Find cheap flights from Amsterdam to South Africa

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to South Africa

AMS — South Africa
Oct 8 — Oct 151
Return
1 adult
Economy
0 bags
From?
To?
Sat 8/10
Sat 15/10

Let KAYAK do the searching

Save 8% or more

We’re completely free to use – no hidden charges or fees.

Filter by cabin class, free Wi-Fi and more

Good to know

Low season

February

High season

July

Cheapest flight

R6 639

Average price (return flight)

R16 953

Good deal (return flight)

R11 988

Good deal one-way

R7 357
Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (23% more expensive on average)
Flight from Amsterdam Schiphol to Johannesburg OR Tambo
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
or less
or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to South Africa

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Amsterdam to the following destinations at these prices or less: Cape Town R12 380 one-way - R15 810 round-trip; Johannesburg R10 846 one-way - R11 988 round-trip
  • High season is considered to be January, February and December. The cheapest month to fly from Amsterdam is January.
  • Morning departure is around 8% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs - booking South Africa flights

Top 5 airlines serving Amsterdam Schiphol to South Africa

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
8,2
Qatar AirwaysOverall score based on 11900 reviews
8,3Boarding
8,1Comfort
8,6Crew
8,2Entertainment
8,0Food
Airline reviews

I lLike mostly everything.

Read more about Qatar Airways

I lLike mostly everything.

My check in baggage got misplaced with other baggage. I have been helped by fellow passenger and fellow indigo member to get back my luggage.

Clean, well maintained and on time performance.

Did not get bassinet seat for my infant. Qatar airways sold the bassinet seat to adults and we travelled with our infant on our lap

I had a horrible experience booking tickets in kayak. Got cancelled the last minute and had to give a hefty price. No customer support as well.

Service should have been better

great

Services were excellent and given on time.

Cons: "Heating and serving food in plastic containers."
Pros: "The flight crew/staff were professional and very helpful and accommodating to the passengers from check in to deboarding."
Cons: "Seats were a little close, especially for a long flight, with meals."
Pros: "No comments."
Cons: "No comments."
Pros: "Crew was terrific. Great service. New aircraft are comfortable too."
Cons: "Food. Meals are of poor quality. Bland in taste and rubbery texture."
Pros: "Excellent service provided by crew"
Cons: "Food needs improvement"
Pros: "Great food, great seats, everything was smooth overall"
Pros: "The food was good and many entertaining movies."
Cons: "When first boarding the airplane and sitting in my assigned seat. There was terrible smell, the smell of vomit. I notified a crew member and she used a fragrance spray to help."
Pros: "Staff are very polite and helpful (ground staff and in the air)."
Cons: "The food was hit and miss. Some of it was good and some of it used ketchup as a sauce. The economy seats have been stripped down to budget airline level padding and the rows seem have been been jammed in a little closer."
Pros: "The crew was polite and professional. The seat was as comfortable as it could be for economy."
Cons: "No complains. Qatar has always been my preferred airline."
Pros: "The supervisor has a good customer care and all the crew are so wonderful. I was so pleased. Thank you."
Cons: "Entertainment on the Boeing 777 suffered from access problems"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Veg Food"
Cons: "Really we enjoyed this fly"
Pros: "Seats are great!"
Cons: "The food options were not that good this time."
Pros: "The Service is always great, entertainment system is great and the food is even good."
Cons: "I liked everything!"
Cons: "see my words above. it is bad tryout with your site. there no responsibility. i am very upset about your negligence of your clients."
Pros: "Everything?"
Cons: "Nothing?"
Pros: "Modern plane and great crew."
Pros: "The staff are great, the food is good."
Cons: "The seats are awful, especially on the 7 hour flight from Doha to Barcelona. Very narrow, marginal recline. Also the flight was very hot, my watch thermometer said 33° at one point"
Pros: "The visit to the lounge is always refreshing. The service at the shower area is great however policing of people using phones in the quiet zone should be enforced"
Cons: "The good got used a bus gate which is acceptable however this typically takes additional time if there is a connection flight"
Pros: "Comfortable, on time"
Pros: "Boarding"
Cons: "Comfort"
Pros: "Overall"
Cons: "Overall"
Pros: "Overall"
Cons: "Overall"
Pros: "All"
Cons: "None"
Cons: "Before our trip we called Kayak service desk with the request to reserve our seats. The answer obtained was that we should do it online. When we went online there were almost no more seats available so we decided to go to the check in counter in the airport. Although we were more than 3 hours in advance in the airport there were almost no seats available. We were very disappointed about this service, we never experienced this with any other airline companies..."
Pros: "Although I felt Qatar responded poorly to the cancelled flight, the actual flying experience was wonderful and made me forget about the extreme inconvenience and poor customer service regarding the cancelled flight."
Cons: "My flight got cancelled ten minutes before boarding. Workers gathered phone numbers and told us they would call to direct us a new flight. However, no calls were ever made. I had to call the airline multiple times to get an answer about a new flight. In my first call, the customer service was rude. There was also zero compensation for the inconvenience."
Cons: "The customer service is terrible. They refused to accommodate me for a 19 hour layover with a complimentary airport hotel stay, claiming there was an earlier flight--that was still 12 hours away, that I would have to pay to book anyway. Pure scam to get you to pay to upgrade your flight, pay for hotel or be condemned to stay in there airport for a whole day. Never ever again! Don't fly them!"
Cons: "horrible customer service at the airport. very unaccommodating."
Pros: "The crew were all lovely + meals were excellent."
Pros: "Nothing that i like"
Cons: "Delay, bad food, no strict rules about passenger moving seats"
Pros: "Comfortable, attractive, nice music, good food, nice crew, on time, easy takeoff and landing! What else could you ask for? ;-)"
Pros: "Great personnels!!"
Cons: "Overall nothing but great Service!!"
Pros: "food"
Cons: "Worst customer service ever seen in my 15years of flying experience. Initially charged $1000 for 3 tickets for modification of return trip - confirmed the same and tickets issued (i'm fine with this). But, after i made arrangements for new date, I got a call saying calculation error and asked to pay another $500 leaving me no choices. How can such a reputed airline have no tools to calculate the pay? Other airlines offered one-way for half of the price i paid. On top of it, online helpdek promised front line seat to satisfy me but nothing was offered even if i ask explicitly. Simply declined saying i am not in priority list. Why do they make false promises? Friends, Just don't fly for food ....."
Pros: "The leg space is what got this flight a 3 star."
Pros: "Qatar is not glitzy. Better than that, it was straightforward and relaxed and comfortable. Crew was pleasant and helpful."
Pros: "About the same vegetarian food was served at almost every meal of the 13 hour flight."
Cons: "Need to provide more variety in food for long-haul flights. The food was not at all appetizing. ---- Entertainment should have more choices."
Pros: "Newer aircraft, good crew"
Cons: "Food was average. Poor movie selection"
Pros: "Service from crew was excellent. Food was good. Also enjoyed city tour of Doha during long layover."
Cons: "Crying screaming kids under 2 in our section of the plane...counted 15. There needs to be a dedicated baby section on the plane rather than subjecting every passenger to the crying and screaming of babies for long overseas flights, in our case, for 13 hours!"
Pros: "The plan really comfortable evreything was great"
Pros: "Excellent Service"
Pros: "Relaxing areas"
Cons: "Nothing"

