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Cheap flights from Melbourne to South Africa

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to JNB flight in 2021: compare Melbourne 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 Melbourne 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 24 days in advance, which can save you up to 4% on flights from Melbourne to South Africa compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 24 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 $1,620. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,685.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to South Africa from Melbourne average $1,403. You can even find prices in February for less than $1,403, as users have found deals to South Africa from as low as $1,012. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to South Africa from Melbourne. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 44%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to South Africa (ME1 - ZA0)?

When flying from Melbourne to South Africa, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

The best prices found for MEL to South Africa flights in September, October
11 Oct - 17 Oct
$2,491pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
12 Oct - 17 Oct
$2,607pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
12 Oct - 17 Oct
$13,022pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Melbourne found for this year
11 Oct - 17 Oct
$2,491pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
12 Oct - 17 Oct
$2,607pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
28 Nov - 9 Dec
$4,456pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to South Africa from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to South Africa
19:55 - 10:55
Qatar Airways
1 stop
24h 00m
MEL - JNB
Qatar Airways
$1,013
Travel2Be
06:45 - 10:55
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
37h 10m
MEL - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$1,200
Travel2Be
20:35 - 06:05
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
66h 30m
MEL - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$8,463
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Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> to <span class="emphasized">South Africa</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to South Africa

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like South African, Singapore Airlines, and Etihad Airways flying from Melbourne to South Africa have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne 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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne to South Africa for under $1,800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to South Africa for under $1,800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Emirates for just $1,772, but on average you can expect to pay $1,893.

How popular is this Melbourne to South Africa flight route?

Within the past month, 3,622 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to South Africa.

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

While some choose either Melbourne - Cape Town Intl or Melbourne Avalon - Johannesburg OR Tambo, Melbourne - Johannesburg OR Tambo is the most popular route from Melbourne to South Africa.

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

When booking a flight from Melbourne 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 cheapest flights from Melbourne to South Africa?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $645. While the most popular route (Melbourne - Johannesburg OR Tambo) can be booked for $1,743 on average our data indicates $3,126 when flying from Melbourne to South Africa

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Africa

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to South Africa

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne 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 Melbourne from South Africa?

Returning to Melbourne 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 Melbourne.

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

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Destination points for flights from Melbourne 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 Melbourne to South Africa.
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Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Airports servicing

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

Top 8 airlines flying from Melbourne to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne 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
$914 $1,376 No cancel fee 68%
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Etihad Airways
$962 $1,622 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$1,013 $1,579 No cancel fee 81%
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Qantas Airways
$1,049 $1,612 No cancel fee 74%
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South African
$1,091 $1,738 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
$1,121 $1,805 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
$1,136 $1,889 No cancel fee 72%
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Virgin Australia
$1,293 $1,743 No cancel fee 80%
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