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Cheap Flights to South Africa

How to Find Cheap Flights to South Africa

Find the best deal on cheap flights to South Africa with Skyscanner. To find the best flight price for your holiday, use Skyscanner’s flight search. If you’re flexible on when you fly, select the ‘cheapest month’ option to see the lowest prices over a whole year. Or if you know what month you want to fly to South Africa, find the cheapest day to travel with our whole month search tool.

Which airlines fly from the UAE to South Africa?

If you are looking to fly from the UAE to South Africa you will be able to catch direct flights to Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. From Dubai International Airport you can travel to Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town with Emirates, while Etihad Airways provides flights to Johannesburg from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Flying to South Africa

South Africa has many airports around the country, although the busiest airport by a distance is O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg which handles over 20 million passengers a year. Other notable airports in the country include Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport in Durban.

Top Things to Do in South Africa

The vast landscape of South Africa with its wild national parks and thriving animal life makes it one of the best nature-tourism destinations on the planet. Many who come to South Africa look forward to exploring its expansive natural landscape on safari trips or whale and shark watching expeditions.

The numerous national parks are famed for their rich biodiversity and natural beauty. The Addo Elephant National Park on the Eastern Cape of the country is one of the larger parks and known for its extensive elephant population. Thrillseekers will also enjoy a lot of what South Africa has to offer including river rafting and scuba diving off the coast.

The country also boasts a selection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town. This island prison is believed to have been in operation since the 17th century and was used to imprison Nelson Mandela for over 18 years. Other heritage sites in the country include the Vredefort Crater, believed to be the largest impact crater on Earth and estimated to be two billion years old. The country’s cities such as Johannesburg and Cape Town are also very vibrant centers of culture, nightlife and cuisine and have a lot to offer for people of all ages. Check out our list of the best places to visit in South Africa to make the most out of your trip.

When to Go to South Africa

Because the climate in South Africa varies from region to region, the best times to visit also vary. However, generally the country experiences warm weather for most of the year with temperatures peaking during the summer months between November and March. Many choose to visit just after March or in October when the temperatures are a little cooler.

South Africa Travel Information

Nationals from many countries including United States and the UK are able to enter South Africa without a visa for a period of up to 90 days, and a number of other nationals are granted up to 30 days. Citizens of some countries including those from the UAE will require a visa and are instructed to acquire a visa before arriving in the country.

Where to Stay

Check out the top hotels in South Africa

* This information is correct as of June 2019

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