KLM: San Francisco / Seattle – Cape Town, South Africa. $1,246. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

This is a good deal to South Africa from the West Coast! The mileage that you will earn on this trip is almost enough for a free domestic ticket — think of it as buying a trip to South Africa and getting a free domestic ticket!

View of Cape Town and Table Mountain. Photo: aprillynn77, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Date:

  • Sample from San Francisco only
  • May 10th – 18th. Valid for travel until May 31st or August 11th – October 25th. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability. Must purchase by May 15th.


  • SFO – AMS (Amsterdam) – CPT (Cape Town) – AMS – SFO


  • 22,946 miles or 5.4 cents per mile. KLM partners with Delta and is the national airline of the Netherlands. This fare will credit 100% mileage with Delta SkyMiles. With 22,946 miles, that’s almost enough for a free domestic ticket; remember to provide them your Delta SkyMiles number at checkin to receive your miles. DO NOT CREDIT THIS TO KLM’s program, as it will only earn 25%. Credit to Delta!


  • Use dates found on ITA Software Matrix Search and book on KLM.com

Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – not required
  • Currency: Rand – $1USD = 8 South African Rand (ZAR)

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:


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