Cheap flights to South Africa

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Flights to South Africa in 2022

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, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$1,295Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$1,370From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg
One-way from$1,071One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to South Africa

Cheap flights to South Africa in May, June 2022

The best prices found for ZA1 flights for May, June
28 May - 18 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

41h 25m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

37h 40m
$1,854

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

30 May - 18 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 25m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

37h 40m
$1,864

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

24 May - 31 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

42h 20m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

26h 55m
$1,898

Emirates

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Deal found 23/5/22

South Africa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa found for this year
8 Nov. - 14 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

35h 05m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

28h 20m
$1,370

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

14 Nov. - 14 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 00m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

28h 20m
$1,478

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

8 Nov. - 20 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

35h 05m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

37h 05m
$1,512

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

Last minute flights to South Africa

Late deals on return flights to South Africa, departing today and this week
30 May - 18 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 25m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

37h 40m
$1,864

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

31 May - 7 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 25m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

19h 10m
$1,947

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

31 May - 7 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

33h 30m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

39h 45m
$1,974

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to South Africa?

The cheapest ticket to South Africa found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,588

February

$1,616

March

$1,649

April

$1,829

May

$1,751

June

$1,761

July

$1,667

August

$1,568

September

$1,630

October

$1,646

November

$1,512

December

$2,096

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to South Africa is currently November; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to South Africa?

Average South Africa flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - JNB

Price

$1,512 - $2,445

JNB

Temperature

10 - 20 °C

JNB

Rainfall

0 - 120 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.

What is good to know if travelling to South Africa?

  • There’s no need to feel stressed in Cape Town, don’t miss these top spots for relaxing and unwinding in the city.
  • This quirky tour of Cape Town involves a bit of leg work but it’s worth it if you like getting your heart pumping and feet pounding.
  • Visit The Pig and Whistle, the oldest licensed pub in South Africa that has been in operation since 1832 providing hospitality to travellers and locals alike.
  • Looking for accommodation that’s slightly out of the norm? Why not try sleeping in a lighthouse in South Africa.

How popular are flights to South Africa this year?

South Africa has seen a 103% increase in demand for flights to the city compared to last year.