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Cheap Flights to England

You can fly directly from Johannesburg and Cape Town to London Heathrow; and there are also 1-stop options to Manchester and London Gatwick (including from Durban). To book a cheap flight to England:

  1. Search, contrast & book the cheapest flight with the airline price comparison tool on the left.

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From Johannesburg
From Cape Town
From Durban
Visa Requirements
When to Go

Johannesburg to England

You can fly direct from Johannesburg to London Heathrow (LHR) with Virgin Atlantic, South African Airways and British Airways. There are 1-stop flights available with Emirates (via Dubai), Egyptair (via Cairo), Etihad (via Abu Dhabi), Lufthansa (via Frankfurt), Swiss Air (via Zurich), Air France (via Paris), KLM (via Amsterdam), Qatar Airways (via Doha), Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul) and Kenya Airways (via Nairobi).

You can also fly from Johannesburg to London Gatwick (LGW, 48 kilometers south of London) on Emirates (via Dubai), Lufthansa (via Frankfurt), British Airways (via Mauritius) and Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul).

Fly from Johannesburg to Manchester (MAN) on 1-stop flights with Egyptair (via Cairo), Emirates (via Dubai), Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul), Etihad (via Abu Dhabi), KLM (via Amsterdam), Air France (via Paris), British Airways (via London), Virgin Atlantic (via London), SAA/Lufthansa (via Munich), Lufthansa (via Frankfurt), Qatar Airways (via Doha), Helvetic Airways (via Zurich) and Swiss Air (via Zurich).

You can fly from Johannesburg to Newcastle (NCL) with Emirates (via Dubai), KLM (via Amsterdam), British Airways (via London), Virgin Atlantic/British Airways (via London), SAA/British Airways (via London), and Air France (via Paris).

Cape Town to England

You can fly direct from Cape Town to London Heathrow (LHR) on British Airways or Virgin Atlantic (seasonal). There are 1-stop flights with SAA (via Johannesburg), Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul), Qatar Airways (via Doha) and Emirates (via Dubai).

There are no direct flights from Cape Town to London Gatwick (LGW), but you can fly 1-stop with Emirates (via Dubai) and Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul).

Fly from Cape Town to Manchester (MAN) on 1-stop flights with Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul), Emirates (via Dubai), and British Airways (via London).

You can fly from Cape Town to Newcastle (NCL) with Emirates (via Dubai), KLM (via Amsterdam), BA (via London), Air France (via London) and Virgin/BA (via London).

Durban to England

You can fly from Durban to London Heathrow (LHR) on 1-stop flights with Emirates (via Dubai), SAA (via Johannesburg) or BA (via Johannesburg or Cape Town).

You can also fly from Durban to London Gatwick (LGW) on Emirates (via Dubai).

Fly from Durban to Manchester (MAN) on 1-stop flights with Emirates (via Dubai).

You can fly from Durban to Newcastle (NCL) with Emirates (via Dubai).

Visa Requirements

England forms part of the United Kingkom - please see our page on UK visa requirements for South Africans.

South African Conslate General in England

Keep these contact details handy in case you lose your passport, or something happens in England requiring embassy assistance.

  • Physical address: South Africa House, 9 Duncannon Street, Trafalgar Square, London

  • Email :

  • Phone number : + 44-20-7451-7299


The currency used in England is the Great Britain Pound.


English is the primary language and is spoken everywhere.


Places of interest in England:

  • London is often tourists’ first stop and is a quintessential experience of all things British, both old and new. If you’re interested in history, there are plenty of landmarks such as the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey to fill your boots. If you’re a fan of the arts, London’s museums, galleries, theatre, and concerts are legendary. And finally, there’s London’scultural diversity—you can enjoy a great Indian dish just as easily as toad-in-the-hole.

  • Bath is the ideal place for a day trip from London. This iconic city has luxurious Roman spas, fine terraces and mansions, and elaborate architecture. A sophisticated and beautiful city, Bath is where people come to see and be seen.

  • The Cotwolds offers a picture perfect snapshot of English rural life. The pretty cottages, lush mansions, and ancient churches exude old-world charm. Take an afternoon English cream tea, bike the nearby hills, and shop in the many antique stores for the full experience.

  • Stonehenge continues to draw a steady stream of tourists to witness its prehistoric majesty. These mysterious and ancient stones, the product of a lost civilization, continue to evoke wonder and awe. Though it’s thought the stones were once used as a timepiece or for sacrifices, there’s still no clear answer as to Stonehenge’s original purpose.

When to Travel to England

Late April to September is the best time to visit England as the weather is warm and holiday destinations maintain longer hours. September and October tend to be hottest while March to May is more temperate though with intermittent showers. London tends to be enjoyable at any time of year. Between November and February expect cold, damp, and occasional snow.

England's public holidays

You may either want to time your visit to England to coincide with a public holiday and join in the fun, or avoid the date so as to avoid additional travel costs (and possible crowds):

  • 1 January

  • 2 January

  • 17 March (St. Patrick’s Day)

  • 30 November (St. Andrew’s Day)

  • 25 December

Floating Public Holidays:

  • Good Friday

  • Easter Monday

  • May Day Bank Holiday

  • Spring Bank Holiday

  • Late Summer Bank Holiday

  • Boxing Day

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