Member since 17 Apr 2016
Total posts 11
Can anyone advise if bags can be checked through to Cape Town from Perth....
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 510
One would presume so if it is on the same ticket.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 351
The answer would be NO. Since Jo' burg is your first entry into South Africa, you would need to collect your checked luggage, go through customs and immigration and recheck for your onward flight to Cape Town.
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 136
Correct. And, if you're not familiar with Jo'burg airport, be on the lookout for touts wanting money to help get you and your baggage from international arrivals to domestic departures (the terminals adjoin and you don't need to go outside). These touts can be quite aggressive, several youths surrounding you and demanding money for the "service". There are official porters (orange shirts and caps) who are paid about 20 rand per bag, not the hundreds demanded by the touts. I strongly suggest you find an "orange" guy asap, making sure you have the small change in rand with you to pay. 20 rand = A$2 approx.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,110
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Oct 2017
Total posts 39
If you're super concerned about the connection - We used a service from BidAir (think BidVest etc) last year in Cape Town called "Flythru" for a international to domestic connection assistance.
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Perth to Cape Town with SAA: can you check bags right through?
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox