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Find cheap flights to South America from R6 160

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from South Africa to South America departing on 26/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheapest return prices found by our users on KAYAK in the last 72 hours

Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo1 stopR10 067
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires3 stopsR19 984
Santiago
Santiago2 stopsR22 200
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro2 stopsR14 011
Lima
Lima2 stopsR48 212
Bogotá
Bogotá2 stopsR30 670

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R6 160
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Flight from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport

FAQs - booking South America flights

  • How long is the flight to South America?

    An average direct flight from South Africa to South America takes 26h 33m, covering a distance of 13116 km. The most popular route is Johannesburg - Sao Paulo with an average flight time of 10h 00m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to South America?

    The cheapest ticket to South America from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R9 263 one-way, and R9 973 round-trip. The most popular route is Johannesburg OR Tambo to Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R9 973.

  • Which airlines fly to South America?

    Kenya Airways, South African & Cathay Pacific fly the most frequently from South Africa to South America. The most popular route is from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo, and Cathay Pacific, LATAM Airlines and Kenya Airways fly this route the most.

  • What are the most popular destinations in South America?

    Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Sao Paulo (45% of total searches to South America). The next most popular destinations are Rio de Janeiro (15%) and Buenos Aires (13%). Searches for flights to Bogotá (12%), to Santiago (4%) and to Santa Cruz de la Sierra (2%) are also popular.

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Top 5 airlines flying to South America

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from South Africa to South America? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
7,6
South AfricanOverall score based on 186 reviews
8,2Crew
7,9Boarding
7,5Comfort
7,3Food
6,7Entertainment
Airline reviews

Flight was cancelled with no notification until I reached the check-in desk at the airport. I also got downgraded and they lost my luggage.

2,0 MediocreDafydd, May 2024CPT - JNB
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Flight was cancelled with no notification until I reached the check-in desk at the airport. I also got downgraded and they lost my luggage.

Very bad. Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

Very bad, Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

The flight SA227 on 2nd March Sao Paulo to Cape Town was delayed by 3 hours. All other flights leaving Sao Paulo left on time. We were told that we were waiting for push back and a routing from Air traffic control. I don't believe this, what was the real reason for the flight delay?

I think more immigration officers at Or Tambo- I spent 90 mins in a queue before I can assisted and most people missed their appointments and meetings

Not sure it was a basic airline so nothing much to like but what was annoying was they delayed so much we missed our connecting flight and we had to almost fight to be out on the next flight and also even get food

Everything the crew werr nice and helpful plus the food was good

First row in business class is terrible - no storage space with video screen folded down between seats. Entertainment system didn't show flight info...

At the last minute as I boarded the airplane they made me check my carry on bag. When I arrived my Apple Watch, sunglasses, and medications had been stolen. I find this absolutely unacceptable. I will never fly with SAA again.

Cons: "It’s a hop and a skip, just 2 1/2 hours. But. Nice flight"

As gold member there is no priority checkin. Meaning you either have to board with your zone or last with business class pax. As economy pax all the baggage bays are filled by the time you arrive

I had first class service from them. A little late taking off, but no major problem

I staff or crew they were very friendly and humbly, they done theirs service very well, I appreciate them and thank you to the company or Qatar 🇶🇦 Government for providing as good service in their flight ,once again, thank you 😊 🙏 😀 😉 👍

There’s lots of problem I faced from Bom to Doha that experience was worst I never faced before like this

I found it weird that the quality of the flight different from Australia to Doha than the Doha to Berlin leg. The quality of the toiletries pack (was in a box from Australia) and then a proper bag from Doha. The biggest variation was the inflight entertainment, which had a significantly shorter amount of content compared to the Doha flight. My QSuite seat was also broken and did not recline all the way flat. Wasn’t the best and I wouldn’t be happy if I’d paid cash for the flight.

I had already opted for Vegan food before 2 months yet they say we have no record for it,

Boarding procedures are very tiring. We have to clear security twice for our connecting flights from Doha. Also every time we board flights we have to show boarding passes 5-6 times.

Excellent will be flying again in May with Qatar. to Botswana.

Overall good but staff in the place looked extremely tired after 8hrs in 14 hrs journey and then service was cut short and response time for calls increased in later part of flight. Food was ok not astonishing

Okay not so good or great. The flight operated by Indigo is worst from boarding to luggage handling and food. Damaged one luggage and delayed another luggage. Still did not get it, since 2 days.

TAM is a real disappointment. We had to jump on a crowded bus for a 6am flight - although there were at least 15 available fingers that could have been used by our plane. Then, we were placed on row 30 - the last row of the plane, despite having purchased the tickets a long time ago and being TAM gold plus members. Note: worse seats on the plane. Great way of rewarding your frequent flyers TAM ! I now remember why I stoped flying internationally with TAM and moved to American, United, Swiss, Lufthansa and BA. TAM has no respect for its customers.

I do not speak Spanish or read in Spanish When asking for help, people were hard to find they spoke quickly and pointed a lot directions for where to go and what to do we’re unclear. Which made my traveling uneasy.

I do not read or speak in Spanish. Only English. When asking for help, the people spoke quickly in English and pointed a lot. I wish they would’ve spoken a little slower for me to understand. There was much confusion and hurried in their message and I was unclear as to where to go

It’s been some time since I saw the plane and the cabin that old and worn out.

No air in the middle rows. Had a hard time breathing. Was dying of heat.

