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How to find the cheapest flight from
Heathrow (LHR) to 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 £521. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £531.

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 £524 on average during May, but can be found for as low as £388.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to South Africa in October, November 2020

The best prices found for LHR to South Africa flights in October, November
3 Nov - 22 Jan
£383pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
10 Nov - 20 Nov
£386pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
10 Nov - 20 Nov
£388pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Heathrow to South Africa 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Heathrow found for this year
3 Nov - 22 Jan
£383pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
10 Nov - 20 Nov
£386pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
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JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
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LHR
London Heathrow
10 Nov - 20 Nov
£388pp
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London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
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JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
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LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to South Africa from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to South Africa direct flight deals
15 Nov - 15 Feb
£435pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Mar - 18 Mar
£436pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
18 Nov - 30 Nov
£436pp
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London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
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Virgin Atlantic
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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
3 Nov - 22 Jan
£383pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
2 Nov - 8 Nov
£390pp
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London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
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Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
3 Nov - 22 Jan
£393pp
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London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
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Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
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London Heathrow

One-way flights to South Africa from Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to South Africa
17:30 - 06:25
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
10h 55m
LHR - JNB
Virgin Atlantic
03:15 - 05:00
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
47h 45m
LHR - JNB
Multiple Airlines
£335
KAYAK
17:30 - 02:05
Egypt Air
1 stop
30h 35m
LHR - JNB
Egypt Air
£337
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Heathrow to South Africa flights.

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 £383 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Heathrow to South Africa for under £383. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Kenya Airways for just £379, but on average you can expect to pay £390.

Are there direct flights from Heathrow to South Africa for under £460 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Heathrow to South Africa under £460. A good price for a direct flight from Heathrow to South Africa is less than £445.

Are there last-minute flights available from Heathrow to South Africa for under £383?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Heathrow to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than £383.

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 - Johannesburg OR Tambo. You may also consider London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl 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 £578, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is £372. When looking at the most popular route, (London Heathrow - Johannesburg OR Tambo), you can expect to pay £392 for that flight.

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

Before booking your flight to South Africa from Heathrow, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: American Airlines (75%), Iberia (73%), British Airways( 22%).

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

A quick flight from Heathrow to South Africa can take about 14h 50m. Ethiopian Air provides one of the quickest options available for as low as £391. 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 Kenya Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as £379 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Ethiopian Air, starting at £391.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Virgin Atlantic, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at £288. Kenya Airways flights start at £291 while deals on Egypt Air start at £337 one-way.

Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Heathrow to South Africa
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