Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is currently selling its flights to Cape Town at a very low price from Oslo and Helsinki. These flights include 30 kg luggage, but also a very good economy class service, as Turkish Airlines treats its passengers very well, even giving out amenity kits, which you’d mostly only get in business class.
We do not know when South Africa will reopen its borders for tourists, but as this deal is available for flights until May 2021, we believe that it is a good deal, even in these uncertain times. We do, however, recommend booking for as late as possible and doing so directly on Turkish Airlines’ website.
The 11-hour flight between Istanbul (where you’ll always have a layover) and Cape Town is operated by a Boeing 787.
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This deal will remain valid until August 31, 2020. Your trip has to be at least 3 days (or a Sunday) long, and may not exceed 3 months. Turkish Airlines has set the following travel periods for this deal:
- December 25th – February 9th
- February 17th – March 14th
- April 1st – May 31st
- January 13th – March 30th
- April 20th – July 13th
The tickets are issued in booking class U, meaning that you’ll only get miles with Turkish Airlines’ own program, Miles&Smiles. You should roughly get 3,300 miles for the roundtrip.
Information & Tips for Cape Town
Cape Town is the second largest – but touristically more relevant – city in South Africa and especially known for the Table Mountain and the beaches in the south. The city is well connected to Europe and the rest of Africa by air travel.
Compared to Johannesburg, flights to Cape Town are pretty much always more expensive. A good price is 500€ – 600€ for a round trip ticket in economy class. Anything under 500€ can be considered a good deal, occasionally you can find fares around 400€, although without checked luggage for the most part.
Best Time to Visit
The ideal time to visit Cape Town is during the summer from the end of January until the end of April; the hottest temperatures are from December to February, although it is very windy during this time.
From the Airport to the City
Due to high crime rates, it is not recommended to take a bus or other forms of public transport in the regions surrounding the airport. A taxi from the airport to the city center costs about 18€ to 25€, an Uber is a good alternative and costs about half of that.
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