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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 inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceRM 2,959Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip fromRM 2,855From Kuala Lumpur to South Africa
One-way fromRM 42One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to South Africa

Cheap flights to South Africa in October, November 2021

The best prices found for JNB flights for October, November
23 Oct - 2 Nov
RM 2,863pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
21 Oct - 3 Nov
RM 2,905pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
25 Nov - 30 Jan
RM 3,100pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa found for this year
18 Dec - 2 Jan
RM 2,759pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
23 Oct - 2 Nov
RM 2,863pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
21 Oct - 3 Nov
RM 2,905pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur 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
RM 3,420
April
RM 2,963
May
RM 3,158
June
RM 2,767
July
RM 2,959
August
RM 3,449
September
RM 2,614
October
RM 2,676
November
RM 2,946
December
RM 3,058
Currently, is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to South Africa. Flying to South Africa in August 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.
MY1 - ZA1
Price
RM 2,613 - RM 4,312
ZA1
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
ZA1
Precipitation
4 - 151 mm
December is typically the best time to fly to South Africa, but there are other times where great deals are available. January tends to be the warmest period in South Africa so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. December is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to South Africa, you should look to book at least 26 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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