Departure times were late

The boarding process took FOREVER. I arrived three hours before my flight and barely made it to the gate in time for boarding and there was no waiting as all to pass through the security checkpoint. Emirates simply was understaffed on Jan 7th 2022. More importantly, the flight crew made very little effort to enforce the mask requirement and the result was everywhere you look you could see passengers with their mask not covering their nose, and then after seating many didn't have the mask covering their mouth either. It was a total health hazard. Unacceptable.

Pros: "TV screen"
Cons: "👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻"
Cons: "I try to find kayak number to tell you that I couldn’t fly because I didn’t have COVID-19 test But I couldn’t find the The phone number that’s why I’m still in Amsterdam"
Cons: "I wish the 777 had slightly wider seats like the A380"
Pros: "Nothing, weren’t even allowed on the plane."
Cons: "Should have let me on the plane."
Pros: "."
Cons: "."
Cons: "When boarding from JFK the plane was like a Sauna. The ACs were not working till the plane took off. So for an hour we were in a hot Sauna in an A380 supposedly the best airplane that Emirates has. That has never happened in Emirates flight earlier btw"
Cons: "Handling and boarding at Schiphol was pathetic"
Pros: "For the most part it really was a most excellent flight, especially the Dubai to SF leg where there were SO MANY CHILDREN around [should get a free upgrade just for surviving that] but the flight crew did exceptionally well and remained calm all the way through. Apart from one grumpyish woman on the second flight the majority of crew were exceptional and really went out of their way to serve and help."
Cons: "I slashed my finger fairly painfully on a toilet door while pushing it from the outside to open it on the Dubai to Cape Town flight [again, an upgrade on my home flight which is a bucket list dream would more than make up for that!] which i pointed out to a flight attendant and they took note of it and bandaged me up so it was dealt with well but hopefully that gets sorted out [she said she would write a report] cos it did unfortunately affect the rest of my flight a little... And so many crying babies [thankful for volume control on headphones] but literally that was it - love flying Emirates cos on the whole felt super well treated..."
Pros: "no"
Cons: "food was average"
Pros: "The airplane The food"
Cons: "The time"
Pros: "All on schedule, very comfortable flight. Emirates should abandon the 777, A380 make the flight much better!"
Pros: "Friendly cabin crew, new movies"
Cons: "Long wait after boarding before takeoff"
Pros: "Good flight on A380. Food and entertainment were great."
Cons: "We had to disembark into buses because all gates were being used."
Pros: "Traveling alone with a 1 year old the crew was fantastic. They gave me better seats with empty seats next to me. Helped entertain little one regularly on their own accord. Very friendly and helpful. Made a long exhausting more than trip doable"
Cons: "I didn’t like the airport in Dubai. Cleaners locked all the disabled toilets. I walked to 3 of them. Very difficult to use normal toilet and having to leave your baby & carry on outside when traveling alone!"
Pros: "Xcellent"
Pros: "Information from the captain"
Cons: "Serving alcohol to someone who had consumed a lot, difficult for the crew to know though."
Pros: "Smooth flight. Attentive crew. Good entertainment options"
Cons: "The toilet had no toilet paper so I used the paper hand towel and prayed it did not block when I flushed. The beef option was not that great. I should've chosen the chicken."
Cons: "Very good"
Cons: "A very small hidden FLYDUBAI reference for a one-route flight with Emirates logo was unprofessional and deceptive."
Pros: "Everything from food to seating was quite comfortable."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit more difficult since they did not call boarding zones"
Pros: "one of the best flights I have had going to zanzibar"
Pros: "service , crew , food entertainmentminimal"
Cons: "not much"
Pros: "Smooth ride. Great food."
Cons: "Slow boarding started later than expected"
Cons: "Presssigned seats were horrible. Middle 2 of the 4 seater."
Pros: "A380 is a great airplane. More specs for legs. Comfortable seats. Good choice of movies (different languages). Great crew"
Cons: "Meal was good but I had more from Emirates. It was night flight and light worked within the flight."
Pros: "Everything except landing"
Cons: "Rough landing"
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Less attention to my two kids"
Pros: "Emirates is still the best option for travel from Seattle to South Asia. Flight time is convenient and boarding process is flawless as always,"
Cons: "In flight meal service and staff attention is not the same as a few years ago. The fees on advance seat selection is ridiculous. After spending close to two grand on a return ticket, Emirates wants me to spend another 40 bucks each way to heya seat of my choice ?"
Pros: "I enjoyed the attention to detail and the overall friendliness of the staff."
Cons: "During the boarding process, there was little control and it ended up becoming a mad rush involving all zones to just to get on the plane."
Pros: "I loved the layout of the plain and its size. It can fit a lot of people and you can definitely see that Emirates prides in their airline."
Pros: "more space"
Cons: "space"
Pros: "The staff, food, everything! Best flight and airline ever"
Cons: "Nothing!"
Pros: "Great Ambience. Excellent Crew. Tasty Food."
Pros: "The flight crew is great, the plane is modern and the in-flight entertainment is awesome"
Cons: "Food quantities could be more. In such long haul flights, individuals line myself who do not sleep in focus tend to get hungrier. Boarding at Dubai has become a mess ever since Trump instituted a restriction on carry-on electronic devices for flights to the US originating from certain middle eastern counties."
Pros: "First time flying in double decker plon"
Cons: "I would have been happy to receive points for travel on star alliance"
Pros: "As expected"
Pros: "The crew were friendly."
Cons: "wifi wasn't good - I couldn't connect. Wine choice wasn't good (white). Would have preferred a sav blanc"
Pros: "A380 was superb. Really enjoyed being on-board of that aircraft"
Cons: "Dubai - Cebu leg. They managed to lose my suitcase and my understanding is that was done since the flight was full. I would appreciate if they didn't leave my suitcase in Dubai."
Pros: "The food was great. Flight attendants were nice and polite."
Cons: "Flight 123 Dubai-Istanbul was cancelled due to weather conditions in Istanbul. Emirates put us on a new flight, we were waiting in queu for 30 min, and my queu wouldn't move because of one passenger. I asked the person in charge, if it will take another 30 min, I should go to another queu (because the other two queus already finished with lines up longer. ) the guy said nothing. I was next in line and when my turn arrived, I asked for a similar seat or something at the window, he give me an angry look and give me seat 50B on EK121. That is the last seat next to the toilet. I adked him to change and give me somthing else because I have medical condition and easily get nauseau if I sit toward e end, he said, that is it ma'am. I repeated to him my request and medical conditon, he turned his face away and said next person in line! There were at least 50 more passengers booked after me and 50 more seats available, he intentioanlly gave me the seat I asked not to be given just because while standing in line I asked him, why the line up hadnt moved an inch in 30 minutes. This is a very un professional behaviour and unacceptable behaviou. I had never before had such uncomfortabel flight in my life. I had nauseau during the whole flight!"
Pros: "Good movie selection Comfortable seats"
Cons: "No internet Food was not tasty"
Pros: "The airline still runs like a well-oiled machine. Everything is efficient and staff are courteous. Flights are on time and reliable. DXB airport is easy to navigate. New on-board headphones design is an improvement."
Cons: "Cost saving cuts are evident around every corner. No more night mask, flight socks and toothbrush. No more hot lemon towel upon boarding (only towards end of flight). Food tray is smaller and more compact than before, turns Dinner into a game of Tetris (although, not a fun 'game'). Flights aboard A380 are much more comfortable than in Boeing 777."
Pros: "A380 is great, roomy even for coach. Food is great as always."
Cons: "While most flight attendants are decent, a few are just not that great...making loud noises at the attendants compartments and chatting around while flyers are all sleeping, kick around garbages which makes loud noises too. Also the TV screen is a little hard to pull up at the front role."
Pros: "Crew v good"
Cons: "Food .. Fish undercooked ... Aircraft bit dated"
Pros: "Screen was not very sensitive and arrow swipes did not always work. I was constantly switching between handheld and touch screen to switch movies or make selections"
Cons: "Touch screen problems . See above comment."
Pros: "Leg room, seat comfort, crew, service"
Cons: "Food, stay at dubai hotel"
Pros: "It's the best I could ask for the price I paid. Flights during weekdays are better than weekend in my opinion."
Pros: "The crew had such outstanding service!! Looking forward to fly Emirates again."
Pros: "Entertainment, movies"
Cons: "Boarding"

