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Cheap flights from Sydney to South Africa

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Sydney (SYD) to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to JNB flight in 2021: compare Sydney 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 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 $1,558. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,763.

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 $1,379 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $981. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

The best prices found for SYD to South Africa flights in June, July
12 Jul - 28 Jul
$2,781pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Jul - 28 Jul
$2,795pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Jul - 28 Jul
$3,013pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Sydney found for this year
15 Oct - 15 Jan
$1,746pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Oct - 15 Jan
$1,751pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
12 Oct - 15 Jan
$1,842pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to South Africa

Late deals on return flights to South Africa from Sydney, departing today and this week
1 Jul - 14 Aug
$8,276pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Jul - 14 Aug
$8,650pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Jul - 14 Aug
$9,190pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to South Africa from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to South Africa
03:50 - 02:10
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
30h 20m
SYD - JNB
Singapore Airlines
$1,010
CheapFaresNow
17:15 - 20:15
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
35h 00m
SYD - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$992
Tripmonster
15:35 - 05:50
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
46h 15m
SYD - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$10,989

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Sydney</span> to <span class="emphasized">South Africa</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Sydney to South Africa

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.

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.

Can I find flights from Sydney to South Africa for under $1,850 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to South Africa for under $1,850. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just $1,746, but on average you can expect to pay $2,264.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to South Africa for under $1,718 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Sydney 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 Sydney to South Africa for under $8,326?

There are currently 4+ open flights from Sydney to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than $8,326.

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 - Cape Town Intl, Sydney Kingsford Smith - Durban King Shaka Intl and Sydney Kingsford Smith - Johannesburg OR Tambo.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to South Africa?

On average you can expect to pay $2,479 for a flight from Sydney to South Africa. The cheapest flight overall is $622 while the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Cape Town Intl) is currently priced at $1,746.

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

Airlines like Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Emirates fly from Sydney to South Africa in about 23h 10m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 3h 55m. 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 $1,746 return. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Singapore Airlines.

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 $1,010.

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

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

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.
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 $1,232 No cancel fee 78%

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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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