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Explore South Africa

The country in Africa where the official language is English and the currency South African rand (ZAR), this is South Africa. Unlike the rest of the countries in the world, South Africa has several capitals. These capitals are Pretoria (executive), Cape Town (legislative) and Bloemfontein (judicial).

There are other attractive cities like Johannesburg, Durban, Soweto, Port Elizabeth, Pietermaritzburg and many others where you can travel during your visit to South Africa.

While visiting South Africa go ahead and try some of the best local food like Biltong & droewors, Boerewors, Cape Malay curry, Malva pudding, Chakalaka & pap.

There are more than 2 major airports in South Africa. You can find cheap flights via the following airports: OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), Cape Town International Airport (CPT), King Shaka International Airport (DUR), George Airport (GRJ), Lanseria Airport (HLA), Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), Bram Fischer International Airport (BFN), Ben Schoeman Airport (ELS), Hoedspruit Air Force Base Airport (HDS), Kimberley Airport (KIM), Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP), Margate Airport (MGH), Hendrik Van Eck Airport (PHW), Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB), Polokwane International Airport (PTG), Richards Bay Airport (RCB), Pierre Van Ryneveld Airport (UTN), K. D. Matanzima Airport (UTT).

South Africa doesn’t use Euro or US dollar, exchanging cash before traveling is always recommended. Although credit and debit cards are also universally accepted throughout the country, we highly advise you to carry a small amount of cash and coins with you.

With a population of roughly 60.14 million, South Africa is one of the top 100 most populated countries in the world.

The official language of South Africa is English. However, travelers will also commonly hear Swazi as they are the languages of the largest international communities within South Africa.

South Africa shares borders with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini, and Lesotho.

South Africa has a temperate climate. Summers are usually dry and hot, while winters are mild. If you are going to South Africa in the summer, remember to take sun protection cream, hat and sunglasses. Also, before visiting South Africa, we recommend you to learn about local traditions so you can pack appropriate clothes.

South Africa COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in South Africa – 01/2023
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Most travelers from New York, JFK can enter South Africa, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate is not required
  • Quarantine is not required for vaccinated travelers
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for United States
  • Health pass may be required for public activity
  • Mandatory travel attestation form

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in South Africa in our dedicated Stories article.

Cheap flights

North America

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Africa

Popular flights from Africa to South Africa

  • Johannesburg to Cape Town from $71
  • Cape Town to Johannesburg from $116
  • Johannesburg to Durban from $43
  • Durban to Johannesburg from $53
  • Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth from $67
  • Harare to Johannesburg from $262
  • Durban to Cape Town from $106
  • Cape Town to Durban from $102
  • Accra to Johannesburg from $455
  • Lagos to Johannesburg from $385
  • Nairobi to Cape Town from $480
  • Port Elizabeth to Cape Town from $69
  • Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg from $87
  • Windhoek to Johannesburg from $172
  • Lusaka to Johannesburg from $203
  • Port Elizabeth to Durban from $108
  • Cape Town to Port Elizabeth from $73
  • Cape Town to East London from $73
  • Accra to Cape Town from $538
  • Gaborone to Cape Town from $192
  • Lagos to Cape Town from $475
  • Entebbe to Johannesburg from $331
  • Livingstone to Johannesburg from $216
  • Johannesburg to East London from $53
  • Maputo to Cape Town from $238
  • Mount Kilimanjaro to Cape Town from $385
  • Harare to Cape Town from $332
  • Cape Town to Hoedspruit, Limpopo from $247
  • East London to Johannesburg from $48
  • Bloemfontein to Cape Town from $73
  • Victoria Falls to Johannesburg from $197
  • Johannesburg to George from $60
  • George to Johannesburg from $115
  • Mauritius Island to Cape Town from $387
  • Bulawayo to Johannesburg from $255
  • Nairobi to Johannesburg from $410
  • Blantyre to Cape Town from $456
  • East London to Cape Town from $87
  • Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg from $273
  • Luanda to Johannesburg from $372
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