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The eighth state of the USA, South Carolina’s allure comprises the many varied attractions on offer to visitors including the state houses, museums, water parks, aquariums, open flea markets where visitors can browse for antiques or purchase fresh produce; and famed white sanded beaches of the Atlantic. The rugged Blue Ridge Mountains add to the magnificent natural beauty of South Carolina and the region invites visitors to discover its hidden secrets. Columbia serves as the state capital and is not only the largest city in South Carolina, but the 40th largest in the United States.
Bordering the states of North Carolina and Georgia, South Carolina, nicknamed the ‘Palmetto State’, prides itself on showcasing some of the best beaches in the country.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details

  • South African Passport holders do need a USA Visa to visit South Carolina, and anywhere else in the United States of America. Allow plenty of time for Visa processing, and ensure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
  • The nearest South African Consulate to South Carolina is the South African Consulate General in New York City. 333 East 38th Street, 9th Floor New York NY 10016. Phone (212) 213 4880. Fax: (212) 856 1575. Email: Website:  For Visa, immigration and passport services and inquiries, the office hours are from Monday to Friday between 9am and 1pm only.

See and do

Notable museums to include on your must-see list are the Columbia Museum of Art, EdVenture and South Carolina State Museum. The Governor's Mansion steeped in elegance and grandeur is a renowned landmark which deserves its spot on your Columbia sightseeing schedule.
The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is one of the most iconic and inspiring of botanic gardens/zoos in the US and is home to a magnificent array of more than 2000 animals, scenic river views and important historic landmarks.

Columbia Metropolitan Airport - CAE

Columbia Metropolitan Airport serves the metropolitan area of the South Carolina state capital Columbia. The airport is served by major airlines offering direct flights to major hubs in the eastern part of the country.
The airport lies 8km southwest of Columbia's central business district, in Lexington County. The terminal is fully equipped with complementary Wi-Fi Services. Just search for the network on your laptop or device and you’re in. No login required.
Food and beverage: Columbiana Centre, Columbiana Place, Dutch Square, Five Points Restaurant, Richland Mall Store and The Congaree Vista Restaurant, The Skybar Café and Runway Food Court.
Lost Luggage: For items left on airplanes, please contact the airline you were flying with. If you have left something in the terminal area, please call the USO at 803-822-5000 or toll-free at 1-888-562-5002, between the hours of 8am and 9pm.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. There are a number of nearby hotels which include: Sleep Inn Airport West Columbia, Days Inn & Suites Airport, Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport, Hampton Inn Columbia Airport.
Car Hire: Alamo-National, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Thrifty.
Airport Hub:  Columbia Metropolitan Airport (code CAE) is a hub for UPS Airlines.

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