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Cheap flights to Africa from R8 772

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 6/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
BOS — JNB
Apr 23 — Apr 301
1 adult
Tue 23/4
Tue 30/4

Flights to Africa in 2024

Find the latest flights to Africa in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 625 374 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

May

Average price

R2 708

Return from

R1 888

One-way from

R839
High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg
One-way flight from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to Africa

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Browse one-way and return flights deals to Africa on Cheapflights. Flight deals are based on user searches and were last updated on 18 April 2024
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Cheap flights to Africa in April & May 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to Africa in April and May 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 625 374 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
Mon 22/422:00JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 45mEthiopian Air
Sun 5/513:50CPT - JFK
2 stops36h 10mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R15 522
Sun 5/522:00JFK - CPT
2 stops34h 30mEthiopian Air
Fri 17/514:35CPT - JFK
2 stops35h 25mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R16 132
Mon 13/522:00JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 45mEthiopian Air
Tue 28/513:50CPT - JFK
2 stops36h 10mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R16 380
Sun 5/522:00JFK - CPT
2 stops34h 30mEthiopian Air
Sat 18/513:50CPT - JFK
2 stops36h 10mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R17 085
Mon 22/422:00JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 45mEthiopian Air
Sat 4/513:50CPT - JFK
2 stops36h 10mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R17 505
Mon 22/413:45JFK - CPT
1 stop25h 55mKenya Airways
Sun 5/514:30CPT - JFK
2 stops23h 05mKenya Airways
Deal found 18/4R17 734
Mon 13/513:45JFK - CPT
1 stop25h 55mKenya Airways
Tue 28/523:00CPT - JFK
1 stop38h 35mKenya Airways
Deal found 18/4R18 230
Wed 8/510:55IAD - CPT
1 stop21h 35mEthiopian Air
Mon 13/514:35CPT - IAD
2 stops24h 20mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R18 249
Wed 1/513:45JFK - CPT
1 stop25h 55mKenya Airways
Mon 20/514:30CPT - JFK
2 stops23h 05mKenya Airways
Deal found 18/4R18 306

Africa 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Africa in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 625 374 searches and data were last updated on 18 April 2024.
Sun 3/1120:55JFK - CPT
2 stops34h 35mEthiopian Air
Tue 19/1115:20CPT - JFK
2 stops34h 35mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R15 293
Mon 22/422:00JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 45mEthiopian Air
Sun 5/513:50CPT - JFK
2 stops36h 10mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R15 522
Sun 5/522:00JFK - CPT
2 stops34h 30mEthiopian Air
Fri 17/514:35CPT - JFK
2 stops35h 25mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R16 132
Sun 6/1022:00JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 00mEthiopian Air
Sat 12/1015:20CPT - JFK
2 stops34h 40mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R16 151
Mon 13/522:00JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 45mEthiopian Air
Tue 28/513:50CPT - JFK
2 stops36h 10mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R16 380
Mon 4/1113:45JFK - CPT
1 stop23h 10mKenya Airways
Tue 19/1114:30CPT - JFK
2 stops23h 05mKenya Airways
Deal found 18/4R16 838
Mon 4/1113:45JFK - CPT
1 stop23h 10mKenya Airways
Fri 8/1114:30CPT - JFK
2 stops23h 05mKenya Airways
Deal found 17/4R17 028
Sun 5/522:00JFK - CPT
2 stops34h 30mEthiopian Air
Sat 18/513:50CPT - JFK
2 stops36h 10mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R17 085
Mon 9/120:05EWR - JNB
1 stop28h 00mTurkish Airlines
Tue 17/1219:15JNB - EWR
1 stop34h 20mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 17/4R17 200

