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BOS — JNB
18 Jun — 25 Jun1
1 adult
Tue 18/6
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Flights to South Africa in 2024

Find the latest flights to South Africa in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 1,007,911 searches and data was last updated on 13 June 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

May

Average price

£616

Return from

£434

One-way from

£193
High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average for return flights in June 2024
From London to Johannesburg
One-way flight from London to South Africa

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Cheap flights to South Africa in June & July 2024

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These are some of the cheapest-priced fares users can find on flights departing to South Africa in June and July 2024. Check back soon for alternative prices as deals update often.
Cheap flights to Johannesburg
Mon 17/622:10LHR - JNB
1 stop32h 00mEgypt Air
Wed 3/721:45JNB - LHR
1 stop16h 50mEgypt Air
Deal found 12/6£485
Sun 16/615:00LHR - JNB
1 stop15h 10mEgypt Air
Sun 7/721:45JNB - LHR
1 stop35h 55mEgypt Air
Deal found 12/6£486
Mon 17/622:10LHR - JNB
1 stop32h 00mEgypt Air
Sun 7/721:45JNB - LHR
1 stop35h 55mEgypt Air
Deal found 12/6£492
Sun 16/621:20LHR - JNB
1 stop15h 30mRwandAir
Sat 17/516:00JNB - LHR
2 stops15h 20mRwandAir
Deal found 13/6£498
Tue 25/615:00LHR - JNB
1 stop15h 10mEgypt Air
Sun 7/721:45JNB - LHR
1 stop16h 50mEgypt Air
Deal found 13/6£503
Mon 17/622:10LHR - JNB
1 stop32h 00mEgypt Air
Fri 5/721:45JNB - LHR
1 stop35h 55mEgypt Air
Deal found 12/6£506
Tue 25/615:00LHR - JNB
1 stop15h 10mEgypt Air
Wed 3/721:45JNB - LHR
1 stop16h 50mEgypt Air
Deal found 12/6£517
Tue 18/614:50LHR - JNB
1 stop16h 45mEtihad Airways
Thu 4/709:55JNB - LHR
1 stop27h 50mEtihad Airways
Deal found 13/6£518
Wed 19/614:50LHR - JNB
1 stop16h 45mEtihad Airways
Wed 26/609:55JNB - LHR
1 stop27h 50mEtihad Airways
Deal found 13/6£522
Cheap flights to Cape Town
Thu 20/610:10LGW - CPT
1 stop26h 35mEthiopian Air
Sun 30/615:20CPT - LGW
1 stop16h 00mEthiopian Air
Deal found 12/6£596
Mon 17/610:10LGW - CPT
1 stop27h 20mEthiopian Air
Mon 24/614:35CPT - LGW
1 stop16h 45mEthiopian Air
Deal found 13/6£599
Mon 17/610:10LGW - CPT
1 stop25h 50mEthiopian Air
Sun 30/615:20CPT - LGW
1 stop16h 00mEthiopian Air
Deal found 13/6£602
Mon 17/610:10LGW - CPT
1 stop27h 20mEthiopian Air
Mon 24/608:50CPT - LGW
2 stops22h 30mEthiopian Air
Deal found 13/6£609
Sun 23/610:10LGW - CPT
1 stop26h 35mEthiopian Air
Sun 30/615:20CPT - LGW
1 stop16h 00mEthiopian Air
Deal found 12/6£617
Tue 25/610:10LGW - CPT
1 stop26h 35mEthiopian Air
Wed 10/714:35CPT - LGW
1 stop16h 45mEthiopian Air
Deal found 12/6£635
Tue 25/610:10LGW - CPT
1 stop26h 35mEthiopian Air
Wed 10/714:35CPT - LGW
1 stop16h 45mEthiopian Air
Deal found 13/6£637
Mon 17/610:10LGW - CPT
2 stops35h 20mMultiple Airlines
Mon 24/605:45CPT - LGW
2 stops25h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6£647
Mon 17/622:15LHR - CPT
1 stop36h 35mTurkish Airlines
Thu 4/716:35CPT - LHR
1 stop29h 15mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 13/6£657

