The 18th of July 2018 would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday.

To celebrate and commemorate this remarkable man and his legacy, South African Airways (SAA) have announced a 3 day sale on flights to South Africa with all-inclusive airfares (to Johannesburg) from $ 1167.00.

Tim Clyde-Smith, South African Airway’s Country Manager for Australasia said ‘Nelson Mandela has left an incredible legacy for South Africa and the rest of the world.  SAA are celebrating his 100th birthday, his extraordinary life and the 67 years he spent serving his country.’

The 18th of July is also recognised internationally as ‘Mandela Day’.  First recognised by the United Nations in 2009, Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world and the ability to make an impact.

Each year on the 18th of July, Nelson Mandela’s contribution is commemorated in South Africa by individuals giving 67 minutes of their time to make a positive contribution in their communities or to alleviate the hardships and poverty of those less fortunate.

SAA are encouraging people to discover the legacy of Nelson Mandela through travelling to South Africa on this special fare.  Travel to the place of his birth in the Eastern Cape and his modest home in Vilakazi Street Soweto.  Visit Cape Town to take the ferry to Robben Island where he spent eighteen of the twenty-seven years of his incarceration and stand at the steps of City Hall where he made his first public speech hours after he was given his freedom.

The sale is on from the 18th of July until the 21st of July. Book online at, call 1300 435 972 or contact your preferred travel agent to book.


*Airfares are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD) and are for return travel from Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in Economy Class only. Airfares are available for sale from 18 Jul 2018 until 21 Jul 2018. Advertised airfares are applicable to departures from 15 Oct 2018 to 25 Nov 2018 and from 15 Jan 2019 to 31 Mar 2019.

These airfares are correct as at 16 Jul 2018 and are subject to availability, seasonality, increases and currency fluctuation. Airfares include 2 pieces of checked baggage at 23kg per piece while an infant’s checked baggage is 1 piece at 23kg.

Normal prices are based on the lowest year round airfare (inclusive of taxes and surcharges) to the destinations shown. SAA reserves the right to withdraw these airfares without notice. Amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Book online at, call 1300 435 972 or contact your preferred travel agent to book.

All the 24 African destinations to which SAA operates will be included in this special however at different airfares and with varying taxes applicable.