Flights to South Africa
Why book a flight to South Africa
Few countries in the world have a level of diversity that lets you see the big five up close, catch a wave at a world-famous surf break and experience an exciting big city vibe all in just a few days. South Africa has the rare honour of boasting three capital cities. Pretoria is the executive capital, while Bloemfontein is the judicial. The third capital is Cape Town, which is the legislative centre.
South Africa airfares and flight deals
How long does it take to fly to South Africa?
Flights from the UK to South Africa are available from regional cities and usually disembark in Johannesburg or Cape Town. Flights from London to Johannesburg for example, take around 11 hours.
Major international airlines that fly to South Africa from the UK
Main airports in South Africa
UK departure airports that fly to South Africa
- London (two main airports - Heathrow and Gatwick, but six altogether)
British passport holders do not need a visa in order to holiday in South Africa for up to 90 days. For more information, please ask your consultant.
Things to do in South Africa
It is not only cultural diversity that makes South Africa magical. The country has a wealth of animal and plant life scattered across its varied climactic zones from desert to snow-covered mountains, forests to grasslands and mangrove swamps. Historically, too, there is plenty to discover, from the fossils of ancient hominids, to the pioneering spirit of the Dutch 'voortrekkers' and the settlement of the Eastern Cape frontier by the British colonialists.
While the nation's cities offer a great insight into South African culture, it would be a tragedy not to explore the country's national parks courtesy of a wildlife safari. The Kruger National Park is located in the northeast and gives lucky travellers the opportunity of spotting the big five - lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceros and buffalos. Other national parks worthy of attention include the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the Addo Elephant National Park.
Northwest of Johannesburg is a destination that offers an incredible glimpse into man's evolutionary process. Dubbed, the Cradle of Humankind, the site consists of over 200 caves where hominids and advanced ape fossils were discovered.
Are you ready to explore South Africa? Check out our flights to South Africa or contact Flight Centre for great tips on things to do and see on your African holiday. For more travel ideas, see our South African travel guide.