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Thailand, officially called the Kingdom of Thailand, has long been one of the more popular travel destinations in Asia and is fondly referred to as the “Land of Smiles”. Flights to Thailand where travellers languish on pristine beaches and delight in the breath-taking scenery and historic culture of this Southeast Asian country, can be found from every corner of the globe, as well as from most of the major airports in South Africa.
It’s all about Thailand – History, Culture and a Spice for Life
While still a developing country, Thailand is home to millions of people and consists of a buzzing network of streets, shops, modern attractions, restaurants and more. Thailand features an alluring balance of city life, history, country, mountains and beaches, making it the perfect holiday destination for both nature lovers and urban dwellers.
The rainforests of Khao Yai National Park and Khao Sok National Park, the plethora of outdoor activities (snorkelling, scuba diving, rock climbing), the small beach villages and affordable bungalows, the cheap street food, exuberant nightlife and the balmy tropical climate are enough to have thousands of South Africans booking cheap flights to Thailand each and every year.
Heaven on a beach
Thailand is a sought after destination for those seeking beach paradise and the ultimate waters of the ocean
Dive into the variety of incredible flavors of Thai cuisine.
Thailand is known for a variety of exciting cultures and customs
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Cheap Flights to Thailand
|Route||Departure Date||Return Date||Airline Logo||Airline||Price|
|Flights To Thailand (Bangkok) From Johannesburg||23 Dec||5 Jan||Qatar Airlines||R1 093|
|Flights To Thailand (Bangkok) From Johannesburg||20 Nov||28 Nov||Emirates||R6 119|
|Flights To Thailand (Bangkok) From Johannesburg||8 Apr||15 Apr||Ethiopian Airlines||R6 519|
|Flights To Thailand (Bangkok) From Johannesburg||23 Nov||30 Nov||Kenya Airways||R6 929|
|Flights To Thailand (Bangkok) From Durban||13 Nov||17 Nov||Emirates||R6 959|
|Flights To Thailand (Bangkok) From Cape Town||23 May||3 Jun||Ethiopian Airlines||R7 169|
|Flights To Thailand (Bangkok) From Cape Town||21 Jan||11 Feb||Emirates||R7 309|
|Flights To Thailand (Bangkok) From Cape Town||25 Nov||8 Dec||Cathay Pacific||R7 359|
|Flights To Thailand (Bangkok) From Durban||12 Feb||24 Feb||South African Airways||R10 129|
|Flights To Thailand (Bangkok) From Durban||6 Jan||13 Jan||Qatar Airlines||R12 179|
All the Things to do in Thailand
Visiting Thailand is a treat for everyone. It’s an awakening of the senses! You just have to try a few Thai spices to find that out for yourself!
There are many tourist attractions that you can visit in Thailand which include firm favourites such as:
- Phi Phi Sands
- The Temple of the Emerald Buddha
- Khaosan Road Market
- Cave tours at Phang Nga Bay
- Railay Beach rock climbing
- Khao Sok National Park
- Khao Yai National Park
- Chatuchak Weekend Market
- River Kwai Train Bridge
- Golden Buddha
- Jim Thompson House Museum
- Doi Suthep Granite Mountain
- Mu Koh Angthong National Marine Park
- Phuket FantaSea Theme Park
- Safari World
- Elephant Nature Park
- Sanctuary of Truth
Book the cheapest flights to Thailand for the holiday of a lifetime!
By saving money on cheap flight tickets from South Africa to Thailand you can free up a considerable amount of your holiday budget. This unforeseen bonus can then be spent on making memories that will last a lifetime.
Get actively involved while holidaying in Thailand and consider the following experiences:
- Book yourself on a scuba diving or snorkelling trip. All gear is usually included and most of the guides will take photos and videos for you to take home with you.
- Party the night away at Full Moon Party (Koh Phangan is the perfect place for this).
- Stroll around the Grand Palace in Bangkok.
- Play a round or two of golf. Thailand features world-class golf courses including the Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin, Amata Spring Country Club, Ayodhya Links and many more.
- Go to a floating Thai market and shop the way the locals do.
- Enjoy an authentic Thai massage.
- Spend an evening in awe at the nightlife entertainment scene. Some popular places include The Stranger Bar, Sugar Baby Agogo Bar, and On Street Bar.
Why book cheap flights to Thailand from South Africa?
There are so many reasons why you should book cheap flights to Thailand that it would be easier to tell you why you shouldn’t’. …Uhmm, there are none!
Thailand is a sensory overload. It’s a tropical paradise that’s perfectly accented with its culture, history, and fusion of flavours. People flock to Thailand for its tropical beaches, but it’s also adorned with ancient ruins and ornate temples and the spicy cuisine guarantees holidaymakers a real taste of this fashionable Asian country.
