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SAA welcomes you to bring as much baggage as you need (up to 3 pieces), but please bear in mind though, once you exceed your carry-on and checked-in baggage limits, additional baggage rates will apply.

Additional baggage will be assessed and must be paid for before boarding. Travellers also have the option of paying the charge for the entire journey or to your point of transfer, if you have a stopover. For those sectors of your journey where SAA is not your carrier, please check with the operating airline for their charges.

Additional Baggage Rates

For international and domestic travel the fees vary according to your destination, see our comprehensive charts to explain the fees. Please take note that the charges quoted below are per piece of baggage.

  • Within South Africa

    Business Class ZAR 349.98 per piece (VAT inclusive)
    Economy Class ZAR 250 per piece (VAT inclusive)
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    Between New York / Washington & Africa - via Johannesburg

    Country USD Local Currency
    All countries / cities in Africa not specified below: USD 200 USD 200
    Africa USD 200 USD 200
    Accra / Dakar (direct service only) USD 200 USD 200
    South Africa USD 200 ZAR 650
  • Between USA & Africa - except Hawaii, Alaska

    Country USD Local Currency
    All countries / cities in Africa not specified below: USD 250 USD 250
    Accra / Dakar (direct service only) USD 200 USD 200
    Namibia USD 250 NAD 1950
    South Africa USD 250 ZAR 1950
  • Between Africa & Hawaii, Alaska & Mexico

    Country USD Local Currency
    All countries / cities in Africa not specified below: USD 400 USD 400
    Accra / Dakar (direct service only) USD 350 USD 350
    Namibia USD 400 NAD 2200
    South Africa USD 400 ZAR 2200
    Zimbabwe USD 400 USD 400
  • Between Canada & Africa

    - Eastern Canada / New Foundland & Labrador / Prince Edward Island / Nova Scotia / New Brunswick / Quebec / Ontario Western Canada Manitoba / Saskatchewan Alberta / British Columbia / Yukon / N.W. Territories / Nunavut
    Country USD / Local Currency USD / Local Currency
    All countries / cities in Africa not specified below: CAD 250 / USD 250 CAD 300 / USD 300
    Accra / Dakar (direct service only) CAD 250 / USD 250 CAD 300 / USD 300
    Namibia CAD 250 / NAD 1075 CAD 300 / NAD 2050
    South Africa CAD 250 / ZAR 1075 CAD 300 / ZAR 2050
    Zimbabwe CAD 250 / USD 250 CAD 300 / USD 300
  • Between New York / Washington and Australia – via Johannesburg

    Country USD Local Currency
    Australia USD 300 AUD 300
  • Between Africa & Brazil / Argentina – via Johannesburg

    Country USD Local Currency
    All countries / cities in Africa not specified below: USD 120 USD 120
    South Africa USD 100 ZAR 300
    Namibia USD 100 NAD 300
    Nigeria USD 120 USD 120
  • Between Hong Kong / Bangkok/ India / Australia / Japan / Korea & Brazil / Argentina – via Johannesburg

    Country USD Local Currency
    Hong Kong / Bangkok USD 150 HKD 1600
    India USD 150 INR 6710
    Beijing USD 170 CNY 960
    Japan USD 150 JPY 20000
    Australia USD 150 AUD 150
    Korea USD 150 KWR 285900
  • Between Europe / UK and South Africa via Johannesburg

    Local Currency
    Country Business Class Economy Class Business Class Economy Class
    London GBP 90 GBP 50 ZAR 800 ZAR 450
    Frankfurt / Munich EUR 150 EUR 100 ZAR 800 ZAR 450
    UK N/A N/A ZAR 950 ZAR 600
    Germany / Europe N/A N/A ZAR 950 ZAR 600
    Scandinavia / Finland EUR 180 EUR 130 ZAR 950 ZAR 600
  • Between Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Korea and South Africa via Johannesburg

    Local Currency
    Country Business Class Economy Class Business Class Economy Class
    Australia AUD 120 AUD 120 ZAR 800 ZAR 450
    New Zealand NZD 200 NZD 200 ZAR 1000 ZAR 800
    Hong Kong HKD 1600 HKD 1000 ZAR 800 ZAR 450
    Beijing CNY 1300 CNY 800 ZAR 2000 ZAR 1000
    Japan JPY 20000 JPY 15000 ZAR 960 ZAR 610
    Korea KRW 285900 KRW 213000 ZAR 960 ZAR 610
  • Between Europe / UK and Africa via Johannesburg

    Local Currency
    Country Business Class Economy Class Business Class Economy Class
    London GBP 90 GBP 60 USD 150 USD 90
    Frankfurt / Munich EUR 150 EUR 100 USD 150 USD 90
    UK N/A N/A USD 200 USD 130
    Germany / Europe N/A N/A USD 200 USD 130
    Scandinavia / Finland EUR 210 EUR 160 USD 200 USD 130
  • Between Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Africa via Johannesburg / ex Africa to New Zealand

