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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 inSeptemberHigh demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average priceHK$6,645Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip fromHK$5,145From Hong Kong Intl to South Africa
One-way fromHK$78One-way flight from Hong Kong Intl (HKG) to South Africa

Cheap flights to South Africa in October, November 2021

The best prices found for JNB flights for October, November
25 Oct - 1 Nov
HK$5,145pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
25 Oct - 28 Oct
HK$5,153pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
     
3 STOPS
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
25 Oct - 1 Nov
HK$5,215pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Emirates
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
HKG
Hong Kong Intl

South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa found for this year
25 Oct - 1 Nov
HK$5,145pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
25 Oct - 28 Oct
HK$5,153pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
     
3 STOPS
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
25 Oct - 1 Nov
HK$5,215pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Emirates
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
HKG
Hong Kong 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
HK$7,119
April
HK$5,728
May
HK$5,068
June
HK$6,265
July
HK$6,024
December
HK$6,389
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to South Africa is currently ; with January being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to South Africa?

Average Johannesburg flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
HKG - ZA1
Price
HK$4,700 - HK$11,981
ZA1
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
ZA1
Precipitation
4 - 151 mm
Flying to South Africa in August is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. 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?

Booking 25 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to South Africa. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to South Africa?

Sunday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to South Africa. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to South Africa?

South Africa flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in South Africa?

Popular flight destinations in South Africa include Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London.

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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