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Why visiting South Africa?

Combining sun-soaked sandy deserts with dramatic mountains, lush forests and unspoiled beaches, flights to South Africa are popular with those wanting to witness the country’s diverse natural beauty. Along with an incredible landscape, South Africa boasts a rich history and vibrant culture that make it a must-visit destination for every kind of traveller. Whether you want to sip Sauvignon in a world-class winery, get up close to penguins on the beach, spot the big five on safari, or take a scenic hike into the mountains, there are a million reasons why you should book tickets to South Africa.

South Africa is served by a variety of airports, including O.R.\nTambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Cape\nTown International Airport. You can fly to South Africa direct from many destinations across the world including London, Sydney and Buenos\nAires. With flights to\nJohannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, you can expect bustling streets filled with buzzing bars, fancy restaurants and countless shops, alongside fascinating museums and beautiful botanical gardens. Many people also fly to Cape Town with its stunning mountainous backdrop, sandy beaches and exciting culinary scene. Not forgetting an abundance of wineries, national parks and many events come summer. Durban is also a popular destination with tourists due to its laid-back atmosphere, golden beaches and subtropical climate.

Once you’ve looked into flights to South Africa, it’s time to start thinking about your itinerary, and there are plenty of things you'll want to add to it. Many people fly to South Africa for the country's incredible safaris. Kruger National Park, home to the big five, is the most well-known but there’s plenty of others too, including Addo Elephant Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Other must-see attractions include Boulders Beach, a sheltered beach on the Cape Peninsula where you can find African penguins, the breathtaking Drakensburg Mountains with its incredible scenery, the remarkable Blyde River Canyon, and Robben Island, the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.

Boasting magnificent natural wonders, unique wildlife and a vibrant culture that’s reflected in its buzzing cities, book flights to South Africa for the trip of a lifetime.

Top Cities to Visit in South Africa

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Latest Flight Deals to South Africa from £246

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Flight Information to South Africa

Cheapest direct flight price

£292

Cheapest return ticket price

£427

Cheapest month

December

Peak season for travel

July

Popular airline

Air France

Cheapest month

October

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FAQ

  • Which month has the cheapest flights to South Africa?

    October has the cheapest flights to South Africa and the average cost is £1,182. This information is for reference only.
  • What are the most popular airlines for flights to South Africa?

    EgyptAir, Qatar Airways and Saudiaare the most popular airlines flying to South Africa.
  • How long are flights to South Africa?

    It takes approximately 15 hours 45 minutes minutes to fly to South Africa. This information is for reference only.