    Local Currency
    Country Business Class Economy Class Business Class Economy Class
    Australia AUD 150 AUD 150 USD 200 USD 150
    Hong Kong HKD 2100 HKD 1600 USD 200 USD 150
    Beijing CNY 1700 CNY 1300 USD 200 USD 150
    Japan JPY 25000 JPY 20000 USD 220 USD 170
    Korea KRW 358700 KRW 285900 USD 220 USD 170
    Korea KRW 358700 KRW 285900 USD 220 USD 170
    Ex Africa to New Zealand (WLG/AKL) NZD 250 NZD 250 USD 250 USD 200
  • Between Africa – India / Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Jakarta

    (valid when SA is the operating carrier between JNB & AUH, SA marketing flights between South and India when EY is the operating carrier, between AUH and India)
    Local Currency
    Country Business Class Economy Class
    Between Africa and Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai USD 210 USD 210
    Between Africa and Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Jakarta, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City USD 250 USD 250
    Between South Africa and Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai USD 180 USD 180
    Between South Africa and Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Jakarta, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City USD 220 USD 220
  • Between UK & Australia via Johannesburg

    Local Currency
    Country Business Class Economy Class Business Class Economy Class
    Between South Africa and Windhoek, Harare, Victoria Falls, Maputo, Mauritius, Livingstone USD 50 USD 30 ZAR 400 ZAR 250
    Between South Africa and Blantyre, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Luanda, Ndola, Kinshasa, Entebbe, Nairobi, Kigali and Dar es Salaam USD 60 USD 40 ZAR 500 ZAR 350
    Between South Africa and Dakar, Accra, Abidjan, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Bujumbura, Pointe Noire, Libreville and Doula USD 60 USD 40 ZAR 500 ZAR 350
    Between Cotonou and Pointe Noire,Between Bujumbura and Kigali,Between Abidjan and Accra USD 40 USD 20 N/A N/A
    Between South Africa and Nigeria USD 90 USD 70 ZAR 900 ZAR 700
    Between South Africa and Ghana USD 70 USD 50 ZAR 600 ZAR 450
    Between Abidjan and Antananarivo USD 100 USD 80 N/A N/A
  • Between Africa – Middle East

    Local Currency
    Country Business Class Economy Class
    South Africa - Abu Dhabi USD 170 USD 170
    Africa - Abu Dhabi USD 210 USD 210
    South Africa - Middle East USD 190 USD 190
    Africa - Middle East USD 230 USD 230
  • Between South Africa & Africa via Johannesburg

    Local Currency
    Country / Cities Business Class Economy Class Business Class Economy Class
    Between South Africa and Windhoek, Harare, Victoria Falls, Maputo, Mauritius, Livingstone USD 50 USD 30 ZAR 400 ZAR 250
    Between South Africa and Blantyre, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Luanda, Ndola, Kinshasa, Entebbe, Nairobi, Kigali, Dar Es Salaam USD 60 USD 40 ZAR 500 ZAR 350
    Between South Africa and Dakar, Abidjan, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Bujumbura, Pointe Noire, Libreville and Doula USD 60 USD 40 ZAR 500 ZAR 350
    Between Cotonou - Pointe Noire USD 70 USD 50 N/A N/A
    Between Cotonou - Libreville USD 90 USD 30 N/A N/A
    Between Bujumbura - Kigali, Between Abidjan – Accra USD 40 USD 20 N/A N/A
    Between South Africa and Nigeria USD 90 USD 70 ZAR 900 ZAR 700
    Between South Africa and Ghana USD 70 USD 50 ZAR 600 ZAR 450
    Between Abidjan & Antananarivo USD 100 USD 80 N/A N/A
  • Flight Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
    Between Business Class Economy Class Business class Economy Class Business class Economy Class
    Group 1 USD 75 USD 45 USD 80 USD 50 USD 80 USD 50
    Group 2 USD 80 USD 50 USD 90 USD 60 USD 90 USD 60
    Group 3 USD 80 USD 50 USD 90 USD 60 USD 90 USD 60
    • Group 1:

      • Windhoek | Harare | Victoria Falls | Maputo | Mauritius | Livingstone
    • Group 2:

      • Blantyre | Lilongwe | Lusaka | Luanda | Ndola | Kinshasa | Entebbe | Nairobi | Kigali | Dar es Salaam
    • Group 3:

      • Dakar | Douala | Accra | Abidjan | Brazzaville | Cotonou | Bujumbura | Pointe Noire | Libreville | Lagos

Baggage Policy

Additional baggage rates will apply for each of the following:

  • Each bag exceeding the number of pieces prescribed in the traveller’s baggage allowance.
  • Each bag exceeding the dimensions of 158cm (calculated as length + width + height), but not exceeding 203cm.
  • Each bag exceeding the maximum prescribed weight of 23kg (Economy Class), where applicable, but not exceeding 32kg.
  • Multiple excess baggage charges will apply for baggage that violates more than one of the above rules.

Customers are able to check-in a maximum of 3 pieces of excess baggage, above their free baggage allowance. Any additional piece needs to be sent as cargo, at applicable SAA Cargo rates.

Exceptions

There are exceptions for the following routes.

  • Between Johannesburg and Sao Paulo a maximum of 10 pieces of baggage, including your free allowance, is allowed.
  • Travellers flying between Johannesburg and Lagos, and Johannesburg and Accra, are allowed a maximum of 50 pieces of baggage, including your free allowance.

Baggage Tips

For a detailed outline on SAA's baggage tips click here.