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