Find flights
Deals
When to book
FAQs & Tips
Airlines

Find cheap flights to Southeast Asia from R5 573

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 Southeast Asia departing on 30/9. 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.
1 adult
0 bags
Mon 12/8
Mon 19/8

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Southeast Asia

In the last 7 days, travellers have searched 48 385 807 times on KAYAK, and here's why:

Save 32% or moreCompare multiple travel sites with one search.

Track pricesNot ready to book? Create a price alert for when prices drop.

Free to useThere are no hidden charges or fees.

Filter your dealsChoose cabin class, free Wi-Fi and more.

Best Southeast Asia Flight Deals

Cheapest return prices found by our users on KAYAK in the last 72 hours

Bangkok
Bangkok1 stopR10 841
Phuket City
Phuket City1 stopR10 877
Denpasar
Denpasar2 stopsR13 178
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur2 stopsR11 596
Singapore
Singapore1 stopR11 075
Manila
Manila1 stopR14 401
Hanoi
Hanoi2 stopsR14 149
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City1 stopR12 765
Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh2 stopsR18 033
Koh Samui
Koh Samui2 stopsR17 062
Jakarta
Jakarta1 stopR13 412
Krabi
Krabi1 stopR30 941
Cebu City
Cebu City1 stopR15 120

Good to know

Low season

August

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R5 573
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 6% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (21% more expensive on average)
Flight from Johannesburg to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

FAQs - booking Southeast Asia flights

  • How long is the flight to Southeast Asia?

    An average direct flight from South Africa to Southeast Asia takes 25h 31m, covering a distance of 15448 km. The most popular route is Johannesburg - Bangkok with an average flight time of 18h 10m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Southeast Asia?

    The cheapest ticket to Southeast Asia from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R10 877. The most popular route is Johannesburg OR Tambo to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R10 877.

  • Which airlines fly to Southeast Asia?

    Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines & ANA fly the most frequently from South Africa to Southeast Asia.

  • What are the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia?

    Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Bangkok (35% of total searches to Southeast Asia). The next most popular destinations are Phuket City (19%) and Denpasar (15%). Searches for flights to Kuala Lumpur (9%), to Singapore (6%) and to Manila (4%) are also popular.

  • How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

See more FAQs

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Southeast Asia

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Southeast Asia flight deals.

Top 5 airlines flying to Southeast Asia

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from South Africa to Southeast Asia? 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.
8,2
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1367 reviews
8,6Crew
8,1Entertainment
7,7Food
8,4Boarding
8,0Comfort
Airline reviews

Awesome! Was impressed with the hospitality and the thoughtful services. The cabin attendants were superb.

10,0 ExcellentKumi, Jul 2024JFK - FRA
Read more about Singapore Airlines reviews

Awesome! Was impressed with the hospitality and the thoughtful services. The cabin attendants were superb.

Crews were great but food not much selection just all tailored for Asian passengers.

Too many luggages for 1 passenger (4 bags) will make all the overhead luggage bins a challenge to fit them all. Some have oversized hand carry as in like back packer size bags shouldn’t be allowed as handcarry.

I had a great experience with Singapore airlines as always. The partner airline, Scoot was fine except my bag was misplaced during the shuffle. Ultimately, my baggage arrived intact. Attempting to inquire about my baggage was impossible.

plus: service and personal assistance minus: online check-in did not work

My experience with Scoot is very good. Will have no issue flying with Scoot again.

Good flight. Fiod was ready a bit late hence a hurry to finish before landing. Excellent crew and service

Good flight. The food was served a bit late, hence a hurry to finish before landing. Excellent crew and service

I requested an aisle seat and got a middle seat The flight gate was changed and the flight was delayed

It was a great flight Food was great Crew was spectacular

More than two hours delay I could not do my tax refund because of the delay to check in They lost my luggage

The internet connection did was not functioning as per normal.

All was good. Emirates should restart allowing fast track immigration for business class at Manchester airport. Saves a bit of time

Different rules going from Dubai to Ahmedabad vs going from Ahmedabad to Dubai Horrible, only 1 baggage was allowed to carry on and no personal bag, i had to put personal bag inside carry on

On time take off and early arrival, what else can one want

My last few flights with Emirates have always been delayed at least a half an hour. When my layover is only an hour and a half to two hours, 30 minutes makes a big difference. I’m going to check out other airlines.

I liked everything accept the delay try to improve in that area

Flights were both delayed. No luggage on arrival for the whole plane and no contact since submitting a PIR.

