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There are Kulula flights to Cape Town from both Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport as well as from Lanseria Airport (flights from Lanseria are often cheaper). To book a cheap flight with Kulula from Johannesburg to Cape Town:
Use the flight price comparison tool on the left to identify and book the cheapest flight deal
Use SouthAfrica.TO discount vouchers to reduce airfares. If you have none then start earning them with your Kulula Johannesburg to Cape Town flight - simply email us a writeup of your flight, and we'll send you a discount voucher.
There are 2 flight routes from Johannesburg to Cape Town:
JNB-CPT : OR Tambo International Airport to Cape Town International Airport
HLA-CPT : Lanseria International Airport to Cape Town International Airport
24 Sep 2011. Arriving back from Spain it was lekker to hear the South African accent and clicks of our 11 languages in the air. Whenever I return from overseas I realise anew how much this country is part of my soul. With all its issues SA remains a beautiful place to be. This was the last leg of an epic trip from Barcelona to Frankfurt to Johannesburg to Cape Town to bed! And we had a 10 month old and a 4-year-old in tow (if anybody's had a more arduous travel I'd like to hear about it!).
As I was going through airport security at O.R. Tambo, the elderly lady going through next to me was indignant at not being allowed through with her pair of scissors (the official risk is that she might choose to use them as a weapon).
Having said that, overall I found the airport security at O.R. Tambo to be more lax than in Frankfurt and Barcelona. For instance, I didn't have to put the stroller through the security machine, or take my Baby Bjorn off and put it through the machine.
Having read the stats that Kulula's had the worst on-time record this year, I was paying particular attention to whether our flight was at all delayed. Unfortuanately, I have to report that we all had to wait on board for about 20 minutes for the catering to arrive.
We took full advantage of the Kulula "fares worth celebrating" special, by buying Cape Town to Johannesburg tickets for 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant for R242 (R1292 total charge, but R1050 was covered through Kulula moolah accumulated using a Kulula credit card). I love booking when there's a Kulula special on!
It was great to see something of a role reversal, with a female pilot and four of the flight attendants being male. And I'm happy to say the pilot did a great landing and the lads at the back were excellent stewards.
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Important travel info
Bring your booking reference and ID book, drivers licence or passport to check-in for your flight/s.
Online check-in opens 24 hours before the departure of your flight and closes 2 hours before departure. Seats may change if there is an aircraft change. Print your boarding pass at home and drop your bag at the ‘fast bag drop off’ zone. Airport check-in opens 90 minutes before take-off and closes sharply 30 min before your flight departs.
The online check-in process
You're allowed 1 free weighing up to a maximum of 20kg at check-in. Any excess weight over 20kg will cost an additional R25 per kilo at the airport. Save some money and purchase excess baggage at reduced rates (up to 50% discount) up to 24 hours prior to departure via our website or Contact Centre. Excess baggage is non-refundable after payment - so consider carefully before adding extra weight to your booking. Excess baggage is non-refundable after payment - so consider carefully before adding extra weight to your booking.
On-board entertainment: kulula munchies and magazine
Read our hilarious onboard magazine, the khuluma. This is guest edited by South Africa's top comedians. You can even take it home with you if you like.
Onboard munchies – Take some cash or a credit card along and let our friendly crew hook you up with some yummy food from Woolies. We have all sorts to settle any craving.
Changing your booking
The fee for changing a booking will cost you R130 per person per sector. Bookings made via our Contact Centre or Airport Ticket Sales are charged at an additional R50 per person per sector (all fees are inclusive of vat), PLUS the difference between your old fare and the new fare available. Our tickets are non-refundable. If you can't make your flight, please don't forget to contact us more than 48 hours before scheduled departure to change your booking to another date, cause if you miss it without changing it first, you'll lose the full value of your ticket. What a waste!
If the person's name on the ticket needs to be changed, it will cost you R150 per name change online. It's cheaper to make these changes online and it's simple too. All you have to do is click on 'manage my bookings' and have your flight reference number handy. Changes made through the Contact Centre or Airport Ticket Sales will be charged an additional R50 service fee (inclusive of vat). Please note that only future dated bookings can be changed.
Dangerous articles (such as compressed gases, corrosives, explosives, flammable liquids and solids, radioactive materials, oxidising materials, poisons and infectious substances) must not be carried in baggage. Ask us if you are unsure what items are regarded as dangerous, 'cause we can't allow you to travel with this sort of stuff in your bags.
Kids under 12 have to travel with at least one adult aged 16 years or older and unfortunately we don't accept unaccompanied minors, sorry.