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|Popular destinations||Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban|
|Flights depart from||United Kingdom|
|Avg. flight duration||11h 23m|
|Airlines||Ethiopian Air, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines, KLM, Air France|
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How long is the flight to South Africa?
The average direct flight from United Kingdom to South Africa takes 18h 03m, covering a distance of 5945 miles. The most popular route is London - Johannesburg with an average flight time of 10h 50m.
What is the cheapest flight to South Africa?
The cheapest ticket to South Africa from United Kingdom found in the last 72 hours was £332. The most popular route is London to Johannesburg and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was £390.
Which airlines fly to South Africa?
British Airways, American Airlines & Iberia fly the most frequently from United Kingdom to South Africa. The most popular route is London to Johannesburg, and American Airlines, Iberia and British Airways fly this route the most.
What are the most popular destinations in South Africa?
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Johannesburg (46% of total searches to South Africa). The next most popular destinations are Cape Town (41%) and Durban (6%). Searches for flights to Sun City (2%), Johannesburg (2%) and Port Elizabeth (1%) are also popular.
Which airlines operate non-stop flights to South Africa?
British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and South African Airways operate direct flights from London Heathrow to Oliver Tambo International Airport and British Airways also operates direct flights to Cape Town International Airport.
What are the rules about car seats for children in South Africa?
While it is not yet mandatory to have a suitable car seat for young children when driving in South Africa, it is advisable to take one with you if you are planning on doing a lot of driving. Alternatively, you can hire one along with your car hire and it is wise to do this in advance.
Where should I fly to in South Africa if I want to go to the Drakensberg?
The Drakensberg, the highest range of mountains in southern Africa, is located in KwaZulu-Natal, so the best airport to fly into is King Shaka International in Durban. From here you can hire a car and drive to the southern part of the Drakensberg.
Do I need a visa for South Africa?
British passport holders who are visiting South Africa for a period of less than 90 days do not need a visa to enter the country. However, your passport should have two blank pages in it and should also be valid for 6 months from your date of entry to South Africa.
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Pros: The crew was impeccable , but unfortunately no character , no personality or friendliness . Very stoic and good as far as service. But not friendly at all . And I was in BC, brought them chocolates and e everything
Cons: The crew could be more friendly , more personal
Pros: Good enough amount of leg room. Easy to checkin online.
Cons: Boarding was a bit of a nightmare. Seems some people were directed to the rear of the plane when they were sitting at the front and visa Versace so they were trying to pass each other in the isle.
Pros: Although there were delays they kept us informed on a regular basis as to what to expect and seemed genuinely apologetic for any inconveniences. Boarding and deplaning were smooth and efficient. I really appreciated that there was no charge for checking a bag. I am certain that contributes to the ease of everyone getting on and off the plane. Our bags arrived at baggage claim about the same time we got there. I would definitely fly with Virgin Atlantic again.
Cons: Transavia does not serve anything complementary, not even water. A flight between two countries that is five hours long must be better than this. I was not aware of Transavia doing that before I booked. I will never fly with them again
Cons: The conditions were very cramped. The entertainment system was quite old and had very little selection. My entertainment system actually stopped working all together. I called for assistance from my seat a couple of times, but nobody came.
Pros: Crew was nice. Plane was older model. No individual movies. Seats were old and worn, but flight was nice.
Cons: Not sure anyone can change this, but people (Egyptians) got out of their seats before the plane had even slowed down on the runway. People were jostled about. One guy bumped me several times. They then rushed forward cramming up the aisles. Just ridiculous.
Pros: Exit row seat had much more space for legs, very much worth the upcharge for this seat.
Cons: Cabin temperature was very cool for me. Never used a blanket on an international flight before, and used a blanke on this whole 9 hour flight. Maybe a function of the seat location? Not sure but I was cold.
Cons: 1 hr delay in departure from Lusaka. Plastic cutlery was difficult to eat with. More frequent water/drinks (or waterbottles instead of little cups) would have been appreciated. Movie options were not as good as other airlines.
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