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Flights to South Africa in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceRM 3,404Average for round-trip flights in January 2021
Round-trip fromRM 2,490From Kuala Lumpur to Johannesburg

Cheapest prices for South Africa flights by month

January
RM 3,326
February
RM 2,779
March
RM 2,950
April
RM 2,880
May
RM 3,073
June
RM 2,692
July
RM 2,878
August
RM 3,357
September
RM 2,542
October
RM 2,604
November
RM 2,864
December
RM 2,974
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to South Africa is September. The most expensive month for flights is August. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to South Africa?

MY1 - JNB
Price
RM 2,542 - RM 4,195
JNB
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
JNB
Rainfall
4 - 151 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, September is seen as the time to fly to South Africa, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to South Africa, the warmest period tends to be January, with the wettest being December.

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 27 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.

Which day is cheapest to fly to South Africa?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to South Africa. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

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 afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

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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