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Flights to South Africa in 2022

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Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average priceS$ 771Average for return flights in January 2022
Return fromS$ 1,008From Singapore Changi to Johannesburg
One-way fromS$ 698One-way flight from Singapore Changi (SIN) to South Africa

Cheap flights to South Africa in January, February 2022

The best prices found for ZA1 flights for January, February
21 Feb - 27 Feb
SIN

Singapore Changi

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

19h 35m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

24h 55m
S$ 1,008

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 16/1/22

13 Feb - 21 Feb
SIN

Singapore Changi

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

39h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

37h 45m
S$ 1,021

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 15/1/22

17 Feb - 5 Mar
SIN

Singapore Changi

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

39h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

37h 45m
S$ 1,023

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 15/1/22

South Africa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa found for this year
21 Feb - 27 Feb
SIN

Singapore Changi

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

19h 35m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

24h 55m
S$ 1,008

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 16/1/22

13 Feb - 21 Feb
SIN

Singapore Changi

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

39h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

37h 45m
S$ 1,021

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

17 Feb - 5 Mar
SIN

Singapore Changi

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

39h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

37h 45m
S$ 1,023

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

Can I fly to South Africa from Singapore right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Singapore to South Africa

Most visitors from Singapore need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Singapore must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Singapore are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Can I fly back to Singapore from South Africa?

Returning to Singapore from South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Singapore.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Singapore.

When is the best time to fly to South Africa?

Average South Africa flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SIN - ZA1

Price

S$ 659 - S$ 2,132

ZA1

Temperature

10 - 20 °C

ZA1

Precipitation

0 - 120 mm

Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, January is seen as the time to fly to South Africa, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to South Africa then January is statistically the hottest. January is historically the period with most rainfall.

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?

Direct flights from Singapore to South Africa take around 10h 40min on average. However, most flight services to South Africa from Singapore involve one or two stops along the way. This may increase the travel time to over 35h depending on the number of stops and the duration at each stopover, but the flight tickets will be cheaper. You can opt to travel to Cape Town or Johannesburg in South Africa from Singapore. Flights from Singapore to Cape Town take around 15h or more, while those to Johannesburg take around 10h or more. With a direct flight from Singapore to Johannesburg, you can travel to South Africa without too much trouble. However, if you have ample time, there are several cheap flights to South Africa with multiple stops.

Where can you get direct flights to South Africa from?

There is currently only one direct flight available to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, in South Africa from Singapore. The flight duration is about 10h 40min. Fortunately, there are also several indirect flight services between Singapore and South Africa. You can fly from Singapore to either Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban or George. Some of the common stops for indirect flights from Singapore to South Africa include Doha, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Bangkok and more.

What is the best way to travel around South Africa?

You can travel around South Africa either by bus, train, car or air. If you choose to travel by bus, you can opt for buses run by Greyhound, Intercape or Baz Bus. The Baz Bus caters to backpackers and tourists by offering plenty of stops along its routes. Trains are another great way to travel around South Africa. You will be able to find daily trains travelling around Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, East London and Port Elizabeth at affordable rates. You can also opt to travel via air between cities and towns in South Africa. You will be able to get hold of cheap South Africa flight deals by opting for early morning flights closer to your travel dates. You can also hire a car and travel around South Africa on your own.

What are some things to do in South Africa?

South Africa is famous for its unique wildlife and landscape. Visitors to South Africa will not be disappointed with what this country has to offer. A visit to South Africa is incomplete without a safari; the Kruger National Park is a popular destination for safaris among the locals and tourists alike. Check out Cape Town and immerse yourself in this vibrant city that offers picturesque beaches, local food, lively bars and plenty more. If you have an affinity for surfing, you’ll want to take a trip to Jeffreys Bay near Port Elizabeth to catch some big waves. If you are a beginner, you can also enrol for some surfing lessons at Durban. Some other popular tourist destinations in South Africa include Drakensberg Mountains, Robben Island, Cape Winelands and Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. You can also try your hand at scuba diving and whale watching in South Africa.

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

Singapore passport holders can travel to South Africa for a visa-free stay for up to 90 days. Your passport has to be valid for the next six months and needs at least two blank pages for entry and exit stamps.

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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