South Africa's Springboks won the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the celebration is on! So, join in on the festivities with South African Airway's latest sale to airports all across its home country.

Departures from New York or Washington DC are available leaving as soon as this week for travel through March, with fares starting as low as $754 roundtrip. Which happens to be just in time for summer in the Southern Hemisphere, and a perfect time to see penguins come ashore in Boulder's Bay or keep a lookout for lions and rhinos in Kruger National Park.

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: Depart today through March 31, 2020, returns available through April and May.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Monday-Thursday. However, we're seeing these fares available daily.
  • Blackout Dates: Peak holiday dates
  • Minimum Stay: A Sunday night stay is required.

Sale Period

Tickets must be purchased by Friday, November 15, 2019.

Sample Fares:

New York-JFK to Johannesburg $754 roundtrip, nonstop

Washington DC-IAD to Johannesburg $754 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Cape Town $842 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Cape Town $842 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Durban $842 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Durban $842 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Port Elizabeth $842 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Port Elizabeth $842 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Kimberley $887 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Kimberley $887 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Accra, Ghana $1110 roundtrip, nonstop


Fares include carry-on baggage and two pieces of checked luggage up to 50lbs/23kg.

Seat Assignments

Seat assignments are not included in Saver tickets, seat selection will become available during check-in or randomly assigned to you.

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Example Booking

Searching the South African Airways website, I found seats departing Washington DC IAD on Thursday, January 16, with a return leg from Johannesburg JNB on Sunday, January 26, 2020, for $754 roundtrip.

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