Boarding crew was clearly selective of who they would like to weigh the carry-on of. When I say selective, I mean, me. They haven’t continued weighing other people’s bags, even when their bags looked heavier than mine. Their bias was showing. (And that’s to a frequent flyer with status)

It was more the fault of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and the entire experience was a circus.

Cons: "Check-in!!"
Pros: "Excellent"
Pros: "The crew was nice, the food was really good, the plane was clean, and they used reusable silverware and plates to avoid waste."
Pros: "Great service in 1st class"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "vegan sweeties for the kids, so nice as my daughter usually has to say no. Also swiss chocolate - so good! Our veggie meals booked hadn't gone through on the system but we were found some they had anyway - wasn't very nice though."
Pros: "The food was the best I've had on any airline in recent times. On the first flight it was a croissant and a swiss chocolate, on the second flight it was a hot danish pastry."
Cons: "The first flight was late so I was worried I'd miss my connection (however connection was delayed too so I made it). Also, I was asked to check in my bag because "the aircraft was full" however when I got on the plane I noticed it was half-empty and there would have been ample overhead room."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Valencia is probably the least user friendly airport. Security personnel there are unbearable. Boarding took unnecessarily long. Luggage took close to 30 min in Zurich"
Pros: "Excellent food and crew"
Pros: "Short flight, no entertainment. They still offer free snacks on short flights, a plus, but it was an almost frozen cheese sandwich. A Little bag of pretzels would be better. The crew was very friendly."
Cons: "Boarding is confusing. Bad lines, unorganized, and people pushing. They should probably come up with a better system."
Pros: "Professional, friendly service in every respect."
Cons: "Economy is profoundly uncomfortable -- as with all its competitors."
Pros: "Nothinh"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Too hot. Too late. Staff could have been more accommodating. Online checkin was impossible."
Cons: "My flight was delayed more than 1 hour at least after overlay of 4 hours. I missed my flight from Vienna to Yerevan and the portion of my trip was detoured to Moscow and from there to Yerevan instead of 3 hours took me 8 hours. As a result of rushing and running in Vienna to catch my flight to Yerevan I feel and injured my hip, I would like a compensation , Please contact me at armine100@cox.net or phone 703-609-8649"
Pros: "Excellent service all around and great flight timing with delays and awaiting for transfer flights to land"
Cons: "I travel a least 5 times a year and Kayak is always my option."
Pros: "Nothing about it"
Cons: "They didn't even take us!"
Cons: "carry-on baggage procedure not clear. deal with this issue upfront, not at end when cost is 3x more so Swiss can make more money this way."
Pros: "Paid in advance 45.00 a seat to reserve! Otherwise they assign at Check-in! Still ended up with a standard not premium seats in center. I chose 2 side seats online but plane must have changed. Literally could not move. My travel partner ended up spilling wine on himself primarily due to this and 1/2 size drop down trays. Call button brought no help , had to get up and go retrieve steward in back myself!"
Cons: "Comfortability , mediocre service."
Cons: "Nasty passport control person at gate check in"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Food was good. Good take off and landing."
Cons: "Seats. They were extremely too small and tight. Made very hard to move or try to sleep during the long flight. I think they definitely need to be wider. Hard to sit side by side with others. Had to keep my arms in front of me or I would be pushing the other person. I know all airlines are pretty much the same...but it shouldn’t be."
Pros: "The seats in exit row were large enough for me to straighten my legs"
Cons: "Very rude attendants. Also if you sit in the exit row they don’t let you put ANYTHING on your lap or by your feet, even a sweatshirt that you remove for a moment. I have never had this problem on any other airline."
Pros: "Swiss service relayable"
Pros: "staff was very nice"
Pros: "I bought 2 tikets from Chicago to oscow and back for me and for my son. I live in USA, son lived in Russia but he received immigration visa and I had plan fly to USA with him. From Chicago I used my ticket and say SWISS staff what my son will have trip only from Moscow. I paid for 2 tickets around $1700. Today when we should have trip back to USA, SWISS company said what ticket for my son do not exsist. And I spent for new ticket 220000 rubles about $3600. Nobody in SWISS company do not said me what my tocket for son canceled. I am shoked !!!"
Pros: "Friendly and high quality service"
Pros: "Swiss choclade"
Pros: "Swiss took care of your mistake, booked on subsequent flight."
Cons: "No idea a you never actually delivered a ticket. Flight over sold, Swiss had no record of the booking. KAYAK screwed up."
Pros: "not enough room, everything hastily delivered"
Pros: "I really liked the "About my flight" application on the viewing screens because it always gave me an idea of what we were flying over and how much longer we woulld be in the air. The food was excellent and I was pleasantly surprised that I could have wine with dinner or any time the attendants offered beveragess. The attendants were always professional and helpful. They all were fluent in English as well as several other languages. It was a nice touch when the attendant wore white gloves when he or she was collecting passengers' trash after meals and/or beverage service. I loved the cheese that was served at dinner."
Cons: "My seat was a little confined when I put my carry-on bag in front of me on the flight to Zurich, but it was roomier when I stowed my carry-on in the overhead compartment on the returtn flight."
Pros: "-"
Cons: "- late in arrival - 2h late in departure - lost my luggage"
