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Cheap flights to South Africa from £201

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BOS — JNB
29 May — 5 Jun1
1 adult
Wed 29/5
Wed 5/6

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 863,891 searches and data was last updated on 24 May 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

May

Average price

£571

Return from

£447

One-way from

£201
High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average for return flights in May 2024
From London to Johannesburg
One-way flight from London to South Africa

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Cheap flights to South Africa in May & June 2024

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These are some of the cheapest-priced fares users can find on flights departing to South Africa in May and June 2024. Check back soon for alternative prices as deals update often.
Cheap flights to Johannesburg
Thu 30/509:40LHR - JNB
1 stop20h 30mEgypt Air
Fri 7/621:45JNB - LHR
1 stop16h 50mEgypt Air
Deal found 23/5£455
Thu 30/509:40LHR - JNB
1 stop20h 30mEgypt Air
Mon 3/621:45JNB - LHR
1 stop35h 55mEgypt Air
Deal found 23/5£466
Wed 29/522:10LHR - JNB
1 stop32h 00mEgypt Air
Sun 9/621:45JNB - LHR
1 stop16h 50mEgypt Air
Deal found 23/5£466
Thu 13/617:35LHR - JNB
1 stop14h 05mMultiple Airlines
Sat 13/723:15JNB - LHR
1 stop22h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 24/5£469
Wed 29/522:10LHR - JNB
1 stop32h 00mEgypt Air
Sun 2/621:45JNB - LHR
1 stop35h 55mEgypt Air
Deal found 23/5£473
Fri 14/606:30LHR - JNB
1 stop13h 50mKLM
Sat 6/723:15JNB - LHR
1 stop22h 40mKLM
Deal found 24/5£473
Tue 11/618:40LHR - JNB
1 stop13h 30mMultiple Airlines
Tue 10/908:20JNB - LHR
1 stop13h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£477
Wed 29/522:10LHR - JNB
1 stop32h 00mEgypt Air
Mon 3/621:45JNB - LHR
1 stop35h 55mEgypt Air
Deal found 23/5£479
Tue 28/515:00LHR - JNB
1 stop15h 10mEgypt Air
Mon 3/621:45JNB - LHR
1 stop35h 55mEgypt Air
Deal found 23/5£480
Cheap flights to Cape Town
Sat 15/618:30LHR - CPT
1 stop14h 30mLufthansa
Mon 15/717:45CPT - LHR
1 stop23h 55mLufthansa
Deal found 23/5£418
Sat 15/618:30LHR - CPT
1 stop14h 30mLufthansa
Thu 11/717:45CPT - LHR
1 stop23h 55mLufthansa
Deal found 23/5£437
Sat 15/618:30LHR - CPT
1 stop14h 30mLufthansa
Thu 11/717:45CPT - LHR
1 stop23h 55mLufthansa
Deal found 24/5£438
Thu 6/616:30LHR - CPT
1 stop16h 30mLufthansa
Mon 15/717:45CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 55mLufthansa
Deal found 23/5£440
Sat 1/613:45LHR - CPT
2 stops19h 15mLufthansa
Mon 15/717:45CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 55mLufthansa
Deal found 23/5£455
Wed 5/618:40LHR - CPT
2 stops18h 50mMultiple Airlines
Mon 15/717:45CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£508
Sat 15/613:45LHR - CPT
2 stops19h 15mLufthansa
Mon 15/717:45CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 55mLufthansa
Deal found 23/5£529
Wed 29/518:40LHR - CPT
2 stops18h 50mSWISS
Mon 1/710:55CPT - LHR
2 stops35h 50mSWISS
Deal found 23/5£549
Fri 31/509:30LHR - CPT
2 stops28h 40mMultiple Airlines
Mon 1/715:20CPT - LHR
2 stops17h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£550

