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 2021: compare San Francisco 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 San Francisco to South Africa?

Find a great deal and save up to 8% by booking at least 18 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 San Francisco to South Africa within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $991.

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

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to South Africa from San Francisco. Prices for February average $1,067 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $713. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a February flight can save you 42% on your journey compared to booking in February

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to South Africa (SFO - ZA0)?

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.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to South Africa in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SFO to South Africa flights for September, October
6 Oct - 20 Oct
$817pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
16 Oct - 23 Oct
$819pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
16 Oct - 30 Oct
$820pp
SFO
San Francisco
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from San Francisco found for this year
9 Nov - 23 Nov
$790pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
9 Nov - 23 Nov
$795pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
6 Oct - 20 Oct
$817pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
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
22 Sep - 29 Sep
$872pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
22 Sep - 1 Oct
$902pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
21 Sep - 28 Sep
$932pp
SFO
San Francisco
Kenya Airways
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to South Africa from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to South Africa
11:10 am - 8:50 am
British Airways
2 Stops
35h 40m
SFO - DUR
British Airways
$635
KAYAK
2:20 pm - 6:20 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
31h 00m
SFO - JNB
Turkish Airlines
2:00 am - 6:20 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
43h 20m
SFO - CPT
Multiple Airlines
$725
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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.

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $790, but on average you can expect to pay $843.

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?

Within the past month, 32 users have taken a look at flights from San Francisco to South Africa.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $557 on Turkish Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include British Airways from $635 and SWISS from $713 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Africa

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 72 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 points for flights from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to 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%
Brussels Airlines
$895 $1,174 No cancel fee N/A
Turkish Airlines
$797 $1,287 No cancel fee 77%
American Airlines
$700 $1,311 No cancel fee 71%
KLM
$827 $1,313 No cancel fee 75%
British Airways
$786 $1,388 No cancel fee 70%
Air Canada
$801 $1,443 No cancel fee 67%
United Airlines
$845 $1,558 No cancel fee 69%
Cathay Pacific
$1,275 $1,586 No cancel fee 72%
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