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United Kingdom to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best null to JNB flight in 2021: compare United Kingdom 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 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 £488. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £498.

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 £491. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as £364. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from United Kingdom to South Africa in April, May 2021

The best prices found for United Kingdom to South Africa flights in April, May
22 Apr - 7 May
£371pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
29 Apr - 25 Jun
£374pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
29 Apr - 25 Jun
£376pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

United Kingdom to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from United Kingdom found for this year
10 Jun - 30 Jun
£363pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
19 Jun - 30 Jun
£370pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
22 Apr - 7 May
£371pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to South Africa from United Kingdom

Save time with United Kingdom to South Africa direct flight deals
7 Oct - 11 Oct
£372pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
15 Sep - 29 Sep
£392pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
6 Sep - 27 Sep
£396pp
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
29 Apr - 25 Jun
£374pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
29 Apr - 25 Jun
£376pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
29 Apr - 25 Jun
£387pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to South Africa from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from United Kingdom to South Africa
14:05 - 11:50
RwandAir
3 stops
20h 45m
LHR - JNB
RwandAir
15:05 - 06:55
Kenya Airways
2 stops
38h 50m
LCY - JNB
Kenya Airways
£298
Voliamo
11:00 - 03:10
Egypt Air
1 stop
15h 10m
LHR - JNB
Egypt Air
£307
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">United Kingdom</span> to <span class="emphasized">South Africa</span> 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.

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

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.

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, 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.

Can I find flights from United Kingdom to South Africa for under £431 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from United Kingdom to South Africa for under £431. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Egypt Air for just £363, but on average you can expect to pay £387.

Are there direct flights from United Kingdom to South Africa for under £431 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from United Kingdom to South Africa under £431. A good price for a direct flight from United Kingdom to South Africa is less than £416.

Are there last-minute flights available from United Kingdom to South Africa for under £431?

There are currently 20+ open flights from United Kingdom to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than £431.

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 Air France, Alitalia or British Airways 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 - Johannesburg OR Tambo, London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl or Manchester - Sun City Pilansberg 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 £262. While the most popular route (London Heathrow - Johannesburg OR Tambo) can be booked for £373 on average our data indicates £1,190 when flying from United Kingdom to South Africa

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

Departing from United Kingdom to South Africa will take you 10h 55m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

According to our current data, Egypt Air (£363), Kenya Airways (£387), and Turkish Airlines (£387) offers the cheapest pricing from United Kingdom to South Africa.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Egypt Air. According to our data, you can fly for as low as £277. Users have also found prices from £285 and £286 on Egypt Air and RwandAir, respectively.

Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from United Kingdom to South Africa.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R19.83
Flight duration
11h 02m

Airports servicing

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

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.
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

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Flybe. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Iberia
£355 £597 No cancel fee 77%
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Brussels Airlines
£561 £615 No cancel fee N/A
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Egypt Air
£491 £625 No cancel fee N/A
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RwandAir
£478 £689 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by RwandAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Condor
£635 £691 No cancel fee 76%
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Alitalia
£517 £725 No cancel fee 81%
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SAUDIA
£543 £778 No cancel fee 86%
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Etihad Airways
£468 £781 No cancel fee 75%
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