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 863,891 searches and data were last updated on 24 May 2024.
The lowest fares on flights travelling to South Africa in May and June 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Sat 15/618:30LHR - CPT
1 stop14h 30mLufthansa
Mon 15/717:45CPT - LHR
1 stop23h 55mLufthansa
Deal found 23/5£418
Sat 23/1114:00LHR - JNB
1 stop15h 10mEgypt Air
Sun 8/1221:45JNB - LHR
1 stop16h 50mEgypt Air
Deal found 24/5£432
Sat 15/618:30LHR - CPT
1 stop14h 30mLufthansa
Thu 11/717:45CPT - LHR
1 stop23h 55mLufthansa
Deal found 23/5£437
Sat 15/618:30LHR - CPT
1 stop14h 30mLufthansa
Thu 11/717:45CPT - LHR
1 stop23h 55mLufthansa
Deal found 24/5£438
Thu 6/616:30LHR - CPT
1 stop16h 30mLufthansa
Mon 15/717:45CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 55mLufthansa
Deal found 23/5£440
Sat 16/1114:00LHR - JNB
1 stop15h 10mEgypt Air
Sun 1/1221:45JNB - LHR
1 stop16h 50mEgypt Air
Deal found 23/5£447

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 863,891 searches and data was last updated on 24 May 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 10/619:50LGW - JNB
2 stops35h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£269
Wed 6/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 23/5£201

Direct flights to South Africa

Wed 6/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Tue 19/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 23/5£465
Wed 6/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Tue 26/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 23/5£472
Wed 6/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Sun 24/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 23/5£515
Wed 30/1020:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Tue 12/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 23/5£529
Wed 30/1020:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Sun 10/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 23/5£530
Mon 4/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Tue 26/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 23/5£593
Wed 6/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Thu 28/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 23/5£639
Sat 2/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Sun 24/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 23/5£653
Sat 2/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Tue 26/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 23/5£653

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 863,891 searches and data was last updated on 24 May 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

£418 - £473

Route

Depart

Return

Price

London HeathrowCape Town Intl

LHR - CPT

LHRCPT

London Heathrow

Sat 15/6

1 stop14h 30m

Cape Town Intl

Mon 15/7

1 stop23h 55m

£418

London HeathrowJohannesburg OR Tambo

LHR - JNB

LHRJNB

London Heathrow

Sat 16/11

1 stop15h 10m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Sun 1/12

1 stop16h 50m

£447

London GatwickJohannesburg OR Tambo

LGW - JNB

LGWJNB

London Gatwick

Mon 18/11

1 stop15h 45m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Sun 24/11

1 stop22h 55m

£455

London HeathrowCape Town Intl

LHR - CPT

LHRCPT

London Heathrow

Fri 13/9

2 stops51h 20m

Cape Town Intl

Mon 30/9

1 stop34h 15m

£462

London GatwickCape Town Intl

LGW - CPT

LGWCPT

London Gatwick

Wed 6/11

Nonstop11h 30m

Cape Town Intl

Tue 19/11

Nonstop11h 50m

£465

London HeathrowJohannesburg OR Tambo

LHR - JNB

LHRJNB

London Heathrow

Thu 13/6

1 stop14h 05m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Sat 13/7

1 stop22h 40m

£469

London HeathrowJohannesburg OR Tambo

LHR - JNB

LHRJNB

London Heathrow

Fri 14/6

1 stop13h 50m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Sat 6/7

1 stop22h 40m

£473

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Deals found on 23/5

Best time to book a flight to South Africa

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to South Africa with our price prediction graph.
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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 22 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 24 May 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown Air Algerie, Egypt Air and Ethiopian Air 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
3,934 reviews

Entertainment

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

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

8.1
Very Good
3,934 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,934 reviews

Entertainment

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

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

7.9
Good
1,549 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,934 reviews

Entertainment

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

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
3,934 reviews

Entertainment

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

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

7.8
Good
1,964 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,934 reviews

Entertainment

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

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

7.7
Good
4,358 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,934 reviews

Entertainment

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

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 Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in South Africa. One-way flights to Bloemfontein Intl Airport typically cost £10, 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 £60, however they can be found for as little as £15.

  • 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 Airport have car hire?

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

  • Are there hotels close to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

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

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

    Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to South Africa (average of £697). Flying to South Africa in July will prove the most costly (average of £928). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

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