Johannesburg: €3,017 Lufthansa & Swiss First Class from Amsterdam

Lufthansa First Class Doubleseats

Swiss and Lufthansa are currently selling discounted tickets for flights in first class from Amsterdam to Johannesburg. Roundtrips from Europe to South Africa are available at prices starting at only €3,017 during the 2023 South African winter and spring. This price includes two inner European flights in business class, two long-haul flights in first class and access to Lufthansa’s or Swiss’ astonishing first class lounges in Frankfurt or Zurich, among other perks.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Lufthansa or Swiss with your preselected flight dates. Since you might encounter some inaccurate results, we recommend utilizing Lufthansa’s best price search, as well.


Depending on the carrier you choose, your trip will include a layover either in Germany or in Switzerland. From there, Lufthansa or Swiss will fly you to South Africa. The airlines will mostly operate an Airbus A340 or a Boeing 747.

Both carriers offer a solid first class product. Since you should be able to find equally priced flights for Lufthansa and Swiss, we recommend having a look at the following two chapters to see who you’d like to give preference to:

Lufthansa First Class

Lufthansa has its own terminal for First Class passengers! This and the food in Lufthansa’s First Class are widely considered to be among the best. The First Class terminal has its own airport security control, free food, hotel-like rooms with bed and bathtub, and so on. You get driven to the plane in a limousine.

The seat can be turned into a 210 cm long bed (roughly 80 cm wide) and has all the usual comforts, such as power sockets, inflight entertainment, WIFI, and so on.

Lufthansa First Class Panorama
This is a panorama picture of Lufthansa’s First Class

SWISS First Class

In SWISS’ first class, you’ll be served excellent food in a comfortable seat that can be turned into a flat bed. Usually, the 8 first class seats are in a 1-2-1 formation, meaning that every seat has direct access to the aisle. You’ll be allowed to check in 3 pieces of luggage and bring 2 carry-ons. In Zurich, you’ll enjoy the first class lounge, which was recently named the best in the world. You can read all about SWISS’s first class in this review.

Swiss 777 First Class

Search & Book

This fare can be booked for flights until November 2023. The fare has no expiration date and can thus be withdrawn anytime. The minimum stay requirement is eight nights. Furthermore, your stay cannot exceed 12 months.

The best way to look for flights is to use our availability calendar above which will redirect you to either Lufthansa‘s or SWISS‘ website. Google Flights (instructions) is another option if you’d like to set additional filters. You can then use our Go2 browser extension to book your flights. There is also Lufthansa’s best price search, which combines the advantages of Google’s availability preview and the opportunity to book on the carrier’s website.


Tickets for the feeder flights in business class will be issued in booking class J, the one for the long-haul flight in A. Consequently, the earning rate will be somewhere between 125% and 300%, depending on which frequent flyer program you’ve signed up for.

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Hotel prices in Johannesburg usually start at roughly €60, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

Information & Tips for Johannesburg

Johannesburg has 9,6 million inhabitants and is the largest city and most important business and financial center in Africa south of the Sahara. The city is well connected to Europe by air, flights for under 500€ (round trip) are becoming increasingly more common.

Best Time to Travel

The best times to visit Johannesburg are during fall (March – May) and during spring (September – Novemver). Temperatures are warm but pleasant and rainfall is comparatively rare.

From the Airport to the City

One possibility is taking the Gautrain, a type of local commuter rail. A trip to the city center takes about 25 minutes and costs approximately 12€. Taking a cab or an Uber runs you about 18€ to 24€.

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Information & Tips for South Africa

South Africa is the touristically most visited country in the south of Africa. Whether its Safaris, tours of wine regions or the Table Mountain – visitors won’t be disappointed!

Traditionally, flights from Europa to South Africa have been quite expensive. In recent years however, airlines such as Iberia, Egyptair and British Airways have been offering cheaper and cheaper flights – even in premium cabins! If you are flexible in regards to your point of departure, the array of airlines with cheap tickets becomes even greater.

Best Time to Visit

South Africa is a huge country and therefore doesn’t have a single best time to visit. It really depends on what you want to see. The cities Johannesburg and Cape Town have the best weather in Fall (March – Mai) and Spring (September – November).

Climate diagram for Cape Town (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Johannesburg (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Durban (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Immigration & Visa Requirements

If you have a valid EU passport and a valid return ticket, you will be given a visitor’s visa with a validity of 90 days. Turn to the ministry of foreign affairs of your country for more information.


The currency used in South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). One Euro are approximately 16 ZAR. Make sure to use a credit card that does not charge high fees for withdrawals or payments in foreign currencies.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Airalo and BNESIM. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

The Best eSIM Plans for South Africa 🇿🇦 Compared

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Comments (3)

  1. Antjuan says:

    This has now ended. The fares are back to 5.4k.

  2. Hans says:

    Isn’t it double the Tier Miles with Miles & More at the moment? –> 72.800 status miles -> 100k is Senator (*G) renewal.

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