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Holiday Packages to the United States of America from South Africa
The Americas are big. Life is short.
With one of the most diverse landscapes and home to some of the world's most well-known cities, there is just so much to see and do. The Americas offer a plethora of sights for both the tourist lover and the beaten path traveller. From National Parks and monuments to cable cars, rodeos, and the amazing road trips, we have narrowed down the most iconic, historic, and awe-inspiring bucket list travel holidays. How many have you ticked off?
USA Tourism Information
Visas are required by South African passport holders. Visas need to be applied in person and can be valid for 14 to 19 years.
Please be aware that a specific type of LOCK is compulsory when traveling to the USA. See your local travel shop. These locks are also sold at all airports.
Being the third biggest country in the world, the weather varies hugely from state to state. Visiting between September and October is a good bet, with pleasant sunny days and less intense heat. In the winter (December to April), the northern states experience bitter temperatures that regularly drop below freezing and this is the ideal time to visit Florida when the weather is pleasant and sunny.
The most direct flights to USA are on Delta Airlines and SAA, flying non-stop from Johannesburg to either New York or Atlanta. Alternatively Emirates offers great fares via Dubai into Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Boston, New York City, Washington DC, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
A lot of the cities have nicknames. New York is called 'the Big Apple', Chicago 'the Windy City', and San Francisco becomes 'Frisco' or ' the City by the Bay', but the one with the most is Los Angles, or LA. It's known as 'the City of Angels', 'the Entertainment Capital of the World', 'the Big Orange' or 'Tinseltown'.
Americans love to chat and they will engage with visitors on the street, in the supermarket, in restaraunts and cafes.
For a typical New York breakfast, grab a cream cheese bagel and a black coffee 'on the go'.