take advantage of the entertainment."
Pros: "Everything excellent. Comfortable seats in business."
Pros: "Norhing"
Cons: "They have mabaged to lost my luggage"
Pros: "Arrived Early!"
Cons: "Left Late :-)"
Pros: "Good service onboard, good food. On time."
Pros: "On both of my flights to New York City, I was amazed at how friendly and helpful the flight attendants were to the passengers. On my short flight from Basel to Amsterdam, a young French speaking girl was concerned about how to manage getting to her next gate. The flight attendants talked to her and arranged for someone to take her there. On my longer flight from Amsterdam to New York City, there was a customer who was in distress about missing a previous flight and not making it to her connecting flight in New York. One of the flight attendants reassured her until she stopped crying and calmed down. That same flight attendant was always so positive and cheerful in all she did. The rest of the crew was top notch. This was my best experience flying in such a long time. Well done, KLM crews of flights 1984 and 0645 on July 10!"
Pros: "Short flight with good communication."
Cons: "Nil to complain."
Pros: "The staff are the best European crews I have encountered. Naturally friendly, professional and fit looking. Nothing is too much trouble"
Pros: "The flight crew was nice. Plane departed/arrived on time."
Cons: "I paid €60 extra to sit in the emergency door seat to get more leg room but once.i was in the plane learned for more leg room I accepted a smaller seat next to a bathroom and no entertainment. I could not store my belongings near me. No power outlet to charge my devices for my own entertainment on a 7 hour flight. Dealing with constant traffic for the bathroom. I sat in the middle seat between two hours other men. It was a constant struggle arm space. After 7hours in the air I could not wait to get off the plane. If I didn't actually pay an extra €60 for the seat I may not feel bad but I feel like I might have been better off without paying for the "upgrade""
Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 2 hours. Could have gone to Amsterdam and come back in that time"
Pros: "Flight crew; legroom even in cheap seats."
Cons: "Exceptionally unhelpful customer service when asking about extra kilos/bags. Just quoted the online info back at us. We simply wanted to know how much would be charged if the bag was 1-2kgs overweight. We could not get a straight answer, just quoted the unclear company policy. Extremely frustrating and annoying. KLM offer a superior flight experience - it is a shame their terrestrial customer servic does not match it!"
Pros: "Flight was lovely, crew were friendly and very helpful and food was delicious!! We travelled with assistance for mum and it was excellent and we were kept updated all through the flight."
Pros: "In flight food was enjoyable"
Pros: "Excellent experience with the cabin crew."
Cons: "Seats on the 777 were too narrow. This 777 had a 3-4-3 seating arraignment, it would have been better with a 3-3-3, similar to a 787 configuration. With the current layout, even with an aisle seat, I was sitting in the aisle. And I am not a large person! The flight was full, so use the 787 and two daily non-stops. For a twelve hour flight, the food was only Okay, could have been better and with a better selection. Meal timing was poor."
Pros: "quick and relaxed"
Pros: "I was pleasantly surprised they had a snack service on such a short flight. The flight attendants were very friendly"
Cons: "Amsterdam customs is the most disorganized I have ever seen. With the number of tourists entering the country you would think they would have done something about it. There were only 2 customs agents!! One for all passports and 1 for all passports. We were in the customs hall longer than we were in flight!"
Pros: "Priority boarding was appreciated and the flights were on time. Service was fine. Schipol was good."
Pros: "The very dirty plane was cleaned at Dar-es-salaam and became less dirty. The pilot kept us updated periodically through the flight. The flight attendants were very pleasant."
Cons: "The plane was very dirty when we landed in Dar-es-salaam. The plane did get cleaned a little bit in Dar-es-salaam however I was still missing a pillow and blanket which I had to actively seek out. Seating was not very comfortable as there was a box attached to the leg of the seat in front of me, making it necessary to keep my feet at an uncomfortable angle through the long flight. I did not enjoy the food."
Pros: "The pilot kept us informed periodically during our journey. I liked that we could choose our seating online. The entertainment was good."
Cons: "The plane was dirty, all seats did not have pillows and blankets. Seating was not very comfortable, particularly as there was a box attached to one of the legs of the seat in front of me, making it necessary to move my legs to an uncomfortable angle."
Pros: "The crew were just amazing, such lovely male stewards! They were helpful and friendly and generally wonderful."
Cons: "The entertainment was quite dated and didn't have new movies etc"
Pros: "Overall very nice flight, even comes with free drink and snack"

Boarding was cumbersome

Last minute gate change at Charles de Gaulle, required me to walk further to alternate gate for my flight to Punta Cana.

