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Flights to South Africa in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,324Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip from$1,102From Sydney Kingsford Smith to South Africa
One-way from$13One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to South Africa

Cheap flights to South Africa in October, November 2021

The best prices found for JNB flights for October, November
25 Oct - 8 Nov
$1,739pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
26 Oct - 12 Nov
$1,779pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14 Nov - 21 Nov
$1,799pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa found for this year
28 Dec - 9 Jan
$1,606pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23 Dec - 22 Jan
$1,674pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Oct - 8 Nov
$1,739pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last minute flights to South Africa

Late deals on return flights to South Africa, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 12 Nov
$1,779pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
26 Oct - 8 Nov
$1,872pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
26 Oct - 17 Nov
$1,880pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Cheapest prices for South Africa flights by month

The cheapest ticket to South Africa found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$1,324
February
$1,128
March
$1,146
April
$1,359
May
$1,228
June
$1,271
July
$1,243
August
$1,232
September
$1,301
October
$1,137
November
$1,161
December
$1,647
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to South Africa is February. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to South Africa?

Average Johannesburg flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - ZA1
Price
$1,128 - $2,162
ZA1
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
ZA1
Precipitation
4 - 151 mm

Peak season

The captivating southernmost country of South Africa is an exciting year-round destination offering a wide range of attractions for intrepid travellers. Whether you arrive on cheap flights to South Africa for game watching, hiking, whale watching, botanic gardens, shopping or surfing, you can rest assured you’ll never be wanting for things to do. Most flights to South Africa land in Cape Town or Johannesburg – Cape Town is the oldest but most progressive city, while Johannesburg is a base for famous wildlife reserve, Kruger National Park. Peak season for travel to South Africa is from November to March when the weather is warm and sunny, with dramatic thunderstorms and heavy rains in the afternoons. The South African main school holidays are from mid-December to mid-January, so avoid seaside resorts as they will be busy and accommodation prices jump markedly. It is best to avoid travelling to South Africa at Easter too as there is a 10 day school holiday allocated.

Off season

The winter months (June to August) are cold and wet in the inland areas, with snowfall on the mountain ranges, but for the Cape this is the ‘green season’ and nature lovers may find cheap flights to South Africa at this time. Some areas such as east coast of Kwazulu-Natal are best visited in winter when the humidity drops.

When is the best time to book a flight to South Africa?

It depends what you want to see and do once you’ve arrived on your flights to South Africa. If game watching at Kruger National Park is your top priority then book flight tickets between May and September. If you want to surf and dive, then summer is the best time for water based activities. Spring and autumn are considered ideal for hiking when the weather is cooler. Avoid travel during periods such as school holidays, Christmas and Easter.

Which day is cheapest to fly to South Africa?

At the moment, Sunday is the most economical day to take a flight to South Africa. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to South Africa?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting South Africa. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in South Africa?

The most popular flight destinations in South Africa are Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London.

How long is the flight to South Africa?

Flights from Sydney to South Africa – 14 hours.

Flights from Melbourne to South Africa – 16 hours 35 minutes.

Flights from Brisbane to South Africa – 16 hours 40 minutes.

Flights from Perth to South Africa – 10 hours 45 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to South Africa?

Qantas operates direct flights to South Africa from Sydney, and indirectly from Melbourne and Brisbane. Other airlines that fly from Australia to South African cities include: British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Virgin Australia and national carrier South African Airways, which services the city of Perth from Cape Town and Johannesburg.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Flights land at either Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) 22km east of the city centre, or Cape Town International Airport (CPT) 20km from the city centre. Johannesburg Airport is serviced by reliable public transport options such as bus, train, taxi, and even limos, while Capetown Airport offers buses, taxis and private shuttles. There are a number of car rental desks at both airports should you require an independent means of travel.

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