Cheap flights from United Kingdom to South Africa

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How to find the cheapest flight from
United Kingdom to South Africa

How far in advance should I book a flight from United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom to South Africa?

May can be a great time to fly to South Africa from United Kingdom with a flight ticket averaging about £535. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as £384. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from United Kingdom to South Africa in July, August 2020

The best prices found for United Kingdom 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

United Kingdom to South Africa 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from United Kingdom 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
£425pp
LGW
London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
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

Direct flights to South Africa from United Kingdom

Save time with United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom to South Africa

Late deals on return flights to South Africa from United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom

The cheapest one-way flights from United Kingdom 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
04:50 - 05:50
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
48h 00m
LGW - JNB
Multiple Airlines
£377
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about United Kingdom to South Africa flights.

Flight FAQs

From United Kingdom to South Africa

Are flight prices decreasing from United Kingdom 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 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from United Kingdom 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 £471.

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

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

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

The United Kingdom to South Africa flight path was viewed by 732 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 United Kingdom to South Africa?

When booking a flight from United Kingdom to South Africa, you may want to consider flying on Alitalia, Flybe or Ethiopian Air as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from United Kingdom to South Africa?

Most travellers choose London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl, London Heathrow - Johannesburg OR Tambo or London Stansted - Cape Town Intl when deciding on the best route from United Kingdom to South Africa.

What are the cheapest flights from United Kingdom to South Africa?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for £402. While the most popular route (London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl) can be booked for £460 on average our data indicates £580 when flying from United Kingdom to South Africa

Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from United Kingdom to South Africa
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Airports servicing

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