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About Cleveland

Cleveland is the rocking city in the U.S state of Ohio. With a population of 388,072, it is nicknamed “The Forest City”. Cleveland is a cultural hub, with interesting sights to peruse throughout your voyage in this joyous city. Touristic attractions of this bustling city include West Side Market and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Cheap flights to Cleveland are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready to hop on a plane destined for this fascinating city! Cleveland is home to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), which is located just 15-minutes away from the city centre. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport serves a multitude of airlines – including Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Air Canada. Popular international flights depart from Cape Town and Johannesburg. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Cleveland is approximately 20 hours and 4 minutes.

Why visit Cleveland

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is divided into numerous areas, including Australian Adventure, The Primate, African Savanna and The Rainforest. Tourists get to see exciting animals at this zoo.

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The Cuyahoga River

A retreat from the last glaciers ever seen in the United States. The river was terribly polluted and caught fire in 1969, leading to the Clean Water Act.

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Severance Hall

The home of Cleveland Orchestra, this exquisite concert hall is regarded by many music-lovers as one of the world’s most beautiful concert halls.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country United States of America
Currency United States Dollar (USD)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.08 USD
Language English
Hub Airport Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Airline Delta Airlines and United Airlines
Time Zone GMT -5
Travel Adaptor Type A and B

Best time to visit Cleveland

Cleveland experiences a continental climate with four distinct seasons. The city has moderate precipitation all year long, with extremely cold winters and high humidity in the summer. September to October or April to May is very popular and described as the best time to travel to this destination with temperatures and the overall weather excellent for outdoor activities and exploring. Travellers should be aware of Cleveland’s harsh winter months (December to February). The temperatures reach very low levels and occasional snow storms are known to affect the city.

Weather & Climate in Cleveland

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C -11°C -9°C -2°C 4°C 10°C 16°C 18°C 17°C 12°C 6°C -1°C -9°C
High °C -2°C 1°C 8°C 16°C 23°C 28°C 30°C 28°C 24°C 18°C 9°C 1°C
Rainfall (mm) 34 29 64 92 97 108 106 103 88 70 58 50

This incredible Midwest city has so much to offer, with copious amounts of professional sports teams, outdoor recreation, a bustling downtown and plenty of phenomenal restaurants to choose from. Touring Cleveland can be quite invigorating, begin with a view of the majestic cityscape by doing a kayak tour of Lake Eerie.

Next on your Cleveland itinerary should be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, this lavish attraction features interactive exhibits, unique memorabilia and occasional live performances from some of Rock and Roll’s biggest names!

This humble destination is a dream vacation where grit meets sophistication. The Clevanders consider their town “a world-class experience without the world-class ego.”

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South African passport holders require a visa to enter Cleveland, Ohio. Your passport should be valid for 6 months after your return date. Travellers should have at least 2 blank pages for entry stamps.

The South African Consulate General in the United States is at:

Attention: Home Affairs Section 200 South Michigan Avenue, 6th Floor Chicago IL 60604 Tel. (312) 939-7929 Fax: (312) 939-2588 Email: consular.chicago@dirco.gov.za

Visit the South African Consulate General page for more information.

There are no special vaccinations required to enter Cleveland. However, travellers are required to be up-to-date on routine vaccines before travelling to the city. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and yearly flu shot. Some travelers may require vaccination for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and rabies depending on what you will be doing in Cleveland.

Cleveland is a safe city to travel to, be sure to remain vigilant throughout your visit.

• Do not leave valuables in your car.

• Do not draw attention to yourself by disregarding large amounts of cash or expensive jewellery.

• Avoid walking through the streets alone at night.

• Be vigilant in Midtown especially at night.

• Take extra care during game day; professional football and baseball stadiums are located in the Downtown area, traffic becomes quite chaotic during this time.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Cleveland
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R100 R110 R200
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R25 R25 R53
Cappucino (regular) R23 R23 R46
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R10 R10 R47
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R39 R40 R80
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