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How long is the flight to South Africa?

An average non-stop flight from Australia to South Africa takes 26h 27m, covering a distance of 10421 km. The most popular route is Melbourne - Johannesburg with an average flight time of 17h 00m.

What is the cheapest flight to South Africa?

The cheapest ticket to South Africa from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $1199. The most popular route is Melbourne to Johannesburg and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1217.

Which airlines fly to South Africa?

Air New Zealand, South African & Qantas Airways fly the most frequently from Australia to South Africa.

What are the most popular destinations in South Africa?

Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Johannesburg (75% of total searches to South Africa). The next most popular destinations are Cape Town (18%) and Hoedspruit (3%). Searches for flights to Bloemfontein (3%), Durban (0%) and Port Elizabeth (0%) are also popular.

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Airports
Origin
Brisbane
$1218
only
$1218
Perth
$1376
only
$1376
Melbourne
$1197
only
$1197
$1672
only
$1672
Sydney
$1199
only
$1199
Destination
Durban
$1650
only
$1650
Cape Town
$1228
only
$1228
Johannesburg
$1197
only
$1197
Port Elizabeth
$1422
only
$1422
Fri., 19 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18h 35m
Tue., 7 May
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
14h 15m
$1197
Trip: 19 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri., 19 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17h 50m
Sun., 5 May
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
24h 50m
$1199
Trip: 17 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 1,546 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.6
Food
7.2
EBB
JNB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very punctual and friendly crew

Cons: Nothing

EBB
JNB
Good 7.6

Cons: A few passengers were really disruptive and loud but that’s not the airlines fault

JNB
MPM
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew and punctuality

IAD
JNB
Good 6.6

Pros: The food was good, the service wasn't bad, and all connecting flights were on time.

Cons: No matter how hard I tried to get an aisle seat, we were still squished into the middle of the plane. It was so uncomfortable, competing for arm room with the person sitting next to me and then having to force him our of his seat every time I wanted to get up. Even getting our of the seat took something. I am searching now for an easy way to get an aisle seat for our return trip.

VFA
JNB
Good 6.6

Pros: Bag check guy was extremely helpful.

Fri., 25 Jan.
PER
Perth
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23h 10m
Tue., 12 Feb.
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
PER
Perth
21h 00m
$1376
Trip: 19 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MEL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The 787 dreamliner does an excellent job flying, with reduced cabin noise.

Cons: The passengers with a small child behind us were very noisy and bumping/pushing into our seat-backs way too much. The boarding was a bit chaotic. Defining the boarding sequence based on row numbers should help.

SIN
SYD
Good 6.6

Pros: On-time, Food, Comfort

Cons: Special Assistance not provided inspite of it being booked with ticket.

SYD
ADL
Good 7.0

Pros: Consistently good

Cons: 2,hr delay - weather

JNB
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Economy seats were surprisingly comfortable . As usual not enough toilets!! The boarding in Jnb was the usual security schlepp but all in all no complaints and I will certainly fly this route and use this carrier again.

Cons: Not enough toilets on board - peolequeing forever to get a chance,really tough on the parents with children.

DFW
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: We DIDN"T GET TO FLY TO SYDNEY. We were re-routed to SAN FRAN, then to Melbourne! WE MISSED TWO DAYS of our trip!!

Sat., 30 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
41h 55m
Fri., 5 Apr.
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
34h 20m
$1523
Trip: 7 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,082 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
LAX
ICN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I like everything crew, etc

Cons: Nothing reallly

HKG
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Being one of the best airlines in the world, you can really go wrong with these guys. Always a good experience.

Cons: As always, economy class is getting tighter. But economy here is still better than the western airlines.

SIN
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Luggages weren’t transferred to Bali together with my flight. Gate check in stroller was sent to baggage claim without notification. I was waiting the whole time after exiting plane.

