Cheap flights from Sydney to South Africa

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Sydney 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 $1,602 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,813.

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

Flights from Sydney to South Africa lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Sydney to South Africa in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,008.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to South Africa (SYD - ZA)?

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

Cheap flights from Sydney to South Africa in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SYD to South Africa flights in October, November
16 Nov. - 17 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 35m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

37h 10m
$2,087

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 13/10/21

16 Nov. - 17 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

30h 05m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

37h 10m
$2,105

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 13/10/21

16 Nov. - 17 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 35m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

25h 45m
$2,144

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 13/10/21

Sydney to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Sydney found for this year
16 Nov. - 17 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 35m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

37h 10m
$2,087

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 13/10/21

16 Nov. - 17 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

30h 05m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

37h 10m
$2,105

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 13/10/21

8 Dec. - 9 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

68h 25m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

36h 15m
$2,127

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 13/10/21

Direct flights to South Africa from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to South Africa direct flight deals
29 Mar. - 19 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

14h 05m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

11h 45m
$1,652

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 12/10/21

8 Apr. - 22 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

14h 05m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

11h 45m
$2,170

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 14/10/21

31 Mar. - 28 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

14h 05m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

11h 45m
$4,183

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 12/10/21

One-way flights to South Africa from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to South Africa
15 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 35m
$987

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 12/10/21

9 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

44h 15m
$991

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 13/10/21

9 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

38h 10m
$1,003

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 13/10/21

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Sydney to South Africa flights.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Sydney to South Africa?

Located just 7.5 km from the city centre, Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) is the airport most travellers will use when flying to South Africa from Sydney.

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.

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.

Can I find flights from Sydney to South Africa for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to South Africa for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,184, but on average you can expect to pay $1,681.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to South Africa for under $1,700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 5 direct flights from Sydney to South Africa under $1,700. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to South Africa is less than $3,276.

How popular is this Sydney to South Africa flight route?

This flight path from Sydney Kingsford Smith to South Africa 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 Sydney 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 $987. Users have also found prices from $991 and $1,003 on Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines, respectively.

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

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

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

Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Etihad Airways are the most popular airlines when flying from Sydney to South Africa.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to South Africa?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Sydney to South Africa? While on average our users pay $2,548, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $639. The most popular route (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Johannesburg OR Tambo), is priced around $1,585.

Can I fly to South Africa from Sydney Kingsford Smith right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Sydney Kingsford Smith to South Africa

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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.


Can I fly back to Sydney Kingsford Smith from South Africa?

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith 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 Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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Top 8 airlines flying from Sydney to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to South Africa choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
Cheapest$933
Average$1,545
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
Cheapest$970
Average$1,321
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
Cheapest$992
Average$1,545
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
South African
Cheapest$1,036
Average$1,664
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$1,050
Average$1,730
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
Cheapest$1,114
Average$1,635
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$1,192
Average$1,828
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$1,588
Average$2,234
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety