Soak up South Africa with new British Airways flights from Gatwick to Cape Town

Cape Town

British Airways’ newest route from Gatwick means you’ll be able to leave it all behind for Cape Town and enjoy an adventurous break in the spectacular South African city.

From November 24 the airline’s customers will be able to soak up Table Mountain’s stunning views, explore the Cape Peninsular or meander up the beautiful Garden Route with three direct flights a week from Gatwick.

The new winter only Gatwick flights will increase choice for customers who can already choose to fly to Cape Town from Heathrow where the airline offers two flights a day.

Lynne Embleton, British Airways’ managing director at Gatwick said: “With its fantastic blend of nature, culture, wildlife and history there’s nowhere quite like Cape Town. Its dramatic coastline, the breath-taking views from Table Mountain and world-renowned vineyards and restaurants make it one of the most popular places in Africa to visit and explore.

“We are incredibly excited to be the only airline to offer direct services from both Gatwick and Heathrow to this hugely popular destination while adding another long haul route to our rapidly growing network.”

Fares start from £795 for those flying in World Traveller, £1712 in World Traveller Plus and £3924, for those relaxing in fully-flat Club World seats, and all fares include taxes and charges.

The three flights will depart on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 18.00, arriving in to Cape Town at 07.50 the following morning.

From winter 2016 British Airways will add a fourth three class Boeing 777 aircraft to its Gatwick fleet, bringing the total number of Boeing 777s at the London airport to 12.

Cape Town is one of four long-haul destinations British Airways is launching from Gatwick this year, with flights to Costa Rica starting on April 27, daily flights to New York’s JFK beginning on May 1 and flights to Lima, Peru commencing on May 4.


Destination Flight No Days of flights Outbound flight times Flights start Total route frequency Return fare 
Cape Town Outbound: Mon, Thurs, Sat Dep: LGW 18:00 Nov-24 Three per week £795, including all taxes and charges and checked bag
BA2065 Arr: CPT 07:50
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Inbound: Tues, Fri, Sun Dep: CPT 19:10 Nov-25
BA2064 Arr: LGW 05:05 next day