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How to find cheap flights to South Africa

Learn more about finding cheap flights to South Africa using a comparison list of airlines, including their destination airports. Of course there is the proverb that says that there are many roads that lead to Rome and so one could say that there are more ways of getting to South Africa than flying.


You could for instance get on to a cruise ship, or if you really want to go for adventure, you could sail to South Africa. The true dare devils might want to travel overland across the length of the African continent from top to bottom.

But flying of however, continues to be the most logical option. And so, planning a flight to South Africa is your starting point towards the holiday of a lifetime in our country.

On this page you will find valuable information to help you do that, together with info on O.R. Tambo International airport at Johannesburg, Cape Town airport as well as other major airports of South Africa.

Want to know what to expect after arriving at O.R. Tambo International Airport at Johannesburg, South Africa? This short video clip will give you some guidance around the airport, showing you how and where to find the car hire companies, hotel shuttels, the money echange, where to rent a phone and more.



O.R. Tambo International Airport at Johannesburg
O.R. Tambo International Airport at Johannesburg

Airlines and Destinations,...

A wide range of international airline carriers provide either direct or non-direct flights to South Africa, with O.R. Tambo International airport at Johannesburg and Cape Town International airport as the primary destinations. Further below you will find a list of the major airline companies which currently offer flights to South Africa.

Short video showing you what the economy class on SAA flights to South Africa is like.

Short video showing you what the business class on SAA flights to South Africa is like.

Delta Airlines and South African Airways are the only two airline carriers flying directly and non-stop from the USA to either cape Town airport or O.R. Tambo airport at Johannesburg in South Africa. The alternative is to transit via an European capital to one of the European airline companies indicated in the listing below.

Flying from one of the European countries is a different story. There is a large selection of flights available to either Cape Town or O.R. Tambo International airport at Johannesburg, the large majority of them direct and non-stop. Next to the European airline carriers, the listing below also indicates the airlines that fly from the Far East and Australia to South Africa.

Cape Town Airport
Cape Town Airport
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Airfares, Bookings and Tickets,...

There are a multitude of travel agents to be found all over the world, most of them proclaiming to offer you the best packages and cheapest air fares. Experience tells us however, that in many cases the lowest airfares are in effect offered by the airline companies themselves directly. You will be surprised how often you will come across special offer packages for flights to South Africa.

Selecting one of the airline companies on the list below, will take you to the booking page of that particular airline company, where you will find all the information you want about flights and airfares to South Africa. This way you can do your own airfare comparisons between the Airlines listed. When you have made your choice you can book your flight directly with them.

Oliver Tambo international airport in Johannesburg South Africa Oliver Tambo international airport in Johannesburg South Africa

LIST OF MAJOR AIRLINES THAT SERVE O.R. TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
(Click to get to the booking page)

If you do want to try a Flights and airfares comparison site, here is one that specializes in flights to and from South Africa, including domestic flights.

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LIST OF MAJOR AIRLINES THAT SERVE CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
(Click to get to the booking page)

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Flying times to South Africa,...

With the nonstop flight routes you are never more than one flight away from South Africa. The vast majority of flights from Europe generally take place during nighttime. To give you some idea about the time duration of the wide range of flights into South Africa, we have listed below the main stream of international airports with their applicable flying times to South Africa.

LONDON11 hr 00 min NAIROBI04 hr 20 min
AMSTERDAM11 hr 00 min HONG KONG13 hr 15 min
FRANKFURT10 hr 30 min BANGKOK11 hr 00 min
PARIS10 hr 30 min KUALA LUMPUR10 hr 35 min
ZURICH10 hr 15 min SINGAPORE10 hr 15 min
ATHENS09 hr 30 min PERTH09 hr 30 min
LISSABON09 hr 30 min SYDNEY12 hr 30 min
TEL AVIV09 hr 10 min SAU PAULO11 hr 00 min
DUBAI08 hr 20 min RIO DE JANEIRO09 hr 15 min
NEW YORK15 hr 20 min ATLANTA ( 1 stop)17 hr 45 min
MIAMI16 hr 00 min
LONDON11 hr 00 min
NAIROBI04 hr 20 min
AMSTERDAM11 hr 00 min
HONG KONG13 hr 15 min
FRANKFURT10 hr 30 min
BANGKOK11 hr 00 min
PARIS10 hr 30 min
KUALA LUMPUR10 hr 35 min
ZURICH10 hr 15 min
SINGAPORE10 hr 15 min
ATHENS09 hr 30 min
PERTH09 hr 30 min
LISSABON09 hr 30 min
SYDNEY12 hr 30 min
TEL AVIV09 hr 10 min
SAU PAULO11 hr 00 min
DUBAI08 hr 20 min
RIO DE JANEIRO09 hr 15 min
NEW YORK15 hr 20 min
ATLANTA ( 1 stop)17 hr 45 min
MIAMI16 hr 00 min
World map with flying times
World map with flying times

Flight Schedules,...

South Africa's 10 primary airports, which include O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg together with Durban and Cape Town international airports, are operated by the The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). The others are the airports at East London, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, George, Upington, Kimberley and Pilanesberg.

It provides you with all the information you need with regard to outgoing and incoming flight schedule information of all South Africa's principal airports, as well as comprehensive information about the airports themselves.

The video below shows a satellite view of 24 hours of aircraft traffic over the whole world, condensed into 2 minutes. Absolutely amazing!!

The yellow dots are aircraft in the sky during a 24 hour period. Stay with the picture. You will see the light of day moving from the east to the west, as the Earth spins on its axis.

First you will see the flow of aircraft leaving the United States and traveling at night to arrive in Europe in the morning. Then you will see the flow changing, departing Europe in the morning and flying to the North American continent in daylight.

It is a 24 hour observation of all of the large aircraft flights in the world, condensed down to less than 2 minutes. From space we look like a beehive of activity.

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