Star Alliance carrier Swiss is offering great fares from various Italian cities to Johannesburg in their economy class right now. Prices start at €334 from Venice and include checked luggage. Other departure cities include Rome and Milan but unfortunately from those departure cities the promoted fares are light fares without checked luggage. If you want checked luggage, the price will increase by €90 per round trip.
Other departure cities (light fares!):
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According to the fare rules, this fare is available until February 23, 2020. It is valid for travel commencing on or before May 31, 2020. The minimum stay requirements are 6 days. The inbound flight has to commence no later than 3 months after the outbound flight. Availability is great in March!
The best way to find the right flight connections is Google Flights (instructions). After that, head over to Swiss’ official website to book the flights. For this fare, booking through OTAs does not make sense.
- 3,270 on ANA Mileage Club
- 3,010 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
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- 2,720 on EgyptAir Plus
- 2,720 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 2,720 on United MileagePlus
Depending on if you want to stay in Johannesburg or travel the country, prices can get pretty high for hotels, especially if you are looking at staying at game reserves. Of course, it makes sense to get a good overview of location, price and reviews. We would recommend using booking.com for that:
These hotel vouchers and coupons may be of use as well. So make sure to check them out:
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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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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