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South Africa to China

All the information you need to plan the best null to PVG flight in 2021: compare South Africa to China flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in China.
How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to China?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 42 days in advance, which can save you up to 28% on flights from South Africa to China compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 42 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at R10 283. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R11 572.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to China?

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to China from South Africa. Prices for February average R9 576 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R4 399. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January. Opting for a February flight can save you 17% on your journey compared to booking in February

Cheap flights from South Africa to China in May, June 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to China flights in May, June
18 May - 26 May
R21 687pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18 May - 26 May
R22 346pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
11 May - 18 May
R22 948pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to China 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to China from South Africa found for this year
4 Nov - 18 Nov
R11 558pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Nov - 6 Nov
R11 656pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Dec - 30 Jan
R11 768pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from South Africa to China

Late deals on return flights to China from South Africa, departing today and this week
18 May - 26 May
R21 687pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18 May - 26 May
R22 346pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 May - 26 May
R23 060pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to China from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to China
6:10 - 5:55
Shenzhen Airlines
1 stop
17h 45m
JNB - PEK
Shenzhen Airlines
R14 865
KAYAK
10:25 - 13:20
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
20h 55m
JNB - PEK
Ethiopian Air
R27 558
Kiwi.com
10:25 - 19:30
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
27h 05m
JNB - SHA
Multiple Airlines
R30 780
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to China

Can I find flights from South Africa to China for under R12 609 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to China for under R12 609. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R11 558, but on average you can expect to pay R21 211.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from South Africa to China to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from South Africa to China include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from South Africa to China have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Emirates, Ethiopian Air, and Kenya Airways are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Are there direct flights from South Africa to China for under R11 208 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from South Africa to China, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to China for under R22 416?

There are currently 11+ open flights from South Africa to China within the next 7 days for less than R22 416.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from South Africa to China was viewed by 583 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from South Africa to China?

Before booking your flight from South Africa to China, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Air China, Cathay Pacific or Emirates.

What are the most popular routes from South Africa to China?

Most travellers choose Sun City Pilansberg - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl, Johannesburg OR Tambo - Guangzhou Baiyun or Johannesburg OR Tambo - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl when deciding on the best route from South Africa to China.

What are the cheapest flights from South Africa to China?

Looking for the cheapest flight from South Africa to China? While on average our users pay R16 988, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R5 551. The most popular route (Sun City Pilansberg - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl), is priced around R11 825.

How long does is the flight from South Africa to China?

Departing from South Africa to China will take you 19h 05m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from South Africa to China return?

Qatar Airways, at R11 559, was found to be the cheapest airline from South Africa to China. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Malaysia Airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from South Africa to China one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Shenzhen Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R14 865. Users have also found tickets on Ethiopian Air for as little as R24 812.

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Top 10 airlines flying from South Africa to China

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to China choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
RwandAir
R311 R552 No cancel fee N/A

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SAUDIA
R571 R641 No cancel fee 86%
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Egypt Air
R547 R643 No cancel fee N/A
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Air China
R477 R663 No cancel fee 67%
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Ethiopian Air
R499 R704 No cancel fee 72%
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Etihad Airways
R492 R706 No cancel fee 75%
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Kenya Airways
R513 R718 No cancel fee 82%
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Cathay Pacific
R622 R778 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
R569 R781 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
R503 R808 No cancel fee 81%
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