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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, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average priceC$ 946Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip fromC$ 857From Toronto to South Africa
One-way fromC$ 12One-way flight from Toronto to South Africa

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
C$ 896
February
C$ 936
March
C$ 1,033
April
C$ 1,065
May
C$ 1,016
June
C$ 1,161
July
C$ 1,440
August
C$ 1,043
September
C$ 989
October
C$ 1,032
November
C$ 952
December
C$ 1,154
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to South Africa is January. The most expensive month for flights is July. 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?

Average Johannesburg OR Tambo flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
YTO - JNB
Price
C$ 896 - C$ 1,688
JNB
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
JNB
Rainfall
4 - 151 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, January is seen as the time to fly to South Africa, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. 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?

The best time to book flights to South Africa is 61 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to South Africa?

The cheapest flights to South Africa are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

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

Flights in the afternoon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to South Africa. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.

Overview

Despite South Africa’s anguished past, the country that occupies the southern tip of Africa has re-invented itself along the lines of a modern destination featuring a mixture of out-of-this-world scenery with a vibrant cultural heritage that combine to create an unforgettable experience.

Many visitors arriving on cheap flights to South Africa head for Cape Town, the oldest city in southern Africa. Its trendy restaurants and a hopping nightlife scene nestle comfortably in the beautiful coastal setting. Further north lies Johannesburg, a vibrant and edgy city, that many travellers see en route to Kruger Park, the world’s biggest and probably best-known wildlife reserve.

Many of the towns on South Africa’s long coast along both the Indian and Atlantic oceans also attract many visitors. Durban, located in KwaZulu-Natal province, features the best surfing beaches in the country while Port Elizabeth and its café culture attracts many travellers heading for the Garden Route. This area along the country’s coast boasts a combination of forests, beaches and lagoons that are one of South Africa’s most popular destinations.

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South Africa climate

South Africa is generally sunny and hot in the summer, which lasts from December to April. The winter is mild. The country is large and has many different climates. The Cape is cold and wet in the winter, with snow falling in the mountains. Northern areas get regular thunderstorms on summer evenings, while winters are warm by day and cold at night. 

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