Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Photo: Pixabay

British Airways (operated by Comair in South Africa) has announced the reopening of bookings for flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls for travel starting on 13 May 2021.

This is fantastic news for travellers, with the Victoria Falls currently at its fullest in years, living up to its nickname Mosi-oa-Tunya (which means ‘The smoke that thunders’, referencing the clouds of mist that rise above the falls.)

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Victoria Falls flowing at its highest in decades. Photo taken on 6 March 2021. Photo Credit: @realvictoriafalls

Bookings for the regional route are open from today, 12 March 2021, and as part of the airline’s ramp up it will operate two flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls for the duration of May, which will be on a Thursday and Sunday.

Thereafter from 1 June 2021, customers can expect to have daily flights to and from the popular tourist destination.

The airline’s Revenue Executive, Desmond O’Connor, says: “We are delighted to reopen bookings for our services to Victoria Falls as part of the gradual return to our normal schedule. The reopening of the route is also just in time for customers to experience Victoria Falls during its peak tourist season when the entire length of the Victoria Falls is a thundering wall of falling water from May through to August.” (At 1,708 m wide, the Victoria Falls it the largest curtain of falling water in the world.)

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Victoria Falls Photo: Pixabay

“We anticipate that the reopening of this route will give our customers even more choice with the current holiday destination restrictions in place and that it will be well-received by corporate and leisure travellers for a break outside of South Africa.

“We will soon also reintroduce holiday packages through our tour operating divisions filled with limitless adventure activities, some of which include swimming in the famous Devil’s Pool, white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, ziplining, plus amazing safari experiences in the nearby national parks, as well as sunset boat cruises on the upper stretches of the Zambezi River.”


Customers can book via, the British Airways App, their travel agent or the British Airways (operated by Comair) Contact Centre on 0860 I FLY BA (4 359 22) or 011 921 0222. Discovery Vitality members and Discovery Bank clients should call 0861 KULULA (585852) to book and receive their discount.