4 flights in 3 weeks between arrival and departure and all flights delayed about 5 to 6 hours ! What’s going on with AF ?! Not a low cost and you paid for that service !?!? Not anymore

Pros: "Poor"
Cons: "Poor"
Cons: "The food was not as usual."
Cons: "There was no amenities pack given in Premium economy. The food was ok. It would have been nice to have been offered another bread roll. Seat comfort was fine, but I kept getting hit by the separating curtain as the flight attendants went back and forth from economy."
Pros: "Great and friendly crew"
Cons: "In-flight system had some problems and seats seemed a bit uncomfortable"
Pros: "Exit row seat had much more space for legs, very much worth the upcharge for this seat."
Cons: "Cabin temperature was very cool for me. Never used a blanket on an international flight before, and used a blanke on this whole 9 hour flight. Maybe a function of the seat location? Not sure but I was cold."
Pros: "The seat was very comfortable."
Cons: "My boyfriend and I were required to gate check our carry-on luggage which required us to go through customs in Paris to get to our bag and re-enter security for our connecting international flight. I am unsure why this was the case as other passengers brought the same size luggage. Very upsetting."
Pros: "Not much, seats are super uncomfortable"
Cons: "Better code sharing with KLM"
Pros: "Crew was attentive. Timings were spot on."
Cons: "Virtually no information at boarding which made everybody just make a huge line. Boarding they a bus, it was raining and we got wet."
Cons: "This was one of the worst flights I’ve been on. Both planes were downright filthy. The flight from Dallas to Barcelona had several broken toilets. Flight from Paris to Barcelona boarded and once everyone was on board, they told us that we would be sitting there for 2 hours before leaving."
Cons: "No entertainment facilities"
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "Multiple crew members paid constant helpful attention to my mother (88yrs of age) during boarding, deboarding and throughout the entire flight. Thank you!"
Cons: "Not to be late ,and not to loose my luggege"
Pros: "Plane was new, and seatback screen responsive and functional."
Cons: "Economy seats not very comfortable, very tightly packed together"
Pros: "The staff were very helpful and professional."
Cons: "The food was awful and the option I wanted had run out. The entertainment was faulty and had to be reset several times. The comfort was below standard and needs to be improved."
Cons: "Flying back to US, passsengers get charged for their luggage. Which this is not informed to us, neither On our email nor when we were checking ( for free) in Us"
Pros: "Good selection of movies"
Pros: "Staff was so helpful and attentive to our needs.Providing service with a smile."
Pros: "Not much expected as it was a budget trip."
Cons: "Poor timing in between connections, barely made in time to my first connection being the last person to board"
Pros: "Liked the transfer"
Pros: "The only thing that I like about the flight was that it was easy to boarding"
Cons: "The food was not heat correctly it was cold and I felt that the crew rush to give out the food. The seats are terrible, if the person in front of you reclines you won’t be able to see the screen if your watching a movie and you will see the top of the persons head."
Pros: "Everything except the seat. Service ("would you care for a drink/beverage?") could be better."
Cons: "I paid for a"premium" seat on one of the emergency exit rows for the extra legroom. This was next to a galley. The seat itself was no more than 18" wide (NO EXAGGERATION!!) if not less. I had to sit on an angle (one butt cheek at a time) for 9 yours. I do not have a big butt either. This seat should have been a discounted seat, not a premium seat. I am so angry about this, I will NEVER fly Air France again."
Cons: "I will not use o recommend to anyone to buy a ticket with the agency, at the airport in China we were treated like criminals because as they said we were not register in the system as passengers it was really a nightmare"
Cons: "Leg space."
Pros: "Enjoyed my food, especially tasty for airplan fare!"
Cons: "Not enough leg room"
Cons: "Plane left more than 40 minutes late with no explanation or apology."
Pros: "Absolutely everything perfect."
Cons: "Through my own fault I ordered a different seat instead of window seat. :)"
Pros: "Ground crew at CDG was helpful to file a claim for the lost luggage."
Cons: "Ground crew at MXP Was inexperienced. She called every one in my flight to form a new line and it was immediately total chaos. And then they lost one of our luggages!"
Pros: "We got to the desk to check in and there was one person being served in front of us. He finished with him, turned and left the area through the dooor. No one came to help us for 15 minutes. Then they came out to answer the phone and said we were 10 minutes past the cut off and we could not fly."