- Pristine Beaches
Sandy white beaches and crystal-clear water in blue and green tones you probably didn’t think possible await you in Thailand. There are backdrops of mountainous limestone cliffs and longtail boats that seem to perfectly complete every holiday snapshot taken! There’s marine life and beautiful expanses of water aplenty.
No holiday in Thailand is complete without a bit of time spent on the beach.
- History & Culture
Thailand is steeped in cultural history that dates back to empires and kingdoms and customs that are both beautiful and interesting. While in the country, set time aside to visit the palaces, ancient ruins, and temples.
Take time to participate in traditional celebrations if you can.
- Thai Cuisine
Thai spices and cuisine can be best described as “powerful”. And it’s not just the combination of sweet, salty sour and bitter flavours which balance together to make it so. It’s also the fact that there is so much variety from street food markets to fine-dining restaurants. While there, try a few traditional Thai meals. Popular choices are tom kha khai and tom yum goong.
Pad Thai might be served at your local Asian restaurant but you haven’t really experienced it until you have eaten it at a street stall in Thailand.
Best time of year to get cheap flights to Thailand from Johannesburg or Cape Town
Most people book their flights from South Africa to Thailand during the peak season which runs from January to April each year. During these months the weather is simply exceptional. It’s hot during the day and pleasantly cool in the evenings. As this is the summer time, you can expect crowds and the prices are usually a bit higher than the rest of the year. You can participate in beach parties, street parades, and many festivals to participate in.
If you really want to find the cheapest flights to Thailand during summer, it’s recommended that you book a few months in advance as the destination is extremely popular and tourists flock to the beaches each year. While you might be able to get last minute flights, you might lose out when looking for accommodation, if you leave it too late.
The rainy months between May and October each year are considered the “low” season. The tourist crowds are much smaller and the prices in general are a lot lower. If you don’t mind getting caught in the occasional rain shower or don’t mind a few cloudy days, then this is the time of year to find the cheapest flights to Thailand.
Weather in Thailand
Getting around in Thailand
While in Thailand you will want to get around to the various attractions and activities. The traffic can be manic so it’s best to know your options before you arrive. Here’s what you need to know.
- Public transport
If you are flexible, you won’t struggle to find transport in Thailand. In fact, public transport is very affordable. Hop on a tuk-tuk, use the subway, hail/book a taxi, hop on the ferry or catch a train. While the roads and public transport networks can be busy, you will find the services friendly and reliable.
The bus services run consistently across the country and you will notice that you can elect what sort of bus transport you want. There are budget buses with no aircon or comforts, but there are also VIP and luxury options to choose from.
Trains are quite popular for visitors even though they can take a little longer and cost a bit more than catching the bus. You will get to see the Thai countryside from a completely different perspective. The Thailand tourism office also recommends train travel as a safer way to travel than by bus!
Ferries are popular for getting to and from the islands, but keep in mind that Thai ferries are notorious for capsizing and so it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers.
- What you can hire
If you don’t want to risk public transport, you can always hire a car. It’s not recommended to drive a hire car in the busy city areas – accidents almost always happen. However, if you are exploring the more remote or out-of-city areas, a car hire is a good option. You should arrange an international driver’s license for this, although some rental companies will rent you a vehicle without one.
Scooters and motorcycles are readily available at local shops and are a great way to get around the islands. In most instances, you will need to leave your passport in order to take a scooter or motorbike. While this can be a fun way to get around, it’s not recommended in the very busy areas. Unfortunately, scooter and motorbike accidents are the number one cause of tourist fatalities in Thailand.
More than 70 airlines service Thailand. In most instances, when you book flights from Johannesburg to Thailand, you will land at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) in Bangkok. There are several other international airports in the country.
The following are popular airport destinations for flights from South Africa: Chiang Mai (CNX), Hat Yai (HDY), Koh Samui (USM), and Phuket (HKT). Airport Link offers transport from the airport to the tourist areas, but you can also opt for bus, train, or taxi transport.
The following airlines offer cheap flights to Thailand from South Africa: Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Jet Airways, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, and Turkish Airlines.
What you don’t know about Thailand
- Both the smallest and largest animals on earth can be found in Thailand. The smallest is the Bumblebee Bat and the largest is the Whale Shark.
- Bangkok’s real name is quite a tongue-twister. It is one of the longest in the world and is actually “Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit”.
- Thailand has approximately 35 000 temples!
- Around 1 500 orchids can be found in Thailand’s rain forest. This is also the country’s national flower.
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Kār deinthāng mī khwām s̄uk̄h (Happy trip)