Its summertime in South Africa, so beat the winter blues by booking a trip with South African Airway's latest sale to airports all across its home country.

Sale seats departing New York or Washington DC are available leaving after the holidays for travel through the end of March, with tickets starting as low as $755 roundtrip. Enjoy sunny adventures in the Southern Hemisphere by seeing penguins come ashore in Boulder's Beach or on the lookout for lions and rhinos in Kruger National Park instead of sloshing through the snow.

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: January 18 - 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: None listed.
  • Minimum Stay: A Sunday night stay is required.

Sale Period

Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

Sample Fares:

New York-JFK to Johannesburg $755 roundtrip, nonstop

Washington DC-IAD to Johannesburg $755 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Cape Town $843 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Cape Town $843 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Durban $878 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Durban $878 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Kimberley $888 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Kimberley $888 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Port Elizabeth $898 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Port Elizabeth $927 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Accra, Ghana $1137 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 Friday, January 17, with a return leg from Johannesburg JNB on Sunday, January 26, 2020, for $755 roundtrip.

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