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South Africa to Philippines

All the information you need to plan the best null to MNL flight in 2021: compare South Africa to Philippines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Philippines.
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.

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 57 days in advance, which can save you up to 8% on flights from South Africa to Philippines compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 57 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 R11 288. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R12 134.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Philippines from South Africa. Users have commonly found prices around R10 418 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R8 669. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Philippines in December, January 2022

The best prices found for South Africa to Philippines flights in December, January
5 Jan - 12 Jan
R32 282pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Jan - 12 Jan
R32 921pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Jan - 11 Jan
R34 470pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to Philippines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Philippines from South Africa found for this year
9 Dec - 31 Jan
R37 487pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
9 Dec - 31 Jan
R38 701pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
9 Dec - 5 Feb
R39 339pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Philippines from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Philippines
13:50 - 15:10
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
43h 20m
CPT - MNL
Turkish Airlines
R7 935
6:40 - 13:25
Singapore Airlines
2 stops
24h 45m
CPT - MNL
Singapore Airlines
R9 324
3:00 - 7:20
Malaysia Airlines
2 stops
46h 20m
JNB - MNL
Malaysia Airlines
R28 083
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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?

Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, and Ethiopian Air 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 R13 400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Philippines for under R13 400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Singapore Airlines for just R13 363, but on average you can expect to pay R33 033.

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 Turkish Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R7 935. Singapore Airlines flights start at R8 126 while deals on Malaysia Airlines start at R16 700 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.

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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 will not be allowed to enter Philippines.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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 must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

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

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Top 8 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 655 R7 989 No cancel fee 67%
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SAUDIA
R8 295 R9 319 No cancel fee 86%
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Ethiopian Air
R8 616 R10 699 No cancel fee 72%
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Etihad Airways
R8 779 R11 573 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
R9 356 R12 864 No cancel fee 72%
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Singapore Airlines
R9 465 R14 062 No cancel fee 81%
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Qatar Airways
R11 372 R14 832 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R11 637 R15 538 No cancel fee 75%
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