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South Africa

South Africa has become the most popular tourist destination in the African continent for reasons that become obvious as soon as you arrive. It is a country that offers an amazing range of attractions and experiences. A welcome with a heartfelt smile awaits as you begin a journey through this remarkable land. You will be enthralled by a wealth of history and culture from regal tribes of Kwa-Zulu Natal to the great political figures of Soweto. You will discover breathtaking scenery from the rugged unspoilt coastline of the Wild Coast to the natural beauty and charm of Africa's "Garden of Eden", the famous Garden Route with its quaint historic villages. You will have the opportunity to photograph amazing wildlife, from the Big Five that roam the great Kruger Reserve to the whales the gentle giants of the ocean that visit the shores of the Cape each summer.

You will be able to try fine foods from all corners of the world in one of the many award winning restaurants and sample the finest South African wines at one of the elegant vineyards along the lush green Cape. You will stop off to visit picturesque cities along the way. Durban, located on the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, offers a comfortable sub tropical climate with golden beaches and Cape Town, set against the magnificent backdrop of Table Mountain, considered to be one of the world's most beautiful cities with its fine collection of stylish boutiques, luxury hotels and elegant restaurants. South Africa will draw you into her colourful rhythm and soul, give you a close encounter with her regal wildlife and take you on an unforgettable journey through an ancient and recent past. All will leave you with incredible stories to tell...

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When to go

South Africa's climate is seasonal, getting quite chilly in winter (May-August). It's pleasantly warm and sunny in spring and autumn, and delightfully hot in summer (November-March) with frequent heavy tropical rains and hailstorms to cool things down. The best time to visit is in spring and autumn, when the weather is good and the crowds are smaller.


Flying time

London to Johannesburg is 11hrs and 12hrs 40mins to Cape Town with direct flights operated British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways

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Visa Required?
British No
Other EU No

Passports must be valid for a minimum of 30 days after the period of intended departure from South Africa.


You must have at least two blank pages for entry stamps - visitors have been refused entry by airport immigration officials for flouting that regulation


Health requirements

Diphtheria Yes
Hepatitis A Yes
Malaria  Sometimes
Tetanus Yes
Typhoid Sometimes
Yellow Fever No*


*Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga and northern KwaZulu-Natal are low risk malaria areas during December-April


Inoculation regulations can change at short notice. Please take medical advice in the case of doubt. Where 'Sometimes' appears in the table above, precautions may be required depending on the season and region visited.