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RM 1,609+ Cheap flights to South Africa

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WAS — JNB
20 Jul — 27 Jul1
1 adult
Sat 20/7
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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 301,318 searches and data was last updated on 15 July 2024.

Popular in

November

Cheapest in

May

Average price

RM 4,144

Return from

RM 3,246

One-way from

RM 1,609
High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 0% potential price drop
Average for return flights in July 2024
From Kuala Lumpur to Johannesburg
One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to South Africa

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Cheap flights to Johannesburg
Fri 23/820:55KUL - JNB
2 stops20h 00mMultiple Airlines
Fri 30/817:00JNB - KUL
2 stops20h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/7RM 3,634
Sat 31/820:55KUL - JNB
2 stops20h 00mMultiple Airlines
Sun 15/917:00JNB - KUL
2 stops20h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/7RM 3,775
Thu 29/808:15KUL - JNB
1 stop29h 25mCathay Pacific
Tue 17/911:20JNB - KUL
1 stop26h 55mCathay Pacific
Deal found 14/7RM 3,999
Fri 30/812:50KUL - JNB
1 stop29h 00mAir Mauritius
Mon 16/913:35JNB - KUL
1 stop14h 35mAir Mauritius
Deal found 14/7RM 4,018
Fri 23/821:30KUL - JNB
3 stops36h 25mMultiple Airlines
Fri 30/810:45JNB - KUL
3 stops36h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/7RM 4,097
Thu 29/821:35KUL - JNB
1 stop17h 00mEtihad Airways
Fri 13/909:55JNB - KUL
1 stop28h 20mEtihad Airways
Deal found 14/7RM 4,158
Thu 29/821:35KUL - JNB
1 stop17h 00mEtihad Airways
Mon 16/921:45JNB - KUL
2 stops40h 30mEtihad Airways
Deal found 14/7RM 4,200
Fri 23/821:30KUL - JNB
3 stops45h 35mMultiple Airlines
Fri 30/809:55JNB - KUL
2 stops25h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/7RM 4,228
Thu 29/821:35KUL - JNB
1 stop17h 00mEtihad Airways
Sun 15/921:45JNB - KUL
2 stops40h 30mEtihad Airways
Deal found 14/7RM 4,275
Cheap flights to Cape Town
Sun 18/820:40KUL - CPT
2 stops23h 05mEthiopian Air
Thu 29/814:35CPT - KUL
2 stops21h 05mEthiopian Air
Deal found 14/7RM 4,233
Fri 23/820:55KUL - CPT
2 stops21h 50mMultiple Airlines
Tue 3/914:30CPT - KUL
3 stops23h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/7RM 4,364
Sun 25/823:20KUL - CPT
2 stops20h 25mEthiopian Air
Wed 4/914:35CPT - KUL
2 stops20h 35mEthiopian Air
Deal found 14/7RM 4,738
Tue 20/812:50KUL - CPT
1 stop14h 25mMultiple Airlines
Sat 31/816:35CPT - KUL
1 stop32h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/7RM 4,972
Tue 20/808:50KUL - CPT
2 stops38h 00mEmirates
Sat 31/815:20CPT - KUL
2 stops41h 05mEmirates
Deal found 14/7RM 5,019
Tue 20/823:15KUL - CPT
2 stops20h 30mMultiple Airlines
Sat 31/816:35CPT - KUL
1 stop32h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/7RM 5,033
Thu 15/823:20KUL - CPT
2 stops20h 25mEthiopian Air
Thu 29/814:35CPT - KUL
2 stops20h 35mEthiopian Air
Deal found 14/7RM 5,061
Thu 15/823:15KUL - CPT
2 stops20h 30mMalaysia Airlines
Thu 29/814:35CPT - KUL
2 stops20h 35mMalaysia Airlines
Deal found 14/7RM 5,075
Sun 25/823:05KUL - CPT
2 stops41h 45mQatar Airways
Wed 4/913:00CPT - KUL
1 stop25h 55mQatar Airways
Deal found 14/7RM 5,126

