The cheapest times to fly from GBE to CPT are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • May 14th to July 8th (except the week of June 4th)
  • October 1st to December 9th

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 GBE to CPT is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $431 for Tuesday flights during late December, or as low as $264 for Friday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Cape Town

Flying from Gaborone (GBE) to Cape Town (CPT) will usually cost between $265 to $401 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $312. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $353. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $42 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $351 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GBE to CPT flight.

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

GBE to CPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GBE to CPT flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Gaborone. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.28, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays 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 $97 (26%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $270. Return trip prices are from the CPT to GBE 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 GBE to CPT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 24 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking GBE to CPT

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 GBE to CPT — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $289
  • Average savings: $62 (17.69%)

See GBE to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Botswana, Air Namibia, Airlink, British Airways, South African, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cape Town International Airport to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 785 miles or 1263 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GBE to CPT flight is about 2 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Gaborone and Cape Town?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from GBE to CPT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code GBE
Origination airport name Sir Seretse Khama International Airport
City Gaborone
Country Botswana
Latitude -24.6
Longitude 25.9

Return Airport

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


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.