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Flights to South Africa

For stunning safari and African adventures

Cape Town flights from

£776

Johannesburg flights from

£683

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Representing the most southern tip of the African continent, South Africa is ready to treat you to safari, Blue Flag-certified beaches and dramatic natural beauty. With great weather found throughout the country, diverse local cultures and a unique history, come ready for adventure.

Fly with British Airways to sample everything South Africa has to offer. Choose flights to Cape Town to scale the flat-topped Table Mountain, visit Robben Island and the prison that once held Nelson Mandela or simply relax on one of the many gorgeous beaches surrounding the Mother City. Fly to Johannesburg and venture out to Kruger National Park to catch a glimpse of the big five - lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and buffalo - or fly to Port Elizabeth to dive into water sports and more beach fun. Experience all of this and more by booking your holiday to South Africa today.

Our cheapest flights to South Africa

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  • Jan2023
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South Africa flight FAQs

How long is a flight to South Africa?

Your flight time from London to South Africa is roughly 11 hours - just over for Cape Town and just under for Johannesburg. You can also fly to Port Elizabeth in 14 hours.

Which airports does British Airways fly to South Africa from?

We fly to both Cape Town and Johannesburg from London Heathrow, while Port Elizabeth is also reached from London Heathrow but with the route going via Johannesburg.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to South Africa?

To find the cheapest month to fly to South Africa, use our low fare finder. September is often suggested as a cheap month to visit, while high season is considered to be July and August so you’re advised to look for a deal outside of those months.

When’s the best time to visit South Africa?

The best time to visit South Africa is from May to September, as the cooler winter months in the northern regions bring superb conditions for viewing big game. November to February is summertime in the Cape, with whale-watching found between July and November.

Is South Africa cheap to visit?

It’s possible to tailor your trip to South Africa to suit any budget. Renowned for its excellent tourist infrastructure and huge variety of accommodation, there are plenty of affordable options too. Safaris and activities may set you back a bit, but there are dining choices at various price points.

Is it easy to get around South Africa?

Despite the large distances, you can travel around South Africa fairly easily thanks to the well-organised network of public transport and a good range of car rental options. The road system is the best in Africa, as is the comprehensive network of internal flights.

Why visit South Africa?

What you can see and do in South Africa offers impressive diversity, with outdoorsy travellers treated to some amazing animal life and biodiversity. Challenge yourself to climb up Table Mountain or spot lions in the wild, then relax on sandy beaches and taste some of the world’s best wine. There are plenty of activities to get stuck into, as well as a huge range of cultures to experience.

Why fly British Airways?

With outstanding service starting the minute you book, you can choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price including a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board our planes, you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome. Sit back, relax and let us take care of you every step of the way.

How long is a flight to South Africa?
Your flight time from London to South Africa is roughly 11 hours - just over for Cape Town and just under for Johannesburg. You can also fly to Port Elizabeth in 14 hours.
How long is a flight to South Africa?
Your flight time from London to South Africa is roughly 11 hours - just over for Cape Town and just under for Johannesburg. You can also fly to Port Elizabeth in 14 hou

How long is a flight to South Africa?

Your flight time from London to South Africa is roughly 11 hours - just over for Cape Town and just under for Johannesburg. You can also fly to Port Elizabeth in 1How long is a flight to South Afric

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Cape Town: Highlights

  • Hike up (or catch a cable car) to the top of Table Mountain and take in the panoramic views.
  • Venture south to Simonstown and cosy up to hundreds of penguins at Boulders Beach.
  • Head inland to discover the winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschoek.

Johannesburg: Highlights

  • Explore the Soweto and its famous Vilakazi Street containing Mandela House and Tutu House.
  • Visit the Cradle of Humankind where some of the earliest known life forms were found.
  • Experience the Apartheid Museum in downtown Johannesburg.

South Africa Travel Essentials

Flight time

11 hours

Time zone

GMT+2

Currency

South African rand

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You can spot African elephants and the rest of the 'big five' at Kruger National Park
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Spot African elephantsand the rest of the 'big five'at Kruger National Park

Eloise Barker,  for British Airways

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