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.
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 November 30, 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:
- January 3 – February 16
- March 1 – March 25
- April 3 – May 20
- January 3 – February 24
- March 9 – March 31
- April 11 – July 8
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.
The 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 taking a bus or other forms of public transport in the regions surrounding the airport. A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs about €18 to €25, an Uber is a good alternative and costs about half of that.
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