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Beauty of the Rainbow Nation
With its intoxicating mix of exotic savannah plains, vibrantly cosmopolitan cities
and stunning beach paradises framed by rugged mountain ranges, South Africa truly
offers something for every visitor lucky enough to step inside.
A country of such vast scale – it’s the size of France and Spain combined – could
easily feel overwhelming, but with South Africa’s impressive array of domestic flights,
developed public transport networks and well-built roads, discovering everything
it has to offer has never been easier.
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South Africa - Beauty of the Rainbow Nation
What to See and Do in the South Africa
Explore Exciting Johannesburg and nearby Kruger National Park
South Africa’s largest city and its economic heart, flying into the buzzing Johannesburg
is the most common jumping-off point from which to explore the rest of the country.
Just outside of this exciting metropolis, you’ll find a wealth of African history
including the limestones caves known as the Cradle of Humankind. A mysterious and
mesmerising UNESCO World Heritage Site, the caves are home to some of the oldest
human fossils ever found.
Whilst in the area, be sure to take in a safari around the vast and iconic Kruger
National Park. Try your hand at spotting the big five (lion, elephant, buffalo,
leopard and rhinoceros!) roaming free on the savannah in one of the largest game
reserves on the continent. It promises to be a truly magical experience, unlike
anything you’ve ever seen before.
South Africa - Kruger National Park
Discover Cosmopolitan Cape Town and the Magic of the Western Cape
Known as The Mother City, Cape Town is the queen of South Africa, the people’s princess
and the capturer of hearts. The iconic Table Mountain watches over this city, offering
a breath taking contrast against the super cool and super modern architecture of
this metropolitan hub. Sun-worshippers and adrenaline-junkies alike will love the
long stretches of white sand, offering both something and nothing to do – whichever
takes your fancy. Night owls will thrive in the buzzing nightlife whilst children
won’t get enough of watching the penguins at Boulders Beach. Cape Town truly is
a winner of every heart.
Escape the city and you’ll soon be rewarded with the beauty of the rest of the Western
Cape. The nearby winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are world-famous producers
of wine and well worth a day trip. Try your luck at spotting a humpback basking
off of Whale Coast or drive the unbelievably scenic coast road of The Garden Route;
you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do in the paradise of the Western Cape.
South Africa - Discover Cosmopolitan Cape Town
Bask in the Rugged Beach Bliss of the Eastern Cape
If beach bliss without the crowds is what you’re after, be sure to head to the Eastern
Cape by flying into the cities of East London or Port Elizabeth. The beaches of
the Eastern Cape are known as the Wild Coast, perfect for a multitude of watersports
from the surfing mecca of Jeffreys Bay to breath taking scuba diving opportunities.
If you ever happen to tire of white sands and crystal waters, the area is also home
to both the Addo Elephant National Park and Tsitsikamma National Park. Don’t miss
your chance to spot these majestic animals simply going about their day in truly
magical surroundings – a sight the whole family can enjoy.
South Africa - Rugged Beach Bliss of the Eastern Cape
Get Active in Durban
Often passed over in favour of its sister city Cape Town, Durban is certainly deserving
of a visit all of its own. Lovers of sports will feel right at home in this seaside
city, filled with sporting stadiums, golf courses and plenty of fun-filled space
on the sand. The Drakensburg mountain range offers plenty for hikers, as do the
Tugela Falls – the world’s second highest. Also home to one of the largest Indian
communities outside of India, the Asian-influenced food and culture of Durban offer
a pleasant twist to this magnetic city.
If you’re looking for a bit of outdoor adventure, the area surrounding Durban doesn’t
disappoint. Zululand is packed with hills, valleys and historic battlefields and
iSimangaliso Wetland Park boasts five ecosystems home to everything from dolphins
to zebras. What’s more, if you’re a rhino fan, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is the world’s
best place to spot them!
South Africa - Durban
Best Time to Fly to South Africa
South Africa sits deep into the Southern Hemisphere of the world, which means its
seasons are the exact opposite of those in the UK – a South African winter is June
and July, with summer hitting in December and January.
Although South Africa is generally sunny all year round, a country so large has
quite a diverse climate. If you’re headed on a safari, the dry winter months from
May to October will be your best bet. If a Cape Town beach holiday is more up your
street, try the height of summer from November to March to make the very most of
Best Time to Fly to South Africa
UK Airports Offering International Flights to South Africa
Most UK flights to South Africa depart from London’s airports of Heathrow, Gatwick,
Stansted and Luton – but you can fly to South Africa from other parts of the UK
International Flights to South Africa
Other major UK Airports with Cheap South Africa Flights:
- Fly to Johannesburg from Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham and Glasgow
- Fly to Capetown from Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham and Glasgow, Bristol,
Leeds, Norwich, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Durham, Belfast, East Midlands and Exeter
- Fly to Durban from Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol,
Aberdeen and Belfast
- Fly to Port Elizabeth from Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Glasgow
- Fly to East London from Manchester, Edinburgh, Leeds and Birmingham
- Fly to Bloemfontein from Manchester and Birmingham
South Africa Visa and Entry Requirements for UK Citizens
If you’re a UK citizen, you don’t need a visa to visit South Africa on a holiday
of up to 90 days. Your passport should be valid for a minimum of 30 days after the
date that you leave South Africa and needs to have at least two blank pages when
presented to immigration.
Travelling with Children
From 1st June 2015, new rules apply to parents travelling in and out of South Africa
with children. You may be asked to present your child’s birth certificate or, when
travelling as a single parent, you may be asked to present legal consent from the
other parent, or even a death certificate if applicable. Keep up to date with foreign
travel advice for South Africa at
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