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Flights to South Africa information

Popular destinations Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban
Flights depart from Malaysia
Flight price RM 2,857
Distance 9,023 km
Airlines Ethiopian Air, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways

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Cape Town
1 stop from RM 2,948.27
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Johannesburg
2+ stops from RM 2,619.05
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How long is the flight to South Africa?

The average direct flight from Malaysia to South Africa takes 23h 10m, covering a distance of 9264 km. The most popular route is Kuala Lumpur - Cape Town with an average flight time of 20h 20m.

What is the cheapest flight to South Africa?

The cheapest ticket to South Africa from Malaysia found in the last 72 hours was RM 2,760. The most popular route is Kuala Lumpur to Cape Town and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was RM 2,817.

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Airports
Origin
Kuala Lumpur
RM 2,857
only
RM 2,857
Destination
Cape Town
RM 2,857
only
RM 2,857
Johannesburg
RM 3,004
only
RM 3,004
Fri, 20 Mar
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20h 40m
Sat, 28 Mar
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
20h 30m
RM 2,857
Trip: 9 days
7.2Good Show reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 2,274 reviews
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
JUB
ADD
Okay 4.0

Pros: Average

SIN
ADD
Good 6.3

Pros: Seat was very comfortable and the air stewards were good

Cons: The entertainment system not working correctly and the food was poor

ADD
ABV
Good 6.3

Pros: Nice aircraft and comfortable seating in economy with a good selection of music and movies on the seat back entertainment. Business class was mostly empty and looked very nice and roomy. They should upgrade their frequent flyers the way other airlines do to fill those empty seats and generate the good PR that results. The food was good in my opinion, and the Ethiopian coffee is great. Affordably priced tickets was the selling point for choosing them. They are a young airline and while they go through the motions of being a modern service-oriented airline, but alas for the most part they aren't there yet.

Cons: We've flown a few Ethiopian Air flights now and while the flight attendants are nice, they aren't always on top of things and paying attention to the needs of the passengers. Not as helpful or attentive as we're used to. Boarding is chaotic and the overnight transfer at Addis Ababa is a total mess. If you get to leave through the airport in the early morning things are relatively painless, but what a nightmare of pushing and shoving chaos when it's busy. The hotels they put you up in are mediocre at best. Last week we enjoyed a long wait for the bus ride to the hotel, cold food when we arrived, and a nice hard bed to "sleep" in. We probably won't fly Ethiopian Air if we have to overnight in Addis Ababa again. I'm willing to pay up to fly another airline and skip the overnight as it's just not worth the hassle.

GRU
EZE
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Crew members paying more attention to the passengers, more option of food, being on time and cleaning after another flight.

JFK
ABJ
Good 7.3

Cons: Better veg food, Ask and provide water to drink when flight is 10 hrs long. Not just provide lunch and dinner.

Thu, 13 Feb
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
21h 20m
Thu, 20 Feb
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
26h 00m
RM 3,073
Trip: 8 days
8.4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 10,531 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
8.0
DOH
PEN
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Amazing service. Incredible comfort.

Cons: Nothing

DOH
SIN
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Food

DOH
JFK
Good 6.0

Pros: Good service from the crew and good food.

Cons: Flight was delayed and there are a lot of redundant checks before entering to the gate. No internet service and the flight was very long. (14 hrs)

AMD
DOH
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Cleaning of bathrooms

DUB
DOH
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Not a lot other than better choice of movies and music. Super airline as always

Wed, 24 Jun
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 20m
Fri, 31 Jul
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
32h 15m
RM 3,102
Trip: 38 days
7.4Good Show reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 6,558 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.0
IAD
AUH
Okay 5.3

Pros: Crew was friendly and online entertainment system had a lot to offer. Online check-in does save time, it's a shorter queue & you just have to drop off your luggage.

Cons: Eithad charges for seat selection now! Not seats with extra legroom or any other perks. But any seat in Economy if you select it 24 hours before departure, anywhere from $25 to $45. Seat selection is free if flight departure is less than 24 hours away but available seats are all random.

