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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 London Heathrow Airport 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 London Heathrow Airport 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 £493. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £503.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa (LHR - ZA)?

When flying from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

What is the cheapest month to fly from London Heathrow Airport 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 London Heathrow Airport in May are about £496 on average during May, but can be found for as low as £367.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to South Africa in October, November 2021

The best prices found for LHR to South Africa flights in October, November
26 Nov - 29 Nov
£360pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
27 Nov - 11 Dec
£363pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
2 Nov - 11 Nov
£364pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

London Heathrow to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Heathrow found for this year
26 Nov - 29 Nov
£360pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
27 Nov - 11 Dec
£363pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
2 Nov - 11 Nov
£364pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to South Africa from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to South Africa direct flight deals
7 Mar - 14 Mar
£416pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
24 Feb - 21 Mar
£428pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Feb - 8 Mar
£430pp
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
2 Nov - 11 Nov
£364pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Nov - 15 Nov
£369pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
3 Nov - 21 Nov
£372pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to South Africa from London Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to South Africa
13:20 - 11:50
British Airways
1 stop
20h 30m
LHR - CPT
British Airways
£145
Netflights
12:25 - 08:35
Kenya Airways
2 stops
18h 10m
LHR - CPT
Kenya Airways
£287
Flights by SU
13:35 - 06:45
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
39h 10m
LHR - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£298
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Flight FAQs

From Heathrow to South Africa

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.

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

SAUDIA and Etihad Airways 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.

Can I find flights from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa for under £400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa for under £400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Lufthansa for just £354, but on average you can expect to pay £363.

Are there direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa for under £500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa under £500. A good price for a direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa is less than £449.

Are there last-minute flights available from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa for under £400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than £400.

What days are direct flights available from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 4 flights from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa a day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa?

Lufthansa, SWISS, and Etihad Airways can get you from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa in just under 17h 55m. Your travel time can differ by up to 7h 10m. The distance between London Heathrow Airport and South Africa is about 5670 mi. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is British Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as £47. However, be on the lookout for offers from Etihad Airways and Kenya Airways, as they are both options that can get you from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa for a low price.

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

While some choose either London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl or London Heathrow - Durban King Shaka Intl, London Heathrow - Johannesburg OR Tambo is the most popular route from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa.

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

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

What are the cheapest flights from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa?

On average you can expect to pay £923 for a flight from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa. The cheapest flight overall is £286 while the most popular route, (London Heathrow - Johannesburg OR Tambo) is currently priced at £354.

What are the most reliable airlines from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from London Heathrow Airport to South Africa consider choosing Delta(100%), Virgin Atlantic(100%) or Iberia(72%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Africa from Heathrow?

Information is based on travel restrictions from London Heathrow to South Africa

Most visitors from London Heathrow need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London Heathrow must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London Heathrow are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Do I need a test to fly back to Heathrow from South Africa?

Returning to London Heathrow from South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to London Heathrow.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering London Heathrow.

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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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Airports servicing London

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East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
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Top 10 airlines flying from London 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
£257 £336 No cancel fee 77%
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Air France
£325 £578 No cancel fee 77%
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KLM
£340 £594 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
£340 £568 No cancel fee 75%
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SWISS
£349 £564 No cancel fee 79%
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Kenya Airways
£350 £494 No cancel fee 82%
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Ethiopian Air
£354 £525 No cancel fee 72%
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Egypt Air
£356 £454 No cancel fee N/A
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RwandAir
£357 £425 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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Lufthansa
£358 £740 No cancel fee 76%
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