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Flights to South Africa in 2023

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Average price₱48,316Average for round-trip flights in February 2023
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Round-trip from₱44,181From Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl to Johannesburg
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One-way from₱26,606One-way flight from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl (MNL) to South Africa
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Cheap flights to Johannesburg
Mar 26 - May 6
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

22h 40m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

2 stops

27h 20m
₱44,181

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Feb 11 - Feb 25
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

22h 40m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

2 stops

21h 50m
₱44,616

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Feb 14 - Mar 15
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

22h 40m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

2 stops

21h 50m
₱45,378

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Cheap flights to Cape Town
Feb 12 - May 10
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

23h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

2 stops

21h 05m
₱47,772

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Feb 11 - Mar 3
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

23h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

2 stops

21h 40m
₱50,601

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Feb 12 - May 10
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

29h 05m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

1 stop

21h 50m
₱51,744

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One-way flights to South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights to South Africa
Mar 7
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

30h 05m
₱26,606

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Feb 24
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

35h 00m
₱28,674

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When is the best time to fly to South Africa?

Average South Africa flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2023 and 2024 by month

MNL - JNB

Price

₱43,037 - ₱109,762

JNB

Temperature

10 - 20 °C

JNB

Precipitation

0 - 120 mm

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

The price you pay for your flight to South Africa may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 47 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to South Africa?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to South Africa. Flying on Monday will result in higher flight prices.

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

At the moment, flights at noon are likely to offer the best value for money for your South Africa trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in South Africa?

According to our users, the most popular flight destination in South Africa is Cape Town, followed by Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Kimberley.

At the southern most tip of Africa, where the Atlantic Ocean seamlessly meets the Indian Ocean rests South Africa. Plagued with a turbulent past this remarkable country has finally found its identity; one that intrepid travellers are quickly discovering can be mesmeric. It is this innate characteristic that draws thousands to book flights to South Africa annually.

The most popular stop for travellers taking flights to South Africa is Cape Town. The oldest city in southern Africa is by far the most progressive, with its trendy restaurants, buzzing nightlife and quirky shops. North of Cape Town is the vibrant, brash city of Johannesburg which most travellers visit on their way to Kruger Park – the biggest and most famous wildlife reserve in the world.

The towns along the coast of the country are also well worth a visit. Durban, in the northeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal, has the best surf beaches while Port Elizabeth’s quaint cafes provide a good rest-stop on the way to the Garden Route. This coastal strip with its lagoons, forests and stunning beaches has become the second most popular destination after Cape Town.

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South Africa climate

Southern Hemisphere rules apply in South Africa. Winter is May to August; Spring September to October; Summer November to February and Autumn March to April. The climate is, in general, temperate with long sunny days. Most of the provinces have some rain in the summer, however in the Western Cape rain falls during the winter months.

When is the best time to fly to South Africa?

South Africa is a year-round destination. The best times to book flights to South Africa depends on the activity you have in mind. South Africa’s summer lasts from November to February – warm with heavy rains in the afternoons.

Average winter temperatures range between 11 degrees in Johannesburg and 17 degrees in Durban; while summer temperatures hover between 29 (in Johannesburg) and 24 (in Durban).

The best time to watch game is spring (August to October). Whale watchers should visit between mid-June and the end of October for Southern Right Whales and between August and December for Humpback Whales.

For diving and surfing – April to September; hiking – spring and autumn as summer temperatures can be very high.

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Getting around South Africa

There are eight domestic airlines operating flights around South Africa. British Airways flies from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth, and between Cape Town and Durban. South African Airways, the national carrier, flies to several destinations including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, George, Upington, Kimberley, East London, Mthatha, Margate, and Sun City. South African Express flies between Johannesburg, Cape Town, East London and George and several other cities.

Other airlines offering domestic flights include Kululu.com, Mango and Nationwide. There are also smaller charter airlines

Intercape, Greyhound and Translux offer services around the country.

Rail: Spoornet connects the major cities; Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, Cape Town or Durban for example. The Blue Train is a luxury service (scheduled and charter) that runs Pretoria – Cape Town – Pretoria. There are special packaged routes too. Rovos Rail is another luxury service and the Steam Train Company offers scenic tours old-style.

Roads are good and car rental companies with branches at the airports and around the country include Avis, Budget and Europcar. It’s also possible to rent a motorbike or campervan/motorhome. Drive on the left.

How long is the flight to South Africa?