AUH
BOM
Okay 4.3

Cons: The seat was not comfortable in the flight from Toronto to Abu Dhabi. I was served wrong food. The food was tasteless. The crew was giving on half glass of water when asked for. It felt as if they were scared to give water to drink

IAD
AUH
Good 6.3

Cons: Narrow seats

AUH
DEL
Okay 5.0

Pros: Ok

Cons: Comfort

AUH
RUH
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Nothing

Cons: The seat were not adjustable and the snake were poor and no entertainment on board ... poor boarding with buses and arrived with buses

Mon, 20 Apr
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19h 50m
Sat, 25 Apr
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
21h 00m
RM 3,004
Trip: 6 days
7.2Good Show reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 2,274 reviews
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
LUN
ADD
Okay 4.0

Cons: Flight delays with no info from staff. Food poorly prepared. No orderly queues - there is aggression with no intervention from staff. There is no need for two security checks when making connections in Addis. Plane loos were all very stinky and dirty. I now remember why I had stopped using ET!

DAR
ADD
Good 6.3

Cons: Plane was very very old

ADD
AMH
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Friendly crew. Excellent check-in. Priority bags came off first.

CPT
ADD
Okay 5.3

Pros: They an amazing crew

Cons: They need to improve on the flight check-in and boarding at thier airport in Bole, it is so messy. Also thier inflight menu is nothing special

ADD
BOM
Excellent 8.0

Pros: After the Kigali Addisababa segment this was vastly superior with a newer aircraft

Tue, 23 Jun
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26h 25m
Tue, 30 Jun
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
27h 10m
RM 3,073
Trip: 8 days
8.4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 10,531 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
8.0
DOH
PEN
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Amazing service. Incredible comfort.

Cons: Nothing

CPT
DOH
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Absolutely nothing.

Cons: Everything. Firstly the flight was delayed, these things happen but nevertheless I end up missing my connecting Qatar flight to Belgrade, put into a horrible little hotel for 24hrs without my bag, no clothes or toiletries. At one point during the flight once everyone had their chairs reclined one hostess told me to not put mine so far back?!?! Then when asked well then person in front of me has to move theirs forward and her response no they don’t. Absolutely shocking. To think I wanted to upgrade to business class. I’m traveling the globe over the next year and thought let me try Qatar but never again with this type of service and how they treat their customers.

BOM
DOH
Good 7.6

Cons: Good service and better than average let room and overall seat confirm, which is a big plus on long haul flights. Will definitely choose to fly Qatar again.

JFK
DOH
Okay 4.3

Pros: The crew was amazing

Cons: The tv didn’t work throughout the whole flight. Very uncomfortable seats

CDG
DOH
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Seat comfortable

Fri, 1 May
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20h 30m
Sat, 9 May
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
25h 20m
RM 3,049
Trip: 9 days
7.2Good Show reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 2,274 reviews
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
TNR
ADD
Good 7.0

Cons: Could have a better seat like 30A on Boieng 387-8 Quantity of food should be improved Quality of food should be improved

ADD
EBB
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Crew were helpful

Cons: Food was very poor with very limited choices and no entertainment system on this flight

IAD
ADD
Good 6.6

Pros: The crew members were very accommodating and friendly. They do a wonderful job. When I told them that the power was not working in my seat and that I needed it for my CPAP (I call it my anti-snoring device), they arranged for me to move to another seat where the power worked for the CPAP. When the power did not work in the new seat for my laptop, they offered to let me charge it in a more powerful outlet near the galley.

Cons: The power didn't work for my laptop. It did work for my CPAP device. Some of the seat control buttons were out of order.

ACC
ADD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: the flight wasn't good at all, was expecting a better and comfortable seat, but the it was a smaller flight and the seats weren't adjustable

Cons: at this segment you mus put a 350, which will be more cost effective and should be cheaper in nature,

ADD
ABV
Good 6.3

Pros: Nice aircraft and comfortable seating in economy with a good selection of music and movies on the seat back entertainment. Business class was mostly empty and looked very nice and roomy. They should upgrade their frequent flyers the way other airlines do to fill those empty seats and generate the good PR that results. The food was good in my opinion, and the Ethiopian coffee is great. Affordably priced tickets was the selling point for choosing them. They are a young airline and while they go through the motions of being a modern service-oriented airline, but alas for the most part they aren't there yet.

Cons: We've flown a few Ethiopian Air flights now and while the flight attendants are nice, they aren't always on top of things and paying attention to the needs of the passengers. Not as helpful or attentive as we're used to. Boarding is chaotic and the overnight transfer at Addis Ababa is a total mess. If you get to leave through the airport in the early morning things are relatively painless, but what a nightmare of pushing and shoving chaos when it's busy. The hotels they put you up in are mediocre at best. Last week we enjoyed a long wait for the bus ride to the hotel, cold food when we arrived, and a nice hard bed to "sleep" in. We probably won't fly Ethiopian Air if we have to overnight in Addis Ababa again. I'm willing to pay up to fly another airline and skip the overnight as it's just not worth the hassle.

