Cheap flights from San Diego (SAN) to South Africa

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How to find the cheapest flight from
San Diego (SAN) to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to JNB flight in 2022: compare San Diego to South Africa flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Africa.
When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to South Africa (SAN - ZA)?

When flying from San Diego 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 San Diego to South Africa?

To save on the cost of your flight from San Diego to South Africa, book at least 55 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 4% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,208 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,208.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to South Africa?

October can be a great time to fly to South Africa from San Diego with a flight ticket averaging about $1,262. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of October for as cheap as $972. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from San Diego to South Africa in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SAN to South Africa flights for May, June
7 Jun - 14 Jun
$1,294pp
SAN
San Diego
KLM
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
27 May - 29 May
$1,331pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
27 May - 10 Jun
$1,427pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to South Africa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from San Diego found for this year
29 Nov - 17 Dec
$1,018pp
SAN
San Diego
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
30 Nov - 17 Dec
$1,027pp
SAN
San Diego
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
7 Sep - 15 Sep
$1,036pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to South Africa

Late deals on round-trip flights to South Africa from San Diego, departing today and this week
4 Jun - 11 Jun
$1,718pp
SAN
San Diego
KLM
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
4 Jun - 11 Jun
$2,400pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
4 Jun - 11 Jun
$2,637pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to South Africa from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to South Africa
7:23 am - 6:00 am
Lufthansa
2 Stops
37h 37m
SAN - CPT
Lufthansa
$697
KAYAK
8:17 am - 1:10 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
43h 53m
SAN - CPT
United Airlines
$922
United
2:15 am - 12:35 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
49h 20m
SAN - DUR
Multiple Airlines
$1,567
BudgetAir

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Flight FAQs

From San Diego to South Africa

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Diego to South Africa?

If you book a flight to South Africa from San Diego, you will be flying from San Diego, which is the city’s only airport. San Diego (SAN) is located 2.6 mi from the center of San Diego.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from San Diego to South Africa have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. British Airways, United Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like British Airways with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Diego to South Africa for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to South Africa for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,036, but on average you can expect to pay $1,115.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to South Africa for under $1,800?

There are currently 9+ open flights from San Diego to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than $1,800.

What are the most popular routes from San Diego to South Africa?

While some choose either San Diego - Johannesburg OR Tambo or San Diego - Cape Town Intl, San Diego - Sun City Pilansberg is the most popular route from San Diego to South Africa.

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

Before booking your flight from San Diego to South Africa check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Air Canada or British Airways.

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to South Africa?

While on average a flight from San Diego to South Africa is generally $3,973, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $997. When looking at the most popular route, (San Diego - Sun City Pilansberg), you can expect to pay $1,706 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Africa

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Diego to South Africa

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Diego 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 San Diego from South Africa?

Returning to San Diego from South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Diego.

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

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Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing

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

Top 7 airlines flying from San Diego to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego 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
American Airlines
$894 $1,608 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$926 $1,191 No cancel fee N/A
Qatar Airways
$929 $997 No cancel fee 68%
United Airlines
$983 $1,270 No cancel fee 69%
British Airways
$1,047 $1,193 No cancel fee 70%
Lufthansa
$1,138 $1,222 No cancel fee 76%
Cathay Pacific
$1,443 $1,532 No cancel fee 72%
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