South Africa 2024 flight deals

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Sun 1/910:25KUL - JNB
2 stops28h 10mMultiple Airlines
Mon 16/909:55JNB - KUL
1 stop28h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/7RM 3,218
Mon 11/1119:05KUL - JNB
1 stop27h 30mEmirates
Mon 23/1222:20JNB - KUL
1 stop17h 30mEmirates
Deal found 13/7RM 3,246
Fri 6/1219:05KUL - JNB
1 stop21h 20mEmirates
Wed 25/1222:20JNB - KUL
1 stop28h 10mEmirates
Deal found 14/7RM 3,279
Fri 6/1209:25KUL - JNB
2 stops51h 45mEtihad Airways
Wed 25/1209:50JNB - KUL
1 stop28h 00mEtihad Airways
Deal found 14/7RM 3,302
Sun 10/1101:25KUL - JNB
1 stop21h 10mEmirates
Mon 23/1218:50JNB - KUL
1 stop21h 00mEmirates
Deal found 13/7RM 3,349
Wed 11/1201:25KUL - JNB
1 stop25h 25mEmirates
Wed 15/113:25JNB - KUL
1 stop19h 20mEmirates
Deal found 14/7RM 3,354

One-way flights to South Africa

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Wed 9/1020:00KUL - JNB
3 stops25h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/7RM 1,609
Wed 30/1006:05KUL - CPT
3 stops34h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/7RM 2,292

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 301,318 searches and data was last updated on 15 July 2024.

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Kuala Lumpur IntlJohannesburg OR Tambo

KUL - JNB

KULJNB

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Mon 11/11

1 stop27h 30m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Mon 23/12

1 stop17h 30m

RM 3,246

Kuala Lumpur IntlJohannesburg OR Tambo

KUL - JNB

KULJNB

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Fri 6/12

2 stops51h 45m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Wed 25/12

1 stop28h 00m

RM 3,302

Kuala Lumpur IntlJohannesburg OR Tambo

KUL - JNB

KULJNB

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Sun 1/9

2 stops19h 45m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Mon 16/9

2 stops20h 40m

RM 3,377

Kuala Lumpur IntlJohannesburg OR Tambo

KUL - JNB

KULJNB

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Fri 6/12

2 stops39h 55m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Wed 25/12

2 stops19h 20m

RM 3,527

Kuala Lumpur IntlJohannesburg OR Tambo

KUL - JNB

KULJNB

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Thu 12/12

1 stop24h 10m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Wed 15/1

2 stops22h 55m

RM 3,737

Kuala Lumpur IntlJohannesburg OR Tambo

KUL - JNB

KULJNB

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Mon 2/9

1 stop24h 30m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Tue 17/9

1 stop18h 50m

RM 3,999

Kuala Lumpur IntlJohannesburg OR Tambo

KUL - JNB

KULJNB

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Fri 30/8

1 stop29h 00m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 12/9

1 stop14h 35m

RM 4,018

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Deals found on 13/7

Best time to book a flight to South Africa

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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 12 July 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to South Africa, you should look to book at least 90 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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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 15 July 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways to South Africa to help guide your decision. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.2
Very Good
1,366 reviews

Overall

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Entertainment

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

8.2
Very Good
1,366 reviews
8.2
Very Good
1,366 reviews

Overall

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Entertainment

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

8.1
Very Good
3,783 reviews
8.2
Very Good
1,366 reviews

Overall

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Entertainment

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

7.9
Good
1,428 reviews
8.2
Very Good
1,366 reviews

Overall

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Entertainment

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

7.8
Good
956 reviews
8.2
Very Good
1,366 reviews

Overall

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Entertainment

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

7.7
Good
4,185 reviews
8.2
Very Good
1,366 reviews

Overall

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Entertainment

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

At the southern most tip of Africa, where the Atlantic Ocean seamlessly meets the Indian Ocean rests South Africa. Plagued with a turbulent past this remarkable country has finally found its identity; one that intrepid travellers are quickly discovering can be mesmeric. It is this innate characteristic that draws thousands to book flights to South Africa annually.

The most popular stop for travellers taking flights to South Africa is Cape Town. The oldest city in southern Africa is by far the most progressive, with its trendy restaurants, buzzing nightlife and quirky shops. North of Cape Town is the vibrant, brash city of Johannesburg which most travellers visit on their way to Kruger Park – the biggest and most famous wildlife reserve in the world.

The towns along the coast of the country are also well worth a visit. Durban, in the northeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal, has the best surf beaches while Port Elizabeth’s quaint cafes provide a good rest-stop on the way to the Garden Route. This coastal strip with its lagoons, forests and stunning beaches has become the second most popular destination after Cape Town.

