South Africa is renowned its wine and gold production. It is an excellent country to get used to a new, different continent. South Africa is also rich in flora, fauna, culture and history. Although the majority of travelers arrive here through Cape Town or Johannesburg, there’s much more to the country than these two large cities. So, when you book a flight to South Africa , consider adding at least one domestic flight in South Africa.
Big Domestic Destinations in South Africa
A country as large as South Africa offers a lot of places to visit and things to do, but it’s impossible to plan to visit the entire country in a single trip. That’s why you should get acquainted to the most popular destinations in South Africa outside of Cape Town and Johannesburg.
- Pretoria: is the administrative capital of the country and offers superb parks, museums and galleries. Several nature reserves are located close to the city.
- Durban: is located on the eastern coast and is the busiest port in South Africa. The Golden Mile is the main attraction of the city, with its white sandy beaches.
- Port Elisabeth: is located on the Indian Ocean’s coast and is a major travel destination in the country. It is a gateway to the game viewing spots located in the nature reserves close to the city.
Flights from Cape Town or Johannesburg
OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) serves Johannesburg and is the busiest airport in South Africa and on the continent. It is the hub of South Africa’s largest international and domestic carrier, South African Airways, as well as for several other smaller domestic airlines. It handles both international and domestic traffic. Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the main airport serving Cape Town and the second busiest airport in South Africa. It receives direct flights from other major South African hubs, as well as from smaller cities. Internationally, the traffic is limited to several destinations in Europe, Asia and South America. When flying from abroad, choosing one of the two airports doesn’t particularly offer many benefits.
Domestic airlines operating in South Africa
There are seven domestic airlines operating in South Africa: South African Airways, 1Time, kulula, SA Express, British Airways, Nationwide and Mango Airlines. South African Airways operates the most flights, including to smaller airports. Make sure to always compare the prices offered by the airlines in order to find the best deal on domestic flights in South Africa.