The icy winter weather is coming in thick and fast and there’s never been a better excuse to shed those extra layers and travel abroad to find a place where the sun is always shining.

And when you fly with South African Airways, the perfect vacation to an all–year round summer destination is only a click away. So, put away those winter woolies and set your sights on Perth, the biggest and most beautiful city in Western Australia.

As South Africa’s most awarded airline, we strive to give each and every one of our travelers the very best in cost–effective, stress–free travel. So, say goodbye to stop over’s, and connecting flights because when you fly with South African Airways, you fly direct, with as many as 6 direct flights to Perth available weekly!

Of course, planning your trip can be almost as exciting as the journey itself. Accommodation, car rental and other travel services can be tricky to come by when travelling abroad. But, whether you’re booking your trip for business or for leisure, we’ve got everything you need to make your travels just that much easier.

Whether you plan on flying Business or Economy class, there’s a seat with you name on it so books yours now with our easy and effective online booking engine and you could be taking flight before you know it.

There’s a lot to remember when planning your trip to Perth, but the last thing you want to forget about is South African Airways. So, book your seat now and see the world with SAA.


Until next time, travel safe!

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Destination of the month – Perth

Known as one of the world’s most isolated capital cities, Perth is a laid–back, quite and safe destination for anyone planning to travel Australia.

Kick back and sink tour toes into the sand of one of the many pristine beaches along the Perth coastline or, if you’re looking for a bit of adventure, take a stroll through the many parks and nature reserves. Looking for an adrenalin rush? Why not take on the Australian waves and try your hand at one of the many exciting water sports on offer.

There is something for everyone in Perth so book your tickets with South African Airways today.

We provide the fastest connection between Australia & Africa with 13 weekly flights, 6 of which fly direct to Perth.

Johannesburg to / from Perth

    We provide the fastest connection between Africa &
      Australia with 13 weekly flights, 6 of which fly direct
      to Perth.
    SA282 departs from Johannesburg on Saturdays at 16h40pm
      and arrives in Perth at 07h30am on the following day. The
      return flight, SA283, departs from Perth on Sundays at
      10h15am and arrives in Johannesburg at 16h00pm on the
      same day.
    The return flight, SA281, departs from Perth on Mondays,
      Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at
      23h50pm and arrives in Johannesburg the following days
      at 05h35am.
    Johannesburg–Perth flight time is 08h50 and
      Perth–Johannesburg flight time is 11h45.
    These services are non–stop with smooth connections to the
      the SAA network.
    Services are offered on A340–300 & A340–600.

Business Class:

In Business Class, we offer award winning flat-bed seats and our Business Class seats on A340–600 are completely lie–flat to ensure that our premium travelers receive the optimum in comfort. (Images are attached.) SAA offers attractive, competitive fares in Business Class to Africa and our global network of destinations.

Economy Class:

SAA offers generous ergonomic Economy Class seats with seat–back videos. The travel experience is further enhanced by a wide range of audio & visual programmes on demand. Now you can kick–back, relax and enjoy the flight.

Airport Lounges:

In Perth, SAA offers Qantas Club Lounge for both Business Class travelers and Gold Card members to enjoy.

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South Africa specials

Johannesburg to Entebbe from R5473*
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Johannesburg to Lusaka from R3583*
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Johannesburg to Luanda from R4791*
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Johannesburg to Windhoek from R2618*
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Johannesburg to Brazzaville from R6853*
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Johannesburg to Abidjan from R5784*
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Johannesburg to Kigali from R4022*
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Johannesburg to Bujumbura from R3993*
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Johannesburg to Frankfurt from R6093*
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Johannesburg to Munich from R5970*
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Stadium in Abidjan
Stadium in Abidjan

* Above fares are on a return basis, inclusive of all taxes and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.
  All fares are subject to availability.
  Terms and conditions apply.


Book now on or through the SAA Call Centre on 0861 606 606

For Call Centre bookings, please quote booking code: mn28jun12

Number of seats in totality: 44091


International specials

Lagos to Beijing from USD 1477*
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Kinshasa to Hong Kong from USD 1924*
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Lusaka to Johannesburg from USD 463*
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Libreville to Cape Town from XOF 514 400*
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Entebbe to New York from USD 2033*
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Looking towards Medina and Point E areas
of Dakar, Senegal

* Above fares are on a return basis, inclusive of all taxes and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.
  All fares are subject to availability.
  Terms and conditions apply.


