Cape Town is considered the Mother City of South Africa and the infamous Table Mountain lures many visitors to its shores every year.
There are a number of airlines flying between Cape Town and the other major cities, and some smaller cities within South Africa with choices and prices ranging from first-class to cut-price economy. All the airlines offer online booking services, with payment by credit card or electronic funds transfer and can be booked from anywhere in the world.
The most popular and busiest route is between Cape Town International Airport and Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, resulting in a large number of daily flights on offer from all the domestic airlines in South Africa. Cheap flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town are offered daily from all of the low cost airlines including Mango Airlines, 1Time Airlines, Kulula.com and Velvet Sky Airlines. Additionally, British Airways and South African Airways offer daily flights, although these are not the low cost option.
Low-cost single class flights to Cape Town and Durban are offered by Kulula.com, 1time Airlines and Mango Airlines. These flights are scheduled during their peak hours seven days a week but are not available as often or as regular as the Cape Town to Johannesburg flights. SAA Express and British Airways also offer more regularly scheduled flights between Cape Town and Durban.
Passengers flying between Cape Town and Bloemfontein can make use of the cheap flights offered by Mango Airlines only. While passengers flying from Port Elizabeth or East London to and from Cape Town can make use of flights available only form 1Time Airlines.
Lanseria Airport is fast becoming the alternative airport for Johannesburg flights due to it’s proximity to the business hub of Johannesburg. There are a number of cheap flights offered between Cape Town and Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg by Mango Airlines and Kulula.com.
Unfortunately, there are no cheap flights on offer from the low cost airlines to the smaller destinations such as Hoedspruit, Nelspruit (Kruger National Park) and Kimberley. Flights to these destinations are only offered from SA Express, South African Airways and SA Airlink.
Kulula.com, Mango Airlines and 1Time airlines are “no frills” airlines and as such, they do not serve in-flight meals but do offer buy-on-board snacks, light meals and beverages.