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Some of the world’s most well-travelled cities are in South Africa. The most popular city to travel to in South Africa is Johannesburg, which momondo users choose as their landing destination 1,151% more often than other cities. The next most popular cities in South Africa are Cape Town and Durban.
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead is the most popular place of interest in South Africa. Many travellers make it a point to stop there while travelling to South Africa. Other popular landmarks and places of interest in South Africa would be Umhlanga Rocks Beach, Pilanesberg National Park, or Camps Bay Beach.
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.
British Airways is the most popular airline offering flights to South Africa, with 26% of our users opting to fly with them when travelling to South Africa. Other popular options include Lufthansa and Emirates. There are a total of 24 different airlines flying to South Africa.
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.
According to our data, 49% of momondo users who travelled to South Africa in the last year flew into Johannesburg OR Tambo (located in Johannesburg), making it the most popular airport to fly to. There may be other airports in South Africa, but the majority of our users take flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo in order to visit Johannesburg and it’s surrounding areas.
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.
|Departing||Destination||Best Time||Best Price|
|London||Cape Town||11h 35m||£430|
|Manchester||Cape Town||16h 55m||£489|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||Johannesburg||13h 40m||£493|
|Edinburgh||Cape Town||14h 55m||£521|
|Birmingham||Cape Town||22h 30m||£524|
|London||Port Elizabeth||22h 05m||£596|
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.
Finding the right flight to South Africa is quick and easy when you have a range of options in front of you, from reputable agents and recognisable airlines. These options can then be filtered down to find the best fit. That is what momondo does. We make finding flights to South Africa quick and easy, saving you time and money.
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