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Find cheap flights from San Francisco Bay Area to Cape Town from R12 991

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Flight from San Francisco to Cape Town

FAQs for booking flights from San Francisco Bay Area to Cape Town

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  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from San Francisco Bay Area 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 San Francisco Bay Area with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from San Francisco Bay Area 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 San Francisco Bay Area up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Find which airlines fly direct from San Francisco Bay Area to Cape Town Intl, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

San Francisco Bay Area to Cape Town Intl

Monday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +38 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +39 more

Tuesday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +38 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +39 more

Wednesday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +39 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +40 more

Thursday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +37 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +38 more

Friday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +39 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +40 more

Saturday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +36 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +37 more

Sunday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +41 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +42 more

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Direct returns

Cape Town Intl to San Francisco Bay Area

Monday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +38 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +39 more

Tuesday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +38 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +39 more

Wednesday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +39 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +40 more

Thursday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +37 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +38 more

Friday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +39 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +40 more

Saturday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +36 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +37 more

Sunday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +41 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +42 more

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Top airlines flying from San Francisco Bay Area to Cape Town

 
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from San Francisco Bay Area to Cape Town? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
7,4
Turkish AirlinesOverall score based on 3709 reviews
7,4Comfort
7,8Crew
7,4Food
7,4Boarding
7,5Entertainment
Airline reviews

Overnight flight in the old style Business class, but still very good.

10,0 ExcellentRobert, May 2024IAD - IST
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Overnight flight in the old style Business class, but still very good.

I was in business class, without the business class amenities. Large seat with lots of legroom, but no TV or bed. Food was okay, but I did enjoy the Turkish red wine.

Excellent service and comfort from the moment you check in. Flight crew is hyper focused on making passengers comfortable and at ease. It’s like a flying hotel!

Only chicken as a meat dish through out the flight

Nothing really was great as such. Seen other no name airlines perform better.

Quality of service on board was very inconsistent. FA service primarily seemed robotic and they barely engaged with passengers

I’m unclear why I had to pay extra for assigned seats as Turkish airlines did not honor the seating. We were placed across the aisle from each other on TK 34, and were seated behind one another on TK 694. Because my name was misspelled on e-ticket (Klawiter, instead of Klawitter) I could not log onto website to get the connection gate number in Istanbul. The monitors in the airport were a jumbled mess 1/2 Arabic and 1/2 English.

On line check in needs a lot of improvement. I tried and gave up.

Food not good, flight attendants not the best, not accommodating very ruff

the female flight attendant was racist towards me. I could tell she treated the two other passengers next to me with more softness.

Aisle chair was good and liked the foot bar preventing you from putting your foot in the isle, The breakfast on this international flight to Zurich was horrible (Europeans, specially, used to good food) may make this a dealbreaker for booking with United Airlines again. I agreed with my Spanish fellow passenger.

On time take off…US cabins look tired and need of refresh!

Backpack should NOT allowed put in the flight bin , only put it under the seat. I can't find space put my carry on luggage!!! and I pay for it ! that was very bad experience

I paid $380 for my one-way ticket from California to Minnesota. The fair did not include online check-in. I received instructions from their app to check in at a kiosk. At the kiosk, the boarding pass would not print until an actual person came to verify that I had a personal item and not a carry-on item, On the plane, the person next to me was drunk and allowed to continue to order alcohol. United is garbage I’d rather fly spirit.

Do not like the feeling of being in the basic economy. Everyone should feel good no matter what.

Terrible! The plane was old and you are required to connect your own device to their Wi-Fi rather than have entertainment options in the back of the seat in front of you. The Wi-Fi went out during the flight and there was only one plug for the devices every two seats. Three out of five surrounding my family did not work. The seats and spaces under them were so small I could not fit my backpack, which I’ve always brought on flights and fit before no problem. The crew were unpleasant and patronizing.

