Our favourite destinations in Africa

Our flights to Africa get you within reach of epic mountain ranges, breathtaking coastline and some of the best places to view the 'big five' animals in their backyard. And of course, flying with Virgin Atlantic you’ll get all the little extras you’d expect from us.

On our Economy flights, you'll enjoy the latest movies on our in-flight entertainment, delicious meals, refreshments and friendly service throughout, ensuring you arrive relaxed and ready to begin your adventure. With the comfort of a Virgin Atlantic flight, Africa no longer feels so far away.

Treating yourself? We offer larger, wider seats in our separate Premium cabin. Or you can push the boat out and travel in our award-winning Upper Class Suite.

South Africa

Cape Town and Johannesburg are hubs for culture, museums and an emerging art scene. If it’s wildlife you’re looking for, there are few places better than South Africa to see some of the world’s most magnificent creatures. And close to the city is Pilanesberg National Park, home of the Big Five.

South Africa destination guide


Our daily flights to Lagos bring you straight to the heart of this exuberant country. It can be an overwhelming destination for first-timers to Africa, but you'll find that the atmosphere is as welcoming to visitors as anywhere on the continent.

Nigeria destination guide

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Why you’ll love flying with Virgin Atlantic

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Cabins and seats

Our seats have been carefully designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter which cabin you're in. Find out how our Upper Class, Premium and Economy seats measure up.

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Inflight services

Whichever cabin you're travelling in, you'll enjoy exciting inflight entertainment and delicious food and drinks throughout the flight.


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Virgin Points

We reward your adventures with Virgin Points. Whether you're taking off, doing the weekly shop or splashing out on an exclusive stay, points make it all more rewarding.  

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