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Cheap flights from Sydney to South Africa

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Sydney (SYD) to South Africa

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney 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 Sydney 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 $1,510. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,708.

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

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to South Africa from Sydney. Users have commonly found prices around $1,336 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $950. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

12 Apr - 14 Apr
$3,887pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
12 Apr - 14 Apr
$3,909pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
12 Apr - 14 Apr
$3,933pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to South Africa 2021 flight deals

13 Aug - 10 Sep
$1,160pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
13 Aug - 10 Sep
$1,194pp
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
$1,196pp
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 Sydney

8 Jul - 7 Aug
$2,054pp
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
$2,075pp
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
$2,117pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to South Africa from Sydney

03:55 - 02:10
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
30h 15m
SYD - JNB
Singapore Airlines
$1,110
Travel2Be
17:10 - 07:35
Emirates
1 stop
46h 25m
SYD - CPT
Emirates
$1,218
Booking.com
16:15 - 03:10
Etihad Airways
2 stops
42h 55m
SYD - JNB
Etihad Airways
$1,241
Travelgenio

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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to South Africa

Can I find flights from Sydney to South Africa for under $1,281 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to South Africa for under $1,281. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just $1,160, but on average you can expect to pay $1,463.

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

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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 Sydney Kingsford Smith to South Africa have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

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

Are there direct flights from Sydney to South Africa for under $2,177 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 4 direct flights from Sydney to South Africa under $2,177. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to South Africa is less than $2,090.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to South Africa have been viewed 1,763 times in the past calendar month.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Sydney to South Africa are Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Etihad Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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

The most popular flight routes from Sydney to South Africa are Sydney Kingsford Smith - Johannesburg OR Tambo, Sydney Kingsford Smith - Cape Town Intl and Sydney Kingsford Smith - Port Elizabeth.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to South Africa?

On average you can expect to pay $2,368 for a flight from Sydney to South Africa. The cheapest flight overall is $602 while the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Johannesburg OR Tambo) is currently priced at $1,161.

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

Airlines like Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Qatar Airways fly from Sydney to South Africa in about 14h 05m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 10h 35m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Sydney to South Africa from $1,161 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Singapore Airlines, from $1,695, and Cathay Pacific, from $1,933.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Singapore Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $1,062. However, be on the lookout for offers from Emirates and Etihad Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Sydney to South Africa for a low price.

Destination points for flights from Sydney to South Africa

Destination information for South Africa

Today's exchange rate
$1 = R11.70
Flight duration
12h 55m

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing

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

Top 8 airlines flying from Sydney to South Africa

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
$714 $972 No cancel fee 68%
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Etihad Airways
$686 $1,137 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$730 $1,137 No cancel fee 81%
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Cathay Pacific
$820 $1,203 No cancel fee 72%
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South African
$762 $1,224 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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Qantas Airways
$773 $1,273 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$877 $1,345 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Australia
$1,168 $1,644 No cancel fee 80%
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