Cheap flights from California (CA) to South Africa

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best null to JNB flight in 2021: compare California to South Africa flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Africa.
When is the cheapest time to fly from California to South Africa (CA - ZA)?

When flying from California to South Africa, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to South Africa?

Users have found that booking a flight from California to South Africa at least 61 days early can save you up to 15% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from California to South Africa for as little as $1,010 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,158 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from California to South Africa?

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to South Africa from California average $1,083. You can even find prices in February for less than $1,083, as users have found deals to South Africa from as low as $789. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to South Africa from California. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 59%.

Cheap flights from California to South Africa in October, November 2021

The best prices found for California to South Africa flights for October, November
29 Nov - 15 Dec
$795pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
25 Oct - 8 Nov
$796pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Nov - 8 Dec
$799pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

California to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from California found for this year
6 Dec - 22 Dec
$786pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
29 Nov - 15 Dec
$795pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
25 Oct - 8 Nov
$796pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to South Africa

Late deals on round-trip flights to South Africa from California, departing today and this week
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$796pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
30 Oct - 16 Nov
$838pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
30 Oct - 16 Nov
$842pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to South Africa from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to South Africa
2:55 pm - 7:30 am
Iberia
2 Stops
31h 35m
LAX - CPT
Iberia
$593
Fareboom
5:15 am - 1:00 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
33h 45m
LAX - CPT
Multiple Airlines
$595
Supersaver
7:50 pm - 1:00 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
32h 10m
ONT - CPT
United Airlines
$596
United

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Flight FAQs

From California to South Africa

Which airlines flying from California to South Africa have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from California to South Africa that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Delta, British Airways, and Lufthansa. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from California to South Africa to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from California to South Africa are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from California to South Africa for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to South Africa for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $765, but on average you can expect to pay $802.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to South Africa for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than $800.

How popular is this California to South Africa flight route?

Within the past month, 76 users have taken a look at flights from California to South Africa.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from California to South Africa one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Turkish Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $556. Users have also found prices from $577 and $593 on United Airlines and Iberia, respectively.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Africa from California?

Information is based on travel restrictions from California to South Africa

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California 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.


Do I need a test to fly back to California from South Africa?

Returning to California from South Africa

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

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

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Destination points for flights from California to South Africa

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Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to South Africa.
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Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Airports servicing

Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

Top 10 airlines flying from California to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to South Africa choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
JetBlue
$414 $1,929 No cancel fee 62%
SWISS
$530 $982 No cancel fee 79%
Ethiopian Air
$631 $792 No cancel fee 72%
Air France
$647 $1,145 No cancel fee 77%
Qatar Airways
$675 $1,189 No cancel fee 68%
Etihad Airways
$694 $1,023 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$700 $1,222 No cancel fee 71%
Lufthansa
$716 $1,446 No cancel fee 76%
Delta
$731 $1,554 No cancel fee N/A
British Airways
$786 $1,475 No cancel fee 70%
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