South Africa 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for South Africa in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 1,007,911 searches and data were last updated on 13 June 2024.
The lowest fares on flights travelling to South Africa in June and July 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Fri 22/1118:45LGW - JNB
1 stop13h 25mSWISS
Thu 5/1220:25JNB - LGW
1 stop23h 25mSWISS
Deal found 13/6£435
Tue 5/1120:15LHR - JNB
1 stop32h 50mLufthansa
Thu 21/1110:05JNB - LHR
1 stop14h 50mLufthansa
Deal found 13/6£435
Fri 22/1118:40LHR - JNB
1 stop13h 30mSWISS
Thu 5/1220:25JNB - LHR
1 stop16h 50mSWISS
Deal found 13/6£438
Wed 13/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mMultiple Airlines
Sun 24/1112:35CPT - LGW
1 stop19h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6£441
Sat 16/1118:40LHR - JNB
1 stop13h 30mSWISS
Sun 1/1220:25JNB - LHR
1 stop13h 40mSWISS
Deal found 13/6£445
Sun 24/1114:00LHR - JNB
1 stop15h 10mEgypt Air
Sun 8/1221:45JNB - LHR
1 stop16h 50mEgypt Air
Deal found 13/6£448

One-way flights to South Africa

Explore one-way flight options to South Africa for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 1,007,911 searches and data was last updated on 13 June 2024.
Take a look at some of the best available flights travelling to South Africa at this time. Users seeking round-trip flights to South Africa should update the search form at the top of the page accordingly.
Mon 26/806:05LTN - JNB
2 stops49h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6£250
Mon 11/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 13/6£193

Direct flights to South Africa

Mon 18/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Thu 28/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 12/6£452
Mon 18/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Tue 3/1211:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 13/6£452
Mon 4/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Sun 24/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 12/6£453
Wed 20/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Tue 3/1211:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 13/6£454
Wed 20/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Thu 28/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 13/6£455
Mon 18/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Tue 26/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 12/6£456
Wed 13/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Tue 26/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 13/6£456
Mon 18/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Tue 3/1211:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 12/6£458
Wed 6/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Thu 21/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 12/6£459

Find flights to South Africa within your budget

Locate flights to South Africa that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 1,007,911 searches and data was last updated on 13 June 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

£434 - £488

Route

Depart

Return

Price

London GatwickJohannesburg OR Tambo

LGW - JNB

LGWJNB

London Gatwick

Fri 22/11

1 stop13h 25m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 5/12

1 stop23h 25m

£434

London GatwickCape Town Intl

LGW - CPT

LGWCPT

London Gatwick

Wed 13/11

Nonstop11h 30m

Cape Town Intl

Sun 24/11

1 stop19h 35m

£441

London HeathrowJohannesburg OR Tambo

LHR - JNB

LHRJNB

London Heathrow

Sun 24/11

1 stop15h 10m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Sun 8/12

1 stop16h 50m

£448

London HeathrowJohannesburg OR Tambo

LHR - JNB

LHRJNB

London Heathrow

Tue 12/11

1 stop32h 50m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 28/11

1 stop14h 50m

£449

London GatwickCape Town Intl

LGW - CPT

LGWCPT

London Gatwick

Mon 18/11

Nonstop11h 30m

Cape Town Intl

Thu 28/11

Nonstop11h 50m

£452

London GatwickJohannesburg OR Tambo

LGW - JNB

LGWJNB

London Gatwick

Mon 4/11

1 stop24h 55m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Mon 11/11

1 stop22h 55m

£452

London HeathrowJohannesburg OR Tambo

LHR - JNB

LHRJNB

London Heathrow

Sun 1/9

1 stop15h 30m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Tue 17/9

2 stops18h 00m

£488

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Deals found on 12/6

Best time to book a flight to South Africa

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Temperature and rainfall in South Africa by month

Plan your trip to South Africa by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

JNB

Temperature

10 - 20 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to South Africa, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 20.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 10.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to South Africa?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to South Africa. Price data was last updated on 31 May 2024.

It’s advisable to secure your flights to South Africa two, three or even four months in advance. During festivals and busy months you’ll struggle to find cheap flight tickets so the earlier in advance you can book the better. Once you’ve narrowed down your destination it’s worth having a quick check to see if any events are taking place as they’ll make it harder for you to find the cheap flights to South Africa. If you can be flexible with your dates and ultimately your final destination then you can find the cheapest flights to South Africa. If you decide on Cape Town then don’t worry too much about which side of the plane to sit on as both sides offer spectacular views of the city, just make sure to avoid sitting next to the wings.

