Cheap flights to South Africa

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Flights to South Africa in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price£489Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from£359From London to Johannesburg
One-way from£210One-way flight from London to South Africa

Cheap flights to South Africa in May, June 2022

The best prices found for ZA1 flights for May, June
24 May - 7 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

23h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

23h 45m
£361

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 17/5/22

23 May - 15 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

18h 20m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

23h 45m
£369

Kenya Airways

View Deal

Deal found 18/5/22

24 May - 6 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

23h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

16h 00m
£375

Kenya Airways

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

South Africa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa found for this year
6 Sep - 12 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

44h 45m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

16h 00m
£358

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 18/5/22

18 Sep - 29 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

22h 10m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

23h 45m
£359

Kenya Airways

View Deal

Deal found 16/5/22

24 May - 7 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

23h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

23h 45m
£361

Kenya Airways

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

Last minute flights to South Africa

Late deals on return flights to South Africa, departing today and this week
24 May - 7 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

23h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

23h 45m
£361

Kenya Airways

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

23 May - 15 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

18h 20m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

23h 45m
£369

Kenya Airways

View Deal

Deal found 18/5/22

24 May - 6 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

23h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

16h 00m
£375

Kenya Airways

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to South Africa?

The cheapest ticket to South Africa found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

£464

February

£461

March

£473

April

£499

May

£467

June

£483

July

£595

August

£507

September

£507

October

£492

November

£474

December

£544

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to South Africa is currently February; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to South Africa?

Average South Africa flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

LON - JNB

Price

£461 - £817

JNB

Temperature

10 - 20 °C

JNB

Rainfall

0 - 120 mm

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!

How popular are flights to South Africa this year?

South Africa flights are currently seeing a 194% increase in searches when contrasted with this time last year.