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flight path from Cape Town to Windhoek, Namibia

Car hire at Windhoek Airport

Avis & Europcar offer car rentals from Windhoek's Hosea Kutako International Airport.

Cheap Flights from Cape Town to Windhoek

So, you want to fly from South Africa's Mother City to Namibia's capital city. It's only Air Namibia operating direct flights from Cape Town to Windhoek, and the 1-stop options are not attractive (too much of a detour via Johannesburg), and a drive from Cape Town to Windhoek is excruciatingly long. So, use the flight bookings tool on the left to compare the airline prices. South African Express used to fly from CPT to WDH, but quit the route on the 15th May 2014, citing "sustainability".

International flights to Windhoek are to Hosea Kutako International Airport. Don't be shy - Ask for Assistance - our travel consultants are itching to show you the best flight deal!

News

  • 11 Sep 2014. SA Airlink is re-introducing direct flights from Cape Town to Windhoek on the 6th of October 2014.

  • 15 May 2014. SA Express discontinues its CPT-WDH flights.

  • 1 May 2013. Air Namibia flight SW702 now leaves Cape Town at 05:00 UTC (until 31 August 2013).

  • 15 January 2013. Air Namibia reduces its Saturday flights from 3 to 2 (SW747 being removed)

  • 5 August 2012. Frequency of Cape Town to Windhoek flights reduces from 4 to 3 a day (Air Namibia)

Flying with the Military

21 October 2013 : "My very first flight was in 1983 when I was 13 years old. I also did it all by myself, from Cape Town to Windhoek - and hang on, it was not on board of a commercial airliner, it was in a Defense Force plane - the well known VLOSSIE! My older sister was employed in the airforce at the time and was stationed in Windhoek for 3 - 6 months a year. She arranged for me to come and visit her during the June school holidays and was fortunate to get a very cheap flight for me - on the Vlossie! What an experience. I was the only civilian, between a bunch of army oaks. We were all sitting in 2 long rows against the sides of the plain and all the baggage was tied down in the middle of us, not really any space for your feet. We had a type of seat belt and during take off you had to hang on for dear life not to get dragged to the tail of the plane by gravity! I was quite shaken, but did not know of any better so just dealt with it. The flight was VerY bumpy and noisy. I was in shock for 2 days afterwards and could not believe the plane made it to Windhoek in one piece! Luckily my return flight was on SAL. I felt like a queen, being served by the air hostesses, cosy seats and a quiet flight in comparison with the Vlossie experience. I am not sorry that my first flight was on the Vlossie. I don't think many civilians have had the opportunity to experience that, but I am also glad it was only a once off!" Yvonne

Direct flights from Cape Town to Windhoek

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Air Namibia

Cape Town to Windhoek (WDH)

SA Airlink

Cape Town to Windhoek (WDH)

SA Express

Cape Town to Windhoek (WDH)
Discontinued on 15 May 2014

Windhoek City CentreOther flights to Windhoek info

We also have a Johannesburg to Windhoek flights (it's sometimes cheaper to do a 1-stop flight from Cape Town to Windhoek via Johannesburg), and a general page for flights from South Africa to Windhoek.

Other flights to Namibia

See our flights to Namibia, which fully covers flights from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town to Namibian destinations.

Cape Town to Windhoek by road

You can travel from Cape Town to Windhoek by bus, bike or car. The route is along the N7 in South Africa past Malmesbury, Moorreesburg and Springbok; and then on the B1 in Namibia where you'll drive on some of the straightest roads in the world between Mariental and Keetmanshoop.

Motorbike trip from Cape Town to Windhoek
Bus trip from Cape Town to Windhoek

An alternative method of getting from Cape Town to Windhoek is by bus. The Intercape Bus offers a regular bus service from Cape Town to Windhoek.

Map of Windhoek

 

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