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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Golf, safari and wine tasting – Cape Town, George and Plettenberg Bay
The Garden Route includes one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline. Mountains crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches and bays, and vividly coloured wild flowers delight the eye. The delightful town of George, known as “The Gateway to the Garden Route”, graces a coastal plateau in a fertile area of lush greenery at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. Your break here will be beautiful and encompassing of all the wonderful varieties of nature.
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SCAD Freefall – Orlando Towers
The world’s highest scad freefall takes place inside the Western Cooling Tower. Our awesome staff will assist you in making this the experience of a lifetime, whether you need some calming reassurance or the big 1-2-3.
Franschhoek Wine Tram
The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history.
Relive happy childhood memories with this thrilling Go-Karting (8 Laps) with Bushveld Champagne Picnic Adventure for Four. Bring along your friends, family or colleagues and enjoy an unforgettable race of eight laps on the extra-long outdoor dirt track.
Constantia Glen is ideally located below Constantia Nek, just moments from the bustling Cape Town city centre. We are a picturesque boutique wine estate producing ultra-premium, cool climate wines. Steeped in history, Constantia is the oldest wine producing region in South Africa dating back to 1685.
Abseil Table Mountain
The panoramic views from the top of Table Mountain are breath taking, but the views from the abseil are even better.
Cotswold Downs Golf Course and Leisure Centre
Located just south of Port Edward, in amongst the verdant tropical hills on South Africa’s Wild Coast, you will find one of South Africa’s most desired golfing estates – The Wild Coast Sun Country Club. The course is part of the Wild Coast Sun Hotel and Casino.