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Latest South Africa Flight Deals

Johannesburg
1 stop from $1,154
Direct from $1,212
Cape Town
2+ stops from $1,289
Direct from $1,298
Port Elizabeth
2+ stops from $1,226
Phalaborwa
2+ stops from $2,035
1 stop from $2,552

Good to know

Low season

October Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)

High season

December Most popular time to fly (12% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

$1,347 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$805 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to South Africa

  • Looking for cheap airfare to South Africa? 25% of our users found return tickets to South Africa for the following prices or less: From Melbourne $1,437, from Brisbane $1,611, from Darwin $1,892
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to South Africa is October.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest South Africa flight deals.
  • From Australia, the easiest locations in South Africa to fly to are Johannesburg and Cape Town. You can find flights to these cities from Melbourne, Brisbane, or Sydney with only one stopover.
  • There are many long-haul carriers that offer flights from Australia to South Africa such as Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Cathay Pacific. If you want to fly local, Qantas Airlines offers flights to Johannesburg.
  • Surfers and sea-lovers looking to enjoy the southern coast can either fly into Cape Town International Airport (CPT) or Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ). Between the major cities are plenty of coastline and many popular surfing locations. It takes approximately 8h to drive from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.
  • If you’re looking to enjoy the natural reserves and safari parks in South Africa, Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga is a good option. This area is served by the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP), or many travel from Johannesburg, which is a 3 to 4h drive to Nelspruit.
  • Australian passport holders will not need a visa to enter South Africa whether you’re travelling as a tourist or on business, provided your stay is only for up to 90 days. However, you will need to pay a tourism or visa fee on entry into South Africa.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines flying to South Africa

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,475 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
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