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Flights to South Africa information

Popular destinations Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban
Flights depart from New Zealand
Flight price $1,341
Distance 11,526 km
Airlines Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, KLM

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Cape Town
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Durban
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How long is the flight to South Africa?

The average direct flight from New Zealand to South Africa takes 33h 56m, covering a distance of 11682 km. The most popular route is Auckland - Johannesburg with an average flight time of 27h 35m.

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The cheapest ticket to South Africa from New Zealand found in the last 72 hours was $1,334. The most popular route is Auckland to Johannesburg and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,334.

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Airports
Origin
Christchurch
$2,168
only
$2,168
Auckland
$1,341
only
$1,341
Wellington
$3,411
only
$3,411
Destination
Durban
$1,633
only
$1,633
Cape Town
$1,507
only
$1,507
Johannesburg
$1,341
only
$1,341
Sun, 19 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31h 40m
Wed, 19 Feb
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
AKL
Auckland Intl
32h 00m
$1,341
Trip: 32 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 14,668 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
DPS
DXB
Excellent 9.6

Pros: emirates very great ... all the best craw could be more ingaged

Cons: wee booked emirates but fly with dubai plane fly dubai - you have a filling that all they wont is to sell staf but no comfor for the price

JNB
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew, interior, seats

Cons: Food was average. Service could be better. For example, my wife and I never got our food at the same time or close enough. We had to ask for food or drinks. They should regularly ask if we need something. Empty water bottles (up to 3) were sitting on my table for hours till we landed.

DXB
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: everything from security check, boarding, crew, food was excellent, I have no complaints about my trip from Dubai to NewYork, I wish it was the same between Mumbai to Dubai..again Emirates need to train their staff @ Mumbai airport, It was one of my bad experience ever on any airlines or airport.

Cons: everything is great, no reason to complain.

KBL
DXB
Okay 4.3

Pros: Good performance of ground staff in kabul

Cons: On time flight not delay

DXB
KWI
Mediocre 3.2

Pros: I am looking for something good put didn’t find Sorry

Cons: The departure time should be on time Our flight was delayed more than one hour

Tue, 22 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
33h 10m
Mon, 11 Nov
CPT
Cape Town Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
42h 45m
$1,507
Trip: 21 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 6,095 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
KIX
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Was pleasantly upgraded from Economy to Business.

TPE
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: When do you need help they always happy Helping

Cons: The best

NRT
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was great ❣️

Cons: ✨Nothing ✨

JFK
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was amazing and the food was great too!

MNL
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew and the food

Cons: Seating was tight for me a big guy

Mon, 25 Nov
CHC
Christchurch
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
45h 10m
Mon, 16 Dec
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CHC
Christchurch
41h 40m
$2,168
Trip: 22 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 6,471 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.0
MNL
AUH
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Overall satisfied..

AUH
MAD
Good 7.3

Pros: in the AUH-MAD leg, i thought the headrests were great—perfect for sleeping

Cons: in the MNL-AUH leg, the touchscreen entertainment system didn’t always work

MAA
AUH
Okay 5.0

Pros: One of the air steward was super friendly and nice. Few others were a little curt sans smiles.

Cons: Good leg room but seats are hard as rock.

HYD
AUH
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Better comfort and services

ATH
AUH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Greece was amazing. Traveling to the islands made the trip worth while. Highly recommend ensuring ferry tickets are purchased 48 hours in advance so they don’t sale out. The food was amazing (especially the homemade Tzatziki sauce). So much to do, plan accordingly!!

Cons: Traveling to Greece in off peak season.

Sun, 8 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
39h 55m
Wed, 1 Jan
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
AKL
Auckland Intl
23h 30m
$2,971
Trip: 25 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,701 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
SIN
ADL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Food

SIN
DPS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I like the crew members

Cons: Entertainment selection and food could be better

SYD
SIN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew very attentive but not intrusive. Food very good.

Cons: I did not find much to watch on entertainment system. Have to get crew to assemble flat bed, a bit of a nuisance. Also to turn it back into a chair.

CGK
SIN
Good 6.3

Pros: Nothing special.

Cons: Meal was disappointing. Beef was overcook and hard. Service quality is just okay.

KUL
SIN
Good 7.0

Cons: Left 45 minutes late though we boarded on time. Pretty bad for a 50 minute in the middle of the morning.

Tue, 5 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
38h 55m
Wed, 20 Nov
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
40h 55m
$1,633
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 6,095 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
JFK
YVR
Okay 4.0

Cons: Customer service from the cathy pacific crew are not good at all.. I flight business to and from asia to the USA at least 3-4 times a year.. cathy pacific was such a disappointment..

