Cheap flights from Heathrow to South Africa

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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 57 days in advance, which can save you up to 15% on flights from Heathrow to South Africa compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 57 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 £436. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £466.

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 £535 on average during May, but can be found for as low as £384.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to South Africa in July, August 2020

The best prices found for LHR to South Africa flights in July, August
15 Jul - 28 Jul
£487pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
13 Jul - 20 Jul
£488pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Jul - 19 Jul
£489pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Heathrow to South Africa 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Heathrow found for this year
1 Dec - 13 Dec
£417pp
LHR
London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Dec - 13 Dec
£426pp
LHR
London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
11 Nov - 13 Nov
£464pp
LHR
London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to South Africa from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to South Africa direct flight deals
24 Nov - 8 Dec
£551pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
17 Nov - 24 Nov
£553pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Nov - 23 Nov
£557pp
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
26 Jun - 20 Nov
£658pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
26 Jun - 20 Nov
£736pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
26 Jun - 20 Nov
£740pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to South Africa from Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to South Africa
12:55 - 04:20
Etihad Airways
2 stops
38h 25m
LHR - JNB
Etihad Airways
£304
DreamWorldTravel
14:20 - 06:20
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
15h 00m
LHR - JNB
Turkish Airlines
£374
StudentUniverse
03:45 - 05:50
Qatar Airways
1 stop
25h 05m
LHR - JNB
Qatar Airways

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.

Can I find flights from Heathrow to South Africa for under £500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Heathrow to South Africa for under £500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on TAP AIR PORTUGAL for just £417, but on average you can expect to pay £478.

Are there direct flights from Heathrow to South Africa for under £600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Heathrow to South Africa under £600. A good price for a direct flight from Heathrow to South Africa is less than £571.

Are there last-minute flights available from Heathrow to South Africa for under £700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Heathrow to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than £700.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from London Heathrow to South Africa have been viewed 732 times in the past calendar month.

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 Ethiopian Air, Etihad Airways or Iberia 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 £635, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is £395. When looking at the most popular route, (London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl), you can expect to pay £136 for that flight.

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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Airports servicing London

Airports servicing

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