Most travelers flying to the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe are doing so for one reason – the visit to Victoria Falls itself, the famous waterfall on the Zambezi River, one of the largest and most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The explorer David Livingstone named the falls after Queen Victoria, but the local tribes call it Mosi-o-Tunya, “the Smoke that Thunders” – with the spray and mist rising to over 400 meters and the noise heard from 24 miles away, visitors soon find out why!
Flying to Victoria Falls
1. Which Airports serve Johannesburg to Victoria Falls?
Johannesburg has two international airports. The largest is Johannesburg OR Tambo International (JNB), which is located about 15 miles from the city. The other is Lanseria International Airport (HLA), which is close to Johannesburg’s business hub. Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) is 11 miles from the town of Victoria Falls, with shuttle services bringing travelers to the town and waterfall.
2. Which Airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls?
There are at least two daily flights to Victoria Falls from Johannesburg. The airlines offering these are South African, British Airways and Fastjet.
3. How long is the flight?
A direct flight to Victoria Falls from Johannesburg takes 1 hour and 40 minutes. They are in the same time zone, so no adjustments are required.
4. Climate changes between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls has a hot climate all year round, reaching particularly high temperatures in September to January, when you may also see some rain. Victoria Falls is likely to be hotter than Johannesburg.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
In 2009, the Zimbabwean Dollar was officially renounced, so the South African Rand and the US Dollar are the best currencies to use at Victoria Falls, with the entrance fee to the Victoria Falls National Park required in US Dollars.
South Africans do not require a visa to visit Zimbabwe. Those from other countries that do require a visa can obtain it on the border. If you are just making a day trip to Victoria Falls, then all tourists can enter without a prior application process.
Victoria Falls Information
After the urban sprawl and traffic of Johannesburg, a visit to Victoria Falls offers the chance to escape into the wonders of nature – and wonders of nature do not come much more spectacular than Victoria Falls! As well as a tour of Victoria Falls themselves, you may also like to take a helicopter trip over the falls, enjoying spectacular views over the surrounding area. Adventure sports such as bungee jumping and white-water rafting are popular here, or you could tour the bottom of the falls for a chance to swim in the rock pools below the cascade. For a calmer experience, you could enjoy a boat trip on the Zambezi River, with a sunset cruise being a particularly romantic experience. A tour of the National Park Mosi-oa-Tunya is also recommended, with the chance to see animals such as giraffes, zebras, and antelopes.
Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Last modified: Oct 25, 2023 14:13 -04:00
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How far in advance should I book tickets from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls?
The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls.
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|< 7 days||R3 527||R7 758|
|7-14 days||R3 546||R7 243|
|14-21 days||R3 546||R7 491|
|21-30 days||R5 337||R7 758|
|30-60 days||R4 499||R7 243|
|60-90 days||R4 499||R7 205|
|90+ days||R4 499||R7 205|
Cheapest Day To Fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
We've examined 214 139 184 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls 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 Victoria Falls flights.
|Month||Origin||Destination||Carrier||Depart Date||Return Date||Stops||Price|
|October||Johannesburg||Victoria Falls||Cemair||2023/10/29||2023/11/02||0||R3 527|
|November||Johannesburg||Victoria Falls||Cemair||2023/11/01||2023/11/04||0||R3 546|
|December||Johannesburg||Victoria Falls||S African Airlink||2023/12/04||2023/12/14||0||R4 499|
|January||Johannesburg||Victoria Falls||S African Airlink||2024/01/04||2024/01/14||0||R4 499|
|February||Johannesburg||Victoria Falls||S African Airlink||2024/02/01||2024/02/08||0||R4 499|
|March||Johannesburg||Victoria Falls||S African Airlink||2024/03/05||2024/03/12||0||R4 518|
|April||Johannesburg||Victoria Falls||S African Airlink||2024/04/14||2024/04/17||0||R4 518|
|May||Johannesburg||Victoria Falls||S African Airlink||2024/05/27||2024/05/30||0||R4 861|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
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|R5 376||R3 546|
|R3 546||R6 691|
|R6 691||R5 337|
Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
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 Victoria Falls is R7 282.
The average price for direct flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls is R4 403.
One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
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 Victoria Falls. 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 Victoria Falls is R2 192.
The average price for round trip flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls is R4 403.
Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Airports
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