SIN
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I have tall family members and they had enough legroom even at the back of the plane. Service was excellent. Snacks and drinks were regular on offer even between meal. Very nice, professional staff even after 13 hours of flight. Just excellent. Thank you for this very pleasant experience. Will definitely fly Singapore Airlines again.

Cons: There is room for improvement with the special meals. The non gluten brun was very hard. In general it would be nice if passengers could pre-order from a set selection of foods online what they would like on their tray. This would hopefully lower the amount of food that sadly goes to waste. Also it would be nice to have gluten free snacks on board. Flying with celiac disease is not easy.

DEL
SIN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: lot of turbulence, uncomfortable ride

Cons: entertainment system was good

Wed., 17 Apr.
PER
Perth
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
23h 55m
Sat., 4 May
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
PER
Perth
42h 15m
$1650
Trip: 18 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 8,770 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
8.0
JFK
DOH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Legroom was great Staff were great Bathrooms were very clean and cleaned often in the flight

DOH
AMM
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight was 80% empty, but it was amazing anyway, slept through most of it

Cons: Staff constantly woke me up for snacks and drinks, which is good on one hand but I was sleeping so deep that it was a bit annoying.

AKL
DOH
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I really like the Qatar flight from Auckland to Manchester. But beware now that the Akl leg leaves 1 hour later the transit in Doha is officially 1.15hr. But since the first leg is always getting in and you have to bus to the terminal, transit time is about 30 mins. Although they are efficient and i made it this time, i wouldn't want to do this with kids.

Cons: Short transit time

DOH
BOM
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Food and entertainment was fine.

Cons: Crew was not very organized or helpful. Need more training/experience.

DEL
DOH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent

Sat., 29 Dec.
BNE
Brisbane
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
32h 05m
Wed., 2 Jan.
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
BNE
Brisbane
28h 20m
$1804
Trip: 5 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 12,865 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
MLE
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We didn't get to fly from SYDNEY to CHRISTCHURCH when we were supposed to!

CHC
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was friendly. Comfortable.

DXB
BLR
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The flight was very amply crewed, with attentive and friendly staff. Everthing runs quite efficiently.

JNB
DXB
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The food and service was great.

Cons: Boarding for priority was a bit slow.

Wed., 12 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
41h 40m
Mon., 28 Jan.
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
24h 35m
$2065
Trip: 48 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,909 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
ORD
AUH
Good 7.6

Pros: I enjoyed the quick flight and friendly staff

Cons: I ordered Jain food and the whole trip from Chicago to Mumbai I’ did not have Jain vegetarian food. I did not eat for 18 hours

AUH
BOM
Good 7.6

Pros: Same as above

Cons: Same as above

AUH
IAD
OK 5.0

Pros: Both planes had USB ports for charging phones. Food was better this time.

Cons: Space for seats not enough at all. I know its economy but still...It was very expensive to pay extra to get the extra leg room for Abu Dhabi to Washington flight.

KTM
AUH
OK 5.3

Pros: The crew was very nice

Cons: Boarding anything in Nepal is a adventure.They change gates on you as you are on the way.Then just sit and wait.

NBO
AUH
Good 6.3

Pros: Flight from Abu Dhabi to kolkata

Cons: When I was checking in in Nairobi The lady was rude and unfriendly I have never experienced such behavior from any airline stuff

Fri., 19 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
40h 30m
Thu., 30 May
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
BNE
Brisbane
18h 25m
$1218
Trip: 42 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed., 27 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
21h 30m
Wed., 20 Mar.
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
23h 45m
$1228
Trip: 21 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 1,546 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.6
Food
7.2
IAD
JNB
Good 6.6

Pros: The food was good, the service wasn't bad, and all connecting flights were on time.

Cons: No matter how hard I tried to get an aisle seat, we were still squished into the middle of the plane. It was so uncomfortable, competing for arm room with the person sitting next to me and then having to force him our of his seat every time I wanted to get up. Even getting our of the seat took something. I am searching now for an easy way to get an aisle seat for our return trip.

