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 £522. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £533.
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 £526 on average during May, but can be found for as low as £389.
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.
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.
Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like British Airways, Emirates, and Ethiopian Air flying from Manchester to South Africa have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.
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.
Yes, there are multiple flights from Manchester to South Africa for under £462. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £386, but on average you can expect to pay £405.
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.
There are currently 20+ open flights from Manchester to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than £538.
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.
Air France, British Airways and Flybe are the most popular airlines when flying from Manchester to South Africa.
The most popular flight routes from Manchester to South Africa are Manchester - Sun City Pilansberg, Manchester - Johannesburg OR Tambo and Manchester - Cape Town Intl.
While on average a flight from Manchester to South Africa is generally £533, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is £362. When looking at the most popular route, (Manchester - Sun City Pilansberg), you can expect to pay £713 for that flight.
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.
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.
There’s loads of choice when it comes to indirect flights, so you can take your pick of daily routes.
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.
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.
There are many flights that can get you from Manchester to South Africa in 14h 10m. Fly via KLM, Lufthansa, or Turkish Airlines to get the fastest option. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.
Ethiopian Air, at £393, was found to be the cheapest airline from Manchester to South Africa.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include SWISS and Lufthansa.
For one-way options, check prices for Qatar Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as £372. Users have also found prices from £387 and £502 on Qatar Airways and Kenya Airways, respectively.