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Norse Atlantic Airways to offer cheap flights from London Gatwick to South Africa

Norse Atlantic Airways to offer cheap flights from London Gatwick to South Africa



The Norwegian low cost long haul airline Norse Atlantic Airways are to offer cheap flights to the amazing South African city of Cape Town!





Return flights in economy start at an unbelievable £490!


If you're not familiar with Norse Atlantic Airways, I recently wrote a blog post about my experiences flying with them in both Economy and Premium Economy. It covers everything you need to know if you're considering booking flights to South Africa, including details about seat pitch, USB ports, Wi-Fi availability, and the onboard food offered by Norse Atlantic.



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Norse Atlantic Airways to offer cheap flights from London Gatwick to South AfricaNorse Atlantic Airways to offer cheap flights from London Gatwick to South Africa


Flights will be three flights a week from London Gatwick to Cape Town, they start October 28 2024.


I had the privilege of visiting Cape Town several times while working as long-haul cabin crew with Virgin Atlantic, and it truly is an incredible destination! From the iconic Table Mountain to the charming penguins at Boulders Beach, the city offers top-notch restaurants and extraordinary culinary adventures at a fraction of London prices. My favorite part was exploring the Stellenbosch wine region, hmmm I wonder why?



How long is the flight from London to Cape Town?


OK, this is a long flight! around 11 hours 30 minutes! Cape Town to London is usually a little longer, an average of 11 hours 45 minutes!


The beauty of this flight though, is that the time difference is just 1 hour ahead so you don't experience jet lag!


Norse Atlantic Airways operate 787 aircraft, this aircraft type filters air differently through the cabin, meaning more fresh air rather than recycled air like on some aircraft types, you feel better getting off a 787. Trust me I used to operate long flights on different aircraft types and flying on the 787 I always felt significantly better getting off the jet after a long flight!





You might see a lot of carriers if your searching booking sites for flights from the UK to South Africa, however airlines such as Emirates, Qatar, Etihad even the very competitive Ethiopian airlines will all have stop overs and stop in the Middle East or West Africa significantly increasing your flight time to South Africa from the UK. Norse Atlantic airways will fly direct between London and Cape Town.


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Is South Africa safe to visit?


You need to have your wits about you here, now please dont let safety put you off travelling to Cape Town, if you take a common sense approach you will be fine.


  • Don't wear expensive jewellery

  • Make sure you get taxi/transport to the place you are going, even if its a couple os streets away

  • Have an awareness of who is around you, be aware of your surroundings

  • Stay in well lit busy areas, avoid walking at night

  • Keep car doors locked

  • Don't use ATM's

  • Use the hotel safe

  • Use reputable tour companies that are well organised and pick you up / drop off at your hotel

  • Keep a spare credit card in your hotel safe

  • Have all of your banking cards emergency numbers written down somewhere

  • Know where your going to and how to get there

  • Don't use public transport

  • Be careful getting too intoxicated

Please don't let safety put you off this stunning destination, I myself have travelled there at least 12 times and never had a problem! Remember one wrong move down a street in London can also be quite unsafe! Keep in mind the safett precautions above and you will be fine!



Travel Tips Flying Norse Atlantic


You need to take a blanket, this is a low cost airline, with the flight out being an overnight flight pack your self a travel pillow and blanket.


This one is great I got mine from Cabin Max via Amazon, it is super soft and folds up neatly and is super easy to carry around you can even clip it onto your bag.


Norse Atlantic Airways to offer cheap flights from London Gatwick to South Africa


Take snacks, meals onboard are between £15 to £30! So yes take plenty of snacks.


Drink the right water! you need to drink water high in alkaline, so you absorb it better, this is a loooooong 12 hour long haul flight between London and CapeTown. Or electrolytes will be very beneficial!


Travel light, linen is your friend! Smart casual wear, some restaurants are quite formal,

Baggage fees on Norse are expensive, so travel light!


When is the best time to travel to South Africa?


South Africas summer months are December to March, the shoulder month of late October to November are great times as its not too hot so you can enjoy activities such as Table Mountain and the wine region, its also not as busy and hotels are cheaper due to less demand. In April the weather can be hit or miss!


Hotels in Cape Town







Norse Atlantic Airways to offer cheap flights from London Gatwick to South Africa


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Norse Atlantic Airways to offer cheap flights from London Gatwick to South Africa

Hello I’m Paul a Travel and flight expert, I spent most of my career working in and around planes with 15 years providing top-notch service with a London-based airline. I became an expert in travel after soaring across the Atlantic up to 10 times a month!


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