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Reviews of airlines servicing South Africa

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to South Africa. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to South Africa. Reviews last updated 13 June 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown Ethiopian Air, Kenya Airways and Air France to South Africa. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very Good
3,865 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Good although thete was 2 hours delay in the flight but still is good 😊

8.1
Very Good
3,865 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,865 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Good although thete was 2 hours delay in the flight but still is good 😊

8.1
Very Good
857 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,865 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Good although thete was 2 hours delay in the flight but still is good 😊

7.9
Good
1,461 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,865 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Good although thete was 2 hours delay in the flight but still is good 😊

7.9
Good
47 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,865 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Good although thete was 2 hours delay in the flight but still is good 😊

7.7
Good
1,893 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,865 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Good although thete was 2 hours delay in the flight but still is good 😊

  • When is the best time to fly to South Africa?

    Peak season: The country is generally an all-year destination to visit but there are certain variances depending on where you are. November to January are some of the busiest times to visit making cheap flights to South Africa very difficult to find. Johannesburg normally stays busy until February so plan accordingly to secure cheaper flight tickets. There can be multiple festivals on scattered across the country so make sure to check before you book your flights to South Africa as events and festivals will drive up the cost of your flight tickets. Off Season: October is probably the quietest time to book cheap flights to South Africa, although this varies around the country. The weather stays warm and sunny but due to the low amount of tourists cheap flight tickets and deals on accommodation are more readily available. It’s important to book your flights to South Africa early on to ensure you make a saving as even in the quieter times of the year prices can be high.

  • How long is the flight to South Africa?

    Flights from London to Cape Town: 11 hours 30 minutes Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg: 13 hours 35 minutes Flights from Birmingham to Cape Town: 13 hours 55 minutes Flights from Glasgow to Johannesburg: 14 hours 10 minutes

  • Which airlines operate flights to South Africa?

    The specific airlines that might be on offer for your flight to South Africa depend a lot on where you are planning to go. However the likely contenders are Virgin Atlantic, South African, British Airways, and Iberia. If you want comfort and don’t mind paying a slightly higher price on your flight tickets then an airline like Virgin Atlantic would be a good choice. They provide great inflight entertainment and comfortable seating. British Airways are also a comfortable choice and they offer complimentary food and drinks on all of their flights. Once you’ve decided on where you want to go and are ready to book your flights to South Africa, compare a couple of dates and airlines to see who offers you the best value for your money.

  • How to get from the airport to the city centre?

    Cape Town Airport: The most cost effective way to travel to the city centre is by using the MyCiti bus. It runs every 20 minutes and operates for most of the day. It’s a lot cheaper than the taxi alternative and is reliable and less crowded than the standard buses. Taxis are available from outside of the airport but they’ll set you back around R300-R400. Make sure to agree on a fee before you get in the taxi though to avoid paying more than necessary. Johannesburg Airport: A safe and affordable option to get to the city is the Reya Vaya. It is a bus dedicated for transport between the city and the airport and you can find it outside the arrival Terminal. You can choose from different bus options too but the Reya Veya is a lot more reliable. You can also grab a taxi if you have a lot of baggage or if you’re in a rush. You can grab them from outside of the airport but make sure you agree on the price before committing to the journey. Lastly you can use the new rail link between the airport and the suburbs. After your flights to South Africa land in Johannesburg simply follow the signs in the airport.

  • What is good to know if travelling to South Africa?

    South Africa has a bit of everything, stunning coastlines to great mountain ranges. Take a look at the stunningly varied views and then book your flights to South Africa to see them in person. If you’re struggling on where to go in South Africa then take a look at this post and discover 7 magnificent things to see. Beach lovers should definitely take a trip to Cape Town, if you need convincing then look no further as Cape Town was named Africa’s top beach destination!

  • Can I find cheaper flights to South Africa if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to South Africa on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to South Africa?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, FlySafair is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to South Africa.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in South Africa?

    Bloemfontein Intl is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in South Africa. One-way flights to Bloemfontein Intl typically cost £9, while return flights cost around £4.

  • How much is a return flight to South Africa?

    A return flight to South Africa will typically cost around £64, however they can be found for as little as £19.

  • Where does the fastest flight to South Africa depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to South Africa, London offers the quickest one-way flight (11 hours 0 minutes).

  • Does Johannesburg OR Tambo have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Johannesburg OR Tambo can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Johannesburg OR Tambo?

    Yes. Johannesburg OR Tambo has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Protea Hotel by Marriott Transit O.R. Tambo Airport is the closest property to Johannesburg OR Tambo (0.0 mi away from Johannesburg OR Tambo).

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