Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to South Africa

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How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to JNB flight in 2022: compare San Francisco 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 Francisco to South Africa (SFO - ZA)?

When flying from San Francisco 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 Francisco to South Africa?

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to South Africa, book at least 18 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 8% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $991 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,120.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to South Africa from San Francisco average $1,067. You can even find prices in February for less than $1,067, as users have found deals to South Africa from as low as $713. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to South Africa from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 42%.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to South Africa in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SFO to South Africa flights for January, February
16 Feb - 21 Mar
$826pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
28 Feb - 14 Mar
$861pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
7 Feb - 23 Feb
$873pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to South Africa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from San Francisco found for this year
18 Aug - 1 Sep
$757pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
7 Jun - 29 Jun
$763pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
13 Apr - 20 Apr
$774pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to South Africa

Late deals on round-trip flights to South Africa from San Francisco, departing today and this week
2 Feb - 7 Feb
$874pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
2 Feb - 7 Feb
$878pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
1 Feb - 21 Feb
$881pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to South Africa from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to South Africa
7:30 am - 5:25 am
Singapore Airlines
2 Stops
36h 55m
SFO - CPT
Singapore Airlines
$571
Fareboom
7:45 pm - 1:00 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
55h 15m
SFO - CPT
United Airlines
$624
United
2:20 pm - 7:20 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
32h 00m
SFO - CPT
Turkish Airlines
$625
KAYAK

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to South Africa

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

San Francisco (SFO), located 11.8 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from San Francisco to South Africa.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Lufthansa, Delta, and British Airways flying from San Francisco to South Africa have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to South Africa for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just $763, but on average you can expect to pay $827.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to South Africa for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than $900.

How popular is this San Francisco to South Africa flight route?

The San Francisco to South Africa flight path was viewed by 32 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

$564 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Lufthansa. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines, with prices starting from $571 and $589, respectively.

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

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

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

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $627. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Sun City Pilansberg) can be booked for $1,296 on average our data indicates $1,876 when flying from San Francisco to South Africa.

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

The most popular airlines flying from San Francisco to South Africa are Major Airline, American Airlines and Air Canada. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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COVID Restrictions

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco 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 Francisco from South Africa?

Returning to San Francisco from South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

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

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Destination information for South Africa

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Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing

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

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco 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
Air France
$647 $990 No cancel fee 77%
SWISS
$696 $1,078 No cancel fee 79%
American Airlines
$700 $1,311 No cancel fee 71%
Lufthansa
$716 $1,195 No cancel fee 76%
British Airways
$786 $1,388 No cancel fee 70%
Turkish Airlines
$797 $1,287 No cancel fee 77%
Air Canada
$801 $1,443 No cancel fee 67%
Delta
$817 $1,395 No cancel fee N/A
KLM
$827 $1,313 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$845 $1,558 No cancel fee 69%
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