You can now fly direct from Cape Town to Europe for cheap cheap

Europe’s fastest growing airline, Eurowings, is now flying to Cape Town. Eurowings is the premium low-cost airline within the Lufthansa Group and gives you direct routes to Europe that won’t break the bank. I’ve spotted flights for under R3000, which means you can say cheers to tedious layovers!

Flights will leave for Cape Town from Cologne/Bonn once a week, late on Sunday evening. The return flight from South Africa back to Cologne will depart every Monday at 18:45. That gives you a week to explore Europe. They are also promising new flights to Düsseldorf, Berlin and Munich in the coming year.  A large number of new flights within Germany and within Europe will further allow you to network between the departure airports.

All Eurowings flights can be booked online at or via the Eurowings app. There is also the option on the website to book budget package holidays to the long-haul destinations through the Eurowings Holidays tour operator.

The new Eurowings flight route will be operated with a long-haul Airbus A330, with in-flight Internet and the WINGS Entertain in-flight entertainment system. Flights are available in the three rate classes, BASIC, SMART and BEST, so you can choose what suits your pocket.

This is a super exciting development for us locals, but it also means that Europeans can now travel to Cape Town at an affordable rate. Hello tourism! Personally I am very excited to book my next Eurotrip.

Flight times in detail:

EW 126 Cologne/Bonn (CGN) – Cape Town (CPT): Departure 23:20,

Arrival 12:30 on the following day/flight day: Sunday

EW 127 Cape Town (CPT) – Cologne/Bonn (CGN): Departure 18:45,

Arrival 05:50 on the following day/flight day: Monday


  1. Andri November 8, 2017 at 8:20 am

    You should probably mention that the BASIC option doesn’t include anything. No luggage, no meals, no inflight entertainment (without extra payment). Don’t think it will be a nice flight…

    1. Malherbe Liezel November 8, 2017 at 8:27 am

      I agree, and I probably wouldn’t opt for that one, but I think there are people who would. Some people sleep straight through the flight so they actually don’t use the entertainment or meal options. I think the more expensive options are still really good value considering you fly direct.

  2. Dee November 8, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Does this airline fly to Doha or Turkey? And will these flights only be from Cape Town and not Johannesburg?

    1. Malherbe Liezel November 8, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      Hey Dee. As far as I understand it only flies straight to Germany, so no stops. But from there you can book flights to several other destinations. Currently it is flying from Cape Town, not sure when they’ll add Jozi. You can look at all their destinations here:

      1. Dee November 8, 2017 at 3:21 pm

        Thanks Liezel doll! Will check it out ?

      2. Dee November 8, 2017 at 3:40 pm

        I actually meant to bodrum apt for Turkey not Doha ?


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