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Want to see the Arc de Triomphe, Musee du Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower? Good news - there are some cheap flights to Paris.

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Flights to Paris from R6266*

The cheapest flights to Paris are on selected dates in their winter months, with very limited availability. *prices will change over time (it's the nature of the airline industry), and will be different on other dates- navigate through the link to get a quote and check whether prices are still available.

Cheapest flights

The cheapest flight we could find from Johannesburg to Paris was R6266* leaving on the 1st February 2013 and returning on the 6th February 2013.

From Cape Town to Paris the cheapest flight we could find was R7265*, leaving on the 31st January and returning on the 7th February 2013.

Cheapest June flights

The weather is far warmer in Paris in June, and the cheapest flight we could find then from JNB to Paris was R6584*, leaving on the 14th June and returning on the 22nd June 2013.

The weather is far warmer in Paris in June, and the cheapest flight we could find then from CPT to Paris was R7234*, leaving on the 13th June and returning on the 23rd June 2013.

Direct flights

Only Air France operate direct flights from South Africa to Paris. When we checked, the cheapest return flight in June we could find from Johannesburg to Paris was R7699*.

Direct flights from Cape Town to Paris are seasonal, and end on the 12th May 2013.

Hotel in Paris

It's not perfect, but if you want to be swept up in the romance of Paris we recommend staying at Hotel Le Squara because of its location, which is 50m off the main strip from the Moulin Rouge & a lot of restaurants, and a 10 minute walk from Liège Metro Station & Pigalle Metro Station. Situated at the foot of Montmartre, the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur is close. If you don't want noise avoid rooms looking to the street, but those have the views. Expect a small room and a tiny lift. If you'd prefer a quiet weekend, then rather look for something in Paris's countryside.

Eiffel Tower in Paris at night



From R2124* for a 2 people for a night at Le Squara Hotel in Paris from the 10th to the 11th June 2013 (yes, accommodation in Paris is expensive)

London flight prices
Hopefully we'll be back to exploring London's magical streets soon! South Africa is currently on the UK's Red List, which means only British nationals are allowed to travel from South Africa to the UK and then they have to complete 10 days quarantine in a hotel. There are no direct flights connecting South Africa to the UK currently.

flight path from London to Johannesburg

Cheap JNB-London from R7,487*
(British Airways- depart 9 April, return 16 April 2019)

Cheap CPT-London from R9,184*
(Emirates- depart 9 April, return 16 April 2019)

Cheap DUR-London from R8,134*
(British Aiways- depart 9 April, return 16 April 2019)

Direct JNB-LON from R10,577*
(Virgin Atlantic- depart 11 April, return 18 April 2019)

Direct CPT-LON from R7,837*
(British Airlines- depart 14 May, return 21 May 2019)

Premium Econ. JNB-LON from R14,747*
(Virgin Atlantic- depart 14 May, return 21 May 2019)

B. Class JNB-LONfrom R22,571*
(Kenya Airways- depart 14 May, return 21 May 2019)

B. Class CPT-LON from R23,791*
(Kenya Airways- depart 16 May, return 23 May 2019)

1-way JNB-LON from R5,229*
(Emirates- 18 April 2019)

*This is not an offer, but merely a snapshot of cheapest airfares as we saw them. There was very limited availability (don't expect it to be on every date, it was the cheapest we could find) when we checked & prices may have increased already. Click through the link on the price to check whether the price is still available. Remember to change class once page has loaded to check prices for Premium Economy and Business Class. For Direct Fligth prices, select direct flights once page has loaded.

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The Purple shall rule! "My first journey to Port Alfred was by ox-wagon. The trek was memorable because this was my only experience of South Africa's traditional "ship of the veld". I was ten years old, an unhappy boarder at a Grahamstown school, and when the short holidays came it was almost impossible to go to Cape Town and back in the time allowed. So I went with other exiles to the school camp at Port Alfred. It was considered a great privilege to be chosen as one of the wagon party. The wagons, bearing tents, set out several days before the end of the term, so that those arriving by train would find everything ready for them. The year was 1910, with Halley's Comet sweeping across the night sky. I saw ostriches and oranges along the road between Grahamstown and the coast, but not a single motor-car. This was still the heyday of the ox-wagon and the rough tracks resounded with the wild cries of the drivers and the sounds of their long whips." Laurie Green in Harbours of Memory.

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