Cheap Flights To South Africa Starting at $488

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OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
JNBCape TownOctober 2 to October 21$136
CPTLa MercyJuly 20 to July 23$212
JNBHoedspruitSeptember 22 to September 22$380
LHRJohannesburgAugust 17 to August 31$582
LHRJohannesburgAugust 17 to August 31$582
JFKJohannesburgSeptember 12 to September 27$844
JFKJohannesburgSeptember 12 to September 27$844
JFKCape TownAugust 22 to September 4$971
JFKCape TownAugust 22 to September 4$971
FCOLa MercyAugust 21 to September 2$1,082
YYZCape TownAugust 17 to September 13$1,207
BKKLa MercyJuly 18 to July 26$1,949
*Prices include taxes and fees

Cheapest Flights to South Africa

The cheapest flights to South Africa were $136 for round trip flights and $488 for one-way flights in the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Great Deals On Cheap Hotels in South Africa

Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport

Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport

2 out of 5
Adjoining BP Service & Filling Station, at Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is $34 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 5
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Cape Town. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"We arrived late in the evening. We were initially pleased to see a vending machine. However the pricing made it very difficult to use as it did. It give change. Then when we ordered a packet of chips the machine failed to deliver the item correctly and the staff had no access to the machinery"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport
Road Lodge Port Elizabeth

Road Lodge Port Elizabeth

1 out of 5
Boardwalk Casino and, Entertainent World Marine Drive, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 6013
The price is $42 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Port Elizabeth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
Road Lodge Port Elizabeth
City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport

City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport

3 out of 5
Above Multi-Storey Parkade 2, Level 5, OR Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park, Gauteng, 1627
The price is $86 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 4
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Kempton Park. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.5/5 Good! (2 reviews)
"Hotel in the airport, very convenient. Nice hotel especially for an airport hotel. The beds were remarkably comfortable."

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2022

City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

South Africa has ten different airports; three are international and receive flights to South Africa while the rest only serve the domestic market. The O.R Tambo International Airport in the capital of Johannesburg is the main airport not only in South Africa, but it also serves as the transport hub for Southern Africa serving 17 million people every year. The Cape Town International Airport in the tourist city of Cape Town is the second largest and holder of the Best African Airport award while the King Shaka International Airport serves the City of Durban after having taken over from the Durban International. Shuttle and car rental services are available from the airports but by far the most popular transportation method is by taxi.

South Africa Weather

Surrounded by the ocean, South Africa's climate is a mix of Mediterranean in the south west, temperate in the interior and sub-tropical in the northeast and a small patch of desert in the North West. Average temperature is about 17.5C; however summer in the northeast often exceeds 32C, while Cape Town has been known to fall below 0C. The weather varies greatly between the various regions so it's best to be prepared. May to August has the least rain, so this is probably the best time for South Africa flights and holidays.

Getting Around South Africa

Buses are the most popular form of transport in South Africa providing reasonable, affordable and comfortable transportation. Travelers are advised to avoid the less appealing minibuses though. With excellent roads, South Africa is ideal for driving and car rental is inexpensive. For travelers wishing to explore all that South Africa has to offer this is the best option. Be warned however that the accident rate in South Africa is quite high. South Africa's Shosholoza Meyl passenger trains offer an excellent service between the various cities but have to be booked 24-hours in advance and with the reliable and top class South African airways also serving the domestic routes, flights to South Africa is a breeze.

South Africa Attractions

The land of Shaka, the gateway to Africa and home to the world's most famous personality, South Africa is a blend of many cultures, giving it the name the Rainbow Nation. Many ancient traditions still live on and with its rich history, beautiful country, top class facilities and amazing wildlife; any visit to South Africa is likely to be imprinted forever. Top attractions include:

  • Kruger National Park: Contact one of the many tours for an authentic African bush experience. See the "big five" close up.
  • Vilakazi Street, Soweto: The only street in the world to have housed two Nobel Prize winners, and is alive with numerous historical sites.
  • Robben Island: The prison which housed the world's most famous prisoner, Nelson Mandela, now a memorial spot. Re-live the history of South Africa's brutal past.
  • Cape Town & Cape Peninsula: Beautiful beaches, Table Mountain, whale-watching, and shopping, makes Cape Town one of the most amazing destinations ever.

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