Cheap flights to South Africa
Don’t forget to pack a phrase book or 9 when you set off for your South African holiday adventure of a lifetime, as this vast country has 10 official languages. South Africa is a travel experience that will expose you to more than just colourful landscapes, but the country is distinctly split up into the first-world region of Cape Town to the partially third-world city of Johannesburg – both hugely popular destinations for travellers to make pit stops on their journey into this varied landscape and both supremely different in the cultural experience you will encounter. Must-sees include Table Mountain near Cape Town, game spotting in Kruger National Park and, rest assured, the beaches of Eland’s Bay and Jeffrey’s Bay will get any red-blooded surfer's heart pumping. Find out how to get the best cheap flights to South Africa so that you can dip your surfboard into the massive swell at Dungeons Beach in Hoot Bay – the news is even better for those who are under 26, a student or teacher with our Student Flights.
Flights from Australia to South Africa will usually disembark at Johannesburg’s O.R Tambo International Airport (JNB), Cape Town International Airport (CPT) or Durban’s King Shaka International Airport (DUR). To get from the airport to your accommodation and city centre, a range of public transport and taxis are at your disposal. Most hotels and resorts will also offer a shuttle service. Speak to your Universal Traveller travel consultant for advice on private transfers.
South Africa Flights
Direct flights from Australia to South Africa depart from Perth and arrive in Johannesburg after just over 11 hours' flight time. Departing from other capital cities will require a domestic flight to Perth or you could choose an international stopover in either Singapore, Dubai or Hong Kong, depending on the airline. During the flight, airlines will often provide drinks, food and in-flight entertainment. For specific services, check out our airline guide.
Airlines that fly to South Africa
Major airlines that fly from Australia to South Africa:
South Africa Holiday Packages
Your South African holiday experience will need to capture 2 main facets – the historic and the natural wonders. A warm climate will mean plenty of beach time, coupled with a trip to the Cape Floral Region of the Western Cape if it's springtime and the flowers are in bloom. Historically speaking, a holiday package might include digging up archaeological secrets at the Cradle of Humankind and Origins Centre, which might even have you locked into a debate with your friends about evolution if you get really into it. At Universal Traveller, our travel consultants can help you find the best holiday package deals in town. Ask us how to snag free hotel nights or complimentary breakfasts – we know lots of ways to help you to save money and still see every corner of South Africa that you desire.
About South Africa
South Africa is a pretty enticing country for the young and free, especially if watching zebras, cheetahs and hyenas run wild is the type of thing you’re keen to tick off your to-do list before you get too much older. There is no hiding that the country has had many past injustices related to racial segregation, and you can walk through the history books at many locations across the country to learn more about how South Africa has progressed to become the 'Rainbow Nation' of today at places like Robben Island Museum or the Apartheid Museum. But once you’re done, you can head to the beach for a surf at Buffels Bay perhaps – best known for its ridiculously awesome reef break - and celebrate the freedom that South Africans enjoy today.
For all of the secrets about travelling in South Africa, check out our destination guide. Then hit up a Universal Traveller travel consultant over the phone or in one of our shops for the insider know-how about putting your ideal South African holiday package together, and the latest deals and info about flights, accommodation and tours.