Amazing Deal Alert: Nonstop New York to South Africa from $594 Round-Trip

Oct 6, 2015

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.

It’s not often that we find flight deals to Africa — especially to Johannesburg and Cape Town, which are among the most expensive destinations on the continent, and often quite pricey to fly to. However, this afternoon, we found a deal on flights between the US and both cities, starting at just $594 round-trip. The flights from New York to JNB are nonstop, while the Washington flights have a single stop in Accra, Ghana.

Airline(s): South African Airways
Route(s): IAD and JFK to JNB and CPT
Cost: $594+ round-trip in economy
Dates: November and December 2015
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred

Some deals we found:

New York (JFK) to Johannesburg (JNB) on South African for $594 round-trip:

New York (JFK)-Johannesburg (JNB) for $594 on South African Airways.
New York (JFK)-Johannesburg (JNB) for $594 on South African Airways.

New York (JFK) to Cape Town (CPT) on South African for $742 round-trip:

New York (JFK)-Johannesburg (JNB) for $594 on South African Airways.
New York (JFK) to Cape Town (CPT) for $742 on South African Airways.

Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Johannesburg (JNB) on South African for $594 round-trip:

Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Johannesburg (JNB) on South African for $594 round-trip.
Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Johannesburg (JNB) on South African for $594 round-trip.

Washington, D.C. (IAD)to Cape Town (CPT) on South African for $742 round-trip:

Washington, D.C. (IAD)to Cape Town (CPT) on South African for $742 round-trip.
Washington, D.C. (IAD)to Cape Town (CPT) on South African for $742 round-trip.

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

H/T: The Flight Deal

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

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