Travel Advice

Map: Airport to Lord Charles Hotel
 
Map: Lord Charles Hotel Vicinity

International travel

Cape Town Airport, also known as Cape Town International (CPT), is the 2nd largest airport in South Africa. It is a major gateway for tourism in the country seeing millions of visitors arriving in the city of Cape Town annually. Cape Town Airport standards are world-class and the airport was ranked the leading airport in Africa for 2012 at the World Airport Awards.

Many airlines offer direct flights to Cape Town from various locations around the globe. Alternatively, one can fly to OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in the city of Johannesburg and next take a local flight to Cape Town. All airlines operating in South Africa fly to Cape Town Airport.

 

Medical information

With its Mediterranean climate, Cape Town is malaria-free and no vaccinations of any sort are necessary. The only region with a risk of malaria in South Africa is the north-east corner of the country. Therefore, if you are planning to visit the famous Kruger National Park (www.sanparks.co.za), you need to take appropriate medical precautions.

 

Ebola virus

We understand that there is worldwide concern regarding the Ebola virus.

For information on Ebola virus, go to:
https://www.internationalsos.com/ebola/

There have been no cases of Ebola in South Africa or its neighbours.  It is currently only present in West Africa (see maps on the website above).
For a travel advisory issued by the South African Department of Health:
http://www.health.gov.za/docs/other/Traveladvisorytoprevent.pdf

 

South African Visas

Passport holders from most countries are not required to apply for a visa before arriving in South Africa for a temporary (<30 day) visit. Please check:

 http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/countries-exempt-from-sa-visas for exact details as—in principle—the countries on this list may change without notice.

Passport holders of countries not on the above list should follow the links for a visitor’s visa or a conference visa. General information on applying for a visa may be found here.

Kruger National Park

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks – Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.  Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians – , 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man’s interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries – from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela – is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park’s natural assets.

 

Click here for more information on the Park:  http://sanparks.org.za/parks/kruger/

This includes travel and accommodation information.

 

The following websites provide information on travel options to the Kruger National Park:

http://www.eastgatesafaris.co.za/transfers/

http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/get_there/default.php

http://www.eastgateairport.co.za/

http://www.kmiairport.co.za/

http://www.flyairlink.com/flights-to-skukuza/skukuza.php

http://www.flyairlink.com/phalaborwa/

 

Private Connection Tours & Safaris : www.pctours.co.za

Echo Africa Safaris & Transfers: echoafrica@mweb.co.za

Rilanco Coaches:  juan@rilanco.com

Rhino Shuttles:  http://www.rhinoshuttles.co.za/

 

Car Rental companies:

Budget Car Rental:  http://www.budget.co.za/

Avis Car Rental: http://www.avis.co.za or avisskukuza@avis.co.za

Hertz Car Rental:  https://www.hertz.co.za

Drive Africa:  https://www.driveafrica.co.za/

Drive South Africa: http://www.drivesouthafrica.co.za/

 

Useful information about South Africa and places to visit:

http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/landing/visitor-home