JNB
ELS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: given food and drink

EBB
JNB
Good 7.6

Cons: A few passengers were really disruptive and loud but that’s not the airlines fault

IAD
DSS
Good 7.0

Cons: Our audio did not work on the whole flight.

JNB
MPM
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew and punctuality

Sat., 19 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 15m
Sat., 2 Feb.
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
35h 50m
$1257
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon., 1 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17h 00m
Sun., 14 Apr.
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
14h 55m
$1525
Trip: 14 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
DFW
Excellent 9.0

Cons: very cramped

BNE
CBR
OK 5.3

Pros: It got me from b to c

Cons: Significantly delayed hoarding for non technical reasons. Food was decidedly average. Seat pitch is just tolerable.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Snacks and the drinks are good. Boarding are pretty smooth.

Cons: Dinner and breakfast are not too good. We waited for long period of time for the luggages.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: On time flight ,no problems.

Cons: All was fine.

SIN
SYD
Good 6.6

Pros: On-time, Food, Comfort

Cons: Special Assistance not provided inspite of it being booked with ticket.

Mon., 24 Jun.
PER
Perth
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19h 00m
Fri., 28 Jun.
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
PER
Perth
17h 05m
$1538
Trip: 5 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,082 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
AKL
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: personel provided excellent service

Cons: food was ok. A faulty entertainment system did make our flight feel longer.

NRT
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The service is exceptional!

SIN
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I have tall family members and they had enough legroom even at the back of the plane. Service was excellent. Snacks and drinks were regular on offer even between meal. Very nice, professional staff even after 13 hours of flight. Just excellent. Thank you for this very pleasant experience. Will definitely fly Singapore Airlines again.

Cons: There is room for improvement with the special meals. The non gluten brun was very hard. In general it would be nice if passengers could pre-order from a set selection of foods online what they would like on their tray. This would hopefully lower the amount of food that sadly goes to waste. Also it would be nice to have gluten free snacks on board. Flying with celiac disease is not easy.

SIN
PER
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Couldn't find a problem

Cons: Nothing

SFO
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Sun., 23 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CPT
Cape Town Intl
46h 15m
Fri., 11 Jan.
CPT
Cape Town Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
37h 30m
$3141
Trip: 20 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5,152 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
BOM
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Enjoyed food and entertainment films.

MNL
HKG
Good 6.0

Cons: Delayed without notice.

HKG
SFO
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: Food was mediocre and passable.

Cons: Rude behavior of Cathay Pacific Staff

EWR
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight departed on time and even reached early. Flight staff was very friendly and welcoming. Nice selection of snack throughout the 16hr flight. The economy seats were to me at least very roomy

NRT
HKG
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Slow and old entertainment system. Bad seats

Mon., 1 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CPT
Cape Town Intl
23h 10m
Wed., 24 Apr.
CPT
Cape Town Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22h 40m
$1375
Trip: 24 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed., 10 Apr.
PER
Perth
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20h 45m
Thu., 2 May
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
PER
Perth
17h 05m
$1539
Trip: 23 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,082 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
NRT
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The service is exceptional!

FRA
JFK
OK 4.0

Pros: Lie-flat seats in business class

Cons: 4 hrs delay due to failure of Singapore Airlines to have a working plane on site at the appointed time. Even worse: chaotic deplaning with one crew member telling passengers to deplane and another yelling at them in the bridge for doing so. A mess of lines trying to get a new boarding pass for a rebooked missed connection—at the front of the line the agent said oh, you need to wait in this other line. Agents had no clue where to direct passengers and gave incorrect directions that necessitated more waiting. No updates to new flight time in the business class lounge. Once the flight was in the air, service was terrible. Attendants would ask for orders, then never bring them or bring the wrong thing.

SFO
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

SIN
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I have tall family members and they had enough legroom even at the back of the plane. Service was excellent. Snacks and drinks were regular on offer even between meal. Very nice, professional staff even after 13 hours of flight. Just excellent. Thank you for this very pleasant experience. Will definitely fly Singapore Airlines again.

