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Cheap flights to South Africa from £472

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to South Africa departing on 10/5. 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
3 Mar — 10 Mar1
1 adult
Sun 3/3
Sun 10/3

Flights to South Africa in 2024

Find the latest flights to South Africa in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 930,223 searches and data was last updated on 28 February 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

November

Average price

£593

Return from

£409

One-way from

£285
High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average for return flights in February 2024
From London to Johannesburg
One-way flight from London to South Africa

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Cheap flights to South Africa in February & March 2024

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These are some of the cheapest-priced fares users can find on flights departing to South Africa in February and March 2024. Check back soon for alternative prices as deals update often.
Cheap flights to Johannesburg
Wed 13/321:55JFK - JNB
2 stops24h 00mEthiopian Air
Fri 22/323:00JNB - JFK
2 stops26h 55mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£706
Mon 25/321:55JFK - JNB
2 stops24h 00mEthiopian Air
Tue 2/423:00JNB - JFK
2 stops27h 00mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£707
Sat 16/321:55JFK - JNB
2 stops24h 00mEthiopian Air
Tue 26/323:00JNB - JFK
2 stops26h 55mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£746
Sat 30/321:55JFK - JNB
2 stops24h 00mEthiopian Air
Sun 7/423:00JNB - JFK
2 stops27h 00mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£747
Wed 6/320:55JFK - JNB
2 stops24h 00mEthiopian Air
Sun 17/311:50JNB - JFK
3 stops38h 05mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£824
Mon 4/320:55JFK - JNB
2 stops24h 00mEthiopian Air
Tue 12/323:00JNB - JFK
2 stops26h 55mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£825
Mon 25/321:55JFK - JNB
2 stops24h 00mEthiopian Air
Fri 5/423:00JNB - JFK
2 stops27h 00mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£825
Mon 4/320:55JFK - JNB
2 stops24h 00mEthiopian Air
Fri 15/314:30JNB - JFK
2 stops35h 25mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£855
Sat 9/320:55JFK - JNB
2 stops24h 00mEthiopian Air
Sun 17/311:50JNB - JFK
3 stops38h 05mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£863
Cheap flights to Cape Town
Mon 4/320:55JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 50mEthiopian Air
Sun 10/313:50CPT - JFK
2 stops36h 05mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£650
Sat 2/320:55JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 50mEthiopian Air
Fri 15/314:35CPT - JFK
2 stops35h 20mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£836
Thu 28/312:38ONT - CPT
1 stop19h 37mDelta
Fri 12/421:30CPT - ONT
1 stop22h 52mDelta
Deal found 27/2£904
Sat 16/321:55JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 50mEthiopian Air
Fri 29/314:35CPT - JFK
2 stops35h 20mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£905
Mon 11/300:25JFK - CPT
1 stop25h 40mBritish Airways
Mon 18/318:45CPT - JFK
1 stop23h 40mBritish Airways
Deal found 27/2£989
Wed 13/310:13SNA - CPT
2 stops27h 32mDelta
Wed 17/423:15CPT - SNA
2 stops32h 09mDelta
Deal found 27/2£989
Mon 11/300:25JFK - CPT
2 stops30h 10mBritish Airways
Wed 24/414:00CPT - JFK
2 stops27h 05mBritish Airways
Deal found 26/2£1,025
Sun 10/306:00ONT - CPT
2 stops43h 30mQatar Airways
Wed 17/419:15CPT - ONT
2 stops32h 49mQatar Airways
Deal found 27/2£1,051
Wed 13/310:32ONT - CPT
2 stops46h 03mQatar Airways
Wed 17/419:15CPT - ONT
2 stops37h 44mQatar Airways
Deal found 27/2£1,053

