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Langkawi Holidays & Travel Guide

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Langkawi Holidays & Travel Guide

A detailed guide for traveling to Langkawi for South African citizens.The island is the first Geopark in South-East Asia. The Langkawi archipelago of 99 islands is a haven for those seeking to escape the pressures of daily life into the surroundings of tranquil splendour.

Rising from the water, are sheer cliffs, unspoilt beaches, coral gardens and shady coves. Inland the dense jungle and tumbling waterfalls contribute to the island's outstanding beauty. Langkawi is the premier duty-free shopping destination in Malaysia. Book your family holiday or honeymoon to Langkawi for a relaxing escape from the busy modern day life with packages available from South Africa's main airports including Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Flights to Lankawi operate on a daily basis from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

The high season, considered the best time to visit Langkawi, is between January to March. This is the dry season when there is very little rain lots of sunshine and warm temperature. 

Between April and August is Langkawi's mid season with occasional rains, cloudy skyies and sometimes thunderstorms, but they are short lived.

From September to October Lankawi has its rainy season which most tourists like to avoid. During the rainy season, it rains only for about 2 hours a day but usually in the late afternoon and at night.

South African Passport Holders do not need visas to visit Malaysia for a stay of up to 30 days. Please make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months after travel before you leave on your holiday.

On our Highlights of Langkawi tour, take a cable car ride to one of the highest mountains in Langkawi. Visit Kompleks Kraf Budaya, a magnificent cultural craft complex and Eagle Square, the proud landmark of Langkawi.

Sailing in the Tropics is an adventure cruise with lots of things to do and includes learning to sail, jungle trekking, boom netting, fishing, swimming amongst others and buffet lunch onboard.

Langkawi is known for its duty-free shoppping. Our full-day Escourted Shopping Tour with a lady escort gives you enough time to explore the malls and get some great savings on duty-free products.

The perfect photo-stop for your holiday is at Dataran Lang or Eagle Square, where a 12-metre high sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight is displayed.

Take a 15-minute ride on a cable car up 708 metres to the top of Mt. Mat Cincang for the most breathtaking views of the surrounding islands and rainforests.

Underwater World Langkawi is Malaysia's largest aquarium with more than 500 species of sea creatures and animals.

If you feel like pampering yourself, visit Ayer Hangat Village, which is a modern village complex with duty-free shopping stores, restaurants, private jacuzzis with natural saltwater and hot springs. You can also get a foot reflexology massage.

Hotels & Resorts in Langkawi

3* Berjaya Langkawi


Located on the west coast of Langkawi with Malay style chalets in a tropical rainforest and suites on stilts over the waters edge.

4* Langkawi Lagoon


Located on the west coast, offers 3 types of accommodations - the Beach Front Hotel, the Sea Village & the Ombak Villa Suites.

5* Meritus Pelangi Beach


Situated on 35 acres along a kilometre stretch of beach on the south-eastern coast with rooms in single or double storey chalets raised on stilts.

5* The Datai


Tucked away in Datai Bay in an ancient tropical rainforest, with a seculuded white sandy beach, on the north coast of Langkawi.

Places of Interest

Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells)
Summer Palace
Mahsuri's Mausoleum
Datarang Lang (Eagle Square)
Tasik Dayang
Bunting (Lake of the Pregnant Maiden)
durian Perangin Waterfalls

For the Family

Pulau Payar Marine Park
Crocodile Farm
Taman Lagenda Park

Best Buys

Kuah Town
Oriental Village