Flight from Dubai to Zagreb very bad cabin crew. Bad food

The flight was great. We had to purchase extra long seats for the long flight. But overall it was great.

Bad experience. Departure time delayed from 1610 to 1740. After the flight was pushed back, pilot said there was a technical issue on the aircraft and we couldn’t take off. Delayed another hour to solve it.

The flight was cancelled. I wasn't informed where to check in, how and when. It wasn't easy to get in contact with Cathay service representative, and they were not very helpful... The staff on the airport - Air Canada (I assume) were the most helpful, kind efficient, patient... Thank you for all your help and care, for your patience, for your professionalism!!!

Great, the flight attendants were very friendly and the food was also good.

Very comfortable Prem economy seats for a long haul flight. Had a problem with the tv that the crew fixed so was great!

Cathay Pacific seems to be an airline in trouble and on its way out. Lots of broken or poorly functioning things like entertainment screens, seats, and enough well trained staff to handle a full flight. Sad...

The flight crew was exceptionally good. Personal needs were well met. The food choices were very nice.

Excellent. Planes are a little older and could get some refurbishment, but besides that everything was excellent.

I cancelled the flights in good time but could only get a partial refund. I was not warned of this.

Not good. Flight was purchased for my father who needed medical assistance to board and transfer due to a heart condition. No one at Hong Kong from Cathay was there to assist and he barely made the connection. When I talked to him he could barely breath and was not sure he was going to make it. Really poor service even though the ticket stated he needed a wheelchair assistance.

The boarding experience was as expected and went well. The plane's economy seating plan is not designed for a positive customer experience but rather for company profit. When the passenger in front of me reclined, the distance from the screen to my face was the span of my hand (thumb tip to pinky fingertip). There is no such thing as personal space in this setting. This results in the domino effect, for when I recline the person in back of me reclines and so it goes. This is not to say that reclining is the answer as the experience is not increased, but simply managed.

Noice cancelling headphones would be better since it’s a crowded plane And kids behaviors are unavoidable

Being a platinum member, no attention given. No towel or tissue provided.

Between Air India and Qatar my luggage was lost for three days. I eventually found my own luggage location using the Apple Air Tag. Air India used a paper form to report my lost luggage. I could never get past getting past luggage personnel with my report number before they would hang up on me. Only after them specifically telling Air India at Chandigarh airport where my luggage was located which was right under their noses did they react. After three days I finally received my luggage. The Air India luggage folks didn’t seem proactive in finding the luggage’s rightful owner.

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.

Seat selection screen while online check-in could include free seats to choose from and show the options before we proceed. Currently, it is auto-allocated and there are no options for free seat selections.

Long way to improve. Toilets not working. Bad handling when flight was canceled

Online was good boarding also but a child was crying all the way with no intervention from crew member.

1st of all on February 27th Abu Dhabi to Delhi flight the seat wasn't comfortable at all, coming back the Lounge at Abu Dhabi didn't have anything. Than the Food in the flight

1st time with. Etihad Airways and it was amazing from check in to crew. Great flight.

It has been a couple of years since I flew with Etihad last, after having a unpleasant experience with them coming out of the pandemic. I can say that the experience has uplifted, but I can’t really rate the service. At Barcelona airport the service was great, with their dedicated Etihad staff very helpful. The onboard experience wasn’t great, not very personalised and it really makes sense why Etihad doesn’t feature in the top 10 2023 Skytrax awards. The crew just seemed to be inattentive and almost absent from the cabin. I felt that I had to keep getting their attention. Even after I’d finished my meal, an hour went by before I had to call them to clear the tray/plate etc.

The staff was very nice and polite but it was very very hot and no ways to have some fresh air. It would be nice to have more time to sleep since it was a night flight

The staff was kind and polite, but it was very very hot and no ways to have some fresh air.it would be also be nice to have more time to sleep, since it was a night flight

My wife and I were upgraded to Business Class on our Dublin-Abu-Dhabi flight on the 22nd of January. Being served by "Mariyan" (not too sure about her name, she's from Tunisia) was the real highlight of our flight, she deserves to be working with etihad. We are looking forward to the next upgrade as we are flying back to Dublin on February 01, 2024. If I am not mistaken we have just reached GOLD status as Etihad Guests.

I WOULD ADVISE NOT TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHT ON KAYAK. THEY SHOW BETTER FARES AND AFTER I BOOKED MINE, I FIND OUT THAT IT DID NOT INCLUDE LUGGAGE. i HAD TO PAY $800 TO CHECK IN MY BAGS.

