South African Airways extra baggage cost


Below is the extra cost for baggage at South African Airways:

Between South Africa & Africa via Johannesburg Local Currency
Country / CitiesBusiness ClassEconomy ClassBusiness ClassEconomy Class
Between South Africa and Harare, Maputo, Mauritius, Lusaka, Victoria Falls and WindhoekUSD 75USD 45ZAR 1125ZAR 675
Exception Between South Africa and Harare and Lusaka (* rates applicable for travel between 01 December and 15 January)USD 86USD 52ZAR 1300ZAR 780
Between South Africa and KinshasaUSD 100USD 80ZAR 1500ZAR 1200
Exception Between South Africa and Kinshasa (* rates applicable for travel between 01 December and 15 January)USD 115USD 95ZAR 1730ZAR 1380
Between South Africa and Lilongwe and BlantyreUSD 145USD 95ZAR 2650ZAR 1750
Between South Africa and AccraUSD 175USD 125ZAR 2700ZAR 1900
Exception Between South Africa and Accra (* rates applicable for travel between 01 December and 15 January)USD 201USD 144ZAR 3020ZAR 2160
Between South Africa and AbidjanUSD 75 USD 45ZAR 1125ZAR675
Between Abidjan and AccraUSD 60USD 30N/AN/A
Between South Africa and NigeriaUSD 150USD 100ZAR 2250ZAR 1500
Exception Between South Africa and Nigeria (* rates applicable for travel between 01 December and 15 January)

Within Africa – via Johannesburg Expanded Content

FlightGroup 1Group 2Group 3
BetweenBusiness ClassEconomy ClassBusiness classEconomy ClassBusiness classEconomy Class
Group 1USD 105USD 65USD 110USD 70USD 110USD 70
Group 2USD 110USD 70USD 120USD 80USD 120USD 80
Group 3USD 110USD 70USD 120USD 80USD 175USD 125
  • Group 1:
    • Harare | Maputo | Mauritius | Lusaka | Victoria Falls | Windhoek
  • Group 2:
    • Kinshasa
  • Group 3:
    • Accra | Lagos | Lilongwe | Blantyre | Abidjan

Between Africa and Brazil – via Johannesburg

Country / CitiesLocal Currency
All countries in Africa not specified belowUSD 160USD 160
South AfricaUSD 140ZAR 1200
NamibiaUSD 140NAD 1200
Nigeria / Democratic  Republic of CongoUSD 160USD 160

Baggage Policy

Additional baggage rates will apply for each of the following:

  • Each bag exceeding the number of pieces prescribed in the traveller’s baggage allowance.
  • Each bag exceeding the dimensions of 158cm (calculated as length + width + height), but not exceeding 203cm.
  • Each bag exceeding the maximum prescribed weight of 23kg (Economy Class), where applicable, but not exceeding 32kg.
  • Multiple excess baggage charges will apply for baggage that violates more than one of the above rules.


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