Cheap flights from United Kingdom to South Africa

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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 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 £513. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £523.

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 £516. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as £382. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from United Kingdom to South Africa (GB - ZA)?

When flying from United Kingdom to South Africa, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from United Kingdom to South Africa in December, January 2021

The best prices found for United Kingdom to South Africa flights in December, January
14 Jan - 23 Feb
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 10m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
£356

SWISS

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Deal found 5/12/21

13 Jan - 1 Feb
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 10m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
£356

SWISS

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Deal found 4/12/21

5 Jan - 9 Feb
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 10m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
£357

SWISS

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Deal found 3/12/21

United Kingdom to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from United Kingdom found for this year
31 Dec - 31 Jan
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 10m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
£363

SWISS

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Deal found 5/12/21

7 Dec - 17 Jan
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 10m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
£364

SWISS

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Deal found 4/12/21

7 Dec - 27 Jan
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 25m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
£365

SWISS

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Deal found 5/12/21

Direct flights to South Africa from United Kingdom

Save time with United Kingdom to South Africa direct flight deals
12 Mar - 19 Mar
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

11h 05m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

Nonstop

11h 25m
£388

Virgin Atlantic

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Deal found 3/12/21

21 Jan - 31 Jan
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

11h 05m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

Nonstop

11h 25m
£395

Virgin Atlantic

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Deal found 4/12/21

10 Feb - 21 Feb
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

11h 05m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

Nonstop

11h 25m
£399

Virgin Atlantic

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Deal found 3/12/21

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
12 Dec - 9 Feb
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 35m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

18h 10m
£376

KLM

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Deal found 5/12/21

12 Dec - 9 Feb
LCY

London City

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

30h 20m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LCY

London City

1 stop

18h 40m
£385

KLM

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Deal found 5/12/21

12 Dec - 26 Dec
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

32h 35m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

18h 10m
£390

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/12/21

One-way flights to South Africa from United Kingdom

The cheapest one-way flights from United Kingdom to South Africa
24 Feb
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

3 stops

34h 40m
£125

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 4/12/21

24 Feb
STN

London Stansted

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

3 stops

33h 20m
£129

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 4/12/21

25 Jan
STN

London Stansted

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

3 stops

23h 25m
£287

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 4/12/21

Related info for your journey

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

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

Some of our airline partners flying from United Kingdom to South Africa have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. British Airways, Emirates, 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.

Can I find flights from United Kingdom to South Africa for under £400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from United Kingdom to South Africa for under £400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SWISS for just £356, but on average you can expect to pay £367.

Are there direct flights from United Kingdom to South Africa for under £400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from United Kingdom to South Africa under £400. A good price for a direct flight from United Kingdom to South Africa is less than £409.

Are there last-minute flights available from United Kingdom to South Africa for under £400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from United Kingdom to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than £400.

What days are direct flights available from United Kingdom to South Africa?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Tuesday, Friday.

How many flights depart from United Kingdom to South Africa on average per day?

Travellers can expect 3 flights from United Kingdom to South Africa on average per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from United Kingdom to South Africa?

For as low as £356, SWISS can have you in South Africa from United Kingdom in 13h 10m. There are 5670 mi between United Kingdom and South Africa. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from United Kingdom 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 £299. Users have also found prices from £307 and £318 on Kenya Airways and Egypt Air, respectively.

Can I fly to South Africa from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to South Africa

Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Can I fly back to United Kingdom from South Africa?

Returning to United Kingdom from South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.

Top 10 airlines flying from United Kingdom to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from United Kingdom to South Africa choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
easyJet
Cheapest£74
Average£102
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time86%
COVID-19 safety
Flybe
Cheapest£75
Average£105
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Iberia
Cheapest£268
Average£451
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Air France
Cheapest£327
Average£588
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
Cheapest£353
Average£534
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
Cheapest£354
Average£590
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
RwandAir
Cheapest£361
Average£520
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
SWISS
Cheapest£363
Average£615
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time79%
COVID-19 safety
Kenya Airways
Cheapest£364
Average£621
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time82%
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
Cheapest£365
Average£650
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from United Kingdom to South Africa

See what time of day planes typically take off from United Kingdom to South Africa
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0%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
77%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
22%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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