Cons: "Staff just walked away while we were in line, the rudeness and mean attitude, they blamed us for being too late after ignoring us and made us late, they didn't offer an alternative flight until we asked. Overall, horrible customer service. Never been treated so rudely by people in the airlines industry in my entire 42 years of flying!"
Pros: "Boarding for BUsiness class was fine. Seating was cramped."
Cons: "As I said in my rating, seating was cramped. Food was mediocre. Crew was pleasant."
Pros: "Plenty of seat space"
Cons: "In flight entertainment and call button was broken ... crew never passes to ask if you’d like water."
Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "They start serving late the apperitif before taking off and take it back right after."
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "very old planes we waited 1 hour to drop our bags as their belt had an issue we had to pay extra 70 pounds to reserve a baby cot on the plane"
Pros: "Option to upgrade seat which I didn't take but might for outbound red eye flight in future."
Cons: "Faulty toilet meaning longer queues for the loo. Crew were a bit haphazard in serving food and my row was missed out for coffee after dinner."
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "Food could be a bit better. White bread is unhealthy."
Pros: "It was a 30min flight not much to say The crew on the ground really took care of us"
Cons: "Na"
Pros: "Párizs Budapest kb 1 óra késés műszaki hiba miatt. egyébként minden rendbe volt."
Pros: "Boarding was very efficient"
Cons: "Losing my luggage after checking it at the gate when volunteers were needed."
Pros: "Traveled fron SFO to CDG on AF in business class on an A 380. Lounge in SFO was smallish and not many choices in the food bar. Boarding was smooth. my second ride on A 380 in business and this trip reminded me quickly why I did not care for the A 380 on my previous trip. It is a huge plane with a huge sized business class which makes the cost less worth it compared to a Boeing. The crew were extremely helpful and caring. The food was acceptable. The seats on the plane were not comfortable in the lying position. Took a cab to our hotel in Paris (1st Arr) for a flat 50 euros. No meters."
Cons: "Arriving in CDG and facing a slow immigration with the passengers of this huge plane. I didn't care for the baggage delivery system. We were waiting for an hour only to realize that the arrival port for our luggage was changed."
Pros: "The food was good."
Cons: "I feel comfortable flying when I can see out the window so don't force me to close my window shade.The flight attendants kept forcing me to close my shade. Also new planes would be nice. Sick of flying on outdated technology."
Cons: "The flight arrived late with no clear explanation as to why. Then there was no EU queue at immigration, so more time wasted."
Pros: "It was a short flight."
Cons: "Seat to seat space OK for anyone under 4 ft tall. Pressed intoth seat framein front, I couldn't even turn or get my feet under the seat to extend."
Pros: "Free drinks and snack!"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "I didn't feel cramped in a Window Seat. Two meals were served during the flight. It was nice to get back to being fed something other than skippy snacks on an airline flight."
Cons: "I was ignored over and over again as ice cream, drinks and snacks were offer by the crew. It would have been nice if some would ask me before falling asleep if I wanted to be roused for snacks and desserts. After being on back to back flights of more than 10 hours each it would be considerate for the crew to be aware of my length of travel and to make sure they don't assume my resting my eyes is the same as me being asleep. Even when I was awake it appeared I was being overlooked, ignored and left out of complimentary services I saw other receiving....my bad for not asking to be noticed."
Pros: "The food was great. Very filling and hot foods were hot and cooked thoroughly. For our 8 hour flight we were served 2 meals and snacks and plenty of hot drinks which was nice.The entertainment was great got to watch movies and play games and also learn language through games."
Cons: "It was very hot in there probably hotter than it should be. Not much air flow I was sweating the whole flight. Because of this I couldn't sleep it was kinda miserable not gonna lie."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Not enough room for legs. Small amounts of food. No entertainment."
Pros: "Croissants instead of pretzels was a nice change of snack"
Cons: "Computer failure rendered the check in process a total mess. Staff seemed utterly at a loss and also totally unprepared for this very early and very full flight. Most passengers seemed to have multiple bags to check. Since this is a regular flight it was hard to understand why check in staff wandered in late when time was already tight - let alone having a system failure as well to deal with. We were 50 minutes late leaving. This resulted in many of us either missing or having extremely tight (stressful) connections at CDG Paris."

