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Heathrow (LHR) to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best LHR to JNB flight in 2021: compare Heathrow to South Africa flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Africa.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Heathrow to South Africa?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 32 days in advance, which can save you up to 2% on flights from Heathrow to South Africa compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 32 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at £494. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £504.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Heathrow to South Africa?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to South Africa. Flights to South Africa from Heathrow in May are about £498 on average during May, but can be found for as low as £368.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to South Africa in April, May 2021

The best prices found for LHR to South Africa flights in April, May
22 May - 12 Jun
£381pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
20 May - 30 May
£401pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
23 Apr - 30 Apr
£402pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Heathrow to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Heathrow found for this year
25 Sep - 8 Oct
£373pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Nov - 30 Nov
£376pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Jun - 20 Jun
£378pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to South Africa from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to South Africa direct flight deals
21 Sep - 5 Oct
£390pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
8 Sep - 22 Sep
£391pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
16 Sep - 25 Sep
£405pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from Heathrow to South Africa

Late deals on return flights to South Africa from Heathrow, departing today and this week
23 Apr - 30 Apr
£402pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
19 Apr - 30 May
£418pp
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
19 Apr - 24 Apr
£419pp
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to South Africa from Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to South Africa
14:25 - 06:55
Kenya Airways
1 stop
15h 30m
LHR - JNB
Kenya Airways
£298
Voliamo
11:00 - 03:10
Egypt Air
1 stop
15h 10m
LHR - JNB
Egypt Air
£308
mytrip.com
16:35 - 03:50
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
58h 15m
LHR - JNB
Multiple Airlines
£315
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Heathrow to South Africa

Are flight prices decreasing from Heathrow to South Africa due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Heathrow and South Africa for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from London Heathrow to South Africa to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways and Alitalia are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from London Heathrow to South Africa. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from London Heathrow to South Africa have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from London Heathrow to South Africa have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and Ethiopian Air are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like British Airways with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Heathrow to South Africa for under £437 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Heathrow to South Africa for under £437. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just £370, but on average you can expect to pay £393.

Are there direct flights from Heathrow to South Africa for under £437 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Heathrow to South Africa under £437. A good price for a direct flight from Heathrow to South Africa is less than £431.

Are there last-minute flights available from Heathrow to South Africa for under £437?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Heathrow to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than £437.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Heathrow to South Africa?

When booking a flight from Heathrow to South Africa, you may want to consider flying on Air France, Alitalia or British Airways as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from Heathrow to South Africa?

The most popular route from Heathrow to South Africa is London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl. You may also consider London Heathrow - Johannesburg OR Tambo or London Heathrow - Sun City Pilansberg.

What are the cheapest flights from Heathrow to South Africa?

While on average a flight from Heathrow to South Africa is generally £1,205, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is £266. When looking at the most popular route, (London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl), you can expect to pay £425 for that flight.

How long does is the flight from Heathrow to South Africa?

A quick flight from Heathrow to South Africa can take about 10h 55m. Virgin Atlantic provides one of the quickest options available for as low as £381. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Heathrow to South Africa return?

Our cheapest airline available from Heathrow to South Africa is Ethiopian Air. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as £370 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Egypt Air and Virgin Atlantic, starting at £373 and £381 round-trip.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Heathrow to South Africa one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Egypt Air, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at £291. Kenya Airways flights start at £297 while deals on Ethiopian Air start at £297 one-way.

Destination points for flights from Heathrow to South Africa

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Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Heathrow to South Africa.
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Flight duration
11h 02m

Airports servicing London

Airports servicing

Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

Top 10 airlines flying from Heathrow to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Heathrow to South Africa choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Iberia
£355 £462 No cancel fee 77%
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RwandAir
£492 £586 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by RwandAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Egypt Air
£491 £625 No cancel fee N/A
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Alitalia
£517 £725 No cancel fee 81%
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Austrian Airlines
£565 £749 No cancel fee 78%
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Turkish Airlines
£502 £758 No cancel fee 77%
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SWISS
£480 £777 No cancel fee 79%
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SAUDIA
£543 £778 No cancel fee 86%
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Etihad Airways
£468 £782 No cancel fee 75%
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Air France
£448 £796 No cancel fee 77%
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