HKG
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: LOVED the cup of Ramen anytime snack and curved utensils for eating on a moving plane, genius! Service and quality of product is great. If possible, I will always Choose Cathay Pacific airlines over any US Legacy Airlines to Asia any day!

Cons: Stop shrinking the check-in luggage size and allowable weight every few years. It's a nuisance to have to buy new luggage every few years when perfectly working luggage has to be thrown away because of size requirement shrinkage.

JFK
YVR
Good 7.3

Pros: Been flying CX for years and for some reasons this time all the staff members were excellent. From ground to air crew everyone was well informed, nice and helpful. Another surprise was the vegan meal I ordered. Airplane food in general is disgusting, but this time the vegan meal was delicious.

Cons: Flying out from JFK is a nightmare, we had to wait for 40 mins on the runway. Not sure if airlines can actually improve that?

HKG
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was a good flight

Cons: The flight was great

YVR
HKG
Good 6.0

Pros: Food and entertainment was great

Cons: Dirty bathrooms, cramped seats, and still can't believe they still load the front of the plane first... takes forever

Wed, 25 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
34h 35m
Fri, 24 Jan
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
AKL
Auckland Intl
32h 20m
$2,187
Trip: 31 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 14,668 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
FLL
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: No complaints. Right from the airport staff to the crew in the plane all of them were amazing

Cons: Keep doing what you are doing.

MUC
DXB
Okay 4.6

Pros: the food is amazing

Cons: The crew

JFK
MXP
Good 6.6

Cons: Had a broken seat it didn’t recline....

JFK
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Nice service and excellent staff will recommend Emirates airline to everybody

CHC
SYD
Okay 5.6

Cons: The flight crew and gate crew were the rudest I have seen in my entire life. They acted as if they were too good to acknowledge passengers and ignored the flight attendant light and other efforts to get their attention to ask a question.

Sat, 23 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
36h 40m
Wed, 25 Dec
CPT
Cape Town Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
39h 15m
$2,116
Trip: 33 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 6,095 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
MNL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: Yes Crew were indeed amazing!

HKG
LGW
Good 7.6

Pros: Service, food, excellent. Most of all, the new entertainment system & window in bathroom!

Cons: 1. Business class crew stomped around the cabin, making it noisy, and woke me up constantly. 2. Gallery is very loud and badly situated in business class. 3. Chair itself is old & although it’s lie-flat, makes a very uncomfortable night’s sleep.

JFK
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was amazing and the food was great too!

MNL
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew and the food

Cons: Seating was tight for me a big guy

HKG
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Suggest online check-in providing change seat options

Wed, 8 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
47h 40m
Thu, 16 Jan
CPT
Cape Town Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
43h 00m
$4,971
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,424 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
CGK
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent crew, good food & movie selection.

AMS
TXL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great airline

AMS
KIX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The crew were excellent and seats were comfy.

Cons: Headphones for the entertainment centre.could have been better. Sound quality not great.

AMS
TXL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: the crew was wonderful, we got a nice Wrap and water, wine or coffee for free, not all airlines serve it anymore, we were on time and I got whatsapp message with updates of the flight

AMS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Cons: I was seated next to the restroom, which is not a pleasant experience for an international flight.

Tue, 22 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
33h 10m
Tue, 29 Oct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
41h 05m
$2,206
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 6,095 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
MNL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: Yes Crew were indeed amazing!

YVR
HKG
Good 6.0

Pros: Food and entertainment was great

Cons: Dirty bathrooms, cramped seats, and still can't believe they still load the front of the plane first... takes forever

HKG
NRT
Good 6.0

Pros: The departure and arrival times were good in order to sleep the night, and wake up in Tokyo refreshed. Cabin crew were fairly friendly, but not the Cathay of a few years ago.

Cons: NONE of the business class center seats would recline. This meant in order to recline and get some rest, the crew had to dismantle your seat and release the locks manually. This meant the seat was in that position until time to land. So I had to make a choice to sleep or eat, horrible for CX.

HKG
LAX
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: None

Cons: All services throughout the process need to be improved from the ground to on board

HKG
SFO
Good 6.6

Pros: Comfortable seating Brst service

Cons: Very few Good Hindi movies Increase the no and quality of Hindi movies

Tue, 24 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
37h 50m
Thu, 16 Jan
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
47h 40m
$2,436
Trip: 24 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 14,668 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
LOS
DXB
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

KBL
DXB
Okay 4.3

Pros: Good performance of ground staff in kabul

Cons: On time flight not delay

MXP
DXB
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew was very good and helped whenever it was needed

IAH
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was amazing. Flight was on time. Seats were good per economy class

Cons: Food could have been better

EWR
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Brought me to liberty. The Kingdom of Thailand. Great Airline. Reasonable Price. Excellent treatment at Dubai international airport. TSA was also good at Liberty International Airport.

