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Cheap flights from Australia to South Africa

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How to find the cheapest flight from
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?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 18% on flights from Australia to South Africa compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,609. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,821.

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 $1,424. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $1,013. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Australia to South Africa (AU0 - ZA0)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Australia to South Africa as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Australia to South Africa in September, October 2021

The best prices found for Australia to South Africa flights in September, October
16 Oct - 27 Nov
$2,295pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
PER
Perth
4 Oct - 20 Nov
$2,305pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
24 Sep - 31 Oct
$2,456pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Australia to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Australia found for this year
5 Dec - 28 Dec
$2,230pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PER
Perth
5 Dec - 29 Dec
$2,232pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PER
Perth
5 Dec - 28 Dec
$2,237pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
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
24 Sep - 31 Oct
$2,456pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Sep - 31 Oct
$2,924pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
24 Sep - 31 Oct
$3,040pp
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
16:45 - 06:30
British Airways
2 stops
46h 45m
SYD - CPT
British Airways
$1,142
British Airways
16:45 - 06:15
Qatar Airways
1 stop
46h 30m
SYD - CPT
Qatar Airways
$1,159
qatarairways.com
11:10 - 04:25
Singapore Airlines
2 stops
26h 15m
SYD - CPT
Singapore Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Australia to South Africa

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.

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.

Can I find flights from Australia to South Africa for under $1,500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to South Africa for under $1,500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,428, but on average you can expect to pay $1,766.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to South Africa for under $2,500?

There are currently 3+ open flights from Australia to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than $2,500.

How popular is this Australia to South Africa flight route?

The Australia to South Africa flight path was viewed by 4,252 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Qatar Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $1,054. Users have also found prices from $1,104 and $1,115 on Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines, respectively.

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

When booking a flight from Australia to South Africa, you may want to consider flying on Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Etihad Airways as they are the most popular for this route.

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

When deciding which route to take from Australia to South Africa, consider Sydney Kingsford Smith - Johannesburg OR Tambo, Sydney Kingsford Smith - Cape Town Intl or Perth - Johannesburg OR Tambo, as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest flights from Australia to South Africa?

On average you can expect to pay $2,560 for a flight from Australia to South Africa. The cheapest flight overall is $642 while the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Johannesburg OR Tambo) is currently priced at $2,456.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Africa from Australia?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to South Africa

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Do I need a test to fly back to Australia from South Africa?

Returning to Australia from South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

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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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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 $1,087 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$672 $1,119 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 $1,216 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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