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Getting to South Africa

There are many ways to get to South Africa! You could sail from almost anywhere in the world, you could take a month or two and come overland from Egypt to Cape Town, or if you want to take an easier option you can just do what thousands of people do every year and fly into one of the two International Airports in South Africa. South Africa is quickly becoming one of the foremost tourist hotspots of the Southern hemisphere. With its diverse array of attractions and activities to keep all age groups entertained.

Because of this, the number of flights to the two main airports; Cape Town International and Johannesburg International; has rocketed over the last few years, with most of the world's premier airlines flying to South Africa daily.

Flight times to Johannesburg

  • London - 11 hours
  • New York - 17.5 hours
  • Miami - 18 hours
  • Rio de Janeiro - 9 hours
  • Buenos Aries - 11 hours
  • Milan - 10 hours
  • Cairo - 8 hours
  • Nairobi - 8.25 hours
  • Beijing - 13.5 hours
  • Indonesia - 10.25 hours
  • Perth Australia - 9.25 hours
  • Cheap flights in South Africa are also becoming evermore popular, and are reasonably priced. These flights go between Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, George, East London and Kruger International near Nelspruit in Mpumalanga.

    Customs - Duty Free

    Duty free allowance for adult visitors

  • Spirits - 1 Litre
  • Wine - 2 litre
  • Cigars - 50
  • Eau de Parfume - 50ml
  • Eau de Toillette - 250ml
  • Cigarettes - 400
  • Gifts / souvenir - R500 (max value)
  • Tax Refunds

    Value Added Tax (VAT) is 14% in South Africa. Visitors qualify for VAT refund if the total purchase value exceeds R250. This can be claimed back at airports, harbours and customs offices. An opriginal Tax invoice, a VAT refund control sheet and a foreign passport are required. The items purchased must also be shown.

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