Cons: Long boarding lines at Liberty International Airport.

Tue, 24 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
50h 20m
Fri, 3 Jan
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
AKL
Auckland Intl
33h 55m
$2,504
Trip: 11 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 14,668 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
DXB
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: No need for improvement

CMN
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Amazing crew so friendly and helpful

Cons: Also the price was high

ORD
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Mechanical problems delayed the flight 1 1/2 hours. Other than that, the flight was good.

DXB
KWI
Mediocre 3.2

Pros: I am looking for something good put didn’t find Sorry

Cons: The departure time should be on time Our flight was delayed more than one hour

AMM
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Style and comfort

Thu, 19 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
43h 45m
Sat, 11 Jan
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
AKL
Auckland Intl
33h 55m
$3,162
Trip: 24 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 6,471 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.0
AUH
LHE
Good 6.6

Pros: Crew was nice and friendly. Food came in a paper bag but still was good and plenty. The plane was an Airbus-330, it's a smaller plane for shorter routes but the seats were actually more comfortable than the newest Boeing 787-9 they use for long hauls.

Cons: Don't bus the passengers to the plane and make them climb the stairs. It's almost 2020.

LHR
AUH
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Off boarding in Abu Dhabi

DMM
AUH
Okay 5.0

Cons: More comfortable seats.

AUH
DMM
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Overall satisfied.

DUB
AUH
Good 6.0

Pros: is nice flay

Cons: they are ok

Thu, 19 Dec
WLG
Wellington
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
44h 15m
Sat, 11 Jan
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
WLG
Wellington
41h 40m
$3,411
Trip: 24 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 6,471 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.0
IAD
AUH
Good 6.3

Cons: Narrow seats

DMM
AUH
Okay 5.0

Cons: More comfortable seats.

SYD
AUH
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything!

MEL
AUH
Excellent 8.6

Cons: You expect more from business class

AUH
HKT
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Love Etihad service

Cons: Snacks, i didn't want set meal

Sat, 14 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
48h 40m
Thu, 9 Jan
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
AKL
Auckland Intl
29h 00m
$2,865
Trip: 27 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 14,668 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
HYD
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Seating was comfortable and crew was amazing.

Cons: Food food food. Things have gotten from average to worse in recent times. Specially Travelling from United States out to Dubai.

ATH
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good meals, comfortable seat with fantastic entertainment options.

ATH
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Service was good. Staff was efficient.

Cons: Cabin was overly warm. Sweatie hot.

COK
DXB
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Because i changed to business class, it was a different experience. Comfort, convenience, good service.

Cons: All went well.

LAX
DXB
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: WiFi down the entire flight, made worse by the crew continuously promising it was “about” to work. Wouldn’t recommend Emirates to any professionals traveling who rely on staying connected on such a long flight!

Thu, 19 Dec
WLG
Wellington
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
44h 15m
Sat, 11 Jan
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
WLG
Wellington
41h 40m
$3,411
Trip: 24 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 6,471 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.0
AUH
ORD
Good 6.6

Cons: - The plane was set to a freezing temperature all the time made it really uncomfortable flight for most of the passengers. - Etihad mostly runs short of veggie food and passengers are asked to go for non veg option. Not cool.

SYD
AUH
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything!

MNL
AUH
Good 7.3

Pros: the headrests in the AUH-MAD leg

Cons: the touchscreen inflight system didn’t work very well in the MNL-AUH leg of the trip

MNL
AUH
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Overall satisfied..

YYZ
AUH
Okay 4.0

Cons: Paid for extra leg room seats and didnt get them

Fri, 1 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
39h 55m
Tue, 5 Nov
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
AKL
Auckland Intl
36h 35m
$4,317
Trip: 5 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,701 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
FRA
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing crew, great seating area and tasty menu.

LAX
NRT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food, service

Cons: The space

BKK
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing much

CGK
SIN
Okay 5.0

Cons: We missed the smile and quality service liked before. Food quality is just okay. Timeliness for departure/arrival was excellent.

SIN
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: Amazing crew! They handled a full flight with screaming indisciplined kids and clueless adults with grace. Entertainment was great as usual

Cons: Singapore food and drinks quality has deteriorated significantly. Flights are always packed with uncomfortable seating. These days you get amenities only if you ask.

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