Due to one crew member not showing up to work, our flight was significantly delayed causing us to miss our connecting flight in Houston to Mississippi causing us to be delayed by more than 6 hours and missing our event all together. Very disappointing. All because ONE crew member called in sick. United did grant us a $15 meal voucher, which was a small but appreciated concession that I wasn’t able to use because I ordered my lunch and paid for it before applying the concession, and the staff said it was too late to use it. Ugh! We also had a TWO delay coming back from Mississippi, but that was on American Airlines and it was due to weather, so not their fault. Anyway, not at all impressed with United’s handling of our flight and the HUGE disappointment of missing our important family event for our 90 year old mother. All that money and all that stress and emotions for nothing. Having to wait the hour to bring an employee from LAX seemed like something that should not have happened. Why don’t you have a local back-up? Santa Ana is not a little airport in a rural area.

Hated every minute of it. This flight should have only taken 1.5hrs but was delayed over 10hours. Now I am being told I cannot be compensated or refunded my ticket price or extra leg room, which I purchased but did not receive, because the airline is throwing the blame on the 3rd party I purchased tickets through and 3rd party putting the blame on airline. No one wants to help. They received their money and that's all they care about. Im going on 3 days of still trying to get to my final destination, had to cancel car rental, car insurance and hotel. Currently staying in airport until hotels open up. Thank you Lufthansa, Kayak, Underpricer and United for making this trip the worst ever.

Crew was great and did their best to make us comfortable and captain came out at the beginning to announce why the flight was delayed, weather situation up ahead, and kept us updated throughout the flight.

United WiFi is consistently unusable (it can take 10 mins to load a single web page). If you need Wifi to do work, be prepared to lose half a day of productivity.

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Recent return flight deals

29/10Tue
2 stops
36h 10mSFO-CPT
12/11Tue
2 stops
51h 55mCPT-SFO
R19 148
29/10Tue
2 stops
36h 10mSFO-CPT
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39h 07mCPT-SFO
R19 734
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3 stopsKenya Airways
53h 55mSFO-CPT
25/10Fri
3 stopsKenya Airways
33h 40mCPT-SFO
R21 787
25/11Mon
1 stopTurkish Airlines
31h 10mSFO-CPT
9/12Mon
1 stopTurkish Airlines
27h 50mCPT-SFO
R21 915
28/10Mon
2 stopsQatar Airways
43h 30mOAK-CPT
11/11Mon
2 stopsQatar Airways
45h 13mCPT-OAK
R21 988
28/10Mon
2 stopsQatar Airways
38h 34mSJC-CPT
11/11Mon
2 stopsQatar Airways
38h 27mCPT-SJC
R21 988
25/10Fri
3 stopsKenya Airways
55h 40mSFO-CPT
8/11Fri
3 stopsKenya Airways
34h 40mCPT-SFO
R22 080
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1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 15mSFO-CPT
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1 stopTurkish Airlines
33h 05mCPT-SFO
R22 483
2/10Wed
2 stopsUnited Airlines
35h 35mSJC-CPT
10/10Thu
3 stopsUnited Airlines
34h 07mCPT-SJC
R25 305
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1 stopUnited Airlines
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1 stopUnited Airlines
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R25 854

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R12 991
13/11Wed
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33h 40mSFO-CPT
R13 468
9/10Wed
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33h 40mSFO-CPT
R15 172
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R18 727
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multi-stopQatar Airways
33h 40mSFO-CPT
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R31 755
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R33 111
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multi-stopSWISS
38h 10mCPT-SFO
R36 042
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R36 647
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multi-stopDelta
33h 55mCPT-SFO
R37 270
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multi-stopEthiopian Air
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multi-stopEthiopian Air
43h 18mCPT-SFO
R39 359
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multi-stopUnited Airlines
29h 50mSFO-CPT
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multi-stopUnited Airlines
26h 50mCPT-SFO
R39 964
1/6Sat
multi-stopKenya Airways
53h 55mSFO-CPT
7/6Fri
multi-stopKenya Airways
37h 08mCPT-SFO
R40 880
3/6Mon
multi-stopEthiopian Air
50h 50mSFO-CPT
7/6Fri
multi-stopEthiopian Air
43h 18mCPT-SFO
R156 153
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multi-stopUnited Airlines
29h 50mSFO-CPT
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multi-stopUnited Airlines
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Flights to Cape Town

Destination:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Cape Town - San Francisco Bay Area

Cabin classes:

R117 307
R4 563
R6 138
R458

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