Find flights
Insights
When to book
FAQs & Tips
Direct Flights
Airlines
Deals

Find cheap flights from Zambia to Cape Town from R3 476

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 17/5. 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.
1 adult
Thu 28/3
Thu 4/4

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

 
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results for flights to Cape Town
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results for flights to Cape Town
In the last 7 days travelers have searched 50 103 318 times on KAYAK, and here is why:

Save 36% or moreCompare multiple travel sites with one search.

Track pricesNot ready to book? Create a price alert for when prices drop.

Free to useThere are no hidden charges or fees.

Filter your dealsChoose cabin class, free Wi-Fi and more.

Flights to Cape Town - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Cape Town to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest flight to Cape Town?

These are the best prices found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
Based on KAYAK searches from the last 72 hours, if you fly from Livingstone, you should have a good chance of getting the best deal to Cape Town as it was the cheapest place to fly from. Prices were found for as low as R67 098 one-way and R138 675 for a return flight. Also in the last 72 hours, the most popular connection to Cape Town was from Lusaka and the lowest price for a return flight was R7 183.

What is the cheapest day to fly to Cape Town?

The average price of all flights to Cape Town clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Cape Town is Monday where tickets can be as cheap as R8 973. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Wednesday, where prices are R11 446 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights 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 to Cape Town is October, where tickets cost R10 330 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and April, where the average cost of tickets from Zambia is R13 323 and R12 029 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is October with an average price of R10 330.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Cape Town?

The average price for all flights to Cape Town depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Cape Town is generally in the afternoon, when flights cost R8 712 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Cape Town is generally in the evening, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is R12 138.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Cape Town?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights 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, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 22 days before departure.

Which airline offers the most flights to Cape Town?

Of the 7 airlines that fly to Cape Town, FlySafair offers the most flights, with around 300 per week, followed by Airlink with 195 flights per week.

How long is the flight to Cape Town?

The duration of your flight to Cape Town depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Cape Town on KAYAK are from Lusaka, which takes 3h 30m, and Livingstone, which takes 6h 30m.

How many direct flights to Cape Town are there each day?

There are around 104 direct flights from within Zambia to Cape Town every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 8:00 the most common departure time and 48% of flights departing in the morning.

How many direct flights to Cape Town are there each week?

Each week there are around 727 direct flights from within Zambia to Cape Town. The most common day for departures is Monday, with 15% of flights taking off on this day.

How many long-haul flights are there to Cape Town each week?

Each week there are around 126 long-haul flights (6-12 hour flight duration), 31 medium-haul (3-6 hour flight duration) and 831 short-haul (up to 3 hour flight duration) flights to Cape Town. The most long-haul flights depart from London.

How many cities have direct flights to Cape Town?

From Zambia, there are direct flights to Cape Town from 12 cities. The city with the most direct flights is Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, with 429 direct flights each week.

Good to know

Low season

July

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R3 476
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 2% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (10% more expensive on average)
Flight from Livingstone to Cape Town

FAQs - booking Cape Town flights

  • What is the cheapest flight to Cape Town?

    Based on KAYAK searches from the last 72 hours, if you fly from Livingstone, you should have a good chance of getting the best deal to Cape Town as it was the cheapest place to fly from. Prices were found for as low as R67 098 one-way and R138 675 for a return flight. Also in the last 72 hours, the most popular connection to Cape Town was from Lusaka and the lowest price for a return flight was R7 183.

  • How far is Cape Town from central Cape Town?

    There are 16 km between Cape Town city centre and Cape Town.

  • What is the name of Cape Town’s airport?

    Cape Town is served by Cape Town, also commonly referred to as Cape Town or Cape Town Intl. The airport code is CPT.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights 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 to Cape Town.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cape Town is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Cape Town?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Cape Town with an airline and back with another airline.

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

See more FAQs

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Cape Town

  • Book at least 1 week 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 from Zambia is August.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Cape Town flight deals.

Prefer to fly direct to Cape Town Intl?

