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About Flights to South Africa

Summary info about South Africa flight prices, duration and airlines

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Fastest flight time

15h 10m

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3 airlines
The best one-way flight price to South Africa from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £289 (London Heathrow to Johannesburg OR Tambo).
The best return flight price to South Africa from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £373 (London Heathrow to Johannesburg OR Tambo).
The fastest flight to South Africa from United Kingdom takes 15h 10m (London Heathrow to Johannesburg OR Tambo).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to South Africa, including SWISS, Egypt Air and Kenya Airways.

Popular cities and sights

Looking to visit South Africa? Check out these cities and spend time seeing some of the most popular sights in the country

Cheapest flights to cities in South Africa

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Useful information for your flight to South Africa

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The closest airport to Sahara Stadium Kingsmead is Durban Airport, which is located in Durban. If you plan on visiting or staying in this area, landing at Durban Airport will be your best bet.

The cheapest flights to South Africa recently found by momondo users are £17 with Volga-Dnepr, £19 with Ellinair, and £20 with Turkish Airlines.

The flight from United Kingdom to South Africa depends on which airports you’re departing from and arriving to, and whether or not you have a layover. If you fly from London Heathrow (a popular airport in United Kingdom) to Johannesburg OR Tambo (the most popular airport in South Africa), then the flight time is 10h 50m on average. If you fly from Manchester (another popular airport in United Kingdom) to Johannesburg OR Tambo, then the average flight time is 13h 25m.

Flights to South Africa can be found for as cheap as £112 per ticket. However our users tend to find airfares to South Africa for around £1,629 on average. If you’re looking to find a good deal on your flight to South Africa, then you should consider booking if you find anything for £1,547 or less.

Recent flights found to popular cities in South Africa

Find flights to these popular cities in South Africa from your nearest airport.

Cheapest flight routes to South Africa

These routes have the cheapest flights to South Africa found by momondo users in United Kingdom
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
LondonJohannesburg10h 50m£373
ManchesterJohannesburg13h 25m£417
LondonCape Town11h 35m£430
BirminghamJohannesburg13h 20m£438
LondonDurban14h 35m£476
ManchesterCape Town16h 55m£489
GlasgowJohannesburg14h 05m£491
Newcastle upon TyneJohannesburg13h 40m£493
InvernessJohannesburg30h 55m£499
EdinburghJohannesburg13h 25m£509
EdinburghCape Town14h 55m£521
BirminghamCape Town22h 30m£524
CardiffJohannesburg26h 45m£544
LondonGeorge14h 50m£573
ManchesterDurban20h 45m£587
LondonPort Elizabeth22h 05m£596

Best things to do and see in South Africa

Don’t forget that winter in the UK is South Africa’s summer and vice versa, so when we say ‘summer’ in South Africa, we mean more or less the months of November, December and January. There are so many events to choose from and one of the favourites is the National Arts Festival at Grahamstown in Eastern Cape Province in June or July– look for South Africa flight deals to Elizabeth Town if you would like to fly into the nearest airport to Grahamstown. The festival showcases music, dance and visual arts, including cutting-edge developments in the South African cultural scene. In March there is the fourth largest jazz festival in the world, held in Cape Town and attracting musicians from all over the world. One of the most family-friendly festival in SA is the Knysna Oyster Festival, ten days of outdoor activities, fantastic food and fresh air in and around the forests, islands and lagoons of the River Knysna estuary.

South Africa is a melting pot of many cuisines – indigenous African dishes, Dutch specialities, Malaysian curries and some British staples – that have merged to create some authentically South African dishes. A favourite dish is bobotie, eaten at Easter in particular. Imagine a cottage pie slow-baked with a layer of egg and milk on top instead of mashed potatoes and that is bobotie. People often think of biltong as the quintessentially South African food and these strips of dried meat with a tang of vinegar, salt and coriander are not only a popular snack but also an ingredient in many soups and stews. Talking of snacks, why not try Durban’s fast food invention: the bunny chow - half a loaf of white bread hollowed out and filled with curry. Ugali is an African dumpling made of millet flour, maize flour sorghum flour, often on the menu at breakfast time. The Dutch influence of the Boers is to be seen in melktart, a baked pastry tart filled with a sweet, creamy egg and milk mixture, and koeksister, plaits of fried pastry dipped in sugar syrup.

South Africa is synonymous with wild animals and the iconic African mega-fauna in particular. There are about 27 national parks and each one is totally different but book an overnight stay out in the veldt if you possibly can, to hear, smell and possibly see the wildlife of course but also to experience a night sky cascading with stars where there is no light pollution - the sight of the Milky Way will stay in your memory forever. If you have chosen South Africa flights deals that take you to Cape Town, you must visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens – one of the most spectacular botanical gardens in the world. Make sure you climb up to the ‘tree-snake’, a raised pathway through the treetops. Another way of seeing the countryside near Cape Town is to sign up for a tour of the vineyards followed by a wine-tasting and a gourmet meal at one of the many top restaurants in the wine-growing districts. If your flight deal to South Africa takes you to Johannesburg, you might want to spend some time at Sun Reef City, a resort complex housing casinos, restaurants, a theme park, hotels and museums mainly built in the style of late nineteenth century Jo’burg.

First and foremost, check the expiry date on your passport. It must be valid for at least another 30 days after the date on which you leave South Africa. However, local airport immigration officials may expect to see a passport with more than another six months validity after departure so stay on the safe side and travel on a passport that is not about to expire withing the next six months. Make sure you have at least one blank page in your passport so that you can get the mandatory entry stamp. Double-check your yellow fever status as regards entry to South Africa – depending on your itinerary and previous travel, you may need a certificate of vaccination against yellow fever. Currently, UK citizens can visit South Africa for tourism purposes and stay there for up to 90 days without a visa. However, changes to visa-free travel can be made without notice at any time so double-check the official website just before you travel.

Popular routes landing in South Africa

Compare flights to and from the nearest airports to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
London to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time10h 50m
Cheapest price£373
London to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time11h 35m
Cheapest price£430
Manchester to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time13h 25m
Cheapest price£417
Manchester to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time16h 55m
Cheapest price£489
London to Durban Flights
Fastest flight time14h 35m
Cheapest price£476
Birmingham to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time13h 20m
Cheapest price£438
Birmingham to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time22h 30m
Cheapest price£524
Edinburgh to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time14h 55m
Cheapest price£521
Edinburgh to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time13h 25m
Cheapest price£509
Johannesburg to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time2h 10m
Cheapest price£112
London to Port Elizabeth Flights
Fastest flight time22h 05m
Cheapest price£596
Manchester to Durban Flights
Fastest flight time20h 45m
Cheapest price£587
Glasgow to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time14h 05m
Cheapest price£491
Glasgow to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time13h 40m
Cheapest price£670
Cape Town to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time2h 00m
Cheapest price£100
Manchester to Port Elizabeth Flights
Fastest flight time23h 50m
Cheapest price£671
Newcastle upon Tyne to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time13h 40m
Cheapest price£493
Bristol to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time21h 55m
Cheapest price£671
Birmingham to Durban Flights
Fastest flight time17h 55m
Cheapest price£663
Bristol to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time14h 35m
Cheapest price£741

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