Travel info before going to airport. Like passenger locator form ready before airport

Cons: "Comfier seats Some entertainment...there was none. Plane very hot and claustrophobic"
Pros: "Toilets were clean right up until landing"
Cons: "When breakfast was served, there was only the option of poached eggs. We asked if there was an alternative and Philip said No. Shortly after starting our cold poached eggs Philip brought the people across the aisle to us a sausage alternative?! All the flight attendants looked unhappy until getting off the plane. Entertainment was very basic and not really up to date."
Cons: "The food portions were disappointing."
Cons: "Not many movies to chose from."
Cons: "Seats are not comfortable for a 14 hour flight. One meal was served 1 hour before landing, Need for more drinks and food during a 14 hour flight. Flight was held at gate for 45 minutes before takeoff without explanation. Luggage was not transferred from a connecting flight."
Pros: "Seats were very crowded. A few more inches would have made it excellent. Overhead luggage storage was tiny."
Pros: "Easy going flight with friendly and hospitable crew"
Cons: "Plane was quite dirty inside and out"
Pros: "I was upgraded to first class!"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "They made my journey exciting"
Cons: "The delay leaving Nairobi was long and they offered us on breakfast"
Pros: "The crew was great, and greeted passengers with a smile."
Pros: "Good approachable crew. Very professional. Aircraft very modern and internal atmosphere very organized. Everything where it’s meant to be."
Cons: "Difficult when you’re tall to have better seating."
Cons: "Better food choice and little more attentive crew."
Cons: "According to the KQ App the flight was direct to Cape Town but when we got to the airport we found the plane was stopping in Livingston’s. The result was we were an hour late. Most annoying. Surely the App can be amended to alert us of such changes"
Pros: "I had an entire row to myself so this greatly improved my experience, but if this had not been the case I don't think I would have rated my flight as high."
Cons: "The food could be improved and the movie collection could be updated"
Pros: "Both segmrnts left on time. The on- flight crew were pleasant. The 787 on first flight comfortable in biz class for a nap. Food service well carried out by crew."
Cons: "The 737 on second flight ....the long overnight one... Was very uncomfortable in biz class. On arrival in Nairobi...the hub city...there was no staff. A.c. no working or escalator in airport. Biz line for security not open. Food below average. No breakfast as we one meal."
Pros: "Flight went on smoothly"
Cons: "Food needs improvement"
Pros: "staff crew on the plane were very nice and accommodating"
Cons: "food portions are too small and movies selections. most movies were very old"
Pros: "Once we got on the plane, everything was okay."
Cons: "Every moment leading up to the airplane. From our flight being delayed 13 hours, to people not helping us with a hotel when we had a 12 hour layover to start with. They said we needed to talk to only the Kenya Airways representatives in Addis where we left from. We did... and they didn't say anything. After that they refused to help us in Nairobi. There were all these secret ways of getting help that they said we didn't qualify for. Supervisors and managers were not available unless I left their desk and went to departures. They said I would have to go back through immigration.. but thankfully, right before I did, someone came and spoke to me. From our several interactions, we received no apologies, but felt that the theme was that everything was my fault.. not the best feeling as a customer. Only my one chat with the supervisor was very nice. She was very patient, sat down with me and helped direct my concerns. Especially with a 13 hour delay. Nairobi seemed great, but our interactions with the staff really took away from our experience. And we missed our vacation in the end.."
