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

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

To save up to 29% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 51 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from San Francisco to South Africa from $1,045 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,414 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco 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 San Francisco in February are about $1,222 on average during February, but can be found for as low as $889.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to South Africa in January, February 2021

The best prices found for SFO to South Africa flights for January, February
11 Feb - 16 Mar
$822pp
SFO
San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
24 Feb - 2 Mar
$840pp
SFO
San Francisco
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
21 Feb - 28 Feb
$843pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from San Francisco found for this year
11 Feb - 16 Mar
$822pp
SFO
San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
14 Apr - 21 Apr
$826pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
24 Feb - 2 Mar
$840pp
SFO
San Francisco
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
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
31 Jan - 9 Feb
$993pp
SFO
San Francisco
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
2 Feb - 9 Feb
$1,007pp
SFO
San Francisco
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
1 Feb - 2 Mar
$1,009pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
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
2:00 am - 4:25 am
Lufthansa
2 Stops
40h 25m
SFO - JNB
Lufthansa
$718
SnapTravelAir
7:11 pm - 9:45 am
Ethiopian Air
2 Stops
29h 34m
SFO - CPT
Ethiopian Air
$792
SmartFares
3:35 pm - 8:45 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
55h 10m
SFO - CPT
Multiple Airlines
$874
CheapFlights

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to South Africa flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to South Africa

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.

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

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from San Francisco to South Africa. Policies will vary by airline.

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 $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to South Africa for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Atlantic for just $822, but on average you can expect to pay $867.

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

There are no nonstop flights from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to South Africa for under $1,000?

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

How popular is this flight route?

The San Francisco to South Africa flight path was viewed by 22 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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.

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

The most popular route from San Francisco to South Africa is San Francisco - Sun City Pilansberg. You may also consider San Francisco - Johannesburg OR Tambo or San Francisco - Cape Town Intl.

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

The cheapest flight price from San Francisco to South Africa is $473. On average you can expect to pay $1,818. The most popular route, (San Francisco - Sun City Pilansberg), can usually be booked for $1,296.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to South Africa?

Airlines like United Airlines, SWISS, and Virgin Atlantic fly from San Francisco to South Africa in about 22h. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 7h 30m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to South Africa round-trip?

Flying on Virgin Atlantic is currently your cheapest option to South Africa, with prices starting at $822. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Turkish Airlines and Kenya Airways, with the lowest prices starting at $826 and $840, respectively.

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

$592 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from SWISS. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Lufthansa and United Airlines, with prices starting from $718 and $719, respectively.

Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go. Useful 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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