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Flights from South Africa to DRC

Cheap Flights to the DRC

The only direct flights from South Africa to the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) are from Johannesburg to Kinshasa and Lubumbasi. To book a cheap flight to the DRC:

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From Johannesburg
From Cape Town
From Durban
Visa Requirements
When to Go

Johannesburg to the DRC

The only direct flights from Johannesburg to Kinshasa (FIH) are with South African Airways. One-stop options include Korongo Airlines operated by Brussels Airlines (via Lubumbashi), Kenya Airways (via Nairobi) and Ethiopian Airlines (via Addis Ababa).

There are direct flights from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi (FBM) with Korongo Airlines (operated by Brussels Airlines) and SA Express.

Cape Town to the DRC

Fly 1-stop from Cape Town to Kinshasa with South African Airways (via Johannesburg).

Fly 1-stop from Cape Town to Lubumbashi with SAA/SA Express (via Johannesburg).

Durban to the DRC

Fly 1-stop from Durban to Kinshasa with South African Airways (via Johannesburg).

Fly 1-stop from Durban to Lubumbashi with SAA/SA Express (via Johannesburg).

Visa Requirements

The Democratic Republic of Congo was require the following from South Africa’s citizens to get a visa:

  • Fees paid.

  • Passport valid for 6 months after you leave the DRC, with at least 2 blank pages.

  • Completed visa application form.

  • Two recent colour passport photo.

  • Itinerary

  • Hotel bookings

  • Proof of yellow fever vaccinations

  • Either an employment letter or an invitation letter

As visa requirements change regularly, it's possible that the above requirements have changed - check current requirements by calling the DRC Embassy in Pretoria, at 012-344-6475. The embassy is situated at 791 Schoeman Street, Arcadia, Pretoria. Note that the embassy is closed on DRC public holidays.

South African Conslate General in the DRC

If you need consular advice upon your arrival in the DRC, contact the South African Embassy at:

  • Physical Address: 77 Avenue Ngongo Lutete, Gombe, Kinshasa

  • Email:

  • Phone: +243-81-556-6586

There is also a consulate at:

  • Physical Address: 2875 Lumumba Avenue, Lubumbashi, Katanga

  • Email:

  • Phone: +243-81-558-3081


The currency used in the DRC is the Congolese franc.


French is the official language of Congo.


Items of interest in the DRC include:

  • In Lubumbashi there's the Cathedral St Pierre & the National Museum of Lubumbashi.

  • Nearby to Kinshasa go see the bonobos and visit the "market of thieves".

When to Travel to the DRC

Located near the equator, the DRC has a tropical climate. June and July are the best months to visit - dryer and slightly cooler.

Public holidays in the DRC
  • 1 January

  • 4 Januarys (Martyrs' Day)

  • 1 May

  • 17 May (Liberation Day)

  • 30 June (Independence Day)

  • 1 August (parents' day)

  • 17 November (Army Day)

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