Cape Town Aerial Sunset

Holidays in Cape Town

A perfect pocket of urban heaven

Explore Cape Town. A bijou city of buzzing culture, breathtaking scenery, enticing cuisine and plenty of ‘must do’ experiences.

Whether it's hiking to awe-inspiring heights, taking a trip to see the penguins of Boulders Beach, or sampling Cape Malay curry - a holiday to South Africa’s most cosmopolitan city doesn’t have to be heavy on the pocket. With a steady exchange rate the Mother City offers exceptional value for money, and we mean value.

We fly direct to Cape Town daily

11 hour flight
London Heathrow
27th October 2024 - 29th March 2025

Winter seasonal daily service.


You can also fly from regional UK airports on one of our partner airlines.

Explore the Mother City

Cape Town rests between the iconic backdrop of Table Mountain and the country's most visited tourist attraction, the V&A Waterfront. There's an incredible amount to explore here, and we think you're going to love it.

Hotels in Cape Town

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Flydrive Holidays

Drive dramatic coastlines or experience the splendour of the famous Garden Route on your own terms when you hire a car for your Cape Town holiday.

We've partnered with Hertz South Africa, and offer a comprehensive package with no excesses, unlimited mileage and an additional driver - so, why not hit the open road and make the most of your trip in the Mother City?

Essential information for Cape Town

Local time
+ 1hrs
English and Afrikaans
Rand (ZAR)
Official currency of South Africa
Flight information
Cape Town (CPT)
11h 30m
Direct flight
Flight schedule
Virgin Atlantic fly daily from London Heathrow direct to Cape Town.

Do I need a VISA?

Your UK passport should be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa and it should have at least 2 blank pages when you present it at immigration to enter or leave South Africa.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

South Africa

Why you'll love flying with Virgin Atlantic...

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Cabins and seats

Our seats have been designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter what cabin you're in. See how our Upper Class, Premium and Economy seats measure up.

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Inflight Entertainment

Inflight entertainment

Browse the 1,000+ hours of content made up of the hottest Hollywood films, latest chart toppers, and a selection of hidden gems. Enjoy with complimentary drinks, snacks and a choice of tasty meal options.

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Clubhouse Heathrow Pod

Extras and upgrades

We offer lots of little extras to help you start your holiday like a VIP. From premium airport lounge options, to meet and greet parking to Duty Free pre-orders, we're here to deliver a truly personal flying experience. Extra charges may apply.

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