Direct flights to South Africa

The beautiful country of South Africa is full of contrasts – learn more about the destination here and find direct flights to the largest airports.


With over 21 National Parks, eight World Heritage Sites, 3,500 kilometres of pristine coastline, a phenomenal climate and awesome adventures ranging from shark-diving to surfing, historic trails to wine tasting, South Africa is guaranteed to provide you with the unforgettable journey of a lifetime.

Located, as the name suggests, at the most southerly tip of the continent of Africa, it encompasses the Kalahari Desert, the wildlife-packed Kruger National Park, the scenic Garden Route, dramatic and rugged beaches of the Wild Coast, the mountains of the Drakensbergs, historic Zululand and the picturesque city of Cape Town.

Find a direct flight to South Africa

There is a large choice of airlines flying to South Africa, and if you want to find a direct flight our site can be of good help. You find several major airports in the country, where the busiest two are found in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Among the links below you find some frequent direct connections to both airports from different parts of the world. By following the links you find all flight options from each airport.


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Experience South Africa – what not to miss

For South Africa’s best wildlife-spotting, head to the world famous Kruger National Park. This vast park is a nature-lovers haven with miles of savannah perfect for observing South Africa’s native animals including lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, rhinos and all kinds of other species.

The stunning city of Cape Town boasts one of the world’s best locations with Table Mountain in the background and a fantastic choice of beautiful beaches and idyllic vineyards in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek close by. With a vibrant arts scene, buzzy restaurants and great nightlife, Cape Town has it all. Visit the town of Hermanus for a spot of whale-watching, dive with sharks or tour the beaches, towns and wildlife reserves along the breathtaking Garden Route.

Explore the province of KwaZulu Natal with the lush greenery of the Drakensberg Mountains in the north, superb Game Reserves, pretty coastline and historic battlefields including the famous Rorke’s Drift.

How to find a cheap flight to South Africa

Our top tip for securing the absolute cheapest flights to South Africa is to use our flight search box at the top of this page which will compare prices of more than 500 airlines and travel companies to find you the best deal.

Generally to find cheap flights which offer you the most value, try to book outside of the busy times to travel such as over Christmas and during the school holidays, it is also preferable to book in advance as there will usually be a greater choice of low cost flights. If you need to book lastminute flights, can help you find the most competitive airfares and availability.

South Africa climate – from summer to winter

South Africa's climate is seasonal, getting quite chilly in winter (May-August). It's pleasantly warm and sunny in spring and autumn, and delightfully hot in summer (November-March) with frequent heavy tropical rains and hailstorms to cool things down. The thunder and lightening storms over Africa's big skies are quite spectacular.

Even in winters the chill is nothing compared with European standards, with mild frost occasional, and snow a rarity. The rainiest months in Cape Town are May to August, and Johannesburg receives most of its rain in summer. Christmas can be just too hot for game viewing in the safari parks, and it's also peak season for South African holidaymakers.

Flights to South Africa