For a taste of the incredible landscape and culture of Africa, look no further than our cheap flights to South Africa here at Globehunters.
Home to an array of different landscapes, whether it’s the famous Kruger National Park, the cities and townships of Johannesburg and Cape Town, the Drakensberg mountains, or the Cape of Good Hope to the south, you won’t be short of things to see or do in South Africa.
The most popular things to cross off your list include Table Mountain, which you can hike if you’re feeling brave (or take the cable car up!), and the wildlife preserves such as Kruger National Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, where you can see all kinds of stunning wildlife such as cheetahs, leopards and lions.
However, there’s plenty more to South Africa, including some of the world’s best golf courses and the renowned vineyards of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
It’s also increasingly becoming a popular honeymoon destination, with many couples taking the opportunity to drive down the Garden Route, which runs along the country’s south-western coast.
So, for the adventure of a lifetime, why not check out our cheap flights to South Africa here at Globehunters, including business class and first class flights too!
5 Things You Need to Know About South Africa
If you’re heading to South Africa for the first time, here are a couple of things you should know…
Time Difference: UTC +2 hours
Currency: Rand (R)
Native Languages: Eleven officially recognised, including Afrikaans and English
Weather: Average temperature of 73°F during the warmest month (February) and 55°F during the coldest (June).
Sales Tax: 14% excluding certain foodstuffs, fuel and international transport
Flying to South Africa from the US
Here’s everything you’ll need to know about flying to South Africa from the US, including flight times and entry requirements.
Currently, Atlanta, New York-JFK and Washington-Dulles are the only airports offering direct flights from the US to South Africa, with flights taking between 14 and 15 hours.
If you’re flying elsewhere then you’ll have to catch a connecting flight, which means that your journey will take a bit longer.
US citizens with valid passports travelling to South Africa for business or tourism purposes for 90 days or less don’t need to apply for a visa.
If you do plan to exceed this limit, are travelling to study or work, or are a non-US passport holder, you’ll need to apply for a visa. For more information, we recommend checking out the South Africa Embassy website.
Airlines That Fly to South Africa
The following airlines offer direct flights from the US to South Africa:
- South African Airways
- Delta Air Lines
10 South Africa Must-Dos
If you’re heading to South Africa, here are just ten of the best things to see and do:
- Kruger National Park
- Table Mountain
- Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
- Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
- Robben Island
- Addo Elephant Park
- Tsitsikamma National Park
- Gold Reef City
- Apartheid Museum
- Cradle of Humankind
Book Cheap Flights to South Africa with Globehunters
So, if you’re looking for cheap flights to South Africa, be sure to check our fares here at Globehunters, including business and first class flights too if you’re looking for a little bit of extra comfort for your journey!
Be sure to get in touch with one of our experienced and friendly travel consultants if you have any further questions and they’ll be happy to help with not just your flights, but hotel and car hire booking too.