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Cape Town to Dar es Salaam

Fly Cape Town- Dar es Salaam

Flights connections from Cape Town into Africa are far worse than from Johannesburg, and the CPT- DAR route provides a good example of this. The bad news is that there are no direct flights from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam. The even worse news is that there aren't a lot of 1-stop options. The quickest flight with an unbroken trip with one airline is to fly with South African Airways to Johannesburg and then onward to Dar es Salaam (there are also options to fly Emirates via Dubai and Turkish Airlines via Istanbul). The cheapest option is usually to fly with the likes of Mango or Kulula to Johannesburg, and then fastjet from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam.

We asked Kyle Haywood of fastjet a while back whether they'd consider flying from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam, and they said the route is too long (4.5 hours) for the low cost model, and would not be the optimum use of their Airbus A319s.


We carried out a snapshot survey of airfares from CT to Dar es Salaam, and then ordered them from the cheapest flights at the top (SAA was cheapest, but this may have changed).




South African Airways

Cape Town to Dar es Salaam

1-stop (7 hours)
Johannesburg (JNB)


Cape Town to Dar es Salaam

1-stop (25 hours)
Dubai (DXB)

Turkish Airlines

Cape Town to Dar es Salaam

1-stop (34 hours)
Istanbul (IST)

See our South Africa to Tanzania flights page, for a full discussion of the routes between the 2 countries.

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If the lack of suitable flight options is driving you nuts, and you're thinking of driving from Cape Town to Dar es a word, don't! It will take you at least 57 hours and probably a lot longer to cover the 4928km through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania.

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