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Discover Zimbabwe- one of the original 'jewels of Africa', with cheap flights to Harare from Johannesburg. Departing daily for the capital city, flights to Harare are accessible and affordable with SA-Airlines.

After a difficult couple of decades, Zimbabwe has found a sense of stability and tourism is now on the up-and-up. Traveller's to Zimbabwe are richly rewarded with some of Africa's most iconic sights, including the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba, some of the best wildlife, sun-washed grasslands, forested mountains and the rolling, open plains of the savannah.

The Best Time to Book Flights to Zimbabwe

The best time to visit Zimbabwe is from April - October, where the weather is stable with sunny days, cooler nights and little rain.

July - September offers the best time for wildlife viewing, white water rafting and canoeing on the might Zambezi.

Zimbabwe's rainy season usually falls during the months of November - April, however it is known to be equally as beautiful during this time. The countryside is in full bloom and dramatic afternoon electrical storms, exude the celestial theatre of an African thunderstorm.

International Flying times from Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's main international airport is located in its capital city of Harare. Harare International Airport is the largest in the country and offers a vast flight network throughout Africa.

Direct International flights:

  • Harare to Johannesburg: 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • Harare to Windhoek: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Harare to Addis Ababa: 4 hours, 10 minutes
  • Harare to Dar es Salaam: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Harare to Nairobi: 3 hours
  • Harare to Kigali: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Book Cheap Flights from Zimbabwe, with the Following Airlines

Harare international Airport is an important travel hub within the African continent and is the base of the nation's national carrier, Air Zimbabwe - the successor to Air Rhodesia, whose head office was also based at the airport. This international airport is also serviced by some of Africa's top international airlines:

  • South African Airways
  • Air Nambia
  • Angola Airlines
  • Air Zimbabwe
  • Emirates
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Kenya Airways
  • LAM Mozambique Airlines
  • Malawian Airlines
  • Rwanda Air

International Airports in Zimbabwe

Harare International Airport serves as the main international flight hub of Zimbabwe and is located just 15 kilometres south of the city centre of Harare. It also serves as the main gateway into the rest of Zimbabwe and an alternate entry point to central and southern parts of Africa, including flights from Johannesburg to Harare.

Harare International offers a domestic flight network, carrying travellers to popular sights such as Victoria Falls and other outlaying, smaller cities.

Getting To and From the Airport and Exploring Zimbabwe

Navigating Zimbabwe can be done via air, with Air Zimbabwe transporting passengers to Bulawayo and Victoria Falls. Alternatively, if you wish to travel around the main cities, local taxis are highly recommended as they are generally reliable and affordable.

Travellers have the option of an extensive taxi service to and from Harare International Airport, which will cost approximately US $25 - $30 per taxi ride. They can also be pre-arranged by your hotel or lodge.

Bus services are also available, transporting travellers from Harare to Victoria Falls, Bulawayo and Hwange. Pathfinder and Bravo bus lines are highly recommended for comfortable travel.

Top Tourist Attractions, Places of Interest in Zimbabwe

  • Victoria Falls National Park
  • Bulawayo Railway Museum
  • National Heroes’ Acre – Harare
  • Gonarezhou National Park
  • Khami Ruins – Bulawayo
  • Matobo National Park
  • Kariba Dam Wall
  • Mana Pools National Park

Food in Zimbabwe

British colonisation has truly left its mark on Zimbabwe, displayed by many fabulous high teas that feature in most hotels and safari camps across the country. Meat in Zimbabwe is some of the best in Africa, while the local diet consists of plenty rich peanut-based stews, wild mushroom soups and starchy staples.

Some local Zimbabwean delicacies to try include:

  • Sadza: A thick maize meal porridge eaten with stews
  • Nhedzi: A rich, wild mushroom soup
  • Game meat: including ostrich, warthog and crocodile tail
  • Dovi: traditional peanut-butter stew with meat or vegetables
  • Mapopo candy: papaya cooked and dusted with sugar
  • Whawha: traditional maize beer

Know What Visa You Need Before You Book Cheap Flights to Zimbabwe

As a South African passport holder, you are required to obtain a visa when visiting Zimbabwe, which can be arranged on arrival at Harare Airport, Victoria Falls airport and most major borders crossings. Visa requirements do change regularly and it's best to check your required documentation prior to travel.

All passports must be valid for at least six months from date of arrival. Be advised that a yellow fever certificate is also generally required for South African passport holders.

Fun and Interesting Facts about Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe is host to 16 official languages
  • Zimbabwe's President - Robert Mugabe - is one of the oldest and longest serving leaders of a non-royal country in the world, 36 years!
  • Zimbabwe won three medals in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games by the same athlete, Kirsty Coventry
  • In terms of the land area Zimbabwe covers, it is three times the size of England

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