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Johannesburg, or Joburg as it is known for short, has a rich history that begins with the gold rush of the 19th century. The discovery of the precious metal attracted gold prospectors and workers from around the world eager to get their piece of the pie. Today, travelers fly to Johannesburg to dine in exceptional restaurants, party in lively nightspots or shop in trendy stores in Sandton and Rosebank.
The city has something in store for everyone. Joburg is not only the fashion capital of South Africa, but also boasts the largest man-made forest in the world, with more than 10 million trees. Remember to bring your camera: bright sunny days give way to thunderstorms that attract photographers from all over the world eager to capture the impressive lightning beams.
Johannesburg also offers the opportunity to discover the history of Africa at its Apartheid Museum, when Nelson Mandela was a law student in the city before embarking on his exceptional life odyssey.
If you are a citizen of another country and want to travel to South Africa, then you need a visa. The “visitor” visa is for international travelers who reside permanently outside of South Africa. It is also for those who wish to visit the country on a more temporary basis for tourism or business purposes. But it does not last forever. Once you get it, the visa is valid for no more than 90 days.
So, now you are in the country. While you are here, the visa is considered a visitor’s permit. The period of validity of the permit is counted from the date you arrived and will be stated under the heading “conditions” on the visa label.
It is important to make sure you apply for the correct visa or permit. Otherwise, entry into the country may be refused if the purpose of the visit is not stated correctly.
Depending on where you are from, visa requirements are different from country to country and are subject to change. Each application is treated as an individual case, so you should inquire at the nearest South African consulate or mission abroad or any Department of Home Affairs office to see if you are even supposed to apply for a visa.
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A country with 11 official languages, South Africa’s great diversity has earned it the nickname the Rainbow Nation, and no matter where you head once your flight lands in South Africa, you’ll find beauty and wonder around every corner.
Essential information for flights to South AfricaBefore you fly to South AfricaThe baggage allowance for your flight will depend on your class of travel and point of departure. Passengers starting their journey in Africa may check two pieces of up to 23 kg each in Economy class and two pieces of 32 kg each in First or Business class.
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The reinstatement of services will include Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dar El Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Emirates’ three South African destinations of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
Services between Dubai and South Africa will operate with a daily flight to and from Johannesburg from January 29 and double daily flights from February 1. Flights to and from Cape Town and Durban will be daily from February 1.
In Kenya, Emirates will operate ten weekly flights to Nairobi from January 29 and flights to Addis Ababa will be daily from January 30. Separately, the airline will fly to Dar Es Salaam with five weekly flights from January 30, while flights to Harare will be six weekly frequencies linked to its Lusaka service from January 30.
Customers flying to and from Emirates’ African gateways will be able to link securely to Dubai and a number of onward connections to Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, West Asia and Australia.