Flights to Africa departing soon

Discover available last-minute flight options to Africa, providing immediate availability and potentially lower prices. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 625 374 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
Sun 28/411:00JFK - JNB
1 stop27h 05mSAUDIA
Mon 13/521:40JNB - JFK
1 stop41h 20mSAUDIA
Deal found 18/4R15 255
Sat 27/422:00JFK - JNB
2 stops23h 55mEthiopian Air
Sun 5/523:00JNB - JFK
2 stops27h 00mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R18 077
Wed 24/413:45JFK - CPT
1 stop25h 55mKenya Airways
Sun 5/514:30CPT - JFK
2 stops23h 05mKenya Airways
Deal found 18/4R18 230
Wed 24/422:00JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 45mEthiopian Air
Sun 28/413:50CPT - JFK
2 stops36h 10mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R18 363
Tue 23/416:45IAD - CPT
1 stop37h 05mTurkish Airlines
Sat 4/516:35CPT - IAD
1 stop28h 10mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 18/4R18 649
Wed 24/411:00JFK - JNB
1 stop38h 30mSAUDIA
Sat 4/521:40JNB - JFK
1 stop41h 20mSAUDIA
Deal found 18/4R18 725
Sun 28/411:00JFK - JNB
1 stop27h 05mSAUDIA
Sat 4/521:40JNB - JFK
1 stop41h 20mSAUDIA
Deal found 18/4R19 011
Sat 27/421:45IAD - CPT
1 stop32h 05mTurkish Airlines
Sat 4/516:35CPT - IAD
1 stop28h 10mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 18/4R19 393
Fri 26/421:45EWR - JNB
2 stops24h 10mEthiopian Air
Wed 8/523:00JNB - EWR
2 stops26h 45mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4R19 431

One-way flights to Africa

Explore one-way flight options to Africa for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 625 374 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
Mon 6/511:00JFK - JNB
1 stop38h 30mSAUDIA
Deal found 18/4R8 772
Mon 16/913:45JFK - CPT
1 stop25h 55mKenya Airways
Deal found 18/4R9 153
Sat 28/913:45JFK - CPT
2 stops41h 55mKenya Airways
Deal found 18/4R9 229
Fri 3/512:00JFK - JNB
1 stop37h 10mEgypt Air
Deal found 18/4R9 591
Sun 5/511:00JFK - JNB
1 stop27h 05mSAUDIA
Deal found 18/4R9 763
Fri 10/512:00JFK - JNB
1 stop37h 10mEgypt Air
Deal found 18/4R9 935
Thu 19/913:45JFK - CPT
1 stop41h 00mKenya Airways
Deal found 18/4R10 221
Tue 23/413:45JFK - JNB
1 stop20h 05mKenya Airways
Deal found 18/4R10 469
Sun 19/510:55IAD - CPT
1 stop41h 55mQatar Airways
Deal found 17/4R10 869

Direct flights to Africa

Mon 23/918:30IAD - CPT
Nonstop14h 50mUnited Airlines
Tue 8/1020:00CPT - IAD
Nonstop15h 35mUnited Airlines
Deal found 18/4R25 952
Fri 3/520:40EWR - CPT
Nonstop14h 30mUnited Airlines
Sat 18/519:50CPT - EWR
Nonstop15h 50mUnited Airlines
Deal found 18/4R26 906
Sun 29/920:50EWR - JNB
Nonstop14h 55mUnited Airlines
Wed 23/1020:00JNB - EWR
Nonstop15h 45mUnited Airlines
Deal found 18/4R26 906
Sat 4/518:45IAD - CPT
Nonstop14h 35mUnited Airlines
Sun 12/520:00CPT - IAD
Nonstop16h 10mUnited Airlines
Deal found 18/4R26 906
Fri 3/520:40EWR - CPT
Nonstop14h 30mUnited Airlines
Thu 16/519:50CPT - EWR
Nonstop15h 50mUnited Airlines
Deal found 18/4R26 963
Sun 12/521:10EWR - JNB
Nonstop14h 35mUnited Airlines
Thu 23/520:00JNB - EWR
Nonstop15h 40mUnited Airlines
Deal found 18/4R27 859
Mon 13/518:45IAD - CPT
Nonstop14h 35mUnited Airlines
Tue 28/520:00CPT - IAD
Nonstop15h 45mUnited Airlines
Deal found 18/4R27 859
Thu 9/521:10EWR - JNB
Nonstop14h 35mUnited Airlines
Thu 23/520:00JNB - EWR
Nonstop15h 40mUnited Airlines
Deal found 18/4R27 935
Sun 16/620:25EWR - CPT
Nonstop14h 45mUnited Airlines
Thu 4/719:50CPT - EWR
Nonstop15h 30mUnited Airlines
Deal found 18/4R28 813

