How to get the cheapest flights in South Africa

How to get the cheapest flights in South Africa

It is a sad fact that the economy of South Africa is not one of greatest economies in South Africa. This has leads that increased prices in petrol & diesel, food, utilities and other services. Therefore, as South Africans we always look at the cheapest ways to go about our daily lives. This is also true when it comes to flight tickets when we have to fly to another city on business or visit friends and/or relatives. Flywise offers one the ability to get the cheapest flights in South Africa available.

There are many ways that, as a traveller, you are able to get the cheapest flights on Flywise. Let’s take a look at some of them:

Search and compare – cheapest flights in South Africa

Flywise offers one with the ability to search for flights. After searching for a flight, you will be able to view a list of flights for one’s preferred flight dates. The system has been designed to provide the cheapest flights for the departure and return dates, you have provided, as the first result.

The time of flights are listed in the results. Note the times, as it may not coincide with the times that best suit you to fly to your destination.

Flight prices are updated live, which means that you might pay more for your flight ticket if you book a flight closer to your departure date. Take a look below.

Book your flight in advance

Airlines start to sell flight tickets for specific dates, months in advance. The first set of flight tickets are at their lowest. As these tickets are booked, the airline releases the next set of tickets and will be much more expensive than the previous set.

Flights over long weekends, holidays and popular events are generally more expensive than normal days.

If you are planning a trip to visit friends or family over the holiday season or wish to go and see your favourite sports team or artist, you must book your flight as early as possible to enjoy the cheapest flight tickets to your destination.

To get the cheapest flights in South Africa, you have to book it many months in advance. Do a search on Flywise, choose your preferred flight time and book your flight immediately.

Fly on certain days of the week

The most expensive flights are flights on Fridays and Sundays. The reason for this is that many travellers fly on Fridays to be at home before the weekend starts, while many travellers fly on Sundays to be at work on Monday. The airlines know this and have increased flight tickets for these days to get the most out of their flight bookings.

In comparison flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are much cheaper than those days mentioned above. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are much quieter days to fly while a Saturday is in the middle of a weekend.

Airlines will lower their flight prices for these days to entice travellers to fly on these days to cover their expenses of the flight. Therefore, book your flight for a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday to experience lower and more affordable flights.

Flights on certain times of the day

Doing a flight search and comparison on Flywise, you will most definitely see that the cheapest flights for the day of your departure are generally early in the morning or very late in the afternoon. The reason for this is that people are generally not eager to get ready for a flight very early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

If you are looking for the cheapest flights of the day of your departure, make sure you book early morning or late afternoon flights. Just keep in mind the time of your flight so that you don’t miss your flight.

Luckily, the flight search engine will provide these flights at the top of the results so that you are able to book the cheapest flights for the day that you wish to depart to your chosen destination.


There are many other factors that you also have to take into consideration to opt for the cheapest flights in South Africa. The information provided above will most definitely help you to get cheap SA flights. Read our “When is the cheapest time to fly” article on our website to learn more about booking cheap flights in South Africa.

Are you a regular traveller and know how to get the cheapest flights? Leave a comment below with your tips.

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