Star Alliance member Swiss is selling discounted economy class tickets from Denmark to South Africa. Right now, you’ll only pay DKK 2,713 (~€364) for a round-trip flight in January to March 2023. In this season, you can expect some rain, with temperatures between 15 and 25 °C. If rain is not for you, there are flights in August and September.
As of 20 September 2022, South Africa has scrapped all health regulations regarding entry to the country. Therefore, no vaccination or test is required.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Lufthansa with your preselected flight dates.
The total flight time from Copenhagen to Johannesburg is about 14 hours, including the short connection in Zurich. This might differ depending on the travel date. Long-haul flights are operated by Airbus A340 aircraft with the usual 2-4-2 configuration and about 79 cm seat pitch. All seats are equipped with a video screen as well as 110V and USB power outlets.
On some dates, you can also fly in Lufthansa‘s Boeing 747-8 via Frankfurt. These options tend to be slightly more expensive.
Note that the Economy Light Fare does include one piece of hand luggage (55 x 40 x 23 cm, max. 8 kg) plus one personal item (40 x 30 x 10 cm). If you need a checked bag up to 23, the Economy Basic fare starting at DKK 3,463 (~€465) is your best bet.
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We can’t tell you how long this deal will be around. Availability can be found from mid-January until March and August to September in 2023.
The minimum stay requirement is a night from Saturday to Sunday. The inbound flight has to commence no later than twelve months after departure..
You can find your preferred travel dates with our calendar shown at the beginning of the deal. Alternatively, you might also use Google Flights (instructions). You can then proceed to book the flights on Lufthansa.com, which itself also has a best-price calendar.
Tickets are issued in booking class K. On most frequent flyer programs, the mileage credit will be equivalent to either 0% or 25% of the distance, with some exceptions:
- 11,642 Miles on Air Malta Flypass
- 3,492 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 3,016 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 2,916 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 2,912 Award Miles + 584 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 2,912 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 2,912 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 936 Award Miles + 2,866 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 936 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More 2024
When visiting Johannesburg (or nearby Kruger National Park) in January, expect temperatures between 15 and 25 °C. As you can see in the climate diagram below, some rain is to be expected in this season. If you don’t wish rain, then August and September are for you:
Hotels prices in Johannes usually start at roughly €50, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is searching on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for Johannesburg
Johannesburg has 9,6 million inhabitants and is the largest city and most important business and financial center in Africa south of the Sahara. The city is well connected to Europe by air, flights for under 500€ (round trip) are becoming increasingly more common.
Best Time to Travel
The best times to visit Johannesburg are during fall (March – May) and during spring (September – Novemver). Temperatures are warm but pleasant and rainfall is comparatively rare.
From the Airport to the City
One possibility is taking the Gautrain, a type of local commuter rail. A trip to the city center takes about 25 minutes and costs approximately 12€. Taking a cab or an Uber runs you about 18€ to 24€.
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Information & Tips for South Africa
South Africa is the touristically most visited country in the south of Africa. Whether its Safaris, tours of wine regions or the Table Mountain – visitors won’t be disappointed!
Traditionally, flights from Europa to South Africa have been quite expensive. In recent years however, airlines such as Iberia, Egyptair and British Airways have been offering cheaper and cheaper flights – even in premium cabins! If you are flexible in regards to your point of departure, the array of airlines with cheap tickets becomes even greater.
Best Time to Visit
South Africa is a huge country and therefore doesn’t have a single best time to visit. It really depends on what you want to see. The cities Johannesburg and Cape Town have the best weather in Fall (March – Mai) and Spring (September – November).
Immigration & Visa Requirements
If you have a valid EU passport and a valid return ticket, you will be given a visitor’s visa with a validity of 90 days. Turn to the ministry of foreign affairs of your country for more information.
The currency used in South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). One Euro are approximately 16 ZAR. Make sure to use a credit card that does not charge high fees for withdrawals or payments in foreign currencies.
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