South Africa climate

Southern Hemisphere rules apply in South Africa. Winter is May to August; Spring September to October; Summer November to February and Autumn March to April. The climate is, in general, temperate with long sunny days. Most of the provinces have some rain in the summer, however in the Western Cape rain falls during the winter months.

Getting around South Africa

There are eight domestic airlines operating flights around South Africa. British Airways flies from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth, and between Cape Town and Durban. South African Airways, the national carrier, flies to several destinations including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, George, Upington, Kimberley, East London, Mthatha, Margate, and Sun City. South African Express flies between Johannesburg, Cape Town, East London and George and several other cities.

Other airlines offering domestic flights include Kululu.com, Mango and Nationwide. There are also smaller charter airlines

Intercape, Greyhound and Translux offer services around the country.

Rail: Spoornet connects the major cities; Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, Cape Town or Durban for example. The Blue Train is a luxury service (scheduled and charter) that runs Pretoria – Cape Town – Pretoria. There are special packaged routes too. Rovos Rail is another luxury service and the Steam Train Company offers scenic tours old-style.

Roads are good and car rental companies with branches at the airports and around the country include Avis, Budget and Europcar. It’s also possible to rent a motorbike or campervan/motorhome. Drive on the left.

What is good to know if travelling to South Africa?

  • South Africa has 20 national parks, of which Kruger is the largest and best-known. It was established in 1898 and is about the size of Wales. It is home to 147 mammals, 114 types of reptiles, and 507 species of birds. Among them are hippos, crocodiles, Impala antelopes (most numerous animal), zebras, buffaloes, giraffes and elephants. The big cats call Kruger home too – there are 1,500 lions, 900 leopards and 300 cheetahs. There are several rest camps throughout the park ranging from huts and family cottages to luxury guest houses.
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is composed of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park (of South Africa) and Gemsbok National Park (of Botswana). It has more than 3.6 million hectares. In such a large space, vegetation is sparse and most of the animals concentrate around the Auob and Nossob riverbeds. Ground squirrel and suricate (meerkat) are the most numerous animals; badger, pangolin (anteater) and fox are also in residence. There are raptors (eagles, vultures, falcons and kestrels) as well as predators (cheetah, leopard, hyena and lion).
  • Whales, turtles and penguins: view breaching whales at Hermanus, south of Cape Town. The town has its own whale crier, who blows his horn in a “Morse” code, signaling the location of whales. There are African Jackass Penguins on Boulder’s Beach in Simonstown (Simon’s Town). To spot Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles nesting, head to St Lucia in KwaZulu Natal. The turtles nest between November and January and hatch between January and March.
  • Johannesburg has the Apartheid Museum and MuseuMAfricA, a history and cultural museum. Far from Austria, the South African Lipizzaners, are in action each Sunday morning in Kyalami. During Easter, the horses will dance to the music of the 1970s.
  • Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The cable car whooshes up the mountain (1085m / 3,560 feet) in less than ten minutes and has a rotating floor offering 360-degree views of the city.
  • Trivago is a useful website for user reviews and recommendations on accommodation in South Africa. The site includes pages on a range of hotels across the country, including those in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Hermanus.
  • When is the best time to fly to South Africa?

    South Africa is a year-round destination. The best times to book flights to South Africa depends on the activity you have in mind. South Africa’s summer lasts from November to February – warm with heavy rains in the afternoons. Average winter temperatures range between 11 degrees in Johannesburg and 17 degrees in Durban; while summer temperatures hover between 29 (in Johannesburg) and 24 (in Durban). The best time to watch game is spring (August to October). Whale watchers should visit between mid-June and the end of October for Southern Right Whales and between August and December for Humpback Whales. For diving and surfing – April to September; hiking – spring and autumn as summer temperatures can be very high.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to South Africa if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to South Africa on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to South Africa?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, SAUDIA is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to South Africa.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in South Africa?

    Cape Town Intl is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in South Africa. One-way flights to Cape Town Intl typically cost RM 255, while return flights cost around RM 397.

  • Where does the fastest flight to South Africa depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to South Africa, Kuala Lumpur offers the quickest one-way flight (19 hours 35 minutes).

  • Does Johannesburg OR Tambo have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Johannesburg OR Tambo can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Johannesburg OR Tambo?

    Yes. Johannesburg OR Tambo has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Protea Hotel by Marriott Transit O.R. Tambo Airport is the closest property to Johannesburg OR Tambo (0.0 km away from Johannesburg OR Tambo).

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