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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Big Rush Big Swing – Moses Mabhida Stadium
On arrival at the Big Rush Stadium Shop, you will first be asked to sign an indemnity waiver form. You will then be fitted with a full body harness, and taken to the practice area, for a demonstration of correct technique.
Cape Point Winery
Cape Point Vineyards is uniquely located in Noordhoek in the Cape Point Peninsula where our close proximity to the ocean and the ancient soils of the Table Mountain Range not only provides a phenomenal setting, but also a terroir ideal for the production of world-class Sauvignon Blanc that is strong in minerality and complexity.
Wine farm Ataraxia, Hermanus
Ataraxia is home to some of the most spectacular wines South Africa has to offer. With its close proximity to the South Atlantic Ocean, the climate is particularly mild, ideal for growing cooler-climate loving grapes. Their wines are a pure expression of the soil in which they grow.
Durbanville Hills Wine Farm
The unique location of Durbanville Hills’ cellar a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre, offers not only a spectacular view of Table Mountain and Table Bay, but also an extraordinary terroir that stabilises temperatures and eliminates extremes of heat and cold. Although the Durbanville area is renowned for its SAUVIGNON BLANC that excels under the cool conditions where it is grown mostly on the cool south facing slopes, the range of RED WINES also benefit from the warmer valley outskirts and opposing northern slopes.
South Africa offers beautiful vineyards, wonderful wines and a wonderful climate. South Africa is a perfect destination if you like wine and good food.
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.
Potpourri Wine Tasting Tour in Stellenbosch
This tasting program introduces young and old wine estates and wine making styles across the spectrum from light crisp wines to complex and robust red blends. We learn about South African wines as well as how to pair wine with food. Your guide Jim, is South African, he speaks English and Swedish and is a certified tourist guide for all 9 provinces for history, culture and nature as well.
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.