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Say goodbye to layovers and time-consuming connections. Our direct flights will swiftly take you from Cape Town in less than 9 hours or from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo, Brazil within 10 hours. Book your flights before 30 November 2023 at and pay from only R13,647 return.

Valid for travel 31 October 2023-30 November 2023.

With flights operating 4 times a week, we offer flexibility to suit your travel preferences. Whether it is a business trip or a leisurely escape, our schedule caters to your needs.

The inaugural flights are set to take off on Tuesday, 31st October from Cape Town and Monday, 6th November from Johannesburg.

South African Airways offers the convenience of direct flights to São Paulo from Johannesburg and Cape Town. As the most populous city in Brazil, the metropolis is an eclectic melting-pot of culture and industry.

São Paulo or Sampa, as the city is known, is vast and provides the ideal backdrop for its booming economy and lively cultural scene. The city not only offers a vast selection of first-rate museums, cultural centres, experimental theatres and cinemas, but also boasts a staggering number of world-class nightclubs, bars and restaurants.

Guarulhos International Airport is located roughly 25km from the urban centre. The hub is served by various transport networks, including taxis, buses, subways and railway lines. Car hire and shuttle facilities are also available at the airport.

SAA flies into São Paulo 4 times a week, with options from both Johannesburg (JNB) and Cape Town (CPT), and you can rest assured that these flights deliver excellent turnaround times and exceptional world-class facilities.

The city serves as an exciting example of the exquisite Brazilian way of life, combining the relaxed lifestyle synonymous with Latin America with the hustle and bustle that comes with a rapidly developing economy.

So, whether it be for business or leisure, make sure São Paulo is on your list of places to visit. For other spectacular destinations in South Africa and the world, or for more information about São Paulo, visit our destinations page.

Travelling to Brazil FAQ’s

South African Passport & Entry Requirements to Brazil

A visa is NOT required for South African passport holders visiting Brazil for a short-term stay: 90 days. Valid Passport: A SA passport Valid for at least 6 months after return date.

Travelers to São Paulo need to be aware of Brazil's visa and customs regulations. Ensure you check the visa requirements based on your country of origin. Customs allowances and restrictions are in line with international standards, allowing for the import of goods for personal use without excessive duties.

For more visa information visit the Department of Home Affairs website:

Best Time to Visit São Paulo

The city is a year-round destination, but the best time to visit São Paulo is between March and May or October and November. During these periods, the weather is pleasant, and the city is less crowded, offering visitors an intimate experience with the city’s charms.

Weather & Climate in São Paulo

Boasting a tropical and temperate climate, São Paulo enjoys mild winters and warm summers. Rain is common during the summer months, so come prepared with an umbrella if you plan to visit from December to March.

Wellbeing & Security

São Paulo is a bustling metropolis, and like any major city, it is essential to be aware of your surroundings and take standard precautions. The city has a robust healthcare system with numerous public and private facilities.

Expenses & Budget

Though São Paulo can be expensive, smart planning can yield a quality experience on a budget. From affordable accommodation options to a plethora of street food delicacies, São Paulo offers options for every pocket.

Accommodation Options

The city boasts a variety of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to budget hostels. Choose a location that gives you easy access to the city’s attractions, commercial hubs, and transportation networks.

Transportation & Mobility

São Paulo's transport system is comprehensive. It includes a well-connected metro, bus services, taxis, and ride-sharing options, making commuting within the city both convenient and efficient.

Main Attractions in São Paulo

Discover the gems of São Paulo that make every visit an unforgettable experience. Wander through the iconic Ibirapuera Park, delve into art and culture at the São Paulo Museum of Art, or explore the bustling streets of Vila Madalena, famed for its street art, boutiques, and eclectic eateries. São Paulo’s attractions are as diverse as they are captivating, promising something special for every visitor.

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