Sat, 11 Jul
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20h 20m
Sat, 25 Jul
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
20h 20m
RM 3,317
Trip: 15 days
8.4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 10,531 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
8.0
DOH
DEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Great crew, great customer service by phone, great food and entertainment.

Cons: Boarding and deplaning took ages, but don't they always?

DOH
CMN
Excellent 10.0

Cons: The lounge is a bit far from the departure gate, so I waited with regular economy class travelers. It would have been nice to have had a closer dedicated area for business class.

DPS
DOH
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Flight attendants were very polite.

Cons: The seats could be more wide.

CCU
DOH
Good 6.3

Cons: Delayed flight meant missed connection and had to stay overnight. Very little communication from the airline about what arrangements were being made. Was also unable to check in online on either leg.

JFK
DOH
Excellent 9.3

Pros: So welcoming and so caring

Cons: Food

Mon, 27 Apr
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19h 50m
Fri, 15 May
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
36h 10m
RM 3,065
Trip: 19 days
7.2Good Show reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 2,274 reviews
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
DAR
ADD
Good 6.3

Cons: Plane was very very old

JUB
ADD
Okay 4.0

Pros: Average

KGL
BJM
Okay 5.0

Pros: Crew was good

Cons: Arrived one hour late.

ADD
BOM
Excellent 8.0

Pros: After the Kigali Addisababa segment this was vastly superior with a newer aircraft

LHR
ADD
Okay 5.6

Cons: Poorly organised meal service

Fri, 20 Mar
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
32h 05m
Fri, 27 Mar
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
20h 25m
RM 3,338
Trip: 8 days
8.4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 10,531 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
8.0
BEY
DOH
Okay 5.6

Pros: They help get passengers to seat and with their luggage

Cons: They insist to wake you up if sleeping to ask if you want to eat instead of leaving you alone!

DOH
HYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was great, seating was cramped.

Cons: Seating.

PRG
DOH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Another confirmation of excellent QA service.

Cons: Nothing.

DOH
JFK
Good 6.0

Pros: Good service from the crew and good food.

Cons: Flight was delayed and there are a lot of redundant checks before entering to the gate. No internet service and the flight was very long. (14 hrs)

ORD
DOH
Good 7.3

Pros: The crew was great.

Cons: Food wasn't that great.

Fri, 24 Jan
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20h 00m
Tue, 28 Jan
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
26h 50m
RM 3,606
Trip: 5 days
7.2Good Show reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 2,274 reviews
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
EBB
ADD
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: It was over booked. I wasted my precious time in the airport for half day... and the staff of ethiopian were not kindness.

DEL
ADD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The flight was delayed for hours in Delhi with no notice, making us spent the night at the airport. The flight was supposed to get to Abidjan around noon, but because of the delay, we missed the connection and the next available flight was the next day which would mean I missed my next flight and a work conference. In Delhi, the Ethiopian Airlines people assured me that it could be worked out in Addis, and that they could change my final destination to get me where I needed to go. However, in Addis, the employees were rude and did not even read the email that the Delhi people sent them. They would not do anything except send me to Abidjan the following day, which was useless since I already had to be in the US by then. The level of service is incredibly poor and disorganized, with many people having to wait for hours to even talk to someone and no information about what needs to be done. In the end, i had to purchase a new ticket to get to my destination. Had I known this was the case in Delhi, and that i would have to purchase a new ticket, I would have done so in Delhi rather than waiting all night and going to Addis. I fly very often and this is both the worse experience and service I’ve ever experienced on a flight, and they weren’t even able to get me to my destination.

ORD
ADD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Yes, the crew were nice and amazing

Cons: Serve warm food not cold

ADD
RUH
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: They know better than me

ADD
VIE
Okay 5.3

Cons: Online check in was not possible. The check in and boarding process took more than two hours and there was no order.

Sat, 23 May
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28h 10m
Thu, 4 Jun
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
19h 05m
RM 3,667
Trip: 13 days
8.4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 10,531 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
8.0
JFK
DOH
Okay 4.0

Pros: The crew provide good service but personally i did not like the food that could be lot better.

KGL
DOH
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Awful

Cons: Flight was cancelled and rebooking dealt with poorly

DOH
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Plane was too warm and movie selection was the same for all flights. Too many marvel kid movies.

KWI
DOH
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was great, but food I like more like Emirates.

Cons: No headphones and was not possible to watch movie.

DOH
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Food

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