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Cheap flights from Australia to South Africa

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Australia to South Africa

How far in advance should I book a flight from Australia to South Africa?

To save on the cost of your flight from Australia to South Africa, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 18% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,520 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,720.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Australia to South Africa?

February can be a great time to fly to South Africa from Australia with a flight ticket averaging about $1,345. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $956. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from Australia to South Africa in March, April 2021

24 Mar - 22 Jun
$1,422pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PER
Perth
18 Apr - 14 Jun
$1,762pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PER
Perth
17 Apr - 14 Jun
$1,765pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PER
Perth

Australia to South Africa 2021 flight deals

13 Aug - 10 Sep
$1,168pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
12 Aug - 9 Sep
$1,204pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
12 Aug - 10 Sep
$1,239pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to South Africa from Australia

8 Jul - 7 Aug
$2,068pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Jul - 13 Aug
$2,088pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Jul - 12 Aug
$2,131pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Australia to South Africa

11 Mar - 25 Mar
$7,540pp
PER
Perth
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
PER
Perth
11 Mar - 25 Mar
$7,614pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PER
Perth
11 Mar - 25 Mar
$7,719pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PER
Perth

One-way flights to South Africa from Australia

17:10 - 07:35
Emirates
1 stop
46h 25m
SYD - CPT
Emirates
$1,207
Travel2Be
16:15 - 03:10
Etihad Airways
2 stops
42h 55m
SYD - JNB
Etihad Airways
$1,250
Travelgenio
21:10 - 05:25
Singapore Airlines
2 stops
38h 15m
PER - CPT
Singapore Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Australia to South Africa

Can I find flights from Australia to South Africa for under $1,289 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to South Africa for under $1,289. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just $1,168, but on average you can expect to pay $1,435.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Australia to South Africa to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from Australia to South Africa include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Australia to South Africa have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Australia to South Africa have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. South African, Singapore Airlines, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like South African with this kind of flexibility.

Are there direct flights from Australia to South Africa for under $2,191 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 4 direct flights from Australia to South Africa under $2,191. A good price for a direct flight from Australia to South Africa is less than $2,104.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to South Africa for under $7,605?

There are currently 4+ open flights from Australia to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than $7,605.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Australia to South Africa was viewed by 1,549 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Australia to South Africa?

Before booking your flight from Australia to South Africa, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Etihad Airways.

What are the most popular routes from Australia to South Africa?

Most travellers choose Sydney Kingsford Smith - Johannesburg OR Tambo, Perth - Johannesburg OR Tambo or Sydney Kingsford Smith - Cape Town Intl when deciding on the best route from Australia to South Africa.

What are the cheapest flights from Australia to South Africa?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Australia to South Africa? While on average our users pay $2,384, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $606. The most popular route (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Johannesburg OR Tambo), is priced around $1,168.

How long does is the flight from Australia to South Africa?

Airlines like Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Qatar Airways fly from Australia to South Africa in about 14h 05m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 7h 05m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Australia to South Africa return?

Our cheapest airline available from Australia to South Africa is Qatar Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $1,168 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines, starting at $1,623 and $1,706 round-trip.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Australia to South Africa one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $1,069 on Singapore Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Emirates from $1,150 and Etihad Airways from $1,235 one-way.

Destination points for flights from Australia to South Africa

Destination information for South Africa

Today's exchange rate
$1 = R11.65
Flight duration
12h 55m

Airports servicing

Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

Top 10 airlines flying from Australia to South Africa

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
$619 $1,005 No cancel fee 68%
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Etihad Airways
$640 $1,080 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$672 $1,122 No cancel fee 81%
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Air Mauritius
$794 $1,149 No cancel fee 82%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air Mauritius. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Qantas Airways
$742 $1,159 No cancel fee 74%
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Cathay Pacific
$778 $1,218 No cancel fee 72%
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Ethiopian Air
$968 $1,233 No cancel fee 72%
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South African
$640 $1,269 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Emirates
$813 $1,311 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Australia
$937 $1,434 No cancel fee 80%
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