Travelers flying out of Dublin to South Africa are a bit more limited than those flying from other locations in Europe. There are no direct flights from Dublin to South Africa, so no matter what, you’ll need to connect in another European hub like London, Frankfurt or Paris.
All flights from Dublin to South Africa will connect in another airport, generally London. It may be cheaper to book your flight to London separately on a low-cost carrier and then book another flight from London to your final destination in South Africa.
South Africa is served by two major airports and dozens of smaller ones which makes flying around easy and often quite affordable. The bigger the airport, the more chances to find a good deal, so you should look for flights into either Johannesburg or Cape Town, the two largest airports in the country and the main international gateways.
Best airline choices
Direct cheap flights to South Africa from London are offered by British Airways, South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM, Iberia, and United. There are no direct flights from Dublin to South Africa, but you can purchase connecting flights on many of these airlines.
The ticket prices for cheap flights to South Africa from Dublin are seasonal with the highest prices being offered around the holidays and during peak safari times, which is Africa’s winter season of June – August. Flight prices can generally range from $700 to $1000 round trip.
Money saving tips
If you are willing to be flexible there are more ways to save some money on your flight to South Africa from Dublin. For example you can fly from your location into a major European hub such as Amsterdam, Paris or London and then catch a low-cost flight to South Africa. When flying to South Africa , pick a major city like Johannesburg as your first destination; flying into a smaller airport will cost more and may require a connection.
Check the discounted websites but remember that not all of them list the European and South African low-cost carriers. You can compared the options on sites such as Expedia, Travelocity or Priceline but for the cheapest European flights you need to check Skyscanner.