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There are 3 ways to get from Cape Town to Kathu by plane or car

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  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Sishen (SIS)

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  1. Drive from Bellville to Kathu

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  1. Drive from Cape Town to Kathu

Capetown (CPT) to Sishen (SIS) flights

The flight time between Capetown (CPT) and Sishen (SIS) is around 5h 39m and covers a distance of around 819 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 2m. Services are operated by CemAir, Airlink, British Airways and others. Typically 46 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

46 Weekly Planes
5h 39m Average Duration
R 970 Cheapest Price
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Cape Town → Kathu
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kathu is 0800 029 999.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kathu is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kathu is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800 029 999.

Last updated: 23 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Kathu is to drive which costs R 1 700 - R 2 500 and takes 12h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Kathu is to fly which costs R 3 500 - R 6 500 and takes 5h 53m.

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The distance between Cape Town and Kathu is 821 km. The road distance is 1152.9 km.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Cape Town to Kathu, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Capetown Airport to Sishen Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 10m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Kathu is 1153 km. It takes approximately 12h 29m to drive from Cape Town to Kathu.

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Comair, British Airways, CemAir and Airlink offer flights from Capetown Airport to Sishen Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Kathu. Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Capetown Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs R 290.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Kathu.
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  • Distance: 821.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 53m

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Kathu, South Africa?

CemAir, Airlink and five other airlines fly from Cape Town to Kathu every 4 hours.

Flights from Capetown to Sishen via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R 2 400 - R 6 500
Flights from Capetown to Sishen via Skukuza, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R 4 200 - R 9 500
Flights from Capetown to Sishen via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Estimated price
R 2 500 - R 7 500

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