how long to fly to south africa from london


It takes approximately 11 hours to fly from London to South Africa. The flight time is shorter if you fly direct, but most flights have a stopover in another country. The flight time will also depend on the time of day and the airport you fly from.

The flight time from London to Johannesburg is around 11 hours and 30 minutes. However, this can vary depending on the airline and the specific route taken. For example, if you fly from London Heathrow to Cape Town, the flight time is around 12 hours and 45 minutes.

South Africa is a vast and varied country, so it’s worth taking some time to plan your trip before you book your flights. Once you’ve decided where you want to go and what you want to see, you can start to look at flight times and prices.

There are direct flights available from London to Johannesburg and Cape Town, but you may find that flying via another city such as Frankfurt or Dubai works out cheaper. It’s also worth checking flights with airlines based in South Africa, as they may offer special deals for passengers from the UK.

When to fly

The best time to visit South Africa depends on where you want to go and what you want to see. For example, if you’re interested in seeing the country’s wildlife, the best time to travel is between May and September. This is the dry season in South Africa, so there’s less chance of seeing animals gather around waterholes.

If you’re more interested in exploring the country’s cities and towns, then any time of year is a good time to visit. However, if you want to avoid the crowds, it’s best to avoid travelling during school holidays.

How to fly

There are direct flights available from London to Johannesburg and Cape Town, but you may find that flying via another city such as Frankfurt or Dubai works out cheaper. It’s also worth checking flights with airlines based in South Africa, as they may offer special deals for passengers from the UK.

When you book your flights, make sure you leave enough time to get your visa sorted. South African visas can take up to four weeks to process, so it’s important to plan ahead.


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