If a 16 hour flight LAX to Doha, followed by an 8 hour airport layover, then another 10 hour flight to South Africa does not scare you off, then $696 round trip might be quite a deal to travel half-way around the world. One of the best features of the Qatar Airways LAX to Cape Town itinerary is arriving in South Africa during daytime hours. The return flight involves spending 7 hours in Doha Airport from 1-7am waiting for the Qatar flight to LAX.
Lowest $696 round trip fares depart LAX on Mondays for many dates from December 2019 to May 2020. Some other days of the week have ticket prices in mid $700s.
Qatar Airways Los Angeles LAX – Doha, Qatar DOH – Cape Town CPT – DOH – LAX