Pros: "Everything was great about my Kenyan Airways flight. Crew was super friendly and helpful."
Pros: "Nice flight on 787. Nice crew"
Cons: "Chicken served twice. Only other choice was vegitation"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, smooth flight, good service on board"
Cons: "Did not care for insect spraying, limited entertainment / movie choices."
Pros: "The whole trip was awesome....comfortable and plenty on movies on board"
Pros: "Crew was fast and friendly. Flight was on time."
Cons: "A 5 hour 40 minute flight across Africa with no electronic charging ports is not acceptable. The plane was old and uncomfortable. Water cups have gotten so small that I was also dehydrated by the end of the flight. What ever happened to receiving a bottle of water?"
Pros: "Comfortable seating"
Cons: "Food was bad"
Pros: "The best flight attendants who met my needs with prompt, positive, politeness. Again, my highest regards for Kenya Airways!"
Pros: "Once on the flight the flight crew were caring and accomodating."
Cons: "Kenya changed my flight to two hours later 18 hours before I was to leave. Making me have a 10 minute connection. Then after an hour in a airline office they promised to hold my connection. When my flight landed on time, they did not hold my connection. So they changed my flight and didn’t follow through on the fix. We would now miss wedding activities and business meetings. Then my partner got sick and they refused to taxi us to hotel for the night but take a bus that leaves every three hours. Her sickness got worse and there was a Kenyan airlines doctor who evaluated her at the airport after waiting 40 minutes laying at check in with her crying due to pain. We had a medical release from the doctor saying she needed extra space to lay down but the check in manager refused to make room for her saying the flight is full and she would not upgrade her to accommodate the medical release because we had an economy ticket. My partner looked so bad that the flight crew considered kicking us off but eventually made the space for her to lay down and were helpful on the flight. This is this disgraceful and the worst experience I’ve had with any company."
Cons: "I've taken this flight 6 times and 4 it's been delayed"
Cons: "Timing schedule not respected. No legroom my knees were so squeezed."
Cons: "Seats were not very confortable"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Made it to the airport 1hour and 15 min before the flight and was denied boarding. Airport would not allow me to see the ticket agent. Terrible experience."
Pros: "Late arrival Nairobi. missed flight"
Cons: "Late arrival Nairobi. missed flight"
Pros: "Nothing. I wasn't on this flight"
Cons: "I still need to be re-booked!"
Pros: "Food. The pilot spent some time flying over the Victoria falls"
Cons: "Dirty bathroom"
Cons: "Lack of drink options, no diet cola?! Poor entertainment options"
Pros: "Flight management was okay from Mombasa up to landing in Nairobi"
Cons: "Plane could not park at the domestic arrival, yet at the international slot we had to wait over 15 Minutes without communication by crew. Captain only announced when parking slot became available. It took long to get baggage delivered to domestic side and when baggage arrived some including mine were wet with stinking liquid in spite of no rain around airport. at the end Passengers on a later flight made it smoothly out and eventually lost 45 minutes since landing and dirty baggage."
Cons: "My flight was 36 hours delayed and Kenya Airlines did not tell us why. I then heard that the same flight had been delayed three nights in a row. This led me to book another flight to my destination, so that I did not miss anymore of my trip. I am going to pursue a refund of my original flight. It seemed to me that Kenya Airlines new the flight would be delayed and said nothing until two hours before. Also how they handled the situation was very poor. I will never fly with Kenya Airlines again."
