South Africa is a wonderful country to travel to on their winter vacation. South Africa has the most to offer – sun and heat – good food and drink – no jetleg – beaches and mountains …
Best time to go to South Africa
South Africa offers sun and heat all year round. December and January are high summer and very warm and sunny. November and February are affordable months to go to South Africa. You then go just before or just after the high season, which means that you can get better prices and at the same time a warm and sunny weather. November and February are not the funniest months in Sweden either. So you then hit two flies in a bang.
Flight time South Africa
At the moment there are no direct flights to South Africa from Sweden, you need to change in eg London, Paris, Frankfurt, Dubai or Doha. Total flight time with 1 stop is from 14.5 hours, London – Johannesburg takes just over 10 hours.
What is the time in South Africa
South Africa and Sweden are in the same time zone. During the Swedish winter season it is 1 hour between us. This means that when you land in South Africa you do not suffer from jet lag.
South Africa uses a different system which means that you need an adapter. They have three spikes instead of two. But most hotels and houses in South Africa already have adapters for machines from Europe, as many machines are imported. If you notice that you need an adapter, it is cheaper to buy an adapter in South Africa than in Sweden.
Malaria in South Africa
Malaria can occur In South Africa in some areas such as Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northeast Kwazulu / Natal and Kruger Park. It is always good to ask at the hotel if it is malaria in the area that you are in or are going to visit.
To protect yourself from mosquito bites, you can use mosquito spray and have a fan / air condition in the room you sleep in.
South Africa Visa
As a Swedish citizen, no Visa is usually needed to enter South Africa. Upon entry you will receive a tourist visa that is valid for 90 days.
Your passport must be valid at least 30 days after your departure from South Africa and have at least two blank pages for entry and exit stamps
Read more at www.swedenabroad.se
Vaccine South Africa
Before the trip you may need protection against infectious diseases.
Traveling with children to South Africa
As of June 1, 2015, new rules apply for travel with children to and from South Africa. Under the new law, all minors (children under the age of 18) will have to present, in addition to the passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate on entry and exit from South Africa. The personal certificate must be written in English.
Also check with your airline if they need any documents.
Weather in South Africa
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Eagles Nest Constantia
Eagles’ Nest is cradled in the secluded Constantia Valley on some of the steepest vineyards in South Africa, allowing for the creation of rare, distinct and exceptional wines. From vintage to vintage, the wines consistently express the characteristics of each cultivar, giving a rounded complex structure with quality throughout.
Erinvale Golf Club
The club provides excellent warm-up facilities including a driving range, chipping and putting greens, as well as a fully-equipped pro-shop offering local and international brands. The setting, the course, the facilities, and the friendly people all make for a unique golfing experience that will bring you back to Erinvale.
Fairview Wine and Cheese Farm
Fairview is a working farm housing a collection of micro-businesses all sharing in a common goal – to create artisanal and sustainable produce, with a focus on fine wine and cheese. They have been caring custodians of the land since 1693, and invite you to come and visit and see for yourself how the farm operates, supports the environment and contributes to a more holistic lifestyle. Everything we do is driven by our philosophy of being honest, honouring our heritage and ensuring that ingenuity perpetually flows from our soils and cellars and straight into the heart of your relationship with us.
Go tobogganing in Durbanville
Cool Runnings is the only toboggan track in Africa, and with sunny skies and warm temperatures, these toboggans definitely aren’t running on the traditional snow and ice. Instead, Cool Runnings toboggans run on a stainless steel track, each seating one or two people. Your ride starts with a pull up a steep grassy slope by a hook at the bottom of your toboggan.
South Africa offers beautiful vineyards, wonderful wines and a wonderful climate. South Africa is a perfect destination if you like wine and good food.
Organic and Biodynamic Producers Tasting tour
During this wine tour, we visit producers who are leaders in Organic and Biodynamic wine making. We are guided by a winemaker to hear their stories and to taste their wines.Wine trips1 Day(s)
GARDEN ROUTE, WINELANDS, WEST COAST & CAPE TOWN
The Garden Route & the Cape Winelands are iconic South African destinations. However some places are rather crowded and, to be honest, more tourist traps than fantastic experiences. In this itinerary, we’ve excluded these and focussed on the things that these icons do best: exceptional nature experiences, good food & wine and unusual wildlife. You will explore both well-known destinations and hidden gems. All accommodation is 3-4 star, and picked for its unique locations as well as comfort.On your own10 Day(s)
Three Wine Districts Tour – Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch
History, culture, nature and wines from 3 wine districts – the charming Paarl valley, Franschhoek who was established in 1688 by French immigrants fleeing religious persecution in Europe and Stellenbosch with some of the finest examples of Cape Dutch architecture, and the historic heart of the country’s wine region.Wine trips1 Day(s)
Golf, safari and wine tasting – Arabella & Hermanus
Hermanus, the world’s foremost land based whale watching destination, is a thriving holiday resort offering residents and holiday makers all modern amenities, yet retaining its fisherman’s village charm. The popular resort town of Hermanus, situated between mountain and sea, has gained world-wide recognition as the world’s foremost land based whale watching destination. This has resulted in the former fishing village showing a tremendous growth over the last few years.Golf Travel7 Day(s)