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Cheap Flights to South Africa

The vast landscape of South Africa with its wild national parks and thriving animal life makes it one of the best nature-tourism destinations on the planet. Many who come to South Africa look forward to exploring its expansive natural landscape on safari trips or whale and shark watching expeditions. The country’s cities are also very vibrant centers of culture, nightlife and cuisine and have a lot to offer for people of all ages.

Top things to do in South Africa

The numerous national parks throughout South Africa are famed for their rich biodiversity and natural beauty, with safari trips and other outdoor activities among the most popular attractions in the country. The Addo Elephant National Park on the Eastern Cape of the country is one of the larger parks and known for its extensive elephant population. Thrill seekers will also enjoy a lot of what South Africa has to offer including river rafting and scuba diving off the coast.

The country also boasts a selection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town. This island prison is believed to have been in operation since the 17th century and was used to imprison Nelson Mandela for over 18 years. Other heritage sites in the country include the Vredefort Crater, believed to be the largest impact crater on Earth and estimated to be 2 billion years old.

Check out our list of the best places to visit in South Africa to make the most out of your trip.

Flights to South Africa

South Africa has many airports around the country, although the busiest airport by a considerable distance is O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg which handles over 18 million passengers a year. Other notable airports in the country include Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport in Durban.

Nationals from many countries including United States and the UK are able to enter South Africa without a visa for a period of up to 90 days, and a number of other nationals are granted up to 30 days. Citizens of some countries will require a visa and are instructed to acquire a visa before arriving in the country.

South African Airways, the national carrier of the country, provide cheap flights to South Africa from destinations including London Heathrow Airport and Munich International Airport, although many other carriers can also offer cheap tickets to South Africa.

When to visit South Africa

Because the climate in South Africa varies from region to region, the best times to visit also vary. However, generally the country experiences warm weather for most of the year with temperatures peaking during the summer months between November and March. Many choose to visit just after March or in October when the temperatures are a little cooler.

Check out the top hotels in South Africa for every budget to make the most of your visit.

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