Fly To Douala, Cameroon
Douala is situated in the beautiful country of Cameroon, on the west coast of Africa. Cameroon is proudly referred to as 'Africa in Miniature' or 'Africa in One Country' because of the wonderful diversity of its natural landscapes which include beaches, mountains, tropical rainforests, and deserts.
Cameroon has rich cultural traditions, wonderful national parks and reserves and the locals are extremely friendly and hospitable. Douala is the biggest city and Cameroon's economic capital, positioned on the Wouri River a few miles from the coast. Douala is a firm favourite with tourists for its great climate, variety of African wildlife, the active volcano Mount Cameroon, and the Baka pygmies, the most indigenous of all people in the world.
About Douala Flights
- A flight between South Africa and Douala takes approximately 5h50m and covers a distance of 3901 km as the crow flies.
- For the latest info and schedule regarding flights between Douala and South Africa, please refer to the booking engine on this page.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do require a travel Visa for Douala and Cameroon.
- The South African High Commission to Cameroon is in Yaoundé. Rue 1801 Bastos, Yaoundé. Tel: + 237 2220 0438.
See and do
Douala has the perfect tropical climate that makes it a favourite tourist destination and sitting on the terrace of the Hotel Akwa Palace drinking coffee is a favourite past time. There is no shortage of things to do in Doula, whether you are the sporty outdoors type or prefer to laze around on the beach.
While in Douala, take in the variety of African wildlife at the Lobeke National Park; visit the oldest palace in the region, King Akwa's Palace to view all the crafts and the small museum there; or visit the Musee de Doula for an introduction to Bamoun and Bamileke art.
If you are a sun worshipper, pay a visit to one of the many beaches at Limbe or Kribi, or visit the mountain resort of Mt Abu. And no visit to Douala is complete without a trip to Mount Cameroon, which can be reached via a challenging 25km hike through tropical jungle to enjoy the unique view of an active volcano.
For a taste of local charm and atmosphere, visit the Cameroon Artisan Market where you can buy some beautiful souvenirs and trinkets.
The main mode of transport in Douala is sharing a taxi or by moto-taxi (motorcycle taxi).
Douala Airport – DLA
Douala International Airport (code DLA) is located 6 miles from Douala and is the country's busiest airport. Facilities include Restaurants, Cafeterias, Bars, VIP Lounge, a Post Office, Bank, Bureau de Change, Auto Exchange Machine, Duty Free Shop, Newsagent/Tobacconist, Gift Shop, Travel Agent, Tourist Help Desk, Taxi Service and First Aid.
Forex: There is a Bureau de Change at Douala Airport.
Airport Hotels: Accommodation near Douala Airport includes Ibis Douala and Le Meridien Douala Hotel.
Car Hire: Alamo, Zoom, Avis, Europcar, Honk, and National.
Airport Hub: Douala International Airport is a hub for Kenya Airways; other airlines serving the airport include ASKY Airlines, Africa Connections, Afriqiyah Airways Cargo, Air Burkina, Air France, Air Ivoire, Air Leasing Cameroon, Air Nigeria, Air Service Gabon, Brussels Airlines, CEIBA Intercontinental, Crono Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, National Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, SCD Aviation, SWISS, Senegal Airlines, South African Airways, TAAG, Toumaï Air Tchad, and Trans Air Congo.