Cons: There is room for improvement with the special meals. The non gluten brun was very hard. In general it would be nice if passengers could pre-order from a set selection of foods online what they would like on their tray. This would hopefully lower the amount of food that sadly goes to waste. Also it would be nice to have gluten free snacks on board. Flying with celiac disease is not easy.

SIN
PER
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Couldn't find a problem

Cons: Nothing

Mon., 31 Dec.
PER
Perth
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20h 50m
Mon., 7 Jan.
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
PER
Perth
25h 00m
$1816
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 12,865 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
CHC
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was friendly. Comfortable.

JNB
DXB
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The food and service was great.

Cons: Boarding for priority was a bit slow.

DXB
RUH
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Maybe the only thing the tea was not hot enough.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We didn't get to fly from SYDNEY to CHRISTCHURCH when we were supposed to!

DXB
RUH
Good 7.6

Pros: Everything else was good.

Cons: The boarding for priority was handled rather poorly with little communication and a bottleneck at the top of the escalator.

Mon., 1 Apr.
AVV
Avalon
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
32h 10m
Mon., 8 Apr.
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
AVV
Avalon
16h 50m
$1672
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
ADL
Good 7.0

Pros: Consistently good

Cons: 2,hr delay - weather

JNB
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Economy seats were surprisingly comfortable . As usual not enough toilets!! The boarding in Jnb was the usual security schlepp but all in all no complaints and I will certainly fly this route and use this carrier again.

Cons: Not enough toilets on board - peolequeing forever to get a chance,really tough on the parents with children.

MEL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The 787 dreamliner does an excellent job flying, with reduced cabin noise.

Cons: The passengers with a small child behind us were very noisy and bumping/pushing into our seat-backs way too much. The boarding was a bit chaotic. Defining the boarding sequence based on row numbers should help.

DFW
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: We DIDN"T GET TO FLY TO SYDNEY. We were re-routed to SAN FRAN, then to Melbourne! WE MISSED TWO DAYS of our trip!!

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Boarding is very haphazard, not according to seat numbers, no pre boarding for small babies. Flight attendant spilled juice on me, very unprofessional.

Sat., 4 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
21h 50m
Sun., 12 May
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
28h 25m
$1422
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri., 28 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29h 10m
Wed., 16 Jan.
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 10m
$1902
Trip: 20 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 12,865 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
DXB
BLR
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The flight was very amply crewed, with attentive and friendly staff. Everthing runs quite efficiently.

DXB
RUH
Good 7.6

Pros: Everything else was good.

Cons: The boarding for priority was handled rather poorly with little communication and a bottleneck at the top of the escalator.

CHC
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was friendly. Comfortable.

KUL
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Fabulous flight and trip to Australia

DXB
BEY
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything from take off to service to landing. Was superb, real proffessionals.

Thu., 17 Jan.
BNE
Brisbane
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18h 30m
Sat., 9 Feb.
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
BNE
Brisbane
15h 40m
$1809
Trip: 24 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
DFW
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: We DIDN"T GET TO FLY TO SYDNEY. We were re-routed to SAN FRAN, then to Melbourne! WE MISSED TWO DAYS of our trip!!

MEL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The 787 dreamliner does an excellent job flying, with reduced cabin noise.

Cons: The passengers with a small child behind us were very noisy and bumping/pushing into our seat-backs way too much. The boarding was a bit chaotic. Defining the boarding sequence based on row numbers should help.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: On time flight ,no problems.

Cons: All was fine.

JNB
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Economy seats were surprisingly comfortable . As usual not enough toilets!! The boarding in Jnb was the usual security schlepp but all in all no complaints and I will certainly fly this route and use this carrier again.

Cons: Not enough toilets on board - peolequeing forever to get a chance,really tough on the parents with children.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Snacks and the drinks are good. Boarding are pretty smooth.

Cons: Dinner and breakfast are not too good. We waited for long period of time for the luggages.

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