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Low season

FebruaryBest time to beat the crowds (17% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (26% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

R16 007(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

R19 516or less

When to book flights from Melbourne to Cape Town

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R19 516 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Cape Town was found, on average, 60 days before departure.
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is February.
  • There are numerous lounges at Melbourne Airport, including Qantas Club in Terminal 1, Air New Zealand Lounge in International Departures, and Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 2, International Departures near Gate 9. Services available at these lounges include free showers, free Wi-Fi, beverages and drinks, and designated rest areas.
  • There are no direct, non-stop flights from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) to Cape Town Airport (CPT). However, numerous airlines include FlySafair, Qatar Airways, and Airlink operate one or two-stop flights from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town Airport.
  • The Hotel Verde in Cape Town Airport offers a fitness centre to all passengers, including arriving passengers. The fitness centre is open to non-guests, and its available services include luggage storage, walking trails, gym, pool, and showers.
  • Baby care facilities, including baby changing areas are available at Cape Town Airport. A children’s play area is also available for passengers traveling with their little ones. The children’s play area and baby changing facilities are opposite the women’s washrooms.

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from Melbourne to Cape Town

Airlines flying from Melbourne to Cape Town have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Melbourne to Cape Town

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Melbourne to Cape Town

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