Pros: "Courteous, welcoming crew. All good"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Plane was comfortable (for a plane) and the staff were polite and efficient. The flight made up lots of time and the in flight snacks were very welcome."
Cons: "The flight was very delayed, and the communications from Swiss was lacking. In fact their app thought the flight had taken off and landed on time?!"
Pros: "Swiss is already a great company and yesterday it just got better : I got upgraded on business class between Geneva and New York and it was a very nice treat, the service was perfect, the food excellent, the seat was very comfortable. Thank you SWISS !"
Pros: "Crew and people were fabulous!"
Cons: "LONG lines at check in. Almost missed flight even being there 90 mins early."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No tv's on each seat. Seats are. Dry thought and uncomfortable and snacks are terrible"
Pros: "BEST FLIGHT OF MY LIFE"
Cons: "NOTHING"
Cons: "Paucity of games that might appeal to non children."
Pros: "By far the worst experience I've ever had in my life. 1. A day after I perches a multi destination tickets I called Swiss air costumer service requesting to upgrade my tickets to business class. no one would even try to help me. They just kept saying I need to contact my travel agent. After 3 phone calls I gave up and decided to wait and upgrade my ticket at the airport. 2. In Prague the night before my second flight I hurt my knee real bad to a point that I couldn't walk at all. The next morning I call Swiss air costumer service again trying to explain them my situation telling them I can't fly and won't be able to make it to my flight. Costumer service cancelled immediately all of my remaining tickets and try to sell me new tickets for a full price. I said I don't mind buy and pay for the one flight I missed but there is no reason for her to re sell me the rest of my tickets that I already paid for, again. Then she start to change prices up and down like in a Chinese flea market. At that point I begged her to talk to a supervisor but she Kept ignoring my request and just try to negotiat for a lower charg she kept me on the phone for 5 hours. My hotel phone bill for that one call cost me 150€. I never got to talk to a supervisor but she took down the charge to 517$ Not included a new ticket flying out of Prague. 3. For my last flight going home. I showed up 2.5 hours Earlier. asking to upgrade my sit to business fin desk send me to talk to asupervisor. The supervisor was trying to process my request but didn't seem to know what he was doing at all. One minute he was on his computer then the next minute on the phone with Swiss air headquarter then back on his computer for more then 35 minutes with no resolute. I still had an hour and half before take off when he told me he can print me the ticket but it's to late now since the gate for my flight is close and I already missed my flight. I said that's impossible cause I still have an hour and half to my flight but he insist on the gate been close and there is no way I can get on that flight. Right away I run back to front desk asking them to print my ticket as fast as possible cause I would really like to get on that flight. In front desk they told me not to worry cause I got plenty of time to get on that flight. So I gave up on the business upgrade and told them that at that point I'll be just as happy to sit by the window. Of course they put me on the very end exactly in the middle. After the door was locked I looked around and saw plenty of free sits available including by the window. 4. In Zurich I finally managed to upgrade my last flight coming back to Tampa fl to business and noticed that the only way they could do that was by contacting Swiss air headquarter for approval. When I asked why is that since I fly a lot and never seen anything like that before one of the lady's there told how Swiss air left all of their front desk powerless and all decisions must be made by headquarters."
Cons: "When we finally arrived in Tampa. It hook them an hour and a half to get are bags out. I honestly doubt I'll ever fly Swiss airlines again. Ever. Absolutely the worst experience I've ever had flying. Ps the crew on the plain ware a lot nicer and more professional the people on the ground."
Cons: "1 hr 50'' delay"
Pros: "Relaxing, good entertainment."
Cons: "Paid for upgrade seat and did not get the seat. Flight crew polite and professional."
Pros: "Several rounds of beverage service along with tasty food and a great large-display entertainment, we were very pleased with the blankets and entertainment, and frequent service. It helped we had 3 seats for two people also."
Pros: "They put us in a nice hotel"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for more than 1 hour and it was overbooked. So they put us on a united flight for today. This flight is also overbooked."
Pros: "I don't think I'd ever experienced such a friendly and empathetic crew."
Cons: "Security was a disaster in Amsterdam. Lines were long and they were checking everything - e.g. My bag had to be screened 2x because of my Kindle, which never happens. But the crew was Extremely accommodating and helpful."
Pros: "Flight attendants not friendly, constantly bumped me and never excused themselves. Food not so good and temperature too hot this flight. I was constantly putting on and taking off my jacket. Movie selection seems to be going downhill also. All that being said, I'm grateful for every safe landing."
Pros: "Accommodating"
Cons: "Flight attendant spilled hot tea on me and he didn't help me out. The other flight atttendant assisted to my burns. I have 2ond degree burns on my arm from this incident."
Pros: "I like that this plane had more leg room then other airlines."
Pros: "Ok food and ok entertainment"
Cons: "Plane was very hot and there were no air conditioner valves so we had to sit in a hot plane for thirty minutes. Seats didn't recline at all so sleep was out of the question. Just a very miserable flight overall."
Pros: "I was upgraded! Delicious lunch."
Pros: "Excellent flight attendants."
Cons: "The boarding process for the economy class seems a little chaotic since there is no distinctions by zone or seat row. The result is a surge of people right when they announce boarding for that cabin."

