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About Angola

Friendly faces and warm hearts welcome visitors to the wondrous country of Angola. This African destination is a continent trendsetter and is home to majestic wildlife and natural attractions. With a population of 25 million, Angola is a top tourist destination. Top attractions include Kalandula Falls (Kalandula), Miradouro da Lua (Luanda) and Christ the King Statue (Lubango).

Cheap flights to Angola are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready to feel the rhythm of this pulsating country! Angola’s capital city, Luanda, is home to Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport (LAD), located on a 20-minute drive from the city centre. Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport serves a multitude of airlines, including TAAG Angola Airlines and South African Airways. Direct flights depart from Johannesburg daily. The flight duration is approximately 3 hours and 35 minutes.

Why visit Angola

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Food

Eat to your heart’s content in this country of delicious local and international dishes. Try a plate of feijoada for sure, a hearty dish that’s loved by all.

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Music

The people of Angola know how to enjoy a rhythm, and are more than willing to show you a move or two to the sounds of kizomba and kuduro.

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Landscapes

Angola offers the best that this Earth has to offer, with a stunning coastline of just under 1600km, deep valleys, the edge of the Congo rainforest and Namib desert too.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Currency Angolan Kwanza (AOA)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 12.9 AOA
Language Portuguese
Hub Airport Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport (LAD)
Airline TAAG Angola Airlines
Time Zone GMT+ 1
Travel Adaptor Type C

Best time to visit Angola

Like many Sub-Saharan countries, Angola has a tropical climate and two distinctive seasons: wet and dry. With these two seasons, there are influences from the Benguela current which cools the coastal regions, the mountain ranges in the north and the desert in the south of the country. The coastal cities of Luanda and Lobito experience relief during the heat and humidity throughout the year. The wet season does not last long, and runs from February to April in the south of the country, and November to April in the northern regions. During the dry season between June and early September, there is plenty opportunity to view wildlife, enjoy local festivities, trekking in the mountains and desert safaris.

Weather & Climate in Angola (Luanda)

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall levels (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 23°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 22°C 19°C 18°C 18°C 20°C 22°C 23°C 23°C
High °C 29°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 28°C 25°C 23°C 23°C 25°C 27°C 28°C 29°C
Rainfall (mm) 35 35 124 144 13 0 0 0 2 9 47 30

A true mix of first and third world attractions, you can be assured that Angola has something for the luxury traveller, and more especially for the traveller that’s looking to delve deeper into the true heart of this beautiful country.

One does not travel to Angola and not prepare to dance! Dance is a big part of the culture in the cities and across Luanda to Benguela, you will find young and old swaying their hips to the sounds of kizomba and kudura music. If you can’t dance, no worries, they will teach you how.

The capital city of Luanda is home to the majority of Africa’s trendsetters, and you may be surprised to find out that it’s one of the most expensive cities in all of Africa. Surprised, until you find out that the country is rich in oil and diamonds, and spares no expense in the lavish resorts and attractions in its leading city.

The country has a rich Latin feel, with much of the residents having a strong Brazilian inclination and love for this South American fellow Portuguese-speaking country. They also enjoy the same cuisine, so indulge in some feijoada, and everyday staple of funge. That said, there’s a uniquely European feel in the capital, with architecture that looks as though you’re in Portugal.

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South Africans who wish to visit Angola will need a visa to do so. You will need to complete an application form, and have the following: a passport that’s valid for a minimum of six months from the day of entry into the country, flight tickets, two passport photographs, proof of accommodation, a letter of invitation and various other documents. You will also need a copy of your Yellow Fever certificate.

Pretoria: 1030 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield 0083, P. O. Box 8685, Pretoria 0001, South Africa, Tel: (+27) 12 342 0049 / (+27) 12 342 0050

Cape Town: 109 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town, South Africa, Tel: (+27) 21 425 8700

The locals in Angola are warm and wonderful people and happy to assist those who are visiting their beautiful country. English, though common in the larger cities, is not all that commonly spoken in the smaller cities or villages, and it would be a good idea to carry a Portuguese phrase book with you.

Petty crimes, unfortunately, are a problem in the country and so it would be wise to adhere to a few rules during your visit:

• Don’t travel alone, try to always go in a group

• Don’t carry large amounts of cash with you in public

• Avoid wearing flashy and expensive jewellery.

• Don’t walk around after dark, unless accompanies by trusted local friends or family

To enter Angola, you will need proof of immunization against Yellow Fever and Cholera.

Only drink bottled water and make sure to stay hydrated during your visit here.

Currently, there has been an outbreak of Zika in Angola and pregnant women are not recommended to travel there. Zika is spread via mosquito bites and unprotected sexual encounters.

Item Johannesburg Cape Town Angola (Luanda)
Meal (inexpensive restaurant) R 90.00 R 100.00 R 247.15
Domestic beer (0.5 lt draught) R 22.00 R 20.00 R 28.82
Cappucino (Regular) R 19.00 R 20.00 R 38.27
Taxi 1km (normal tarriff) R 10.00 R 12.00 R 38.43
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35.00 R 35.00 R 32.03
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