South Africa flight deals from the Philippines will generally take around 20-25h depending on where you are flying from and where you are flying to. Flights to South Africa’s Johannesburg from Manila can take around 21-25h depending on your airline and where your stopover is. If you want cheap flights to South Africa’s Cape Town from Manila, it will generally take around 24-31h, depending on your travel route. If you are wanting to fly from Cebu City to South Africa, you can expect similar flight times, flights from Cebu City to Johannesburg for instance are going to take you around 21h. If you want to fly from Cebu City to the tourist friendly Cape Town, then you can expect a bit of a longer journey as you will be flying for around 24h.

Where can you get direct flights to South Africa from?

Unfortunately, direct flights from the Philippines to South Africa are not currently available. If you are flying from Manila to Johannesburg, you can expect about a five hour stopover in Dubai. If you are flying to Cape Town from Manila, your journey will have an added eight hours as you will have stopovers in both Dubai and Johannesburg. If you want to fly to Johannesburg from Cebu City, your journey will stop in Doha’s Hamad International Airport for about three hours or so. If you’re flying to Cape Town from Cebu City, you can expect to have a stopover in Doha as well. Your stopover in Doha could take two to three hours.

What is the best way to travel around South Africa?

If you want to travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town, it's probably a good idea to use the plane. There are regular flights between the cities and the journey will only take around two hours. You can also use a bus, with plenty of them offering first class travel that has more leg room and comfortable seats, although the journey will often take around 13h. If you want to get around in the cities and visit Cape Town’s Table Mountain, you can make use of buses or the informal taxi system known as Kombis. There are also conventional metered taxis as well. If you want to hire a car, the airports have plenty of rental agencies to choose from; you will need to provide your International Driver’s Permit, you will need to be 21 years or older, and you will need an international credit card.

What are some things to do in South Africa?

Table Mountain is one of the seven natural wonders in the world. The mountain offers hiking trails that will take a few hours to complete. If you don’t want to walk, you can always take the cable cars which operate throughout the day. Table Mountain offers views of the city and gives a great backdrop for photos. If you are looking to learn more about the history of South Africa, you could try the District Six Museum in Cape Town. The museum holds a wealth of history about South Africa’s Apartheid system and how it affected the lives of its citizens. If you’re looking for something to take the whole family to, why not try Gold Reef City in Johannesburg. The amusement park has all sorts of rides, from ferris wheels to roller coasters. If you’re more interested in the beauty of the country, why not take a trip through the Garden Route and visit all the small tourist towns along the way. You can spend days at the beach and then drive to a game park, like Steenbok Nature Reserve.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to South Africa?

If you are from the Philippines, you will not need a visa, but you will need a valid passport to visit South Africa.

What is good to know if travelling to South Africa?

  • South Africa has 20 national parks, of which Kruger is the largest and best-known. It was established in 1898 and is about the size of Wales. It is home to 147 mammals, 114 types of reptiles, and 507 species of birds. Among them are hippos, crocodiles, Impala antelopes (most numerous animal), zebras, buffaloes, giraffes and elephants. The big cats call Kruger home too – there are 1,500 lions, 900 leopards and 300 cheetahs. There are several rest camps throughout the park ranging from huts and family cottages to luxury guest houses.
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is composed of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park (of South Africa) and Gemsbok National Park (of Botswana). It has more than 3.6 million hectares. In such a large space, vegetation is sparse and most of the animals concentrate around the Auob and Nossob riverbeds. Ground squirrel and suricate (meerkat) are the most numerous animals; badger, pangolin (anteater) and fox are also in residence. There are raptors (eagles, vultures, falcons and kestrels) as well as predators (cheetah, leopard, hyena and lion).
  • Whales, turtles and penguins: view breaching whales at Hermanus, south of Cape Town. The town has its own whale crier, who blows his horn in a “Morse” code, signaling the location of whales. There are African Jackass Penguins on Boulder’s Beach in Simonstown (Simon’s Town). To spot Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles nesting, head to St Lucia in KwaZulu Natal. The turtles nest between November and January and hatch between January and March.
  • Johannesburg has the Apartheid Museum and MuseuMAfricA, a history and cultural museum. Far from Austria, the South African Lipizzaners, are in action each Sunday morning in Kyalami. During Easter, the horses will dance to the music of the 1970s.
  • Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The cable car whooshes up the mountain (1085m / 3,560 feet) in less than ten minutes and has a rotating floor offering 360-degree views of the city.
  • Trivago is a useful website for user reviews and recommendations on accommodation in South Africa. The site includes pages on a range of hotels across the country, including those in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Hermanus.

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