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

Find a great deal and save up to 29% by booking at least 51 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from California to South Africa within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,045.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in July. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to South Africa. Flights to South Africa from California in February are about $1,222 on average during February, but can be found for as low as $889.

Cheap flights from California to South Africa in June, July 2021

The best prices found for California to South Africa flights for June, July
5 Jul - 17 Jul
$924pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
29 Jul - 12 Aug
$931pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Iberia
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
28 Jul - 18 Aug
$961pp
LAX
Los Angeles
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

California to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from California found for this year
1 Sep - 29 Sep
$771pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Sep - 29 Sep
$781pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
21 Nov - 1 Dec
$797pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
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
23 Jun - 4 Jul
$973pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Jun - 3 Jul
$977pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
25 Jun - 5 Jul
$981pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to South Africa from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to South Africa
12:00 pm - 6:40 am
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
33h 40m
LAX - CPT
Qatar Airways
$662
Travelgenio
3:15 pm - 7:10 am
British Airways
2 Stops
30h 55m
SFO - CPT
British Airways
$690
Expedia
12:00 pm - 5:30 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
32h 30m
LAX - CPT
Multiple Airlines
$694
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From California to South Africa

Are flight prices decreasing from California to South Africa due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both California and South Africa for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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.

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.

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 $771, but on average you can expect to pay $816.

Are there nonstop flights from California to South Africa for under $800 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from California to South Africa, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to South Africa for under $1,000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than $1,000.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 17 users have taken a look at flights from California to South Africa.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from California to South Africa?

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Air Canada when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from California to South Africa.

What are the most popular routes from California to South Africa?

While some choose either San Francisco - Sun City Pilansberg or San Jose - Sun City Pilansberg, Los Angeles - Sun City Pilansberg is the most popular route from California to South Africa.

What are the cheapest Flights from California to South Africa?

Looking for the cheapest flight from California to South Africa? While on average our users pay $2,156, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $427. The most popular route (Los Angeles - Sun City Pilansberg), is priced around $1,276.

How long is the flight from California to South Africa?

KLM, British Airways, and Qatar Airways can get you from California to South Africa in just under 22h 30m. Your travel time can differ by up to 4h 30m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from California to South Africa round-trip?

Currently priced at $771, Turkish Airlines will fly you from California to South Africa and back. In addition to Turkish Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip.

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

$488 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Qatar Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on British Airways, with prices from $608.

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
Ethiopian Air
$631 $792 No cancel fee 72%
SWISS
$530 $982 No cancel fee 79%
Etihad Airways
$694 $1,023 No cancel fee 75%
Air France
$647 $1,145 No cancel fee 77%
American Airlines
$700 $1,204 No cancel fee 71%
Turkish Airlines
$791 $1,270 No cancel fee 77%
Air Canada
$801 $1,428 No cancel fee 67%
Brussels Airlines
$895 $1,511 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$799 $1,611 No cancel fee 69%
Cathay Pacific
$1,275 $1,667 No cancel fee 72%
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