Shrien Dewani is on his way back to the UK after being acquitted of organising the murder of his wife Anni on their honeymoon in 2010.
The Dewani family spent a peaceful final hour in South Africa in an airport lounge.
They were also given the VIP treatment by airline Emirates, who allowed them to board after the other passengers and kept them out of view in First Class.
ITV News' Steve Scott is travelling back from South Africa on the same plane as Mr Dewani.
Ashok Hindocha tell ITV News his family needs "closure" and will discuss future plans with lawyers in the coming weeks.
Shrien DewanI fought hard to clear his name in a trial muddied by the contradictory testimonies of murderers. He will now return to the UK.
Anni Dewani's brother and sister have told ITV News they felt anger and desperation in equal measure over today's ruling in South Africa.