Fly To Austin, Texas
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Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- A United States Tourist Visa is required for South Africans travelling to Texas. You’ll need to make sure that your SA passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of your return and that there are at least 2 pages free for stamps.
- The South African Embassy can be found at 3400 International Drive, NW, District of Columbia, 20008, Washington DC. Phone: +1 202 232 4400.
See and do
The University of Texas in Austin makes for a great day out. While you’re there, check out the Blanton Museum of Art, Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History, the Harry Ransom Center and the variety of public art dotted around the campus. It’s also worth taking a look at the UT tower for some stunning views. The theatre and music departments put on productions throughout the year and if you’re there during football season you should get to a match!
If you’ve never been to Austin before you really should visit the Texas State Capitol – a stunning building wrapped in Texas pink granite. The Texan State Capitol is 14 feet taller than its Washington counterpart and locals take great pride in this! The Capitol is open to the public every day and you’ll love taking a stroll through the halls perusing the sculptures and paintings as well as taking a peek into the legislative chambers.
If you’re in to bats – yes bats! – head over to Austin’s Congress Avenue bridge which is home to some 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats making it one of the largest urban bat colonies in the world. You can typically catch a view of the bats at dusk every night from March to November.
Austin has a variety of festivals and tours. Segway tours are popular and are a great way to see downtown Austin. There are tours on offer 6 times a day and you can even join a haunted ghost and bat Segway tour. Besides that you could try sightseeing tours, wine tours, ghost tours and brewery tours.
Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” If you want to experience the bar and club scene, get to Sixth Street for a good variety of live music venues. For a genuine Blues experience you can visit Antone’s on Riverside Drive which is the launching pad for loads of new artists.
Capital Metro is the city’s public bus network. The routes are inexpensive and you can travel around a good deal of the city. The MetroRail trains are also a good option for getting around or you could consider renting a car.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport – AUS
Austin Airport (code AUS) is about 8km southeast of Downtown Austin and boasts three runways and three helipads.
Food and beverages: There are ample facilities to get something to eat and drink at the airport including Saxon Pub; ThunderCloud Subs; Hills Café; Wok & Roll and Stars of Austin.
Currency Exchange: There are ATMs throughout the airport. You can also exchange currency at The United Heritage Credit Union on the second floor.
Car hire: Car rental at Austin Airport is available from Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.