The cheapest times to fly from CPT to MQP are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 28th to July 15th
  • August 6th to September 9th
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 12th and November 26th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CPT to MQP is mid August. Prices can be as high as $506 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $353 for Wednesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Nelspruit

Flying from Cape Town (CPT) to Nelspruit (MQP) will usually cost between $385 to $459 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $376. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $462. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $87 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $420 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CPT to MQP flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CPT to MQP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CPT to MQP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CPT to MQP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Cape Town. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.27, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $22 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $410. Return trip prices are from the MQP to CPT flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CPT to MQP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 42 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking CPT to MQP

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CPT to MQP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (CPT > JNB > MQP)

  • Price for both tickets: $331
  • Average savings: $89 (21.19%)

See CPT to JNB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CPT to MQP? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: British Airways, South African, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Cape Town International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 955 miles or 1537 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CPT to MQP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CPT to MQP flight is about 2 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Cape Town and Nelspruit?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 93 available flights from CPT to MQP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CPT
Origination airport name Cape Town International Airport
City Cape Town
Country South Africa
Latitude -34
Longitude 18.6

Return Airport

Destination code MQP
Destination airport name Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
City Nelspruit
Country South Africa
Latitude -25.4
Longitude 31.1


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