You want to get on the cheapest flight from the UK to South Africa. The way to make sure that you book a cheap flight is by:
typing your travel details into the flight price comparison and bookings tool on the left
checking the airfare of each airline operating flights from the UK to South Africa (navigate through the links below to the airlines' online flight reservation systems)
The main airlines operating flights from the UK to South Africa are:
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Air Passenger duty is charged on the passage of carriers flying from a UK Airport. As at
April 2013. The UK increases Air Passenger Duty by 2.5%.
April 2012. Air Passenger Duty in the UK is increased by 8%, broadly leading to a charge of £92 in economy class and £184 in other classes for flights from the UK to South Africa (the duty varies depending on distance).
November 2012. Mike Howitt, an 80-year-old, completes an overland trip from Leicester to Cape Town, hitchhiking and using public transport. He did the trip in memory of his wife, Diana.
10 Apr 1930. British Pilot Charles Douglas Barnard takes off in "The Spider", a Fokker F.Vlla, from Lympne on his way to the Maitland aerodrome in Cape Town, together with Robert Little and the Duchess of Bedford. Their flight sets a record of 9,000 miles in 100 flying hours over 10 days.