Harare is the capital city of the country of Zimbabwe, and lies in the northeastern part of the country. It is a modern city, with skyscrapers, wide avenues, and pretty green spaces. While many tourists pass through on their way to explore the rest of the country, often on a wildlife safari, there are a few interesting attractions in Harare itself, too. Visitors enjoy the beautiful, landscaped Harare Gardens, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, and the Mukuvisi Woodlands. Described as “a touch of the wild in the heart of the city” the woodlands are home to a variety of wildlife, including zebras and giraffes.
Flying to Harare
1. Which Airports serve Johannesburg to Harare?
The O.R. Tambo International Airport serves the city of Johannesburg, and is situated in Kempton Park, around a 25 minute drive from the city center. Flights arrive at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, formerly known as Harare International Airport, about 10 miles south of the city center. There are shuttle services and taxis to get you to the city center.
2. Which Airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to Harare?
There is plenty of choice when it comes to finding an airline for your trip from to Harare from Johannesburg. Carriers offering direct flights on this route include British Airways, South African Airways, Fastjet, and Air Zimbabwe.
3. How long is the flight?
If you have booked a direct flight from Johannesburg to Harare, you can expect your flight to take about 1 hour and 35 minutes from departure to arrival. Most flights are direct, but there are a few flights that stop at Lusaka, and that takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes or more. There is no time zone difference.
4. Climate changes between Harare and Johannesburg
Johannesburg and Harare are both in the southern hemisphere and experience similar seasons, but Johannesburg will generally be somewhat cooler than Harare, all year round.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
Zimbabwe is now using US dollars for most cash transactions. Following the country’s severe hyperinflation problems, and the abandonment of its national currency, cash is still in short supply and obtaining cash with a foreign bank card can be difficult. Zimbabwe has now introduced bond notes alongside the US dollar, but dollars are still the most practical currency for international visitors to carry. Credit cards are accepted, but not everywhere, so take sufficient cash with you.
A visa is required to enter Zimbabwe, but this can be obtained on arrival.
Harare is a gateway city for tourists going on to enjoy multi-day wildlife safaris, but there are a few must-see sights in the city itself. Check out the tranquil, landscaped Harare Gardens, and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, home to a large collection of African art and handcrafted items, both traditional and modern. The Mukuvisi Woodlands is well worth a visit, to experience African wildlife in a natural setting within the city. To the southeast of the city, you will find the fascinating rock formation know as Epworth Balancing Rocks. Other attractions include the Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences and the Chapungu Sculpture Park.
Johannesburg to Harare Last modified: Jan 21, 2022 14:00 -05:00
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How far in advance should I book tickets from Johannesburg to Harare?
The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Johannesburg to Harare.
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|< 7 days||R2 625||R5 005|
|7-14 days||R2 518||R4 791|
|14-21 days||R2 640||R5 081|
|21-30 days||R1 328||R2 426|
|30-60 days||R2 609||R4 806|
|60-90 days||R2 747||R4 791|
|90+ days||R1 297||R2 365|
Cheapest Day To Fly from Johannesburg to Harare
We've examined 50 636 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Johannesburg to Harare is Thursday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from Johannesburg to Harare by Month
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Johannesburg to Harare flights.
|Month||Origin||Destination||Carrier||Depart Date||Return Date||Stops||Price|
|January||Johannesburg||Harare||South African||2022/01/29||2022/02/11||0||R2 487|
|February||Johannesburg||Harare||S African Airlink||2022/02/17||2022/02/20||0||R1 313|
|March||Johannesburg||Harare||S African Airlink||2022/03/21||2022/04/02||0||R2 594|
|April||Johannesburg||Harare||S African Airlink||2022/04/14||2022/04/19||0||R2 716|
|May||Johannesburg||Harare||British Airways||2022/05/13||2022/05/30||0||R1 313|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Johannesburg to Harare is R4 303.
The average price for direct flights from Johannesburg to Harare is R2 274.
The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Johannesburg to Harare.
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|S African Airlink||2||2||2||2||2||0||1||01:25||11:25|
One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Johannesburg to Harare. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Johannesburg to Harare is R1 191.
The average price for round trip flights from Johannesburg to Harare is R2 274.
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