Cheap SAA Flights from Johannesburg to Durban

Durban is a coastal city in South Africa, abundant with incredible things to do and see. It is home to beautiful sunny beaches and an interesting Afro-Indian community. The port city is home to more than 3.4 million people, and it is one of the major centre’s of tourism due to its warm subtropical climate. Popular tourist attractions in Durban include Durban Botanic Garden, the Golden Mile and Umgeni River Bird Park.

Set off on a voyage to this sunny destination with cheap SAA flights from Johannesburg to Durban. South African Airways (SAA) is the proud national flag carrier of South Africa. With its headquarters at O.R. Tambo International, SAA services numerous domestic and international destinations. The airline has received a 4-star Skytrax rating for sixteen consecutive years flying to destinations such as Pretoria, Cape Town, New York and London. With a fleet of six Boeing aircraft, you are guaranteed to find the perfect SAA flight with Travelstart!

About Durban

Airport information

King Shaka International Airport is a 30-minute drive from the city centre of Durban. There are many transport options available such as taxis operating at the Arrivals Terminal, shuttle busses located outside the International Arrivals Terminal, and car rental companies.

Main attractions

Marvel at Durban’s incredible attractions such as uShaka Marine World, the Indian Quarter and the Durban Botanic Gardens.

Route Information

Flight time
1 hour and 5 minutes
Flight distance
500 km
Departure airport
O.R. Tambo International
Arrival airport
King Shaka International Airport
Aircraft model
Boeing 737-800

Things to do in Durban

Local Cuisine

Get a taste of the city by exploring the local spices and food! Renowned dishes like the bunny chow, curry roti and spicy pineapple kebab will have you wanting more. Durban was named one of the best street food cities in the world so get your food tour on!


Durban’s beaches are found along the Golden Mile. Known for its warm water, powerful waves and an endless stretch of sandy beaches, Durban is considered to have one of the best beachfront’s in South Africa. Its beaches are perfect for a surf, swim or a day of lazing on the beach.


Head to the hub of Durban entertainment in Florida Road for a night of great fun. There are several things to choose from, including small cafés, clubs, pubs and restaurants. There is always something to do in Florida Road!

Where to stay in Durban

Splendid Inn Pinetown

This 3-star luxury accommodation is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. It is located 18km from Durban’s city centre and boasts state of the art rooms. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere at Splendid Inn with staff making sure your stay is a memorable one. Amenities include a conference room, restaurant, pool, and Wi-Fi.

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Quarter Hotel Florida Road

Located in Durban’s “Dining District”, this 4-star hotel has been elegantly restored to create a unique experience. These Former Victorian homes have been adorned into a luxury boutique hotel suitable for family and business trips alike. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a bar, café, babysitting service, and a boutique.

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Audacia Manor

Built in 1928, this 5-star hotel is a beautifully restored Colonial Mansion on the slopes of Durban. With a view overlooking the city and the Indian Ocean, guests are given a world-class service. Amenities include a restaurant, airport shuttle, pool, bar, spa and wellness centre.

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