Book now on or through your local SAA office

When you’re booking through an SAA office, please quote the following booking code: mn28jun12

Number of seats in totality: 680

For special fares from other departure cities click here.


SAA Holidays

SAA, your preferred airline, opens up the world of travel
to you;

We now offer comprehensive holiday packages. With 75 years of trusted experience and flights to over 700 destinations in South Africa and around the world, there are so many places to explore. To make the choice easier we have assembled a collection of some of our favourite packaged holidays for your convenience.

Visit the ancient sights of Italy on a scenic train tour or take the whole family to Disneyland Paris. A cruise to exciting ports in the Mediterranean might be just the ticket for you to relax or a romantic weekend in Cape Town with dreamy views of Table Mountain and the ocean might do the trick.

See more >>> browse through our website and find the perfect package for your next holiday at an affordable price.

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Online Check–in

Online Check–in

With South African Airways, you can travel smart by avoiding check–in queues and travel stress. Now you can prepare for your trip from the comfort of your own home with our easy–to–use online check–in services.

Check in and print your boarding pass at home within 24 hours of your flight’s departure time. Simply visit and use the ‘Manage My Booking’ tab.

Remember, Home Boarding Pass Check–In and Printing closes 3 hours before departure time so don’t leave it too late!

Upon arrival at the airport, you can also avoid the rush by making use of our self–check–in kiosks.


Showcasing Africa – Lagos

Are you in the mood for a little adventure? Then visit Lagos, Nigeria– the second fastest growing city in Africa. Known for its music, night–life and a vast array of over a dozen beautiful beaches to choose from, Lagos is gradually becoming a major tourist destination and is a must–see for anyone exploring the wonders of Africa.

Lagos, also referred to as Eko or Las Grid by the locals, is truly a hidden gem of Africa so book your seat with South African Airways and experiences Nigeria’s rich culture and everything else that the beautiful city of Lagos has to offer.


Upcoming events

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Hermanus Whale Festival

Situated in Walker Bay, near the Southern–most tip of Africa, you’ll find Hermanus, a place that offers some of the best shore–based whale–watching opportunities in the world. Southern Right Whales are the stars of this incredible annual whale festival – a must–see for all nature lovers.

During the festival, the Hermanus cliff tops around the bay are packed with eager spectators, although quieter spots can be found a short way out of town. The trick is to get up early in the morning when waters are calmer as this is when and the whales come close to shore, spring out of the water and dive back down leaving nothing but a mountain of spray.

Hermanus even has its own whale–crier, who is able to communicate in morse code. At the blow of his kelp horn, locals and tourists alike scamper like children in the direction of the sound for a chance to get a front–row seat during this whale–watching extravaganza!

In addition to the whale–watching, the festival offers visitors a host of environmental activities, along with a sports agenda that includes the exciting Whale Run Half Marathon.

Where: Hermanus , Western Cape

Date: Sep – Oct 2012 (annual)

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

The very first Notting Hill Carnival took place in 1964 when London’s Caribbean Community introduced the carnival as a way to ease racial tensions. Since then, it has become a popular and colourful annual event that is celebrated by more than two million Londoners from all backgrounds.

It is the world’s second largest street party after the Rio Carnival held in Brazil. The carnival is full of festivities that include costume parades, a steel band, jazz and reggae performances, and countless street vendors selling exotic Caribbean food for all to enjoy.

Venue: Notting Hill, London

Date: 26 and 27 August 2012



Partner of the month

Pick n Pay

South African Airways now offers you the convenience of paying for your airline ticket at any Pick n Pay store. Simply go to your local Pick n pay, present your e–mail confirmation and/or your 17 digit Pick n Pay reference number to the check–out clerk and pay for your airline ticket. It’s as simple as that!

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Avis is proud to be in partnership with SAA and ensures that the very best in car rental rates are made available to you.

At Avis, people will always be more important than cars and that means "We try harder" to meet your every transport need.

Book great weekend car rental from R149* per day at the same time as booking your flight to ensure you earn 250 Voyager Miles.

At Avis, we constantly strive for excellent service with a personal touch. From our customer call centre to our wide range of reliable cars, our Avis family will always be there to make sure that you get back to yours.

We will continue to try harder in every way to make your Avis experience a memorable one.

We try harder.

Book your car rental with Avis.

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