Find which airlines fly direct to Cape Town Intl, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Zambia to Cape Town Intl

Monday

Aegean Airlines, Air India, Air New Zealand, +38 more

Aegean Airlines, Air India, +39 more

Tuesday

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

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +40 more

Wednesday

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

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +42 more

Thursday

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

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +39 more

Friday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +40 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +41 more

Saturday

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

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +39 more

Sunday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +43 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +44 more

See more direct flights

Direct returns

Cape Town Intl to Zambia

Monday

Aegean Airlines, Air India, Air New Zealand, +38 more

Aegean Airlines, Air India, +39 more

Tuesday

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

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +40 more

Wednesday

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

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +42 more

Thursday

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

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +39 more

Friday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +40 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +41 more

Saturday

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

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +39 more

Sunday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +43 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +44 more

See more direct flights
See more direct flights

Top 3 airlines serving from Zambia to Cape Town

Need help choosing which airline to fly with 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 KAYAK reviews.
8,2
AirlinkOverall score based on 85 reviews
65entertainment
82boarding
82comfort
88crew
84overall
76food
Airline reviews

It was a great experience , it was quick and on time

It was a great experience , it was quick and on time

this route is more expensive than you would expect. Boarding, disembarking was easy and fast. Cabin crew was friendly. Seats are small

The meal was excellent and well suited to a short journey.

Original flight was delayed due to technical issue. Very poor communication. The manager only appeared when we were climbing on board the plane.This resulted in us missing our follow on flight also with Airlink. No ticket issued from Skukuza and no assistance when we landed to address the issue. We had to make our own arrangements and go to their sales desk. Again they had no knowledge of the flight delay and of any passengers that had connecting flights. The lady (unfortunately with all the STRESS I have forgotten her name) at the counter was extremely helpful and is an excellent example of the type of employee Airlink need to promote and employ. Our luggage was in limbo due to all the missing information and assistance. We had to resort to buying extra tickets from South African Airways who were extremely helpful. I work at an airport so am familiar with its workings. I will infuture be looking for alternative flights.

Airline is the best airline experience I’ve ever had.

My flight was good no comments Crew members were good Flight on schedule even earlier at some point Thanks

Easy boarding, smooth flight, friendly and helpful attendants. As with every other airline, there isn't enough leg room to be comfortable. Food was adequate.

Easy short flight from Johannesburg to Harare. Boarding was slow, flight attendants were friendly. They did a meal service on this short flight, including wine, which was pretty cool.

Flight was moved forward by 2 hours with 3 days notice. This meant I could not connect from flight from Johannesburg. So did not take the flight and drove to Kasane. Will never use Air Botswana unless absolutely necessary. Mark

There was no entertainment, but that is not expected on a flight less than 2 1/2 hours. Uber clean aircraft, good boxed meal and friendly flight attendants. Very please with the experience

Very good experience considering that is low cost company. Good value for money.

Make some provisions for non-disabled elderly people who don't require assistance necessarily but would appreciate not having to walks long distances or stand for prolonged periods of time. For example: Seats close to boarding gates. Not being required to climb down and up stairs to board and deplane if in rows 17 upwards. Not being required to stand in long queues in boarding tunnels waiting to board. Priority fast track through security points to avoid long queues in departure halls.

Great airline. Will use again. Keep up the great work though and maintain your customer retention. And please keep an eye on the bottom line and stay in business for decades to come and grow from strength to strength.

For the first time ever we had a grumpy check in agent. I got told off for not having a lock on my bag and she looked seriously put out that we were checking in as a group of 7. Very unusual as I fly regularly with Safair and all the staff have always been super friendly.

Free or minimal cost water available in recyclable cups on board would be very welcome! Everything else was great!

Seats are small. But I guess that will not change on my behalf. Otherwise their service is great.

Loved our Cabin Crew you could tell they enjoyed there job. The Chief Stuart was a delight. What a great way to start our day with such a positive company.

Pros: "crew insisting everyone covers mouth and nose with the mask"
Cons: "surprised to see no separation between people,"
Pros: "Seat could be wider or a business class option would be welcome"
Cons: "FlySafair forced me to pay for my second bag - even though my ticket was clearly marked "2 bags" all the way to Cape Town. Totally disgusted with this airline, not honoring the ticket. And they way they treated me about it makes me never want to fly with them again. Warning: Seats don't recline!!!"

I think more immigration officers at Or Tambo- I spent 90 mins in a queue before I can assisted and most people missed their appointments and meetings

Not sure it was a basic airline so nothing much to like but what was annoying was they delayed so much we missed our connecting flight and we had to almost fight to be out on the next flight and also even get food

Everything the crew werr nice and helpful plus the food was good

First row in business class is terrible - no storage space with video screen folded down between seats. Entertainment system didn't show flight info...

At the last minute as I boarded the airplane they made me check my carry on bag. When I arrived my Apple Watch, sunglasses, and medications had been stolen. I find this absolutely unacceptable. I will never fly with SAA again.

