Fly to southern Africa
Southern Africa is made up of a diverse range of countries, all with unique experiences to offer in both leisure and business. British Airways (operated by Comair) offers flights to southern Africa, from South Africa and beyond our borders to destinations such as the bronze deserts of Namibia to the blue beaches of Mauritius.
What to do there
Each country within southern Africa boosts cultural, travel and business activities. A network of routes that include travelling within South Africa, to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Mauritius with British Airways (operated by Comair) makes it possible to take full advantage of all that’s offered.
|South Africa||South African rand|
|Zimbabwe||South African rand, Botswana pula and the United States dollar|
To see British Airway’s flight schedule, visit our flight schedule page and select the destination you’ll be departing from and going to.
Visas and health restrictions
Take note of any visa requirements for each destination and ensure you adhere to their health and medical restrictions and have all the necessary vaccinations that are required for that area.
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|1||7kg||56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in)
including handles, pockets and wheels
Checked in baggage
The free baggage allowance for British Airways will apply to all parts of connecting flights to destinations within southern Africa.
|class||total weight||dimensions (cm)|
|economy class||23kg||90cm x 75cm x 43cm|
|business class||32kg||90cm x 75cm x 43cm|
Larger items of up to 190cm x 75cm x 65cm (75in x 29.5in x 25.5in) can be carried for an additional over-sized bag charge.
You can take more bags than your free allowance for an additional fee. Get the best rate when you pay online in advance. Learn more on adding extra bags.
Children and infant fares
To arrange for children under 12 years of age travelling alone call our Contact Centre on 0861 KULULA (585852).
With your reference number you can check-in online at least 24 hours before your flight departs but no later than 2 hours prior to departure. You can use the self-service kiosks at the airport to check-in and print your boarding pass. Self-service check-in will close 45 minutes prior to departure time.
Bags must be dropped off at least 45 minutes prior to departure for international flights.
For anyone with disabilities and in need of assistance, please call us 24 hours prior to your departure to arrange the proper care and facilities. Contact the British Airways domestic and regional Contact Centre on 0860 I FLY BA (0860 43 59 22)
Changes, cancellations, refunds
Depending on your ticket you can make certain changes to your booking. One online change is possible and further changes can be made by calling our Contact Centre KULULA (585852). Changes carry a fee of R200 on restricted fares and R399 on semi-flexiable fares including the difference between the old and new price.
Name changes are not permitted.
For peace of mind when travelling visit Chubb Travel Insurance to get comprehensive cover when you are in Africa.