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About Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital city of Georgia State. It is the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta has a rich captivating history which includes the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Touristic attractions of this city, includes the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Centennial Olympic Park and the Fox Theatre.

Cheap flights to Atlanta are available for a limited period, so pack your bags and find out the many reasons why many love to call this city home. Atlanta is home to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), which is the busiest airport in the world. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport serves a multitude of airlines - including Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Air France. Non-stop international flights to Atlanta depart from Johannesburg. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Atlanta is approximately 17 hours.

Why visit Atlanta

Historic Sights Atlanta

Historic Sights Atlanta

The 19th century Capitol Dome has been the most iconic symbol of national unity in the U.S. Featured in many famous films it’s a site worth every picture and visit.

Atlanta cuisine

Fine Dining

For a beautiful taste experience visit Linton’s which is one of the few restaurants in the world to be housed in a botanical garden offering tantalising dishes.

Atlanta Art

Arts & Culture

Atlanta is every art enthusiasts dream, filled with the modern art of High Museum and the many Broadway plays at Alliance Theatre there is plenty colourful attractions to explore.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country United States
Currency $ US dollar
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0,08 USD
Language English
Hub Airport Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport - ATL
Airline Delta Air Lines
Time Zone GMT -5
Travel Adaptor Type A / B

Best time to visit Atlanta

The best time to visit Atlanta is from May to August these are the warmest months of the year in Atlanta. The city can be over-crowded over these summer seasons but they offer the best concerts and outdoor activities you will not want to miss out.

Weather & Climate in Atlanta

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 33°C 37°C 44°C 50°C 59°C 67°C 71°C 70°C 64°C 53°C 44°C 36°C
High °C 52°C 57°C 65°C 73°C 80°C 87°C 89°C 88°C 82°C 73°C 63°C 55°C
Rainfall (mm) 110 130 130 120 120 100 130 100 110 80 100 90

Overview

Atlanta’s constellation of exceptional restaurants, diverse musical heritage and beautiful landscapes are what make it the most visited city in the United States. Atlanta represents the cultural and economic centre of one of the most important metropolitan areas in the United States.

This unforgettable city welcomes more than 35 million visitors annually and has what it takes to keep them entertained. From various museums, commercial centres and outdoor tourist attractions, like the Atlanta Botanical Garden, which comes to life during warm spring days, to the biggest indoor aquarium ever built. Atlanta has so much to offer, so to ensure you get the most out of your trip, visit the many tourist offices scattered across the city for your guide to unfolding this remarkable city.

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Visa & Customs

South African Passport holders do require a travel Visa for the United States.

The High Commission of South Africa in the United States
Address: 3400 International Drive, NW, District of Columbia 20008, Washington DC.
Telephone: +1-202-232-4400.

Health & Safety

This city is not as dangerous as many perceive it to be. Violence can still be experienced in some parts of Atlanta, which is why it is advised to remain vigilant at all times. This is a city that can be enjoyed by most new visitors so long as the necessary precautions are taken-like when visiting any other major city in the world.

Cost of Living

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Atlanta
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R 90.00 R 100.00 R 183.92
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) R 22.00 R 20.00 R 52.55
Cappuccino (regular) R 19.00 R 20.00 R 50.84
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 12.00 R 16.33
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35.00 R 35.00 R 78.82

Where to stay?

Atlanta welcomes more than 35 million visitors annually and has what it takes to ensure that every visit is as enjoyable as the previous and the next.Check out our hotels page (https://hotels.travelstart.com/search.do?resolved-location=CITY%3A1496137%3AUNKNOWN%3AUNKNOWN&destination-id=1496137&q-destination=Atlanta,%20Georgia,%20United%20States%20of%20America&q-check-in=2017-01-25&q-check-out=2017-01-26&q-rooms=1&q-room-0-adults=1&q-room-0-children=0 ) for the various hotels and resorts that are located across Atlanta for your holiday period. Below is a list of the best hotels in the city that you can choose from:

• The St. Regis Atlanta (https://hotels.travelstart.com/hotel/details.html?q-check-out=2017-01-26&q-check-in=2017-01-25&WOE=4&WOD=3&q-room-0-children=0&pa=5&tab=description&hotel-id=309126&q-room-0-adults=1&YGF=2&MGT=1&ZSX=0&SYE=3)

• Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta (https://hotels.travelstart.com/hotel/details.html?q-check-out=2017-01-26&q-check-in=2017-01-25&WOE=4&WOD=3&q-room-0-children=0&pa=2&tab=description&hotel-id=130404&q-room-0-adults=1&YGF=2&MGT=1&ZSX=0&SYE=3)

• The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead (https://hotels.travelstart.com/hotel/details.html?q-check-out=2017-01-26&q-check-in=2017-01-25&WOE=4&WOD=3&q-room-0-children=0&pa=4&tab=description&hotel-id=114153&q-room-0-adults=1&YGF=2&MGT=1&ZSX=0&SYE=3)

• Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta (https://hotels.travelstart.com/hotel/details.html?q-check-out=2017-01-26&q-check-in=2017-01-25&WOE=4&WOD=3&q-room-0-children=0&pa=1&tab=description&hotel-id=265687&q-room-0-adults=1&YGF=2&MGT=1&ZSX=0&SYE=3)

Getting Around

The best way to get around when visiting Atlanta would be with MARTA. MARTA is the city’s public transport system which operates both bus and rail lines throughout the city. Alternatively there are car rental options that are available at the airport and a few dealerships around the city. There are also taxis which can be used, so getting around in Atlanta whilst visiting will never have to be a stressful process. Check out our car rental page for the duration of your stay. http://cars.travelstart.co.za/#/searchcars

Main attractions in Atlanta

World of Coca-Cola

World of Coca-Cola

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium

CNN Centre

CNN Centre

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