South Africa Trip Planner and Planning Guide

south africa flagPlan your trip to South Africa by using the free itinerary builder from TripIt. If you haven’t booked your tickets yet, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular airlines, airports, and stopover cities for flights to South Africa.

This data is pulled for the months of June and July, 2010, which are the same dates as this year’s World Cup.


Popular Airlines Flying to South Africa

Listed in order of popularity on TripIt

  • South African Airways
  • British Airways
  • Delta Airlines
  • Emirates Airline
  • Kulula Air
  • American Airlines
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Iberia Airlines

Popular Domestic Airlines in South Africa

Major International Airports in South Africa

  • Johannesburg/Tambo International Airport
  • Cape Town International Airport
  • Durban International Airport

Smaller Airports in South Africa

  • H F Verwoerd Airport
  • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
  • Lanseria Airport
  • Hoedspruit Airport
  • Ben Schoeman
  • J B M Hertzog
  • Pieterburg
  • George Airport
  • Nelspruit Airport
  • Skukuza So. Africa Airport
  • B J Vorster

See the full list of popular commercial airports in South Africa


10 Most Popular Departure Airports for Direct Flights to South Africa

  • LHR London Heathrow United Kingdom
  • ATL Hartsfield-Jackson USA
  • DXB Dubai Airport United Arab Emirates
  • AMS Schiphol Netherlands
  • JFK Kennedy International USA
  • DKR Dakar/Yoff Senegal
  • NBO Jomo Kenyatta International Kenya
  • MAD Barajas Spain
  • HKG Hong Kong International Airport China
  • FRA Frankfurt International Germany

Get the full list of airports with direct flights to South Africa


Most Popular Countries with Direct Flights to South Africa

  • ukUnited Kingdom
  • usaUSA
  • usaUnited Arab Emirates
  • nlNetherlands
  • ozAustralia
  • senegalSenegal
  • germanyGermany
  • kenyaKenya
  • spainSpain
  • chinaChina

See the full list of cities of countries with direct flights to South Africa.

Questions about this data? Message @aholmes360 on Twitter.