Pros: "Small seas no leg room and broken entertainment screen"
Pros: "Everything was great except for all but one flight attendant who could have done with a lesson in charm. There was one very charming attendant whose name began with M but was an unusual name. She was a world class attendant and the others could learn from her. The pilot was well spoken as did a great job taking off & landing."
Pros: "Plane was a new Dreamliner and nice to fly in with excellent entertainment package."
Cons: "I had 3 hours in Johannesburg before catching a shuttle bus, so being an hour late wasn't a big problem. After rushing from Entebbe flight which was an hour late leaving and arriving, I got to the gate to be informed that this NBO to JNB flight was an hour late in departing. Pilot said it was due to "technical difficulties". My ticket had 4 legs : Nov 28 due to leave JNB at 1:20 finally left at 8:30 due to NBO runway closed from plane belly landing - the pilot was very apologetic - LATE. Dec 5 NBO to Entebbe was an hour late due to "passenger problem and luggage taken off" - LATE. Dec 10 Entebbe to NBO left an hour late due to "plane arriving late" - LATE. Dec 10 NBO to Johannesburg was an hour late due to "technical difficulties" - LATE. All 4 flights were at least an hour late leaving and arriving yet the pilots all said thanks for flying Kenya Airways - the Pride of Africa. This is what Africa should be proud of ?!? and Kenya Airways is proud of ?!? Passengers I talked to all were negative in their comments about Kenya Airways. All said there is ALWAYS something of a problem on a Kenya Airways flight. Lady on NBO to EBB flight next to me as we boarded plane and I said everything has gone smoothly so far, replied - the flight isn't over yet - and then we sat in the plane for an hour while they "removed passengers luggage". A man in NBO departure area as we waited to board JNB late flight said, the procedures and organisation are terrible with problems most of the time, which was why he was using up his reward miles because he didn't want to fly Kenya Airways again. This is the culture of this airline which is allowed to continue with seemingly no regard for the paying customers. If the powers that be such as the FAA, imposed a $100 credit to each passenger for late leaving or arriving, I would have received $400 back on a ticket that cost $750. Maybe the airlines would do something practical to remedy their problems and care for the paying customers rather than just saying "we are sorry for any inconvenience "."
Pros: "Ground check-in, onboard staff, plane comfort were all fine and what normally happens. Nice leather seats and space on Embraer plane."
Cons: "At check-in we were told the departure time was an hour late - when I arrived at 2:00am. As I only had 1 hour and 55 minutes in Nairobi before flight to Johannesburg, I was a bit concerned and had to rush from plane to departure gate. Pilot said flight was late due to " plane arriving late", which I think meant - it isn't our fault."
Pros: "Full flat bed Big windows New plane"
Cons: "10h delay very basic food (especially for business class) Basic service level No side treat"
Pros: "The flight was not delayed."
Cons: "Delays"
Pros: "very efficient processes and very friendly/capable flight crew."
Cons: "the food was not great (i don't have high expectations for airplane food)"
Pros: "The food was great. Ate rice and chicken and had bread. Even with a short flight, they offered a meal, drinks and coffee. Also enjoyed the comfort, because the flight was not full. I had an extra seat of room which was very nice. The crew was also very helpful and nice."
Cons: "Before my flight, the workers at the gate would not let me enter earlier than 1 hour prior to departure. Also there was no entertainment offered on this flight although there were systems in place."
Pros: "good organization and service"
Pros: "Reception"
Pros: "Reception"
Cons: "non"

