5-star flights to South Africa just dropped to $958 return

Stephanie Yip 13 June 2018 NEWS

It doesn't get too much better than this.

South Africa flights can run well into the $1,000s at the worst of times, but lucky for travellers today is the best of times as Etihad has pulled down the prices on flights to Johannesburg to under $1,000 return.

The cheapest seats we've uncovered through flight comparison engine Skyscanner are $958. These depart from Adelaide from October-November and while not the fastest flights between the two cities, are the cheapest for those dates.

Two mandatory stopovers in Melbourne and Abu Dhabi pull your journey time to 30 hours, which is double that of the fastest flights with Qantas and South African Airways. However, you are shaving over $1,000 off your total flight price which is not something to shake your head at.

In addition to these super-cheap Adelaide fares, flights are also available from Melbourne starting at $1,032 return, Brisbane starting at $1,037 return, Sydney starting at $1,071 return and Perth starting at $1,079 return.

For all, the cheapest flights sit in October and November, both of which are particularly nice as it's the turn of seasons at the end of spring and early summer where the weather is warming but not so much you won't want to get out and explore.

You can browse for these fares and consider your alternate flight options via Skyscanner here. There's no set end date to the sale and fares are available until sold out.

Booked your flight already? Time for tours and activities. Believe me, there are a lot of them! Choose from the best while staying on a budget with our Africa holiday deals guide here.

How good are these fares?

  • Price: Great. At under $1,000 return these are quite possibly the cheapest fares to South Africa I've seen to date.
  • Travel time: OK. I've mentioned above that the travel time is quite lengthy. This is offset with price though may not be worth it if you're not keen on spending 30+ hours in transit.
  • Airline: Etihad is a 5-star, full-service airline and you can expect no hidden fees as checked luggage, meals and entertainment are all included in your fare.
  • Weather: Great. South Africa is good to visit year-round though October is when we'd put our feet onto its soil which is exactly when this sale is for.

Flights to South Africa on sale with Etihad:

From
To
Travel dates
Return fare
Book
Adelaide
Johannesburg October-November 2018
$958
Book with Skyscanner here
Melbourne Johannesburg October-November 2018
$1,032
Book with Skyscanner here
Brisbane
Johannesburg October-November 2018
$1,037
Book with Skyscanner here
Sydney
Johannesburg October-November 2018
$1,071
Book with Skyscanner here
Perth
Johannesburg October-November 2018
$1,079
Book with Skyscanner here

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