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Low Season:
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High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
4%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1856
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$1856
or less (round trip)

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The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl was found 86 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 14% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Cape Town Intl Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl take?
An average nonstop flight takes 27h 50m, covering a distance of 10251 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($809), Ethiopian Air ($854) and Turkish Airlines ($877).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Cape Town Intl?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Cape Town Intl?
For San Francisco to Cape Town Intl, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Cape Town Intl back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Friday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$809
only
$809
Destination
Cape Town
$809
only
$809
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
CPT
31h 30m
Tue, Mar 20
CPT
SFO
34h 00m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 5
SFO
CPT
28h 31m
Mon, Feb 12
CPT
SFO
34h 43m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 1304 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.6
TLV
ADD
Okay 5.6

Served dinner

the seats however were quite tight and there was no electrical plug for charging.

HGA
ADD
Excellent 10.0

Little turbulence but nothing serious

ADD
JIB
Excellent 9.6

On time

ADD
TLV
Excellent 10.0

Flight Attendants excellent and always smiling

Should be able to select your own movie

ADD
TNR
Good 7.6

Awesome crew

No electrical plugs

Mon, Jan 22
SFO
CPT
32h 20m
Wed, Feb 14
CPT
SFO
32h 40m
Trip: 24 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16612 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
BUD
IST
Mediocre 3.3

They stole Items from my bag

TIA
IST
Excellent 10.0

Good service and very smooth flight

IST
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable, great food, awesome crew! I love that they have a great variety of entertainment material.

TIA
IST
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable, great food, awesome crew! I love that they have a great variety of entertainment material.

IST
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Very grateful our flight wasn't packed- this allowed us to lay down a little and sleep. The attendants were very nice and helpful.

Wed, Nov 29
SFO
CPT
29h 40m
Thu, Dec 7
CPT
SFO
26h 40m
$1164
Trip: 9 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 13454 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
LIN
LHR
Excellent 10.0

excellent, efficient, clean, professional

partnering with American Airlines is a crime and an offense.

TLV
LHR
Good 6.0

The new flight procedures informational film at the beginning of the flight (BA/Comic Relief)

The flight was to Heathrow which was not prepared to accept us at all. We waited 45 minutes in passport control. I expect BA to make sure the port of destination is prepared to receive its passengers

LOS
LHR
Excellent 10.0

On time

SFO
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Everything

MAD
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

Got us (but not our bags) to Seattle. Wanted ro charge for water--are you kidding me??

Abysmally awful customer service--way beyond rude and not at all helpful.

Fri, Dec 1
SFO
CPT
29h 10m
Sun, Dec 3
CPT
SFO
30h 15m
$1204
Trip: 3 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5472 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
ORD
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

I hope this carrier grows by leaps and bounds. The plane was new & clean, the pilots executed flawless takeoff & landing, the flight attendants were friendly to a fault, the plane left on time & arrived early. Round trip Orlando-Venice was $980 round trip. The only niggling detail was the somewhat limited selection of movies.

ORD
ZRH
Okay 5.6

I am a frequent flyer with swiss airline. Amazing crew, boarding, taking off and landing is on time if not a little earlier. However, I was quite disappointed with the enertainment package and food.

I am a frequent flyer with swiss airline. Amazing crew, boarding, taking off and landing is on time if not a little earlier. However, I was quite disappointed with the enertainment package and food.

ZRH
FCO
Good 7.6

We flew Miami to Zurich, then Zurich to Rome. The international leg was awesome. The intra-European flight was less impressive. We “self-boarded” which was new to us - and wasn’t explained. The seats were smaller and there was only the drop down screens for every 2-3 rows, but otherwise, for a less than 2 hr flight, it was fine.

Boarding wasn’t fully explained for those of us who are not Swiss or German. I slept thru “lunch,” which apparently was a sandwich - but that’s more than many American airlines provide you on similar flights!

ZRH
ARN
Good 6.3

Fast, on time.

No entertainment at all, super uncomfortable

ZRH
NRT
Good 6.0

Crew was nice.

Cabin is old and needs updating. For the cost of the ticket, I expected better entertainment, more room, and better food.

Sun, Apr 8
SFO
CPT
29h 20m
Thu, Apr 19
CPT
SFO
24h 30m
$1217
Trip: 12 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1486 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
JFK
AMS
Good 7.6

Two hours delay in the start.