Plane was too croweded. Small airplane. No screens or anything. Felt like you fly in 1970

the economy seats are really cramped.

Pros: "It was my birthday and the flight attendant gave me a rose, gummibears and champagne and congratulate me and I was very happy to receive that gesture"
Cons: "Luggage was not received. Now being told it will take up to 5 days! Unacceptable performance"
Cons: "More space on economy for long flights."
Cons: "crew and knowledge on parent control for video, kids safety jacket not distributed and no knowledge or help on connecting flights and no knowledge on car seat use in flight (i was told it was NOT safe to have the child in the car seat for take off and landing)"
Cons: "Viaje corto"
Pros: "Seat is small"
Cons: "On time boarding"
Pros: "Flight itself was good. Crew was nice"
Cons: "Flight was late. Airport experience in Frankfurt horrible. It looked like all was intended to increase the delay. They made me miss my train connection"
Cons: "My luggage did not make it with me."
Pros: "The crew was professional and polite"
Pros: "The problem was with the booking, cancelled flights- under stable- but nobody willing to make it right. Flights still screwed up"
Cons: "Give some customer service to your paying customers. Don't make a bad situation worse. Practice a can do attitude. Very disappointed in customer service. Not the flight itself."
Pros: "Was nice and pleasurable"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "On board crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Muslim meal does not mean all Muslims eat curry. It’s rediculous that we cant have a decent English breakfast instead you get curry or some form of curry for breakfast, lunch and supper. Your so called Muslim meals are not suitable for kids!! There is no such thing as a Muslim meal either. It’s simply called Halal otherwise then everyone else’s meals should be called Christian or Jewish meals etc. Also I requested help with transfer to my last flight which was horrendous because I’m one adult with 4 kids ages 1 to 11 and my eldest has sever learning disability. I nearly missed my flight because our flight landed late and I was struggling to keep my kids safe and together while running for the next flight. Somone should have been there to help with transfer."
Pros: "Lovely crew"
Cons: "Airport is too hot"
Pros: "Very comfortable flight with plenty of food, drink, entertainment and good service. Flight left on time."
Cons: "The flight departure time was too close to the arrival time so we ended up running thru the Frankfort airport."
Cons: "We booked our plane reservations through Kayak . My sister booked my reservation along with hers at the same time. Kayak put us on different planes at different times on our return flight back to the USA. I had assumed we were flying together ( sisters with the same last names), so I showed up at the airport to find out that I had missed my first flight. I already had a boarding pass for the next flight, but Kayak had canceled me and booked someone else in my seat. No more seats in economy and I had to pay $1750. Euros for another ticket. Why would 2 passengers flying together and booking together be put on different planes and different times. We will NEVER use Kayak again!7"
Pros: "Clean aircraft, very friendly crew, good food, overall great trip."
Pros: "Overall experience was great. Crew was nice, good food, boarding went smooth, flight was on time."
Cons: "This flight went well, crew was nice, flight was on time ."
Pros: "Pleasant flight all around."
Cons: "Standing outside of the plane in the freezing hail, when my clothing was completely unequipped for it"
Pros: "Firstly, the food was great!"
Pros: "Staff were amazingly helpful n friendly. Food was yummy."
Cons: "1 person working the service desk. I had a question about our connecting flight from Frankfurt and I was told to call the 1-800 number. When I went to check my bag the woman was very rude and asked me "why do I think I can check two bags?" and questioned my Star Alliance premium silver status, demanding I show her my card (I have no card). My friend was flying with me and she was told that her carry on, mind you had flown to and within europe, was too big for the overhead storage and she had to pay 90 euros to check it and the woman held her boarding pass and wouldn't give it to her. we waited in line at the service desk for over 40 minutes so that she could pay. We arrived to the airport 2.5 hours early to eat and shop for souvenirs. We barely made it in time to get to our gate because of the inefficiencies of Lufthansa. 1 person working a service desk for a large airport is unacceptable, especially when they are 8-10 waiting to scan your baggage and not helping out at all. I had a wonderful flight to Europe on Lufthansa and was absolutely appalled at the attitudes of the airport staff and their lack of customer service."
Pros: "I was upgraded after all the pressure from thehurrricane this was the icing on the cake"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Entertainment system wasn't working. 11 hour flight. Boring. No seat change available. No reading light, as light controlled by entertainment system. Seats in front of toilet cluster lit up every time door was opened. Crew were slow to react. Wasn't a priority. Ruined the excellent first leg of had from Philadelphia to Frankfurt. Do they run inferior planes to South Africa compared to USA?"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Great service both before boarding the plane and while in flight. The check in line was out of control, but lufthansa staff members ensured that I could still make my flight."
