Cheap flights to South Africa

South Africa

From Cape Town to the Kruger Park, the “Rainbow Nation” is packed with nature, culture and fantastic food and wines. To explore it for yourself, use our search tool to find cheap flights to South Africa

Getting there
If you’re looking for cheap flights to South Africa from the UK, South African Airways, British Airways, BMI and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from London. Other carriers providing air links to the country are Qatar, KLM, Air France, Air Namibia, Emirates, Iberia, Kenya Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines.

Airports
You’re most likely to find cheap flights to South Africa if you land in Johannesburg’s Tambo airport (JNB); flights to Cape Town International (CPT) generally cost slightly more. The third international airport is Durban (DUR).

When to go
“SA” has different climactic regions – Cape Town and much of the scenic Garden Route has a Mediterranean climate (mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers) while elsewhere rain generally falls in summer. The main tourist season runs roughly from November to March, getting very busy over Christmas and New Year when cheap flights to South Africa are hard to get hold unless you book at least several months in advance.

Thousands of kilometres of coastline yield beautiful beaches, rugged scenery and lots of water sports opportunities. There’s buzzing African nightlife and culture in Johannesburg, a host of fantastic game parks and, for many the jewel in the crown – cosmopolitan Cape Town. And, if you manage to get cheap flights to South Africa, you’ll be even more pleased at the very wallet-friendly rate of exchange.

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