Book Cheap Southeast Asia Plane Tickets

Recent return flight deals

3/10Thu
1 stopQatar Airways
18h 35mJNB-BKK
11/11Mon
1 stopQatar Airways
22h 55mBKK-JNB
R10 841
12/9Thu
1 stopQatar Airways
18h 10mJNB-BKK
23/9Mon
1 stopQatar Airways
25h 10mBKK-JNB
R10 877
17/10Thu
1 stopEtihad Airways
16h 45mJNB-HKT
20/10Sun
1 stopEtihad Airways
28h 40mHKT-JNB
R10 967
17/10Thu
1 stopEtihad Airways
27h 35mJNB-HKT
28/10Mon
2 stopsEtihad Airways
39h 35mHKT-JNB
R11 039
1/11Fri
1 stopCathay Pacific
25h 55mJNB-BKK
7/11Thu
1 stopCathay Pacific
19h 35mBKK-JNB
R12 010
28/7Sun
1 stopCathay Pacific
31h 30mJNB-BKK
12/8Mon
1 stopCathay Pacific
24h 10mBKK-JNB
R12 154
5/10Sat
1 stopSingapore Airlines
19h 55mJNB-BKK
13/11Wed
1 stopSingapore Airlines
23h 15mBKK-JNB
R12 333
4/11Mon
1 stopEmirates
32h 10mCPT-BKK
21/11Thu
1 stopEmirates
19h 45mBKK-CPT
R12 495
24/9Tue
1 stopEmirates
18h 05mJNB-BKK
23/11Sat
1 stopEmirates
22h 40mBKK-JNB
R12 513
3/10Thu
1 stopSingapore Airlines
24h 40mJNB-BKK
13/11Wed
1 stopSingapore Airlines
23h 15mBKK-JNB
R12 855

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Recent one-way flight deals

30/9Mon
1 stopQatar Airways
18h 10mJNB-BKK
R5 573
17/10Thu
1 stopEtihad Airways
27h 35mJNB-HKT
R6 149
11/8Sun
1 stopCathay Pacific
25h 40mJNB-BKK
R7 263
12/10Sat
1 stopSingapore Airlines
19h 55mJNB-BKK
R7 731
12/10Sat
1 stopSingapore Airlines
22h 10mJNB-BKK
R7 749
25/7Thu
1 stopEthiopian Air
18h 20mJNB-SIN
R8 630
1/11Fri
1 stopEthiopian Air
17h 05mCPT-BKK
R8 648
24/9Tue
1 stopCathay Pacific
21h 40mJNB-DPS
R8 917
24/7Wed
1 stopEmirates
24h 20mCPT-BKK
R10 392
7/12Sat
1 stopEmirates
28h 05mJNB-SIN
R10 482

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Last minute flights to Southeast Asia

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

18/7Thu
multi-stopKenya Airways
31h 05mJNB-BKK
4/2Tue
multi-stopKenya Airways
19h 50mBKK-JNB
R14 778
15/7Mon
multi-stop
46h 00mJNB-DMK
23/7Tue
multi-stop
28h 55mDMK-JNB
R15 552
14/7Sun
multi-stop
24h 35mJNB-SIN
11/8Sun
multi-stop
21h 10mSIN-JNB
R15 605
16/7Tue
multi-stopSingapore Airlines
27h 15mJNB-BKK
23/7Tue
multi-stopSingapore Airlines
17h 15mBKK-JNB
R20 909
14/7Sun
multi-stopSingapore Airlines
15h 05mJNB-BKK
21/7Sun
multi-stopSingapore Airlines
24h 20mBKK-JNB
R20 981
17/7Wed
multi-stopEmirates
16h 40mJNB-HKT
26/7Fri
multi-stopEmirates
25h 55mHKT-JNB
R20 981
17/7Wed
multi-stopEmirates
26h 15mJNB-HKT
26/7Fri
multi-stopEmirates
25h 55mHKT-JNB
R21 862
17/7Wed
multi-stopQatar Airways
25h 25mCPT-BKK
7/8Wed
multi-stopQatar Airways
37h 20mBKK-CPT
R22 545
15/7Mon
multi-stopQatar Airways
19h 50mJNB-KUL
22/7Mon
multi-stopQatar Airways
26h 00mKUL-JNB
R23 067
17/7Wed
multi-stopEtihad Airways
29h 35mJNB-DPS
26/7Fri
multi-stopEtihad Airways
45h 10mDPS-JNB
R39 859

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price