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Manchester (MAN) to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best MAN to JNB flight in 2021: compare Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 £492. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £502.

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

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

The best prices found for MAN to South Africa flights in April, May
11 May - 16 Jun
£386pp
MAN
Manchester
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
MAN
Manchester
24 May - 28 May
£404pp
MAN
Manchester
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
24 May - 28 May
£410pp
MAN
Manchester
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
   
2 STOPS
MAN
Manchester

Manchester to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Manchester found for this year
11 May - 16 Jun
£386pp
MAN
Manchester
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
MAN
Manchester
30 Nov - 6 Jan
£389pp
MAN
Manchester
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
4 Nov - 11 Nov
£399pp
MAN
Manchester
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester

Last-minute flights from Manchester to South Africa

Late deals on return flights to South Africa from Manchester, departing today and this week
23 Apr - 25 Apr
£471pp
MAN
Manchester
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
23 Apr - 25 Apr
£472pp
MAN
Manchester
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
23 Apr - 25 Apr
£478pp
MAN
Manchester
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAN
Manchester

One-way flights to South Africa from Manchester

The cheapest one-way flights from Manchester to South Africa
06:50 - 06:20
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
22h 30m
MAN - JNB
Turkish Airlines
13:40 - 00:00
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
33h 20m
MAN - JNB
Multiple Airlines
£484
Combigo
11:00 - 13:40
Qatar Airways
2 stops
25h 40m
MAN - CPT
Qatar Airways
£520
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Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Manchester</span> to <span class="emphasized">South Africa</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Manchester to South Africa

South Africa is one of the most-wanted countries in Africa, reeling in around 35 million visitors a year. Thinking of flying from Manchester? You could head to the northern province of Gauteng, home to the sprawling cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Meanwhile, the Western Cape dishes up Cape Town and Table Mountain, plus wine routes dotted with picture-pretty villages such as Stellenbosch. The Eastern Cape is another must-see. Port Elizabeth is the gateway to game reserves and mountainous hiking trails.

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

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from Manchester to South Africa include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like British Airways, Emirates, and KLM flying from Manchester to South Africa have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are flight prices decreasing from Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester to South Africa for under £435 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Manchester to South Africa for under £435. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just £386, but on average you can expect to pay £437.

Are there direct flights from Manchester to South Africa for under £362 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Manchester to South Africa, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Manchester to South Africa for under £507?

There are currently 9+ open flights from Manchester to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than £507.

How popular is this flight route?

The Manchester to South Africa flight path was viewed by 4,417 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Air France, British Airways and Flybe are the most popular airlines when flying from Manchester to South Africa.

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

The most popular flight routes from Manchester to South Africa are Manchester - Sun City Pilansberg, Manchester - Cape Town Intl and Manchester - Johannesburg OR Tambo.

What are the cheapest flights from Manchester to South Africa?

While on average a flight from Manchester to South Africa is generally £1,265, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is £276. When looking at the most popular route, (Manchester - Sun City Pilansberg), you can expect to pay £672 for that flight.

How long is the flight from Manchester to South Africa?

It depends on which part of South Africa you’re heading for. Flights to Johannesburg take from 13 hours, Cape Town is around 15 hours away, and Port Elizabeth is over 18 hours away.

Which airlines operate flights from Manchester to South Africa?

Etihad Airways offers some of the cheapest flights. Often, you get a better choice of times and prices by mix-and-matching companies – so you could fly to South Africa with Kenya Airways and fly back with KLM.

How frequent are flights between Manchester and South Africa?

There’s loads of choice when it comes to indirect flights, so you can take your pick of daily routes.

Which airports serve Manchester and South Africa?

You’ll fly from Manchester Airport. O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport are the most popular destinations in South Africa. You could also fly into several other South African airfields, including Durban International Airport, Port Elizabeth Airport, East London Airport and Bloemfontein Airport.

Which direct flight route between Manchester and South Africa is cheapest?

There aren’t any direct Manchester to South Africa flights at the moment, so all trips include a stopover. Flights from Manchester to Cape Town are often the cheapest, closely followed by routes from Manchester Airport to Johannesburg or Durban. Book a flight from Manchester to South Africa, and you’ll discover a vast country of sprawling vistas. Cape Town is one of the most scenic spots. This southerly city perches between flat-capped Table Mountain and a wild coastline of sandy penguin beaches and rolling vineyards. Then there’s Johannesburg. The Apartheid Museum covers a dark swathe of modern South African history, while the prehistoric Cradle of Humankind is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Wildlife reserves colour in the spaces between the cities. You can search out lions in Kruger National Park or watch for whales off the shores of Tsitsikamma National Park.

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

There are many flights that can get you from Manchester to South Africa in 13h 05m. Fly via KLM, SWISS, or Lufthansa to get the fastest option. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Ethiopian Air, at £387, was found to be the cheapest airline from Manchester to South Africa.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include KLM and SWISS.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Ethiopian Air. According to our data, you can fly for as low as £290. Users have also found prices from £438 and £460 on Ethiopian Air and Turkish Airlines, respectively.

Destination points for flights from Manchester 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 Manchester to South Africa.
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Airports servicing Manchester

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Top 10 airlines flying from Manchester to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Manchester 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
easyJet
£98 £135 No cancel fee 86%
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Flybe
£99 £139 No cancel fee N/A

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Brussels Airlines
£561 £615 No cancel fee N/A
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Turkish Airlines
£503 £706 No cancel fee 77%
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Iberia
£456 £732 No cancel fee 77%
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Air France
£433 £783 No cancel fee 77%
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Etihad Airways
£478 £821 No cancel fee 75%
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SWISS
£493 £835 No cancel fee 79%
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Austrian Airlines
£534 £837 No cancel fee 78%
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Virgin Atlantic
£656 £850 No cancel fee 72%
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