Cons: "We were detained at the airport after boarding and then deboarding without information. The entire flight was locked in a room and not allowed to leave with very little explanation as to why. After 5 hours they let us board another plane. There was water and candy supplied as food. It was a joke for anyone with kids or the elderly. Nevermind anyone with health concerns. BAD way to manage a crisis in my opinion. We were treated like cattle. And these were NOT cheap tickets."
Pros: "Air dolomiti - great service, prosecco in a real glass and with small sandwich provided."
Pros: "Afterall I did get rice iso pasta."
Cons: "Cold. My chair was bumped because us was just a little bit broader in the gangway than the other chairs. (54c) There is no possebility fot ordering foid for me: diet is without grains at all and without sugar at all."
Pros: "We were well taken care off for a short flught"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "All the staff was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Terrible leg room."
Pros: "Crew was more understanding. Placed us to row 18...emergency exit."
Cons: "Checked online from row 21 to 6. Got a new ticket whilst boarding to 25: last row. Explanation...otherwise the plane was not able to go in the air...absolute bullshit. With my weight and of my fellow members better to let us in the front.. Row 6 was given to a miles & more client..."
Pros: "Everything else."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic."
Pros: "Plane not full so we hat an extra Seat"
Pros: "Smooth boarding and flight, fun snack (cakes on a plane!), relatively quick and easy."
Cons: "I can't think of anything to complain about for European commuter flights."
Pros: "That was the best airline meal I've ever eaten. It was a lightly curried chicken. Outstanding. Extremely fast boarding. Boarded entire airplane in less than 15 minutes. Nice selection of movies and audio. All of which you could stop, pause, fast forward, and rewind."
Cons: "No reading lights. No attendant call button I could find. Not much air volume. That pesky lack of leg room. Short seat belts."
Pros: "Crew was beyond standard. Very nice and friendly and always accommodating."
Cons: "They ran out of vegetarian meals."
Cons: "Service, always delay"
Pros: "The food was nice and the stewardess were professional."
Cons: "My ticket didn't specifically say I'm not allowed to have check-in luggage, so I needed to pay extra for that. I also got too little transfer time and barely made it because my flight arrived late. Then, my luggage got lost during the transfer, so I had to wait for 5 hours, which made my plans a mess. Overall not satisfied with my flight"
Pros: "Seats comfortable. Decent legroom. Crew pleasant. Food was very good especially for a very short flight."
Cons: "I did not know I had purchased economy light ticket. With this you can only carry on 18 pounds and must check and PAY to check any other bag. I looked at my reservation from Vaysms and did not see notice of this. Surprised that one hour trip at this price , well over $200, was in this category. Also trying to buy the option for the bag on phone was difficult. Whole page with options would not show and getting English version was difficult probably because page would not fit on screen."
Pros: "The price was good."
Cons: "This was NOT a Lufthansa flight. The plane was a United flight. One of the worst I have experienced in 40 years of flying to Europe and Hawaii."
Pros: "Upgrade to business class. Staff was accommodating"
Cons: "Seats were situated next to the bathroom"
Pros: "Safe and efficient transportation."
Cons: "The entertainment system wasn't functioning so there weren't any viewing options presented. The crew failed to mention that the United app provides movies on your phone."
Cons: "It was not a Lufthansa flight, as I had bought, but a United flight because of their partnership. The bathroom made me gag, the food and the entertainment left much to be desired but the service was good. Cannot complain about the flight attendants. Entertainment was also very 2008 with tine screens and not able to select what and when to watch. They only had movies and series on loop. Will avoid having to fly United in the future and will make sure I am indeed getting on a Lufthansa plane."
Cons: "The narrow seats: it is not fun to travel with four elbows in your ribs. Try it some time."
Pros: "The crew was great, very friendly and attentive. Sitting in Economy plus is acceptable comfort wise. Captain was very communicative when there was a mechanics issue and delay, much appreciated."
Cons: "United check in desk was unnecessarily long wait, other airports/airlines have a better flow. The screens on the seat backs on 767 are ridiculously small and stuttery. The main meal was not very good, pasta sauce was gross, could've done better with prego."
Pros: "We arrived 15 minutes early, which is always great!"
Cons: "They ran out of the chicken for dinner and only had manicotti left, which was horrible! No apologies for running out of 1 of the 2 options. The audio was horrible. In order to watch the movies, I had to hold the cord in 2 places in the exact right manner, or it would cut out and there would only be silence. Not fun trying to maintain that position for 9 hours."
Pros: "Staff attentive. Came by very frequently."

Staff were very nice and professional. 🙏. International/domestic recheck was very confusing

People handling was great Need entertainment

Both flights were delayed by at least 1 hour which was discouraging. The boarding process was random and very chaotic.

