Find cheap flights to South Africa
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|November||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 13% increase in price.|
Average price of a round-trip
|$1264||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Top tips for finding cheap flights to South Africa
- Looking for cheap airfare to South Africa? 25% of our users found round-trip tickets to South Africa for the following prices or less: From Dallas $1129, from Los Angeles $1201, from Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl $1397
- Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
- High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to South Africa is November.
- Getting to South Africa will almost certainly involve a layover, which commonly also includes a change in airline. One of the most common (and most affordable) routes to South Africa from the United States is from New York City (JFK Airport) to Johannesburg. This route is nonstop and is operated by South Africa Airways.
- When booking your flight to South Africa, you’ll have no shortage of airports to choose from. There are more than 15 international airports in South Africa that you can fly to from the United States, with the airports in Johannesburg and Cape Town seeing the most international air traffic.
- Heading to the Valley of 1,000 hills? This popular attraction is located in the Durban area. To get there, you’ll have to fly into Durban King Shaka International Airport (DUR). Located in the city of La Mercy, the airport is reachable via a layover in Johannesburg.
- If you’re one of the many tourists heading to South Africa to hike up to Lion’s Head, you’ll have to fly into Cape Town for convenient access. Common layovers between the US and Cape Town include Madrid and Johannesburg.
- To reach Ballito (nicknamed the Dolphin Coast), your best option is to fly into Durban King Shaka International Airport. Direct flights to this airport aren’t available from the US, with most involving a layover in Johannesburg.
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