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South Africa to Philippines

All the information you need to plan the best null to MNL flight in 2022: compare South Africa to Philippines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Philippines.
How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to Philippines?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 18 days in advance, which can save you up to 20% on flights from South Africa to Philippines compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 18 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 R17 138. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R21 798.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Philippines (ZA - PH)?

When flying from South Africa to Philippines, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

Our data shows that September tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Philippines from South Africa. Users have commonly found prices around R18 255 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R9 463. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Philippines in June, July 2022

The best prices found for South Africa to Philippines flights in June, July
26 Jul - 21 Aug
R17 473pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28 Jul - 4 Aug
R17 633pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26 Jul - 21 Aug
R17 649pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to Philippines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Philippines from South Africa found for this year
1 Nov - 15 Nov
R11 761pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
6 Nov - 22 Nov
R11 920pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 Sep - 26 Sep
R12 239pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from South Africa to Philippines

Late deals on return flights to Philippines from South Africa, departing today and this week
7 Jul - 14 Jul
R21 431pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
7 Jul - 14 Jul
R25 500pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
6 Jul - 14 Jul
R26 585pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Philippines from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Philippines
6:15 - 11:55
Etihad Airways
1 stop
23h 40m
JNB - MNL
Etihad Airways
R11 282
19:30 - 14:50
Ethiopian Air
2 stops
37h 20m
JNB - MNL
Ethiopian Air
R12 239
Tripmonster
15:40 - 18:45
Qatar Airways
1 stop
21h 05m
CPT - MNL
Qatar Airways
R12 255
Travelgenio

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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Philippines

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

Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Cathay Pacific 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.

Can I find flights from South Africa to Philippines for under R11 800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Philippines for under R11 800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Singapore Airlines for just R11 761, but on average you can expect to pay R13 532.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Philippines for under R21 500?

There are currently 14+ open flights from South Africa to Philippines within the next 7 days for less than R21 500.

How popular is this South Africa to Philippines flight route?

Flights from South Africa to Philippines have been viewed 3 621 times in the past calendar month.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Qatar Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R8 058. Singapore Airlines flights start at R8 266 while deals on Ethiopian Air start at R8 761 one-way.

What airports serve South Africa to the Philippines flights?

Travellers can fly from South Africa to the Philippines at the O.R. Tambo International Airport, which is located in Johannesburg about 20 minutes outside of the city. If you are leaving from a different part of South Africa, you can also find flights to Manila at the Cape Town International Airport, which is just 20 km from downtown Cape Town. Both South African airports have taxi and public transit service available.

Which airlines fly directly from South Africa to the Philippines?

Unfortunately, there are no nonstop flights between South Africa and the Philippines. Instead, there are multiple single-stop flights available from both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Etihad, Singapore Airlines, and Cathay Pacific are the most popular airlines that service this flight route. Typically, flights include one stopover which extends travel time to anywhere between 17-23 hours.

What are the stopover options on flights from South Africa to the Philippines?

Etihad has a 20-hour flight from the O.R. Tambo International Airport to Manila with a single stop in Abu Dhabi. If you are looking for a shorter flight, Cathay Pacific flies out of Johannesburg on a 17-hour flight to Manila, with a single layover in Hong Kong. From Cape Town, you can fly with Emirates on a 21-hour flight to Manila with one stop in Dubai. Other options include British Airways and Comair, both of which service flights to Manila with two stopovers in between, typically in Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from South Africa to the Philippines?

A valid visa should be acquired or updated before travellers book their flights from South Africa to the Philippines. This is because visa processing time can take between two and ten business days via the Embassy of the Philippines. International visa holders may need additional documents to be updated before the date of their flights. The Philippines does not issue a refund on the visa application fee if the visa does not arrive until after your flight departure date.

COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Philippines from South Africa?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Philippines

Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Philippines.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Philippines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Philippines.

Do I need a test to fly back to South Africa from Philippines?

Returning to South Africa from Philippines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Philippines are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Philippines are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

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Destination points for flights from South Africa to Philippines

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Destination information for Philippines

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Africa to Philippines.
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Top 9 airlines flying from South Africa to Philippines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to Philippines 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
Air China
R7 651 R7 984 No cancel fee 67%
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SAUDIA
R8 291 R9 314 No cancel fee 86%
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Ethiopian Air
R10 105 R11 904 No cancel fee 72%
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Cathay Pacific
R10 644 R13 110 No cancel fee 72%
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Singapore Airlines
R11 165 R15 013 No cancel fee 81%
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Turkish Airlines
R11 680 R12 116 No cancel fee 77%
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Etihad Airways
R11 684 R12 539 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R11 861 R16 540 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R13 561 R18 126 No cancel fee 75%
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