South Africa 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for South Africa in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 930,223 searches and data were last updated on 28 February 2024.
The lowest fares on flights travelling to South Africa in February and March 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Mon 4/320:55JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 50mEthiopian Air
Sun 10/313:50CPT - JFK
2 stops36h 05mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£650
Wed 17/422:00JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 45mEthiopian Air
Sun 28/415:20CPT - JFK
2 stops34h 40mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£666
Wed 13/1120:55JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 50mEthiopian Air
Sun 17/1115:20CPT - JFK
2 stops34h 35mEthiopian Air
Deal found 26/2£667
Wed 13/1100:40JFK - JNB
1 stop27h 25mTurkish Airlines
Mon 18/1119:15JNB - JFK
1 stop33h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 26/2£696
Wed 17/422:00JFK - CPT
2 stops33h 45mEthiopian Air
Sat 4/513:50CPT - JFK
2 stops36h 10mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£706
Wed 13/321:55JFK - JNB
2 stops24h 00mEthiopian Air
Fri 22/323:00JNB - JFK
2 stops26h 55mEthiopian Air
Deal found 27/2£706

One-way flights to South Africa

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Take a look at some of the best available flights travelling to South Africa at this time. Users seeking round-trip flights to South Africa should update the search form at the top of the page accordingly.
Fri 10/511:15JFK - JNB
1 stop26h 50mSAUDIA
Deal found 27/2£472
Tue 23/401:00JFK - CPT
1 stop27h 50mJetBlue
Deal found 27/2£797

Find flights to South Africa within your budget

Locate flights to South Africa that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 930,223 searches and data was last updated on 28 February 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

£666 - £1,070

Route

Depart

Return

Price

New York John F Kennedy IntlCape Town Intl

JFK - CPT

JFKCPT

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Wed 17/4

2 stops33h 45m

Cape Town Intl

Sun 28/4

2 stops34h 40m

£666

New York John F Kennedy IntlCape Town Intl

JFK - CPT

JFKCPT

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Wed 10/4

1 stop29h 30m

Cape Town Intl

Mon 22/4

1 stop24h 10m

£850

OntarioCape Town Intl

ONT - CPT

ONTCPT

Ontario

Thu 28/3

1 stop19h 37m

Cape Town Intl

Fri 12/4

1 stop22h 52m

£904

New York John F Kennedy IntlJohannesburg OR Tambo

JFK - JNB

JFKJNB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Tue 12/3

1 stop33h 55m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Fri 22/3

1 stop29h 55m

£928

New York John F Kennedy IntlCape Town Intl

JFK - CPT

JFKCPT

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Wed 1/5

1 stop29h 45m

Cape Town Intl

Fri 17/5

1 stop29h 25m

£980

New York John F Kennedy IntlJohannesburg OR Tambo

JFK - JNB

JFKJNB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Wed 20/3

1 stop30h 10m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Mon 1/4

1 stop23h 10m

£1,062

New York John F Kennedy IntlJohannesburg OR Tambo

JFK - JNB

JFKJNB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Sun 10/3

1 stop26h 55m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 21/3

2 stops31h 03m

£1,070

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Average price of flights to South Africa by month

Plan your trip to South Africa by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to South Africa is currently £635 while a return flight costs £923. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to South Africa (average of £704). Flying to South Africa in July will prove the most costly (average of £931). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

£555

February

£595

March

£601

April

£611

May

£563

June

£591

July

£734

August

£649

September

£616

October

£620

November

£589

December

£667

Peak season:

The country is generally an all-year destination to visit but there are certain variances depending on where you are. November to January are some of the busiest times to visit making cheap flights to South Africa very difficult to find. Johannesburg normally stays busy until February so plan accordingly to secure cheaper flight tickets. There can be multiple festivals on scattered across the country so make sure to check before you book your flights to South Africa as events and festivals will drive up the cost of your flight tickets.

Off Season:

October is probably the quietest time to book cheap flights to South Africa, although this varies around the country. The weather stays warm and sunny but due to the low amount of tourists cheap flight tickets and deals on accommodation are more readily available. It’s important to book your flights to South Africa early on to ensure you make a saving as even in the quieter times of the year prices can be high.

Temperature and rainfall in South Africa by month

Plan your trip to South 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 South 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 South Africa?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to South Africa. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.

