Important Information

  • Positive identification will be required with any form of travel
  • Most African countries have health regulations that are compulsory
  • Make sure that your passport (South African or not) is valid for at least 6 months from date of return of travel.
  • Always advise your names & surname as they appear in your ID or passport when booking your arrangements.

Restriction on Liquids:

Restrictions on liquids: all international flights…. Please take our ‘Except for flights to Australia’. 
Only liquids essential for the use of the passenger during his/her trip such as personal hygiene, toiletries etc, may be carried in cabin baggage, provided that:

  • Such items are packed in a re-sealable clear plastic bag not exceeding 1 litre in size. (Total diameter not exceeding 80cm)
  • The items packed within the sealable bag may not exceed 100ml per item.
  • The bag must be sealed.
  • The contents must comfortably fit in the bag.
  • The bag must be separated from other cabin baggage when proceeding through airport security.
  • Items exceeding the above requirements will be confiscated by airport security screening staff.  Passengers are advised to pack any liquid items exceeding the above requirements in checked baggage before or at the time of check-in.

Duty Free liquids purchased after the airport security screening areas will be allowed carriage, provided that these items are packed in special security bags provided by the duty free outlets. These bags will be sealed by the duty free outlet and the receipt of purchase will be visibly displayed on the inside of the bag.

Passengers with onward connections from their international destination are advised NOT to open these duty free bags before passing through airport security at the point of transfer, as this may result in such items being confiscated by the relevant security screening authority of that airport.


    • Baby formula/milk and baby food in small containers if a baby or small child is traveling with the person carrying such items.
    • Prescription medicine (liquid and gel)
    • Essential other non-prescription medicines not to exceed 100ml per container, to include saline solution and eye care products such as eye drops and contact lens solution.
    • Liquids and gels (inclusive of juice) for diabetic passengers who indicate a need for such items to address their medical condition.
    • Solid cosmetics and personal hygiene items such as lipstick in a tube, solid deodorant, lip balm and similar solids.


Note that there are no restrictions on the carriage of liquids in checked baggage, other than dangerous or flammable liquids.

Restriction on Liquids – Flights to Australia

All restrictions indicated above with the exception that Duty Free liquids will only be permitted if such items are delivered to the boarding gate by the Duty Free outlets. All passengers will be subjected to secondary gate security screening to ensure compliance. Duty Free liquids carried by Transit/International connecting passengers are not permitted and will be confiscated.

Restriction on Liquids – Flights from the UK, USA, EU, ASIA and Australia

All of the above with the exception that certain of these countries will allow the carriage of duty free items not packed in a special bag, if such items are delivered directly to the aircraft by the duty free outlet. 
Passengers may be subjected to additional screening if they carry liquids through screening points.

Restriction on Liquids – Passengers transiting to an international destination from South Africa.

All passengers arriving from an international destination, connecting (transit/through checked) to an international destination from South Africa will be restricted to the same liquid restrictions as passengers originating on international flights from South Africa.Restriction on Liquids – Passengers departing from domestic airports through checked to an international departing flight from South Africa.All through checked passengers, originating their journey from a domestic airport (on a domestic flight) are advised to pack all liquid items exceeding the international liquid restriction in their checked luggage before check-in at the point of origin. All liquids not packed in accordance with the above liquid restrictions on international flight departures from South Africa will be confiscated by airport security at the point of access to the international departure area.




Passenger traveling in Economy Class will only be allowed ONE piece of cabin baggage not exceeding 56cm in length by 45cm in width and 25cm in depth, and one additional personal item.

Passenger traveling in Premium Class will be allowed TWO pieces of cabin baggage not exceeding 56cm in length by 45cm in width and 25cm in depth each, and one additional personal item.

Passengers carrying musical instruments shall be allowed to carry such instrument as a second piece of hand baggage.

Additional personal items are: 
Purses, baby changing bags, laptops in a thin satchel and slim line brief cases.

Larger laptop bags and standard/bulkier briefcases will NOT be considered a personal item and will count as a normal piece of cabin baggage.

Clearance procedures for other items that may be construed as Dangerous or Hazardous items, not defined as prohibited items. 
Certain items not listed as Prohibited items which may be carried on a person or in cabin baggage for medical or other use, such as syringes and hypodermically needles should be declared to the airline check-in agent or checkpoint security staff. The airline will accept the carriage of these items in the cabin of the aircraft only if such items are accompanied by clearly labelled medication such as insulin or other life saving medicines. Unlabeled or unidentified substances accompanied with syringes, or packs of needles not accompanied by the above may be denied for carriage on a person or within cabin baggage. Passengers carrying these items, not requiring access to such items during flight are encouraged to rather pack these within their checked baggage. When such items are considered as unjustified or non essential, security staff may confiscate such items if a passenger fails to provide sufficient reason and/or medical evidence to carry such items.

We urge passengers to keep their cabin baggage and other accessible property to be carried through airport security points to a minimum to assist in speeding up the screening process.

Travellers are advised that the security restrictions imposed are issued and directed by the relevant authority of those states requiring additional security measures, and these requirements are therefore subjected to change without any control by the airlines.