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Airports in South Africa

  Recommendations for travelers to South Africa

Information about South Africa
Population: 47.432.000 (est. 2006)
Capital: Pretoria (1,884,046 millon inhab. - est. 2005)
Official Languages: english - Afrikaans
The flag carrier of South Africa is South African Airways
Main cities: Johannesburg; Cape Town; Pretoria; Durban; Port Elizabeth; Bloemfontein; Soweto; Mdantsane; Pietermaritzburg; Umtata; Sada; Zwelitsha

According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of South Africa in your country of residence, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.

In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to South Africa, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in South Africa - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices


Currency: Rand

Time Zone: (GMT+2) Summer time (GMT+3)


Vaccination needed for traveling to South Africa

Vaccination data up to may 2012:

- Obligatory vaccines: Yellow fever if coming from an endemic country
- Recommended vaccines: Tetanus-diphtheria , Hepatitis A.