Flight was great Customer service was questionable until we found someone at checkin to help us. One young lady took all our passports disappeared for 15 minutes, came back with nothing done, handed to someone else and left for lunch. Very complacent. Baggage was very expensive until we went to the service counter and a separate person helped us. Even with platinum status they wouldn’t allow free bags. We will continue to fly Delta as our preferred carrier but will avoid checking in with Latam. Dr. Armand Radke

Terrible They charged me 157$ for excess baggage even though my bags were within the normally accepted limits Flight was late. Service was poor. The snacks were really bad

Horrific checkin procedure with neither Delta nor Latam figuring out how to check me in. 4 hrs on customer support with both and both airlines pointing to each other who should do checking. I was not checked in until morning of flight, which for international flight is concerning.

Awful, horrible customer service. Flight got delayed and had to spend y the night in Bogota as a result. Very poor

the flight from Boston to Curitiba was on time actually 30 minutes earlier. latam was not able to unload the luggage for custom checkup in Sao Paulo ii took two and half hours . i missed the flight to Curitiba spend the night in hotel and then flying in the morning to Curitiba

Overall it was good, but the flight was long and crews on such long flights in my experience generally get more involved. They make more rounds with water and snacks and check on wellbeing of passengers. It was not an overnight flight, so the ‘night’ atmosphere in the cabin was not called for

Overnight flight in the old style Business class, but still very good.

Friendly cabin crew and the flight was on time. Would recommend toanyone

Horrible. Boarding was terrible. For a huge airplane, we needed to be transported to the plane. The boarding area was overcrowded and frantic. .The seats were so uncomfortable. The food was fine.

Nothing really was great as such. Seen other no name airlines perform better.

Loved the check-in experience. Very friendly staff and not crowded. I did wind up with a middle-middle seat, which was quite uncomfortable. Always appreciate the very professional staff on TAL.

It was a nightmare. I booked business class ticket from Ediburgh to Beirut via Istanbul to attend a funeral. I had a wonderful experience flying to Istanbul from Edinburgh. Then I could not get a boarding pass issued to Beirut. It seems that although they booked me and I had a reservation number, I had no seat allocated and the flight was full. I was asked to go from one desk to another and made to wait for 2 hours. I missed my flight as I did not have a seat assigned and it was full. The only option was to put me on the next flight, 6 hours later, for a fee of over $400. They said that was the best they can do to 'help me' and to 'take it or leave it'. Well, I was not about to be bullied; I stood my ground. I booked and paid premium for the journey, which was confirmed. The eventually accepted to not charge me extra and i waited a total of over 8 hours in the airport with no compensation. On top of my grief with the risk of missing the funeral service, I had to put up with their indifference and condescending attitude. They spoke about me in Turkish thinking I would not understand (I hold a British passport) in front of me. When they eventually handed my passport and boarding pass back to me, I showed them I was born in Istanbul and that I understood everything and said a condescending 'thank you' back to them in Turkish. You should have seen their faces. I said that consumers have rights and it is a shame that Turkish Airlines does not have good customer service to at least acknowledge and apologize for errors committed by the airline. Blaming the me, the client, for such an error and placing unreasonable ultimatums, rudeness and dismissiveness to be rid of me, particularly when I was vulnerable and visibly grieving was really shocking... The airline taints the city of Istanbul and the people of Türkiye. Such a shame.

3 of us were in the business class. All good except the Flight out of Mumbai is too early. It is at 6:30 am. Reporting is at 4 am. We had to get up at 3 am. US connection has 4-5 hours of layover. It would be nicer to start the India flight late (give more time to sleep at home) and have less layover duration in IST.

seat didn't fold children noise in the air plain. no foot space

for the very long way the flight has to be more confortable it was very dirty the wc was not clean

Short lay-overs and total flight times. Everything else could have been better.

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22/10Tue
1 stopTAAG
15h 50mJNB-GRU
3/11Sun
1 stopTAAG
15h 25mGRU-JNB
R10 067
22/10Tue
1 stopSouth African
12h 40mJNB-GRU
24/10Thu
directSouth African
8h 50mGRU-JNB
R10 086
22/10Tue
1 stopTAAG
15h 50mJNB-GRU
3/11Sun
1 stopTAAG
15h 25mGRU-JNB
R10 217
19/8Mon
directSouth African
10h 30mJNB-GRU
26/8Mon
directSouth African
8h 50mGRU-JNB
R10 555
1/9Sun
directLATAM Airlines
10h 10mJNB-GRU
26/9Thu
directLATAM Airlines
8h 45mGRU-JNB
R10 612
7/7Sun
directLATAM Airlines
10h 10mJNB-GRU
22/7Mon
directLATAM Airlines
8h 45mGRU-JNB
R10 799
3/11Sun
1 stopQatar Airways
32h 15mJNB-GRU
11/1Sat
1 stopQatar Airways
45h 40mGRU-JNB
R17 392
10/7Wed
1 stopQatar Airways
26h 20mJNB-GRU
16/7Tue
1 stopQatar Airways
27h 30mGRU-JNB
R18 181
12/11Tue
1 stopEthiopian Air
29h 40mCPT-GRU
10/12Tue
1 stopEthiopian Air
32h 00mGRU-CPT
R21 524
6/11Wed
1 stopEthiopian Air
30h 25mCPT-GRU
8/12Sun
1 stopEthiopian Air
32h 00mGRU-CPT
R22 406

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8h 55mCPT-GRU
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8h 50mGRU-JNB
R10 762
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21h 10mGRU-JNB
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21h 10mGRU-JNB
R22 594
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multi-stopQatar Airways
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17/6Mon
multi-stopQatar Airways
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R23 684
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multi-stopQatar Airways
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