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Durban is the gateway into the South Africa’s third-smallest province, KwaZulu-Natal. Offering an Awesome variety of scenic and cultural attractions that include the country’s most developed beaches south and north of Durban (the third-largest city in South Africa), as well as isolated, almost untouched beaches; world-famous game reserves; two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; and some of the South Africa’s most famous historic battlefields.

Durban, South Africa

You can now fly direct from London Heathrow Airport into King Shaka International Airport in Durban with British Airways. With a choice of three weekly flights onboard the B787-8 Dreamliner, you will be in Durban in less than 14 hours.

Zulu Dancers entertaining passengers arriving at King Shaka International Airport

The technologically advanced 787 Dreamliner is allowing airlines to improve your air travel experience, improving space, comfort and convenience. The aircrafts fuel efficiency and enhanced performance has enabled British Airways to add additional routes, like Durban, to their list of destinations.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The weekly service departs London Heathrow at 15H45 on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving into Durban’s King Shaka International airport at 05H35 the following day.

Arrivals Hall, King Shaka International Airport, Durban, South Africa

The return flights leave King Shaka International Airport at 07H35 on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, touching down Heathrow Airport at 17H45.

Indirect flights to Durban

Apart from direct flights with British Airways there are a host of other carriers offering indirect flights into Durban. From London Heathrow fly with British Airways, South African Airways or Virgin via Johannesburg.

Virgin’s ‘Queen Bee’ ready to depart London Heathrow en-route to Johannesburg’s O R Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa

Other popular African carriers include Kenyan Airways and Ethiopian Airways via their hubs in Nairobi and Addis Abba. Which also offer the possibilities of twin centre holidays while en-route. Why not include Victoria Falls on a visit down to Southern Africa.

Day break over South Africa’s North West Province

Other European airlines offer indirect flights from London and other UK regional airports via their hubs in Europe. Airlines such as KLM, Air France and Lufthansa being some of the many examples with whom you can often get reasonable fares.

The Middle Eastern carriers such as Qatar, Emirates and Etihad offers some great deals albeit generally making for a longer flight duration.