Cheap flights from Australia to South Africa

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Australia to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best null to JNB flight in 2021: compare Australia to South Africa flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in 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 $1,529 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,730.

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 $1,353. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $962. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from Australia to South Africa in June, July 2021

The best prices found for Australia to South Africa flights in June, July
23 Jun - 7 Jul
$2,374pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PER
Perth
24 Jun - 7 Jul
$2,679pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PER
Perth
5 Jul - 4 Oct
$2,733pp
PER
Perth
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
PER
Perth

Australia to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Australia found for this year
18 Nov - 22 Nov
$1,834pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
11 Nov - 15 Nov
$1,951pp
PER
Perth
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
PER
Perth
14 Dec - 15 Jan
$2,026pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
PER
Perth

Last-minute flights from Australia to South Africa

Late deals on return flights to South Africa from Australia, departing today and this week
18 Jun - 20 Jun
$6,556pp
BNE
Brisbane
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BNE
Brisbane
18 Jun - 25 Jun
$6,756pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18 Jun - 25 Jun
$6,935pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to South Africa from Australia

The cheapest one-way flights from Australia to South Africa
14:05 - 02:10
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
44h 05m
SYD - JNB
Singapore Airlines
18:10 - 17:05
Qatar Airways
2 stops
30h 55m
SYD - CPT
Qatar Airways
$1,374
CheapFaresNow
05:00 - 05:50
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
56h 50m
SYD - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$11,108

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Australia to South Africa

Can I find flights from Australia to South Africa for under $1,946 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to South Africa for under $1,946. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Emirates for just $1,834, but on average you can expect to pay $2,631.

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 $1,816 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Australia to South Africa, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to South Africa for under $6,615?

There are currently 4+ open flights from Australia to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than $6,615.

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 $2,433, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $610. The most popular route (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Johannesburg OR Tambo), is priced around $2,831.

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

Airlines like Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Emirates fly from Australia to South Africa in about 20h 05m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 7h. 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 Emirates. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $1,835 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways, starting at $2,239 and $2,317 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 $990 on Qatar Airways. Another option is Singapore Airlines, who have fights from $1,102.

Destination points for flights from Australia to South Africa

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Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Australia to South Africa.
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George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

Top 10 airlines flying from Australia to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Australia to South Africa choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
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 $1,258 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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