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Flights to Pretoria in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£446Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from£368From London to Pretoria

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Pretoria right now?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Pretoria along with the rest of South Africa. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: South Africa has suspended all flights into the country except for flights authorised by the Ministry of Transport and flights for medical evacuations, humanitarian aid, emergency landings or refuelling stops. Nationals of South Africa who arrive in the country will be subject to quarantine for up to 21 days and airline crew will be subject to quarantine laws as applicable.. If you are looking to book a trip to Pretoria and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

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Cheapest prices for Pretoria flights by month

January
£413
February
£406
March
£406
April
£415
May
£400
June
£411
July
£584
August
£458
September
£443
October
£453
November
£430
December
£478
May is currently the cheapest month to fly to Pretoria. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Pretoria?

LON - JNB
Price
£400 - £777
JNB
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
JNB
Rainfall
4 - 151 mm
Flying to Pretoria in May is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Pretoria then January is statistically the hottest. December is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Pretoria?

The price you pay for your flight to Pretoria may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 32 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Pretoria?

The cheapest day to fly to Pretoria is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Pretoria?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting Pretoria. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa and the site of the famous Union Buildings, where Nelson Mandela was sworn in as President after the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. The Union Buildings were designed by Sir Herbert Baker and they are sited in spectacular gardens. Freedom Park on the outskirts of the city has a museum which celebrates the history of Africa. Freedom Park also features a garden of remembrance, commemorating all of those who lost their lives while fighting for a free South Africa. Nearby the Voortrekker Monument celebrates a key moment in the history of white Afrikaners. In the city centre, the Melrose House Museum is where the peace treaty ending the Anglo-Boer war was signed in 1902. Nearby, the Pretoria Art Museum has a wide range of exhibits ranging from the apartheid years to contemporary art. The city is home to South Africa’s State Theatre which has a world-class programme of plays, ballet and classical music. The Zoological Gardens are among the finest in South Africa. Just outside the city, the Groenkloof Nature Reserve offers the opportunity to see animals such as antelope and giraffe in the wild. One unusual experience is to take a restored steam train journey around the city. The steam train also takes visitors to the village of Cullinan where the world’s largest diamond was found. 

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When is the best time to fly to Pretoria?

From December to February, the weather is pleasantly hot, with refreshing thundershowers in the late afternoon. Some travellers prefer the shoulder seasons from March to May and September to November when warm temperatures are ideal for exploring the city. From June to August temperatures are cooler in the evenings, while the days are generally clear and warm. The Pretoria Show in September is one of South Africa’s largest agricultural shows. In October the Jacaranda Festival celebrates the city’s famous jacaranda trees in spectacular full bloom. An antiques fair in December is a popular attraction.

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Getting around Pretoria

Taxis, rented cars or the municipal bus service are the best ways of getting around Pretoria. It is a sprawling city and for many visitors taxis are the most attractive option for getting around.

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