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Flights to South Africa in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inSeptemberHigh demand for flights, 2% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR1 680Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip fromR1 070From Cape Town Intl to South Africa
One-way fromR149One-way flight from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to South Africa

Cheap flights to South Africa in October, November 2021

The best prices found for HLA flights for October, November
10 Nov - 24 Nov
R1 234pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20 Nov - 29 Nov
R1 308pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Nov - 29 Nov
R1 323pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa found for this year
10 Nov - 24 Nov
R1 234pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20 Nov - 29 Nov
R1 308pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Nov - 29 Nov
R1 323pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last minute flights to South Africa

Late deals on return flights to South Africa, departing today and this week
19 Oct - 2 Nov
R1 531pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20 Oct - 23 Oct
R1 546pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20 Oct - 23 Oct
R1 546pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cheapest prices for South Africa flights by month

The cheapest ticket to South Africa found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R1 382
February
R1 531
March
R1 650
April
R1 635
May
R1 249
June
R1 367
July
R1 471
August
R1 442
September
R1 442
October
R1 442
November
R1 427
December
R1 605
Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to South Africa. Flying to South Africa in March will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to South Africa?

Average Johannesburg flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
CPT - ZA1
Price
R1 249 - R2 191
ZA1
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
ZA1
Precipitation
4 - 151 mm
The best time to fly to South Africa is during July, but great deals can be found at other times. January sees the temperatures in South Africa peak to their warmest. December tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

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

Booking 24 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to South Africa. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to South Africa?

The cheapest flights to South Africa are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to South Africa?

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your South Africa trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in South Africa?

Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and George are the most popular flight destinations in South Africa.

When is the best time to fly?

Peak season 

November through to February is the busiest season as many tourists flock to the country from all over the world while locals escape to their nearest beach destinations. The country also benefits from having multiple festivals scattered all over so you should research if there are any special events going on as this will increase the price of your flights. 

Off season 

The low season usually runs from April to September. It’s also the best season to venture into wildlife parks as many of the animals are a lot easier to spot and they tend to drink at the waterholes. If you’re not a fan of cold weather then it is worth avoiding June and August as it can get rather chilly during both the morning and night. Travelling during the off season means you are more likely to find great deals on flights.

When is the best time to book your flights?

This varies but as a rule of thumb it’s recommended to secure your flights anywhere within South Africa at least two months in advance but aim for even earlier if you can. For spotting game then the low season of April to September is definitely the best time to book.

How long are flights within South Africa?

Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town – 2 hours 05 minutes.

Flights from Durban to Johannesburg – 1 hours 10 minutes.

Flights from Durban to Cape Town – 2 hours 15 minutes.

Flights from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth – 1 hours 20 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights?

The main airlines for domestic flights are South African Airlines, Mango, Kulula and CemAir, Safair and British Airways. All of them are reliable airlines so ultimately it will come down to who provides you with the cheapest price. If you are a member of a loyalty scheme with any of them then it is worth flying with that particular airline to continue to build up your points, or better yet redeem any points you already have.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Johannesburg: 

You can get into the city by using the Reya Vaya. It’s a safe, affordable and reliable bus that is dedicated for transporting passengers from the airport to the city. It isn’t the only bus available however the others that you can catch from the airport are less reliable. The only other option you have is to get a taxi from outside of arrivals. Expect to haggle with the driver over the price and don’t expect to travel cheaply in one, especially when compared with the bus alternatives that are on offer. Make sure you agree on the fare before you get in. There is also a new rail link which operates between the suburbs and the airport. 

Cape Town: 

You can easily get to the city centre with the MyCiti bus. It’s probably the most cost efficient way of travelling from the airport and it runs every 20 minutes. The MyCiti bus is also more reliable than the alternative buses that are available. You could also choose to jump into a taxi although these are a lot more expensive in comparison. You can find them from outside of the airport and generally start at around R300.

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