Thieves. Took my money. Cancelled the flights and now not giving it back.

Missed connection due to a 1,5 hours delay on the first flight, resulting in 24 hours delay to destination. Poor assistance at the airport. Long wait with not even internet connection. Awful experience.

Cons: "Neither departure terminal nor gate was displaying in the application even while refreshing it continuously. The information was available in schiphol airport website 3.5 hours before take-off time."
Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Goood"
Pros: "the business class seat setting of the new dreamliner the plane is brand new flight schedule was ok"
Cons: "crew must be better trained quality of food should be improved entertainment system should have richer content"
Cons: "Not losing my luggage"
Pros: "Seat very comfortable and service was excellent"
Cons: "The quality of the sound and image of the movie was not good"
Pros: "Immediate check-in with no weight. Two checked bags & two carry-ons at no extra charge. Window seat, with no one else in the row. Good meal at no charge. Arrived on time."
Pros: "The crew and flight was one of the best ever. Seat was comfortable. Flight attendants went above and beyond!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed nearly an hour with no announcements as to what was happening or why!"
Pros: "Crew wasnice"
Cons: "Plane was old, toilet was disgusting no soap, no personal entertainment option. Food was ham and cheese no other options"
Pros: "Plane in good condition"
Cons: "Seats are tight"
Cons: "Being on time"
Pros: "Perfect"
Cons: "Perfect"
Cons: "Transit to jeddah in Cairo is a nightmare. Even if business flight"
Pros: "The food was really great, and the crew was so helpful"
Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "The plane was old, the seats were uncomfortable with no adjustable headrest or flaps to hold your head from flopping. There was no personal entertainment screens on the back of the seats, only the small community one mounted on the roof. The sound for this was terribly unclear. 8 hour boring flight."
Cons: "3 hours delay !"
Pros: "Service not bad, other then that not good"
Cons: "Straight flight is better then connecting"
Pros: "Nice experience with EgyptAir. The desk people and crew were so friendly except for one flight attendant (a lady) in the plane."
Cons: "everything was ok."
Pros: "crew was good and seats was just OK"
Cons: "more leg room"
Cons: "TV screens were blurry and not working."
Pros: "Didn't like anything"
Cons: "Old aircraft, rude crew, terrible food and by far the worst in-flight entertainment"
Pros: "Crew very nice and helpful , boarding also"
Cons: "No entertainment in aircraft or mobile chargers"
Pros: "On time .. that was the most important thing for us for the connecting flight... crew helpful... food very good ..."
Cons: "All in alll good experience"
Pros: "The check in person was extremely nice and helpful. The flight attendant was very helpful and was far beyond our expectations."
Cons: "The movie selection didn't have many classic movies."
Cons: "I’m an older disabled man and no one was polite enough to even offer to assist me with my bag getting on it off plane."
Pros: "Excellent customer service friendly, extra leg room in economy class. Great entertainment system"
Pros: "Entertainment selection was decent, I was especially impressed by the very wide variety of music to listen to. The crew were very friendly, helpful and attentive. The plane was clean and presentable, especially the lavatories. The seats were comfortable and the blankets provided worked well too."
Cons: "Food was bland and the chicken dish was dry and difficult to chew. Movie selection on the entertainment system was mediocre, with limited variety of films in general and especially limited variety in languages other than English and Arabic. A problem which I encountered on board was a big gap between the ventilation panel at the base of the wall and the flooring, through which the dessert of my meal fell and which presented the risk of losing further items. I hope this is fixed promptly."
Pros: "The hotel and the food"
Cons: "We were unable to board. They said it is over booked.my whole trip to Luxor was ruined. Paid money to Luxor tour gone wasted. They rescheduled but trip gone wasted."
Pros: "Everything was amazing! Crew was so great and helpful. Movie choices were all amazing and modern!"
Cons: "Food was boring/bland."
Cons: "Food ordinary"
Pros: "Inexpensive fair."
Cons: "Little interaction with crew"
Pros: "Helpful friendly crew."
Cons: "Planes a bit old and cramped, but otherwise comfortable."
Pros: "We had a 10 hour lay-over in Cairo and EgyptAIr shuttled us to an excellent hotel and provided lunch and dinner - all for free. This was most excellent and so much more pleasant than sitting at the airport!"
Cons: "If EgyptAir would distribute a little English sheet how the steps are, where to get the passports back (at the EgyptAir Counter in the main hall at the airport), which lines to go to (we didn't officially immigrate, but still had to go through immigration upon return, which wasn't clear). Maybe a word on legal boundaries of the status in Egypt - EgyptAir had the passport, can we go to the pyramids or not - would be useful, too."
Pros: "Great & Friendly Service"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delay 2 hours"
Pros: "Crew was lovely"
Cons: "It was all fine"
Pros: "Confortable seats, good entertainment, attentive flight crew"
Cons: "Pilot didn't clearly communicate what the issues were for our delay. Safety rules and regulations were ignored by passengers and not enforced by crew (people walking aisles while plane was taxiing, passengers without seatbelts on during takeoff and landing, etc)"
Pros: "Great professional and fast"
Cons: "Couldnt take my camera in the hand bag which is unreasonable."
Pros: "excellent service excellent food great value for money"
Cons: "would like better entertainment system"
Pros: "Crew were lovely. Boarding was on time and efficient. The flight was not crowded."
Cons: "Food was fairly ordinary."
Pros: "I liked everything about the experience on the actual flight from Cairo to New York. Staff was great, food was great (two meals), drink options were great from juices, sodas, water, tea, coffee all great. the entertainment was awesome with so many movie/tv show options. and you can always get up and ask for a beverage if you were still thirsty, and plenty of toilets on the plane so rarely a line greater than 1 person."
Cons: "They seemed to run out of chicken as the dinner meal, when they got to my the flight to Cairo from NY they also ran out of chicken, the person next to me got the last one, the same thing happened to me on the way to NY, the person next to me got the last chicken, i was kind of upset but the other option of beef was still good."
Pros: "For a short hour flight, i say it was just fine, not really enough time for a movie or anything so it makes sense not to have a TV with every seat, and it is no big deal. i slept the whole way and didnt even realize we took off or landed. could be more comfortable but again i was able to sleep the whole way without a problem"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Comfortable red-eye flight to Johannesburg. Food very good and plentiful. Plane spacious and not crammed."
Pros: "Great hotel voucher program, helpful staff, overall wonderful travel experience"
Pros: "In-seat entertainment; very little turbulence experienced"
Cons: "Delayed take-off by more than half an hour"