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

From pre-boarding, to boarding, to the food, and the attentiveness, everything was top notch! The cleanliness of the plane was only topped by the friendliness of the crew.

The flight was marked at almost 11hrs but ended up being only 9...not a negative other than it meant not spending as much time on board!

FCO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Flight crew was pleasant and attentive. Seats were comfortable for economy as well. We were allowed to check in extra baggage for free at check in which really helped since we would be catching a connecting flight in Amsterdam

AMS
ATL
Good 7.0

newer plane, good staff

need better and more food options, more often

AMS
IAH
Good 7.3

Per usual, KLM can't seem to figure out the order of boarding the plane. Should be business - priority - everyone else. Instead they do priority first, and that's usually two-thirds of the passengers. Strange choice of in-flight movies; no accounting for taste, I guess.

Mon, Apr 9
SFO
CPT
29h 55m
Thu, Apr 26
CPT
SFO
32h 16m
Trip: 18 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 1304 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.6
ADD
CPT
Excellent 8.6

Brand New Aircraft

N/A

TLV
ADD
Okay 5.6

Served dinner

the seats however were quite tight and there was no electrical plug for charging.

LAX
DUB
Good 7.3

Boarding was smooth. Slept most of the flight. Windows were cool (tint control)

Food was sub par. Leg room limited.

ADD
TLV
Excellent 10.0

Flight Attendants excellent and always smiling

Should be able to select your own movie

HGA
ADD
Excellent 10.0

Little turbulence but nothing serious

Sun, Jan 28
SFO
CPT
32h 20m
Wed, Feb 14
CPT
SFO
32h 40m
Trip: 18 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16612 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
TIA
IST
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable, great food, awesome crew! I love that they have a great variety of entertainment material.

IST
OTP
Excellent 10.0

Awesome

EBB
IST
Excellent 10.0

Late flight While in transit. They wouldn't pay for my meal in Istanbul because my overlay was 3 hrs

IST
LHE
Good 7.6

Reaction of crew to passengers call needed improvement.

BOS
IST
Mediocre 2.0

On the registration checking in in Boston Logan Airport they did not tell me that I as an american citizen must have a visa. After arriving to Turkey they refused me to get in and sent me back to the states. I want refund all my expenses on this trip.

Sun, Feb 4
SFO
CPT
32h 42m
Sun, Feb 11
CPT
SFO
31h 52m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 11
SFO
CPT
29h 55m
Mon, Apr 30
CPT
SFO
32h 16m
Trip: 20 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 1304 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.6
TLV
ADD
Mediocre 3.3

flight was 6 hours delayed

ADD
TNR
Good 7.6

Awesome crew

No electrical plugs

DXB
ADD
Good 7.0

Entertainment

Food

LAX
DUB
Good 7.3

Boarding was smooth. Slept most of the flight. Windows were cool (tint control)

Food was sub par. Leg room limited.

ADD
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Crew was amazing

Thu, Jan 25
SFO
CPT
32h 20m
Mon, Feb 12
CPT
SFO
32h 40m
Trip: 19 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16612 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
TIA
IST
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable, great food, awesome crew! I love that they have a great variety of entertainment material.

IST
YUL
Excellent 10.0

Good. Staff were courteous

IST
OTP
Excellent 10.0

Awesome

IST
TXL
Good 7.6

Polite and efficient crew

Crowded conditions. Passengers with too many carry-on items. Passengers removing shoes AND SOCKS for entire flight (unsanitary!). Dirty restrooms.

IST
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable, great food, awesome crew! I love that they have a great variety of entertainment material.

Sun, Feb 4
SFO
CPT
32h 01m
Mon, Feb 12
CPT
SFO
31h 52m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jan 22
SFO
CPT
28h 31m
Thu, Feb 15
CPT
SFO
33h 14m
Trip: 25 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 1304 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.6
ADD
TNR
Good 7.6

Awesome crew

No electrical plugs

ADD
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Crew was amazing

IAD
ADD
Okay 5.6

The flight attendants.

The aircraft. Its an older and much used 777 200. Seats, bathrooms, etc have lots of mileage. Needs overhaul.

