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Latest South Africa Flight Deals

Johannesburg
1 stop from $1,278
1 stop from $1,355
Cape Town
Direct from $1,258
Direct from $1,242
Durban
2+ stops from $1,513
Port Elizabeth
2+ stops from $1,761

Good to know

Low season

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

High season

January Most popular time to fly (13% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

$1,149 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$792 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 Brisbane $1,195, from Melbourne $1,198, from Perth $1,348
  • 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
Singapore Airlines
Overall score based on 3,878 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews
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Book cheap flights to South Africa (Return)

Airports
Origin
Brisbane
$1,410
only
$1,410
Perth
$1,359
only
$1,359
Melbourne
$1,508
only
$1,508
Sydney
$1,594
only
$1,594
Destination
Cape Town
$1,359
only
$1,359
Johannesburg
$1,410
only
$1,410
Sat., 21 Nov.
PER
Perth
CPT
Cape Town Airport
24h 15m
Sat., 5 Dec.
CPT
Cape Town Airport
PER
Perth
23h 10m
$1,359
Trip: 15 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 30 Nov.
BNE
Brisbane
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
28h 55m
Tue., 19 Jan.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
BNE
Brisbane
39h 10m
$1,410
Trip: 51 days
Based on null reviews
Sun., 29 Nov.
BNE
Brisbane
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
38h 50m
Tue., 19 Jan.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
BNE
Brisbane
28h 00m
$1,412
Trip: 52 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 1 Sep.
BNE
Brisbane
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
29h 20m
Fri., 18 Sep.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
BNE
Brisbane
27h 50m
$1,455
Trip: 18 days
Based on null reviews
Sat., 8 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
14h 05m
Fri., 14 Aug.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
SYD
Sydney Airport
11h 45m
$1,594
Trip: 7 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 14 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
18h 30m
Wed., 30 Sep.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
14h 25m
$1,659
Trip: 17 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 14 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
24h 05m
Wed., 30 Sep.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
22h 25m
$1,696
Trip: 17 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 14 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
23h 35m
Wed., 30 Sep.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
24h 10m
$1,729
Trip: 17 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 14 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
43h 40m
Wed., 30 Sep.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
36h 20m
$1,875
Trip: 17 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 14 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
29h 25m
Wed., 30 Sep.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
33h 15m
$2,326
Trip: 17 days
Based on null reviews
Sat., 21 Nov.
PER
Perth
CPT
Cape Town Airport
59h 00m
Fri., 4 Dec.
CPT
Cape Town Airport
PER
Perth
42h 55m
$2,691
Trip: 14 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 30 Nov.
BNE
Brisbane
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
28h 55m
Tue., 19 Jan.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
BNE
Brisbane
40h 10m
$1,413
Trip: 51 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 30 Nov.
BNE
Brisbane
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
28h 55m
Tue., 19 Jan.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
BNE
Brisbane
39h 10m
$1,418
Trip: 51 days
Based on null reviews
Sun., 5 Jul.
PER
Perth
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
28h 45m
Fri., 31 Jul.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
PER
Perth
44h 05m
$2,875
Trip: 27 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 14 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
22h 30m
Wed., 30 Sep.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
24h 55m
$1,508
Trip: 17 days
Based on null reviews
Sun., 29 Nov.
BNE
Brisbane
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
38h 50m
Tue., 19 Jan.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
BNE
Brisbane
28h 00m
$1,416
Trip: 52 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 30 Nov.
BNE
Brisbane
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
28h 55m
Tue., 19 Jan.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
BNE
Brisbane
39h 10m
$1,423
Trip: 51 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 1 Sep.
BNE
Brisbane
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
17h 20m
Fri., 18 Sep.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
BNE
Brisbane
15h 25m
$1,625
Trip: 18 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 14 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
38h 35m
Wed., 30 Sep.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
34h 40m
$1,527
Trip: 17 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 14 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
24h 15m
Wed., 30 Sep.
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
24h 25m
$1,711
Trip: 17 days
Based on null reviews

Book cheap flights to South Africa (One-way)

Airports
Origin
Brisbane
$1,265
only
$1,265
Perth
$999
only
$999
Melbourne
$991
only
$991
Sydney
$965
only
$965
Destination
Johannesburg
$965
only
$965
Sun., 2 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
40h 50m
Based on null reviews
Fri., 17 Jul.
PER
Perth
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
34h 55m
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
18h 30m
$1,041
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
14h 05m
$1,057
Based on null reviews
Sat., 4 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
24h 20m
$1,180
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
36h 15m
$1,232
Based on null reviews
Thu., 16 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
49h 25m
$1,265
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
33h 10m
$1,522
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
39h 35m
$1,765
Based on null reviews
Fri., 17 Jul.
PER
Perth
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
54h 50m
$1,955
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
38h 35m
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
18h 30m
$1,031
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
30h 15m
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
35h 30m
$1,041
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
17h 00m
$1,149
Based on null reviews
Sat., 4 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
50h 55m
$2,391
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
54h 00m
$1,242
Based on null reviews
Sat., 4 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
24h 40m
$1,261
Based on null reviews
Sat., 4 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
34h 15m
$1,049
Based on null reviews
Wed., 15 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
JNB
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg
43h 45m
$1,303
Based on null reviews
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