Business Class Travel to South Africa
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- Extremely low prices on all last minute business class flights (on all the major airlines).
- Speak with a real, live person who has several years of travel expertise.
- Full service and assistance, before and after your flight. Our travel experts are standing by in case you need to change your reservation. Unexpected things do come up; we understand that and are here to help you when they arise.
Book your business class seat today. We have also compiled some helpful information and travel tips for business travelers to South Africa.
Traveling to South Africa
South Africa is extremely diverse, both in culture and economy. The country is a cosmopolitan society comprising a wide variety of cultures, languages and religions. In fact, there are 11 official languages in South Africa alone. South Africa is also officially known as the Republic of South Africa and is the 25th largest country in the world with approximately 53 million people.
Visa and Passport
Business Travelers to South Africa require a valid passport that is valid for the duration of their business trip. Travelers visiting for the purpose of business, tourism or who are just in transit, will not need a visa if their stay is 90 days or less. If you plan on staying for more than 90 days, you will need to get a visa or you’ll be fined 3000 rand.
Visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs website for the most current information regarding travel documentation for entry into South Africa. Depending on your nationality, you may require a visa. Please check the about website for the latest visa requirements.
Arriving in South Africa
There are three major airports in South Africa. At The World Airport Awards 2013, Cape Town International Airport was ranked as the #1 airport in Africa and 22nd globally. King Shaka International Airport is rated as the second best airport and Tambo International Airport was positioned at 28th place globally. These South African airports were the only African Airports on the list and as a business traveler; you’ll more than likely land at one of these international airports.
Currency and Money
The official currency of South Africa is the Rand, which is divided into 100 cents. The US dollar and many other major currencies have a favorable exchange rate, which makes South Africa an inexpensive destination. All major credit cards are accepted in South Africa at most hotels and restaurants.
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Doing Business in South Africa
South Africa is a country with extreme economic differences. On one hand, you have modern infrastructure and industrialization, and on the other, extreme poverty. Still, South Africa is by far the wealthiest country in Africa. Doing business in South Africa can be a profitable venture, but here are a few considerations and tips:
- Do your due diligence and research on the business deal, South African business people will expect that you are up to speed on arrival.
- Decisions tend to be made at the top level.
- Dress formally and conservatively (for both men and women)
- Building relationships in South Africa is critical to success in the business world. Make sure you make an extra effort knowing those that you are doing business with.
- Schedule appointments far in advance and always re-confirm beforehand.
Things to do in South Africa
South Africa offers once in a life time experiences and are full of fun surprises. Of course, there are attractions that can be done almost anywhere like golf, hiking and relaxing at a wonderful spa, but South Africa has some very unique attractions.
For instance, when is the last time you rode an ostrich? Never, well visit an Ostrich farm and give it a go (this is not easy, mind you). Also, believe it or not – South Africa is known for its wonderful wine. You could easily spend a day, just visiting the wine vineyards. Nevertheless, there is much to do in South Africa, and if you have some time, get out there and try to have an experience unique to South Africa.