It’s advisable to secure your flights to South Africa two, three or even four months in advance. During festivals and busy months you’ll struggle to find cheap flight tickets so the earlier in advance you can book the better. Once you’ve narrowed down your destination it’s worth having a quick check to see if any events are taking place as they’ll make it harder for you to find the cheap flights to South Africa. If you can be flexible with your dates and ultimately your final destination then you can find the cheapest flights to South Africa. If you decide on Cape Town then don’t worry too much about which side of the plane to sit on as both sides offer spectacular views of the city, just make sure to avoid sitting next to the wings.

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Reviews of airlines servicing South Africa

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to South 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 South Africa. Reviews last updated 28 February 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown SAUDIA, Egypt Air and KLM to South Africa. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

With Emirates the crew makes the biggest difference. Meal wasn’t amazing but the drinks make up for it all. It was a late flight so food wasn’t that important. The bar at the back of the A380 makes flying fun again

8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews
8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

With Emirates the crew makes the biggest difference. Meal wasn’t amazing but the drinks make up for it all. It was a late flight so food wasn’t that important. The bar at the back of the A380 makes flying fun again

8.1
Very Good
59 reviews
8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

With Emirates the crew makes the biggest difference. Meal wasn’t amazing but the drinks make up for it all. It was a late flight so food wasn’t that important. The bar at the back of the A380 makes flying fun again

7.8
Good
1,761 reviews
8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

With Emirates the crew makes the biggest difference. Meal wasn’t amazing but the drinks make up for it all. It was a late flight so food wasn’t that important. The bar at the back of the A380 makes flying fun again

7.8
Good
2,254 reviews
8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

With Emirates the crew makes the biggest difference. Meal wasn’t amazing but the drinks make up for it all. It was a late flight so food wasn’t that important. The bar at the back of the A380 makes flying fun again

7.8
Good
4,651 reviews
8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

With Emirates the crew makes the biggest difference. Meal wasn’t amazing but the drinks make up for it all. It was a late flight so food wasn’t that important. The bar at the back of the A380 makes flying fun again

How long is the flight to South Africa?

Flights from London to Cape Town: 11 hours 30 minutes Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg: 13 hours 35 minutes Flights from Birmingham to Cape Town: 13 hours 55 minutes Flights from Glasgow to Johannesburg: 14 hours 10 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to South Africa?

The specific airlines that might be on offer for your flight to South Africa depend a lot on where you are planning to go. However the likely contenders are Virgin Atlantic, South African, British Airways, and Iberia. If you want comfort and don’t mind paying a slightly higher price on your flight tickets then an airline like Virgin Atlantic would be a good choice. They provide great inflight entertainment and comfortable seating. British Airways are also a comfortable choice and they offer complimentary food and drinks on all of their flights. Once you’ve decided on where you want to go and are ready to book your flights to South Africa, compare a couple of dates and airlines to see who offers you the best value for your money.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Cape Town Airport: The most cost effective way to travel to the city centre is by using the MyCiti bus. It runs every 20 minutes and operates for most of the day. It’s a lot cheaper than the taxi alternative and is reliable and less crowded than the standard buses. Taxis are available from outside of the airport but they’ll set you back around R300-R400. Make sure to agree on a fee before you get in the taxi though to avoid paying more than necessary. Johannesburg Airport: A safe and affordable option to get to the city is the Reya Vaya. It is a bus dedicated for transport between the city and the airport and you can find it outside the arrival Terminal. You can choose from different bus options too but the Reya Veya is a lot more reliable. You can also grab a taxi if you have a lot of baggage or if you’re in a rush. You can grab them from outside of the airport but make sure you agree on the price before committing to the journey. Lastly you can use the new rail link between the airport and the suburbs. After your flights to South Africa land in Johannesburg simply follow the signs in the airport.

What is good to know if travelling to South Africa?

South Africa has a bit of everything, stunning coastlines to great mountain ranges. Take a look at the stunningly varied views and then book your flights to South Africa to see them in person. If you’re struggling on where to go in South Africa then take a look at this post and discover 7 magnificent things to see. Beach lovers should definitely take a trip to Cape Town, if you need convincing then look no further as Cape Town was named Africa’s top beach destination!

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