Agent Tools & Info - South Africa

Everything you need to sell more of South Africa.

  

WILD. CAPTIVATING. BREATHTAKING.

Johannesburg known affectionately as Jo'burg, or simply Jozi, is a true symbol of South Africa. Still bearing the scars of the nation's turbulent past, the city, like the rest of the country, is in the grips of a starting renaissance.

Cape Town, referred to as The Mother City, is South Africa's oldest city, and arguably it's most beautiful. A social and friendly city with a mild year-round climate, much of Cape Towns attractions centre around the outdoor lifestyle.

GENERAL INFO


Time Zone - 8 hours behind AEST. Do not observe daylight saving time

Seasons - Summer: OCT to FEB / Dry: FEB to APR / Wet (Western Cape): MAY to JUL / Flower Season: AUG to OCT 

Peak Season

Key Booking Period - MAR, JUL & OCT

Avg Length of Stay - 8-12 days / 4 days CPT

Visa - a tourist visa is not required for citizens of Australia for a stay up to 90 days

Events to note - 21 MAR: Human Rights Day / 18 JUL: Nelson Mandela Day

Airlines - Qantas, South African Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines

Top Selling Hotels -

Aha Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites - CPT
Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport - JNB
Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport - JNB
Soho Hotel - Sun City
Moroccan House - Pretoria

INSIDER'S TIPS

Johannesburg - Despite it's reputation, Jo'burg is definitely worth a visit. With rich history, new exciting suburbs and abundance of good restuarants, you can easily spend 2-3 days exploring the gateway to SA. Staying here also allows you to visit he number-one-rated attraction on TripAdvisor, the Apartheid Museum - get a comprehensive grasp of Nelson Mandela’s life and a necessary introduction to the history of apartheid before exploring the rest of the country.

The Garden Route - The southern route passing through Hermanus, George and Plattenberg Bay is breathtaking and resembles much of coastal Australia; go inland between Hermanus and George via Swellendam, Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn for arid landscapes and excellent port wine. Allow anywhere from 3-7 days.

The Cape Wine Route - Just 30 minutes out of town, the vinyards outside of Cape Town offer superb value, picturesque backdrops and some of the best tastings in the world. This is the largest winemaking region in South Africa, and although organised wine tourism has become a big business, travelling independently is a great option for those wanting to spend more time here.