Average price of flights to Africa by month

Plan your trip to Africa by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Africa is currently R9 778 while a return flight costs R18 454. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Africa (average of R81). Flying to Africa in March will prove the most costly (average of R104). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

R1 678

February

R1 716

March

R1 983

April

R1 964

May

R1 545

June

R1 583

July

R1 812

August

R1 792

September

R1 907

October

R1 754

November

R1 754

December

R1 964

Temperature and rainfall in Africa by month

Plan your trip to Africa by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

JNB

Temperature

10 - 20 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Africa, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 20.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 10.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Africa?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Africa. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
Booking 86 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Africa. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Africa

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Africa. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Africa. Reviews last updated 18 April 2024.
8,4
Very Good
83 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

6,4

Overall

8,4

Crew

8,8

Boarding

8,1

Food

7,6

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

8,4
Very Good
83 reviews
8,4
Very Good
83 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

6,4

Overall

8,4

Crew

8,8

Boarding

8,1

Food

7,6

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

8,3
Very Good
106 reviews
8,4
Very Good
83 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

6,4

Overall

8,4

Crew

8,8

Boarding

8,1

Food

7,6

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

7,9
Good
49 reviews
8,4
Very Good
83 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

6,4

Overall

8,4

Crew

8,8

Boarding

8,1

Food

7,6

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

7,9
Good
215 reviews
8,4
Very Good
83 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

6,4

Overall

8,4

Crew

8,8

Boarding

8,1

Food

7,6

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

7,4
Good
801 reviews
8,4
Very Good
83 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

6,4

Overall

8,4

Crew

8,8

Boarding

8,1

Food

7,6

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Africa?

The most popular flight destination in Africa, according to our users, is South Africa, followed by Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Tanzania and Namibia.
  • What is the best way to travel around Africa?

    Flying is a serious option to consider when navigating your way around this vast continent. So, naturally, you will be keeping that in mind as you weigh up your options for cheap flights to Africa. In fact, if you're looking at holidays in Zanzibar or Mauritius, Africa flight deals will be your only option since both destinations are islands off the coast of the continent, as you know. You may want to consider car hire if you're keen on exploring the whole of Mauritius, but for Zanzibar, the island is quite small, so you can put that money towards your Africa airfare.

  • What are some things to do in Africa?

    This is such a huge continent, so you will never be bored, that's for sure. But if you want to relax and be a beachbum, then Zanzibar is the perfect spot. The island's beaches are among the best off the African coast. If you're planning your honeymoon, you should seriously look at Zanzibar as an option when you compare and book flights to Africa. Stone Town on the island is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so there's lots to do.

  • How long is the flight to Africa?

    Well, you're already in Africa, but remember, this is a big continent, so you could easily be flying for half a day. Popular tourist destinations for Saffers when it comes to flights to Africa include Zanzibar (ZNZ) and Mauritius (MRU). Flight time from Johannesburg (JNB) to Zanzibar is just over 7h, with one stop. From Cape Town (CPT), you're looking at just over 12h with two stops (usually via JNB). Durban (DUR) to Mauritius is just under 4h if you take a direct flight, so be on the lookout for cheap flights to Africa that offer this route.

  • What do I need to do before my flight to Africa?

    This will depend on where you are travelling, as in some cases you will need a visa and in other cases, you won't. You will need a valid passport that has at least six months left before it expires for all trips, as you consider your cheap flights to Africa. Fortunately, you don't need a visa to travel to Mauritius, which means you can book flights to Africa on a whim if your passport is current. South Africans are welcome in the country for up to 90 days without one. If your passport isn't current, then consider making use of the passport facility that the Department of Home Affairs initiated with some banks at certain larger branches in major towns around SA. It's much faster and more efficient than standing in the queue at Home Affairs. Check their website for details.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Africa if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Africa on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Africa?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Hahn Air is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Africa.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Africa?

    Abidjan Felix H. Boigny Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Africa. One-way flights to Abidjan Felix H. Boigny Airport typically cost R462, while return flights cost around R776.

  • How much is a return flight to Africa?

    A return flight to Africa will typically cost around R744, however they can be found for as little as R41.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Africa depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Africa, Johannesburg offers the quickest one-way flight (0 hours 35 minutes).

  • Does Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

    Yes. Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Protea Hotel by Marriott Transit O.R. Tambo Airport is the closest property to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport (0,0 km away from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport).

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