Cheap flights to South Africa

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Flights to South Africa in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average priceC$ 1,626Average for round-trip flights in December 2022
Round-trip fromC$ 986From Toronto to Johannesburg
One-way fromC$ 824One-way flight from Toronto to South Africa

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Cheap flights to Johannesburg
6 Dec. - 27 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

19h 05m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

22h 49m
C$ 1,255

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/11

7 Dec. - 27 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

24h 58m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

22h 07m
C$ 1,325

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/11

6 Dec. - 24 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

21h 04m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

30h 48m
C$ 1,375

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/11

Cheap flights to Cape Town
6 Dec. - 22 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

27h 50m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

26h 10m
C$ 1,398

KLM

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/11

6 Dec. - 21 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

31h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

20h 29m
C$ 1,408

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/11

6 Dec. - 20 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

27h 50m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

30h 19m
C$ 1,430

KLM

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/11

Cheap flights to Durban
15 Jan. - 2 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

2 stops

54h 25m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

36h 13m
C$ 1,343

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/11

15 Jan. - 2 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

3 stops

29h 40m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

3 stops

35h 00m
C$ 1,724

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/11

1 Jan. - 31 Jan.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

2 stops

30h 56m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

33h 35m
C$ 1,830

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/11

One-way flights to South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights to South Africa
15 Jan.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

25h 05m
C$ 824

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/11

18 Jan.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

30h 45m
C$ 834

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/12

What is the cheapest month to fly to South Africa?

The cheapest ticket to South Africa found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

C$ 1,196

February

C$ 1,224

March

C$ 1,244

April

C$ 1,296

May

C$ 1,255

June

C$ 1,439

July

C$ 2,069

August

C$ 1,638

September

C$ 1,524

October

C$ 1,397

November

C$ 1,311

December

C$ 1,755

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to South Africa. Flying to South Africa in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to South Africa?

Average South Africa flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

YTO - JNB

Price

C$ 1,196 - C$ 2,486

JNB

Temperature

10 - 20 °C

JNB

Rainfall

0 - 120 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to South Africa?

Booking 60 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?

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.

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. 

What is good to know if travelling to South Africa?

  • There is no shortage of national parks in South Africa. Of these, Kruger is both the largest and best-known. Established in 1898, it features 147 mammals, 114 types of reptile and 507 species of birds. So while hippos, crocodiles and Impala antelopes (most common animal in South Africa) can all be found here, zebras, buffaloes, giraffes and elephants also abound. Big cats also call the park home with 1,500 lions, 900 leopards and 300 cheetahs on display.  Rest camps are scattered throughout Kruger and they range according to your budget from huts to family cottages to luxury guest houses.
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is actually two national parks combined (Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa and Gemsbok National Park in Botswana). Although it measures a staggering 3.6 million hectares, vegetation here is limited with many of the local animals congregating around the Auob and Nossob rivers. The most common animals are round squirrel and suricate (meerkat) though badgers, anteaters and fox are also in evidence.
  • On the coast whales, turtles and penguins can all be seen. Watch breaching whales at Hermanus, south of Cape Town, where a whale crier calls out the location of whales. African Jackass Penguins call Boulder’s Beach in Simonstown (Simon’s Town) home and nesting Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles can be seen at St Lucia in KwaZulu Natal. These tend to nest between November and January but do not hatch until the period between January and March.
  • The Apartheid Museum and MuseuMAfricA in Johannesburg offer a glimpse at the country’s history and culture, respectively. South African Lipizzaners jump into action on Sunday mornings in Kyalami.
  • In Cape Town a cable car whisks visitors to the top of Table Mountain. The ride covers the 1085m of elevation in under ten minutes and features a rotating floor offering unobstructed views of the city below.

South Africa airport overview

The spacious and attractive Durban King Shaka International Airport, known also as La Mercy Airport, was built in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Replacing the cramped Durban International Airport, the facility is large and modern, with state-of-the-art facilities that rival higher-traffic destinations Cape Town and Johannesburg for convenience. Named for the famous Zulu king of the 19th century, the architecture of the airport contains hints at the region’s culture, and eagle-eyed passengers will find many traditional Zulu shields.

Handling a little more than half of its 7.5 million passenger capacity, the airport rarely feels crowded. This is partly due to the limited number of destinations available on direct flights to Durban King Shaka Airport. Air traffic is primarily focused on local flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, George and East London. Most international flights to Durban International Airport connect via Johannesburg, but there are flights available to Mauritius, Maputo and Dubai.

The main annoyance of the airport is not the service or facilities, but its remote location 22 miles (35km) north of Durban. The current total lack of public transport options make getting into town an expensive prospect if you don’t have someone to pick you up.

How popular are flights to South Africa this year?

Searches for flights to South Africa have seen an increase of 139% this year.

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First Classfrom C$ 11,470/person
Business Classfrom C$ 1,336/person
Prem Economyfrom C$ 1,052/person
Economyfrom C$ 720/person

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