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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

18h 50m

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5 airlines
The best one-way flight price to South Africa from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £277 (London Gatwick to Johannesburg OR Tambo).
The best round-trip flight price to South Africa from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £427 (London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl).
The fastest flight to South Africa from United Kingdom takes 18h 50m (London Gatwick to Johannesburg OR Tambo).
There are 5 airlines operating flights to South Africa, including Air France, Egypt Air and SAUDIA.

South Africa flights insights and trends

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What is the cheapest flight to South Africa?

The cheapest flights to South Africa recently found by momondo users are £30 with South African, £33 with FlySafair, and £36 with Lift.
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What are the most popular cities to visit in South Africa?

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 58% more often than other cities. The next most popular cities in South Africa are Cape Town and Durban.

How long is the flight from United Kingdom 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 55m on average. If you fly from Manchester (another popular airport in United Kingdom) to Johannesburg OR Tambo, then the average flight time is 14h 15m.

Which airlines fly to South Africa?

British Airways is the most popular airline offering flights to South Africa, with 42% of our users opting to fly with them when travelling to South Africa. Other popular options include Kenya Airways and KLM. There are a total of 23 different airlines flying to South Africa.

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

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to South Africa

What popular landmarks are in South Africa?

What is the best airport to land at to visit Sahara Stadium Kingsmead?

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.

What is the most popular airport in South Africa to fly to?

How much are flights to South Africa?

Flights to South Africa can be found for as cheap as £527 per ticket. However our users tend to find airfares to South Africa for around £1,067 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 £976 or less.

Where is it cheapest to fly into South Africa?

To save money on airfare when visiting South Africa, consider Johannesburg OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, which has the cheapest flights with an average airfare of £527. You may also consider flying to Cape Town Intl airport in Cape Town for the second cheapest option with an average airfare of £611.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to South Africa?

Prices for flights to South Africa are refreshed on a daily basis.

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How old do you have to be to fly to South Africa?

Although the minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UMNR) service may have their own age limits, which could be impacted by factors such as flight length, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel to South Africa.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to South Africa?

The necessary travel and health documents for your South Africa trip may vary depending on your travel plans and individual circumstances. Generally, you should have various documents, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months beyond your scheduled arrival date. We recommend seeking advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.

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
ManchesterCape Town14h 15m£428
ManchesterJohannesburg14h 15m£437
LondonJohannesburg10h 55m£438
BirminghamJohannesburg13h 55m£461
LondonCape Town11h 35m£470
InvernessJohannesburg25h 00m£489
Newcastle upon TyneJohannesburg13h 30m£491
GlasgowJohannesburg14h 00m£491
EdinburghJohannesburg14h 20m£494
LondonDurban19h 45m£499
Newcastle upon TyneCape Town15h 00m£507
LeedsJohannesburg14h 00m£514
BirminghamCape Town14h 25m£533
ManchesterDurban21h 30m£548
BristolJohannesburg13h 55m£566
GlasgowCape Town14h 40m£589

Best things to do and see in South Africa

What popular events take place 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.

Is South Africa known for its cuisine?

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.

What can you see and do in South Africa?

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.

What passport and visa requirements are there when visiting South Africa?

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.

Useful information for finding South Africa flight deals

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Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to South Africa?

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Can I find flights to South Africa with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. momondo allows you to filter the results for flights to South Africa to just show those with flexible booking policies.

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