Travelers flying out of New Zealand to South Africa have several options for airports to fly in and out of. You first need to take into account the vacation destination and choose the closest international airport to fly into, and of course it makes sense to fly out of the airport closest to your current location. But it does pay off to be flexible, whether that means to fly into a bigger airport to save money or to fly to another city and then connect from there to South Africa.
If you are mobile and flexible, you can always attempt to find the cheapest airfare possible to South Africa from New Zealand. Typically, if you fly from a major city or capital, the prices will be cheaper and there are direct cheap flights available. If you’re coming from a smaller city, chances are you’ll need to connect in a hub like Auckland, Wellington, or even Sydney, Australia.
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
Cheap flights to South Africa from New Zealand are offered by Quantas, South African Airways, Air New Zealand, Emirates, Air France, KLM, and Qatar Airways.
The ticket prices for cheap flights to South Africa from New Zealand 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 range from $1500 to $2300 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 New Zealand. For example you can fly from your location to a larger city like Sydney and then connect 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 South African low-cost carriers. You can compare the options on sites such as Expedia, Travelocity or Priceline but for the cheapest European flights you need to check Skyscanner.