Travel to South Africa

How to get to South Africa

Travelling to South Africa is easy and convenient. Numerous international carriers service the country, flying direct to its 3 international airports in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Self-drive visitors on overland safaris in neighbouring countries can access South Africa through its many border posts, some of which are open 24 hours a day. Most border posts observe normal working hours and some, like those with Mozambique and Botswana, are open from 06:00 to 00:00. The posts at Ficksburg Bridge and Maseru Bridge (Lesotho), Nakop and Vioolsdrift (Namibia) and Beit Bridge (Zimbabwe) are open 24 hours a day. This makes travel to South Africa easy accessible to everybody.

Information on how to travel to South Africa, including details on flights and airport transfers, can be obtained from us, your airline or the South African airport to which you are flying. Share Africa Travel would happily assist with South African tourist information, such as how to get around the country once here and advice on local attractions and destinations.

South Africa is also home to 8 ports, 2 of which – Cape Town and Durban – receive international cruise ships.


Most visitors do not need to apply for a visa before travelling to South Africa as a 90 days visitors permit can be obtained upon arrival. If you however have more questions about travel to South Africa and all the related topics please don’t hesitate to contact us directly or visit the website of the South African Embassy in your country.