Book cheap flights from Amsterdam to South Africa

Recent return flight deals

16/2Thu
1 stopEtihad Airways
34h 20mAMS-JNB
27/2Mon
1 stopEtihad Airways
28h 40mJNB-AMS
R8 673
1/2Wed
1 stopEtihad Airways
34h 20mAMS-JNB
15/2Wed
1 stopEtihad Airways
28h 40mJNB-AMS
R8 798
9/3Thu
1 stopMultiple Airlines
34h 20mAMS-JNB
20/4Thu
1 stopMultiple Airlines
28h 30mJNB-AMS
R8 923
13/3Mon
1 stopEtihad Airways
34h 20mAMS-JNB
19/3Sun
1 stopEtihad Airways
28h 40mJNB-AMS
R8 941
19/1Thu
1 stopEtihad Airways
34h 20mAMS-JNB
4/2Sat
1 stopEtihad Airways
28h 40mJNB-AMS
R9 012
5/3Sun
1 stopEgypt Air
14h 45mAMS-JNB
26/3Sun
1 stopEgypt Air
16h 55mJNB-AMS
R9 441
1/11Tue
2 stopsEthiopian Air
44h 12mAMS-JNB
21/11Mon
2 stopsEthiopian Air
30h 54mJNB-AMS
R9 673
1/11Tue
1 stopEgypt Air
14h 45mAMS-JNB
21/11Mon
1 stopEgypt Air
17h 15mJNB-AMS
R9 690
1/11Tue
2 stopsEthiopian Air
44h 12mAMS-JNB
15/11Tue
3 stopsEthiopian Air
45h 49mJNB-AMS
R9 744
3/4Mon
3 stopsEthiopian Air
36h 12mAMS-JNB
24/4Mon
3 stopsEthiopian Air
57h 49mJNB-AMS
R9 780
10/11Thu
1 stopMultiple Airlines
24h 10mAMS-JNB
24/11Thu
1 stopMultiple Airlines
24h 05mJNB-AMS
R9 798
18/10Tue
1 stopEgypt Air
15h 30mAMS-JNB
4/11Fri
1 stopEgypt Air
17h 15mJNB-AMS
R9 976
8/3Wed
1 stopSWISS
18h 55mAMS-CPT
22/3Wed
1 stopSWISS
13h 45mCPT-AMS
R10 030
8/3Wed
1 stopSWISS
18h 55mAMS-CPT
22/3Wed
1 stopSWISS
24h 20mCPT-AMS
R10 279
12/3Sun
1 stopBritish Airways
16h 25mAMS-CPT
22/3Wed
1 stopBritish Airways
14h 55mCPT-AMS
R10 565
2/11Wed
1 stopLufthansa
14h 30mAMS-CPT
16/11Wed
1 stopLufthansa
14h 20mCPT-AMS
R10 672
1/2Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
25h 05mAMS-CPT
8/2Wed
2 stopsKenya Airways
33h 50mCPT-AMS
R10 797
18/1Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
25h 05mAMS-CPT
22/2Wed
2 stopsKenya Airways
28h 50mCPT-AMS
R10 886
5/2Sun
1 stopQatar Airways
27h 40mAMS-DUR
19/2Sun
2 stopsQatar Airways
19h 10mDUR-AMS
R12 296
4/3Sat
1 stopEmirates
18h 05mAMS-DUR
21/3Tue
1 stopEmirates
18h 30mDUR-AMS
R15 473

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Recent one-way flight deals

26/1Thu
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
20h 25mAMS-JNB
R6 639
22/3Wed
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
17h 55mAMS-JNB
R6 799
31/1Tue
3 stopsMultiple Airlines
28h 15mAMS-CPT
R6 889
13/11Sun
1 stopEgypt Air
14h 45mAMS-JNB
R6 960
18/1Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
14h 20mAMS-JNB
R6 996
22/3Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
14h 20mAMS-JNB
R7 014
23/3Thu
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
20h 10mAMS-JNB
R7 031
1/11Tue
1 stopEgypt Air
14h 45mAMS-JNB
R7 049
1/2Wed
1 stopLufthansa
23h 20mAMS-CPT
R7 121
30/1Mon
2 stopsKenya Airways
17h 00mAMS-CPT
R7 174
23/3Thu
1 stopEgypt Air
14h 45mAMS-JNB
R7 228
8/2Wed
1 stopSWISS
18h 55mAMS-CPT
R7 460
1/2Wed
2 stopsLufthansa
15h 30mAMS-CPT
R7 513
1/2Wed
2 stopsLufthansa
19h 45mAMS-CPT
R7 602
5/3Sun
1 stopSWISS
26h 50mAMS-CPT
R7 870
7/2Tue
1 stopSWISS
21h 20mAMS-CPT
R7 888
7/11Mon
1 stopBritish Airways
13h 30mAMS-JNB
R8 905
12/10Wed
3 stopsEthiopian Air
45h 12mAMS-JNB
R9 815
1/1Sun
1 stopQatar Airways
22h 55mAMS-JNB
R9 922
7/11Mon
1 stopEmirates
25h 35mAMS-DUR
R13 331

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Amsterdam - South Africa Flights

Departure:

Amsterdam (AMS)Netherlands

Return flight deals:

South Africa - Amsterdam

Browse origins:

R8 566

Browse destinations:

R10 404
R12 296