GETTING to Venice is easy. Air France flies out to Paris every night from OR Tambo, landing at 6am. From there it’s a short stroll across from 2E to 2F at Charles de Gaulle to catch a connecting flight to Venice’s Marco Polo airport, also on Air France.
Report in to MSC’s transfer desk and wait for the luxury bus to the harbour.
The alternative is to take Turkish Airlines, which anecdotally seems to be receiving rave reviews.
Fly direct from Joburg to Ankara and connect to Venice or take Emirates to Dubai and from there to Venice. Lufthansa does the route too, from ORT to Frankfurt and then a connector to Marco Polo.
Bottom line, there’s no transport issue preventing you from getting to Venice, ever.