Cons: "It’s a hop and a skip, just 2 1/2 hours. But. Nice flight"
Pros: "Courteous crew"
Cons: "Entertainment console only partially working. Toilet vacant/occupied indicator not working fully."
Cons: "Wish SAA doesn’t stop their operation, friendly cabin crew and tremendous professional on deck crew"
Pros: "Food and service as well as pilot trying to speak other languages. Great to hear him trying. he put a smile on the teams face. Sounded liked a good leader and that is encouraging, especially as the airline is going through a tough time."
Cons: "Seat comfort and tech access to USB ports etc."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing could be improved. The staff were the friendliest I’ve come across and the food was great too."

Book cheap flights from Zambia to Cape Town

Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Cape Town found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
23/8Fri
1 stopAirlink
13h 55mLUN-CPT
25/8Sun
1 stopAirlink
6h 40mCPT-LUN
R7 183
26/5Sun
1 stopAirlink
6h 35mLUN-CPT
1/6Sat
1 stopAirlink
19h 35mCPT-LUN
R7 260
29/3Fri
1 stopAirlink
24h 10mLUN-CPT
2/4Tue
1 stopAirlink
9h 15mCPT-LUN
R7 299
27/3Wed
1 stopSouth African
6h 10mLUN-CPT
3/4Wed
1 stopSouth African
15h 20mCPT-LUN
R8 168
8/3Fri
1 stopSouth African
9h 05mLUN-CPT
12/3Tue
1 stopSouth African
16h 15mCPT-LUN
R8 206
27/3Wed
1 stop
6h 10mLUN-CPT
3/4Wed
2 stops
8h 50mCPT-LUN
R8 689
9/3Sat
1 stop
15h 00mLUN-CPT
13/3Wed
2 stops
8h 50mCPT-LUN
R8 959
27/3Wed
1 stopFlySafair
6h 30mLVI-CPT
31/3Sun
1 stopFlySafair
17h 30mCPT-LVI
R9 790
26/5Sun
directProflight Zambia
3h 30mLUN-CPT
1/6Sat
1 stopProflight Zambia
6h 00mCPT-LUN
R10 600
26/5Sun
directProflight Zambia
3h 30mLUN-CPT
1/6Sat
directProflight Zambia
3h 20mCPT-LUN
R11 238

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Cape Town found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
17/5Fri
1 stop
19h 15mLVI-CPT
R3 476
17/5Fri
2 stops
20h 00mLVI-CPT
R3 958
19/3Tue
1 stopAirlink
8h 30mLUN-CPT
R5 484
18/5Sat
1 stopAirlink
19h 05mLVI-CPT
R6 179
19/5Sun
1 stopAirlink
6h 25mLVI-CPT
R6 217
18/5Sat
2 stopsAirlink
31h 10mLVI-CPT
R7 144
19/3Tue
2 stopsAirlink
11h 45mLUN-CPT
R7 415
19/5Sun
directKenya Airways
3h 10mLVI-CPT
R8 226
19/3Tue
3 stopsEthiopian Air
25h 25mLUN-CPT
R17 127
19/3Tue
3 stopsEthiopian Air
25h 25mLUN-CPT
R17 165

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Last minute flights 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 to Cape Town that are departing in the next 10 days.
3/3Sun
multi-stopAirlink
13h 25mLUN-CPT
11/3Mon
multi-stopAirlink
14h 20mCPT-LUN
R7 067
28/2Wed
multi-stopAirlink
6h 35mLUN-CPT
29/2Thu
multi-stopAirlink
18h 50mCPT-LUN
R7 221
28/2Wed
multi-stop
8h 20mLUN-CPT
29/2Thu
multi-stop
19h 10mCPT-LUN
R9 616
28/2Wed
multi-stop
8h 20mLUN-CPT
29/2Thu
direct
3h 20mCPT-LUN
R10 021
3/3Sun
multi-stopAirlink
13h 25mLUN-CPT
11/3Mon
multi-stopAirlink
6h 55mCPT-LUN
R10 098
3/3Sun
direct
3h 30mLUN-CPT
11/3Mon
multi-stop
17h 40mCPT-LUN
R11 141
3/3Sun
multi-stopKenya Airways
16h 35mLUN-CPT
8/3Fri
multi-stopKenya Airways
51h 05mCPT-LUN
R14 810
3/3Sun
multi-stopKenya Airways
16h 35mLUN-CPT
7/3Thu
multi-stopKenya Airways
41h 55mCPT-LUN
R15 505
3/3Sun
multi-stopEthiopian Air
11h 35mLUN-CPT
11/3Mon
multi-stopEthiopian Air
24h 05mCPT-LUN
R17 436
3/3Sun
multi-stopEthiopian Air
11h 35mLUN-CPT
11/3Mon
multi-stopEthiopian Air
45h 10mCPT-LUN
R23 035

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Flights to Cape Town

Destination:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Cape Town - Zambia

Cabin classes:

R11 180