Book cheap flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town

Recent return flight deals

21/3Tue
1 stopLufthansa
36h 50mLHR-CPT
5/4Wed
1 stopLufthansa
15h 10mCPT-LHR
R8 326
21/3Tue
1 stopLufthansa
36h 50mLHR-CPT
5/4Wed
1 stopLufthansa
15h 10mCPT-LHR
R8 377
15/2Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
33h 25mLHR-CPT
8/3Wed
2 stopsKenya Airways
21h 40mCPT-LHR
R8 498
22/3Wed
1 stopLufthansa
15h 35mLHR-CPT
5/4Wed
1 stopLufthansa
15h 10mCPT-LHR
R8 619
1/2Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
33h 25mLHR-CPT
9/2Thu
1 stopKenya Airways
33h 25mCPT-LHR
R8 671
1/2Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
33h 25mLHR-CPT
9/2Thu
1 stopKenya Airways
33h 25mCPT-LHR
R8 757
8/3Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
33h 05mLHR-CPT
22/3Wed
2 stopsKenya Airways
21h 40mCPT-LHR
R8 827
24/1Tue
2 stopsKenya Airways
31h 50mLHR-CPT
15/3Wed
2 stopsKenya Airways
27h 00mCPT-LHR
R8 861
1/3Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
33h 05mLHR-CPT
16/3Thu
1 stopKenya Airways
34h 00mCPT-LHR
R8 878
1/3Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
33h 05mLHR-CPT
22/3Wed
2 stopsKenya Airways
27h 00mCPT-LHR
R8 913
8/3Wed
1 stopSWISS
19h 05mLHR-CPT
22/3Wed
1 stopSWISS
13h 50mCPT-LHR
R9 051
26/3Sun
1 stopLufthansa
18h 45mLHR-CPT
5/4Wed
1 stopLufthansa
15h 10mCPT-LHR
R9 103
21/3Tue
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
33h 20mLHR-CPT
5/4Wed
1 stopMultiple Airlines
15h 10mCPT-LHR
R9 172
22/3Wed
1 stopLufthansa
15h 35mLHR-CPT
3/4Mon
1 stopLufthansa
15h 10mCPT-LHR
R9 224
21/3Tue
1 stopLufthansa
15h 35mLHR-CPT
5/4Wed
1 stopLufthansa
15h 10mCPT-LHR
R9 241
27/3Mon
1 stopLufthansa
14h 30mLHR-CPT
5/4Wed
1 stopLufthansa
15h 10mCPT-LHR
R9 293
15/2Wed
1 stopMultiple Airlines
22h 25mLHR-CPT
22/3Wed
1 stopMultiple Airlines
13h 50mCPT-LHR
R9 379
24/1Tue
1 stopSWISS
36h 45mLHR-CPT
15/3Wed
1 stopSWISS
13h 50mCPT-LHR
R9 690
22/2Wed
1 stopSWISS
19h 05mLHR-CPT
22/3Wed
1 stopSWISS
34h 00mCPT-LHR
R9 742
20/3Mon
2 stopsSWISS
23h 25mLHR-CPT
3/4Mon
2 stopsSWISS
24h 25mCPT-LHR
R9 794

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Recent one-way flight deals

20/4Thu
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
44h 50mLHR-CPT
R6 201
1/3Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
33h 05mLHR-CPT
R6 581
16/1Mon
2 stopsKenya Airways
27h 20mLHR-CPT
R6 633
16/1Mon
1 stopKenya Airways
27h 20mLHR-CPT
R6 926
9/4Sun
2 stopsLufthansa
19h 10mLHR-CPT
R7 030
5/2Sun
2 stopsKenya Airways
26h 55mLHR-CPT
R7 082
15/1Sun
2 stopsKenya Airways
50h 55mLHR-CPT
R7 099
4/4Tue
1 stopLufthansa
18h 45mLHR-CPT
R7 116
27/2Mon
2 stopsKenya Airways
21h 00mLHR-CPT
R7 255
27/2Mon
1 stopLufthansa
17h 25mLHR-CPT
R7 358
8/3Wed
1 stopLufthansa
15h 25mLHR-CPT
R7 531
6/3Mon
1 stopLufthansa
15h 25mLHR-CPT
R7 566
22/1Sun
3 stopsMultiple Airlines
23h 50mLHR-CPT
R7 617
30/11Wed
1 stopLufthansa
15h 35mLHR-CPT
R7 825
14/2Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
15h 10mLHR-CPT
R8 118
5/2Sun
3 stopsMultiple Airlines
21h 30mLHR-CPT
R8 153
7/3Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
15h 10mLHR-CPT
R8 170
28/1Sat
1 stopKLM
17h 30mLHR-CPT
R8 412
1/12Thu
2 stopsAir France
33h 20mLHR-CPT
R8 533
30/11Wed
2 stopsSWISS
20h 35mLHR-CPT
R8 671

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

London Heathrow Airport - Cape Town Flights

Departure:

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)United Kingdom

Destination:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Cape Town - London Heathrow Airport

Browse destinations:

R9 207