ADD
TLV
Excellent 10.0

Flight Attendants excellent and always smiling

Should be able to select your own movie

ADD
CPT
Excellent 8.6

Brand New Aircraft

N/A

Wed, Feb 28
SFO
CPT
32h 20m
Sat, Mar 10
CPT
SFO
32h 40m
Trip: 11 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16612 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
TIA
IST
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable, great food, awesome crew! I love that they have a great variety of entertainment material.

TIA
IST
Excellent 10.0

Good service and very smooth flight

IST
LHE
Good 7.6

Reaction of crew to passengers call needed improvement.

BUD
IST
Mediocre 3.3

They stole Items from my bag

DEL
IST
Excellent 10.0

Superb service. Good food. Organized on boarding. Not overbooked. New planes. USB available for charging devices.

Long layover in Istanbul.

Tue, Feb 6
SFO
CPT
28h 31m
Mon, Feb 12
CPT
SFO
31h 52m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 26
SFO
CPT
28h 31m
Thu, Feb 15
CPT
SFO
33h 14m
Trip: 21 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 1304 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.6
IAD
ADD
Okay 5.6

The flight attendants.

The aircraft. Its an older and much used 777 200. Seats, bathrooms, etc have lots of mileage. Needs overhaul.

ADD
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Crew was amazing

TLV
ADD
Okay 5.6

Served dinner

the seats however were quite tight and there was no electrical plug for charging.

ADD
JIB
Excellent 9.6

On time

ADD
TLV
Excellent 10.0

Flight Attendants excellent and always smiling

Should be able to select your own movie

Thu, Nov 30
SFO
CPT
32h 30m
Thu, Dec 7
CPT
SFO
26h 40m
$1164
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 13454 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
LIN
LHR
Excellent 10.0

excellent, efficient, clean, professional

partnering with American Airlines is a crime and an offense.

LHR
CDG
Good 6.0

You charged me for coffe after flying all night

ATH
LHR
Okay 5.0

Not much.

Pay for food on BA? They didn't even offer free water.

LOS
LHR
Excellent 10.0

On time

LHR
IAD
Excellent 8.3

Crew was very friendly and helpful when needed. Excellent choice of movies/entertainment (for my personal taste). Overall a pleasant, smooth 7 hour flight.

Food was as decent as an airline meal can get. Seats were as comfortable as an economy class seat can get.

Mon, Jan 22
SFO
CPT
32h 20m
Sat, Feb 10
CPT
SFO
32h 40m
Trip: 20 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16612 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
IST
TXL
Good 7.6

Polite and efficient crew

Crowded conditions. Passengers with too many carry-on items. Passengers removing shoes AND SOCKS for entire flight (unsanitary!). Dirty restrooms.

TIA
IST
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable, great food, awesome crew! I love that they have a great variety of entertainment material.

IST
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable, great food, awesome crew! I love that they have a great variety of entertainment material.

IST
YUL
Excellent 10.0

Good. Staff were courteous

EBB
IST
Excellent 10.0

Late flight While in transit. They wouldn't pay for my meal in Istanbul because my overlay was 3 hrs

Mon, Jan 15
SFO
CPT
29h 15m
Mon, Feb 5
CPT
SFO
31h 52m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 13
SFO
CPT
27h 50m
Tue, Apr 24
CPT
SFO
24h 30m
$1217
Trip: 12 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1486 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
JFK
AMS
Good 7.6

Two hours delay in the start.

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

From pre-boarding, to boarding, to the food, and the attentiveness, everything was top notch! The cleanliness of the plane was only topped by the friendliness of the crew.

The flight was marked at almost 11hrs but ended up being only 9...not a negative other than it meant not spending as much time on board!

DMM
AMS
Okay 4.3

staff was fine

old old plane, very uncomfortable. Tiny bad screen made movies pointless

SVO
AMS
Okay 5.2

KLM can't seem to figure out the order of boarding the plane. Should be business - priority - everyone else. Instead they do priority first, and that's usually two-thirds of the passengers. Also, really tired of the fake business class on these flights...

LHR
AMS
Good 7.6

I was pleasantly surprised they had a snack service on such a short flight. The flight attendants were very friendly

Amsterdam customs is the most disorganized I have ever seen. With the number of tourists entering the country you would think they would have done something about it. There were only 2 customs agents!! One for all passports and 1 for all passports. We were in the customs hall longer than we were in flight!

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