Deal Alert: Newark to Cape Town From $573 Round-Trip, Including Nonstop Flights

Jul 31, 2019

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While some destinations on the African continent are cheaper to get to than others, Cape Town is usually more elusive than most. Well, we’re seeing cheap fares from Newark (EWR) to Cape Town (CPT) on Star Alliance airlines for as low as $573 round-trip. We’re even seeing nonstop flights on the return from Cape Town on United. This deal was first reported by Scott’s Cheap Flights.

Note that while there is pretty decent availability from November through March 2020, they include long layovers in Europe in either direction. The best deals with the shortest layovers fall during the last week of January and the first week in February.

To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or an OTA like Orbitz or Expedia.

Airline: United, Austrian
Routes: EWR to CPT
Cost: $573+ round-trip in economy
Dates: November 2019 – March 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Newark (EWR) to Cape Town (CPT) for $573 round-trip (nonstop return):

Newark (EWR) to Cape Town (CPT) for $573 round-trip (nonstop return):

Newark (EWR) to Cape Town (CPT) for $613 round-trip (nonstop return):

Maximize Your Purchase

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