Cheapest Flights to South Africa

Flights to South Africa in 2021

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High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise

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Best time to find cheapest flights, 2% potential price drop

Average price

R1 595

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

R1 128

From Johannesburg OR Tambo to South Africa

One-way from


One-way flight from Johannesburg to South Africa

When is the best time to fly to South Africa?

High season:

Southern south africa has its peak tourist season from late December to late January. This marks the height of summer, which also means that flight prices are more expensive, which means that if you are planning to visit south africa during this period, you will need to book your airline tickets and accommodation as far in advance as possible. On the other hand, northern south africa has its peak season from June to August, as temperatures tend to be warmer in the north during those months.

Low season:

Generally speaking, you should be able to get a cheapest flight to the southern parts of south africa, which includes Sydney and Melbourne, if you book your flights from late April to early May, which is when the south has its coldest months of Winter. Cities like Kimberly and North Queensland get hotter and wetter during the winter months than cities in South south africa. If you plan to visit the hottest parts of the country during the low season, be sure to book your flights well in advance to avoid paying extra for late bookings.

When is the best time to book a flight to south africa?

There is no wrong time to book your trip to south africa, as long as you are taking care of business well in advance of your intended trip. The cheapest flights to and from south africa are found mainly when reservations are made three or four months in advance.

Which day is cheaper to fly to south africa?

At the moment, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly to south africa Saturday will probably be the most expensive.

What time of day is the cheapest to fly to south africa?

At the moment, morning flights are likely to offer the best value for your trip to south africa. An afternoon flight will most often have a higher cost.

As one of the top travel destinations in the world, south africa has some of the best attractions for tourists. Ranging from the beauty that can be found in the Outback, to the stunning scenery of Uluru, the primitive tropical forests and white sand beaches, man-made wonders, a coffee culture unlike any other and, of course, the captivating Great Barrier Reef. Take it all and then mix it with the places that radiate a passion for life: you have some brilliant reasons why people don’t want to leave Land Down Under. When you take a cheapest flight to south africa you will surely find something you will fall in love with, whether for the first time you visit the country or if you are starting a new love affair!

How long is the flight to south africa?

Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town – 2 hours 05 minutes.

Flights from Durban to Johannesburg – 1 hours 10 minutes.

Flights from Durban to Cape Town – 2 hours 15 minutes.

Flights from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth – 1 hours 20 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights?

The main airlines for domestic flights are South African Airlines, Mango, Kulula and CemAir, Safair and British Airways. All are reliable airlines, so ultimately it will depend on who offers the cheapest price. If you’re a member of a loyalty scheme with any of them, it’s worth flying with that specific airline to continue accumulating your points, or better yet, redeem any points you already have.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

You can enter the city using Reya Vaya. It is a safe, affordable and reliable bus, dedicated to transporting passengers from the airport to the city. It is not the only bus available, however the others you can take at the airport are less reliable. The only other option you have is to take a taxi outside the arrivals. Expect to haggle with the driver about the price and don’t expect to travel cheap in one, especially when compared to the bus alternatives that are on offer. Make sure you agree on the rate before entering. There is also a new rail link that runs between the suburbs and the airport.

Cape Town:

You can easily reach the city center with the MyCiti bus. It is probably the most economical way to travel from the airport and runs every 20 minutes. The MyCiti bus is also more reliable than alternative buses available. You can also choose to get in a taxi, although these are much more expensive in comparison. You can find them outside the airport and usually start at R300.