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Cape Town has better sunsets than sunrises, whilst KZN has better sunrises. So, the beauty of a trip from DUR to CPT is that you can see the best sunrise in South Africa in the morning, and then the best sunset in the evening.

Resources:
Mango Airlines from Durban to Cape Town
Kulula flights from Durban to Cape Town
Cape Town info:
Cape Town day trips
Cape Town in photos
Cape Town accommodation
Cape Town car hire

SAA Flights from Durban to Cape Town

Yes, you can book SAA flights from Durban to Cape Town on the South African Airways website, but no, there aren't any SAA flights! The flights you'll be booking are codeshare arrangements with fellow state-owned airlines - Mango Airlines and SA Express (between the 2 of them there are 55 DUR-CPT flights a week). SAA is kind of like a travel agent, selling their flights on its website and under its flight numbers.

The last time that SAA flew from Durban to Cape Town in their own colours was all the way back on the 31st October 2010.

SAA May Restart DUR-CPT Flights

  • 25 February 2014 : South African Airways are thinking about relaunching their King Shaka to CPT flights, with the Chair of the airline, Dudu Myeni, reported as saying that they had "made a mistake by just closing the route altogether" and that they should have perhaps rather have reduced the frequencies. The airline took the entire travel industry by surprise when it stopped flying the route in 2010, as it was assumed to be sacrosanct for a major player to be operating on all legs of the golden triangle, between Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Be Aware of What You're Booking

So, if you don't want to fly a budget carrier then keep an eye out for the fine-print to be sure you select SA Express (the flight numbers less than 2000 are SA Express and those over 2000 are Mango Airliens). The Mango flights are in Boeing 737-800s with in-flight Wi-Fi, whilst SAX flights are in smaller Bombardier CRJ200 jets.

Use the flight bookings tool on the left to contrast airfares & book a cheap South African Airways flight to Cape Town from Durban's King Shaka International Airport.

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Flight Schedule

Durban to Cape Town (DUR-CPT) is the third busiest flight route in South Africa:

Flight

Airline

Departs

Arrives

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

SA  1850

SA Express

06:10

08:25

x

x

x x x  

 

SA  2103

Mango Airlines

06:45

09:00

x

x x x x   x

SA  2103

Mango Airlines

07:30

09:45

          x  

SA  1852

SA Express

08:00

10:15

          x

x

SA  2107

Mango Airlines

08:45

11:10

x

x x x x   x

SA  2107

Mango Airlines

10:30

12:45

          x  

SA  2111

Mango Airlines

11:00

13:15

x

  x x x   x

SA  2111

Mango Airlines

13:30

15:45

          x  

SA  1854

SA Express

13:40

15:55

          x  

SA  2115

Mango Airlines

14:15

16:30

x

    x     x

SA  2119

Mango Airlines

15:00

17:20

 

x x   x    

SA  1858

SA Express

15:35

17:50

x

x x x x    

SA  2119

Mango Airlines

16:05

18:25

x

    x x x x

SA  1854

SA Express

16:30

18:45

            x

SA  2123

Mango Airlines

18:00

20:15

 

  x        

SA  2123

Mango Airlines

18:35

20:50

 

x          

SA  1862

SA Express

18:50

21:05

x

x x   x   x

SA  2123

Mango Airlines

19:15

21:30

x

    x x   x

 

SAA plane being boarded at Cape Town International Airport

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