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 United Kingdom 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.
May can be a great time to fly to South Africa from United Kingdom with a flight ticket averaging about £524. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as £388. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.
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 United Kingdom 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.
New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways and Alitalia to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from United Kingdom 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.
Some of our airline partners flying from United Kingdom to South Africa have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. British Airways, Ethiopian Air, and Emirates 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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom to South Africa under £460. A good price for a direct flight from United Kingdom to South Africa is less than £445.
There are currently 20+ open flights from United Kingdom to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than £383.
When booking a flight from United Kingdom to South Africa, you may want to consider flying on Air France, British Airways or Flybe as they are the most popular for this route.
Most travellers choose London Heathrow - Johannesburg OR Tambo, London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl or London City - Johannesburg OR Tambo when deciding on the best route from United Kingdom to South Africa.
Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for £360. While the most popular route (London Heathrow - Johannesburg OR Tambo) can be booked for £392 on average our data indicates £531 when flying from United Kingdom to South Africa
Departing from United Kingdom to South Africa will take you 13h 40m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.
According to our current data, Kenya Airways (£379), Ethiopian Air (£391), and Turkish Airlines (£395) offers the cheapest pricing from United Kingdom to South Africa.
For one-way options, check prices for Virgin Atlantic. According to our data, you can fly for as low as £288. Users have also found tickets on Kenya Airways for as little as £291.