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About Exeter

Exeter, is the cathedral city of Devon in England and home to a population of 117,773 people. Charming grey buildings, rustic castles, and natural volcanic peaks teemed with the urban brew of a dynamic, multi-cultural city; all simmering deep within the core of their heritage. Wander the green pastures and observe the scenic landscapes and beauty of nature.

Cheap flights to Exeter are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready to be captivated by this lusciously beautiful city. Exeter is home to Exeter Airport (EXT), which is approximately a 25-minute scenic drive from the city center. Exeter Airport serves a multitude of airlines - including Flybe. Popular international flights to Exeter departure from Johannesburg. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Exeter is approximately 16 hours and 16 minutes.

Why visit Exeter

Exeter Cathedral

Sightseeing

Charming grey buildings, rustic castles, and natural volcanic peaks teem with the urban brew of a dynamic, multi-cultural city; all simmering deep within the core of their heritage.

Sport Rowing

Sports

Noticeable history in majestic buildings and an archive filled with the history of literature, can be found in the city’s museum. Today, culture is engaging, empowering and enriching young minds.

Squid in Sauce

Cuisine

Exeter has a diverse food culture. The city reveals a Mediterranean style of cooking. Dishes include Thai chicken, Darts Farm Italian meatballs and pumpkin gnocchi with crispy pork belly.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country United Kingdom
Currency Pound Sterling (GBP)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.063 GBP
Language English
Hub Airport Exeter Airport (EXT)
Airline Flybe
Time Zone GMT +1 hours
Travel Adaptor Type G

Best time to visit Exeter

Exeter climate has a chance of rainfall throughout the year. But don’t hold your breath - the rainfall is moderate and not heavy enough to disrupt visits or activity in the city. Summer (June – August) The weather is sunny and pleasantly clear. Cloudless days are plentiful and daytime hours seem to last longer, making day time exploring a breeze. Temperatures range from 13 – 20 degrees Celsius. The city is energetic, alive and friendly people are out-and-about. Be prepared to find huge crowds in public spaces and at popular attractions. Spring (March – May) Lovely fresh and crisp weather fills the atmosphere. Blossoming flowers and flourishing trees bud, showcasing an array of spectacular colours all across the city. Days are warm, skies are clear and temperatures range from 10 – 16 degrees Celsius.

Weather & Climate in Exeter

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low (°C) 3°C 2°C 4°C 4°C 7°C 10°C 12°C 12°C 10°C 9°C 6°C 4°C
High (°C) 8°C 8°C 10°C 13°C 16°C 19°C 21°C 21°C 19°C 15°C 11°C 9°C
Rainfall (mm) 30 30 30 20 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 30

Overview

Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England. Exeter became a religious centre during the middle ages. People commute daily to the city from nearby towns because the city provides employment.

Iconic landmarks, charming grey buildings, castles and volcanic peaks seal in the history of the city. Wander the green pastures and observe scenic landscapes and beauty of nature. Many churches have a Christian denomination - these consecrations reflect the very nature of older and more recent immigration.

Literature and sports form an intrinsic part of the city’s culture. Exeter boldly celebrates rugby, football, squash, and rowing. These sports stretch back to ancient times. The heart of the people can be felt through their supportive nature and passion for sports.

Visa & Customs

South African passport holders do need a visa to visit Exeter, England.

• Allow enough time for visa processing • Ensure your passport has a validity period of at least six months • Ensure your passport has 3 blank pages available for entry stamps. • The application confirmation page from your online visa application. • A copy of the barcoded confirmation document showing proof of payment and appointment. • A recent photo (50mm x 50mm). • The South African Embassy is in London. South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DP. Phone: +44 (0) 20 7451 7299. Fax: +44 (0) 20 7839 5670

Health & Safety

There are vaccination requirements if you are travelling from a country outside of the US. There are no real health risks within Exeter. Consider the following when you plan a trip.

• Vaccinations for hepatitis A, B and rabies are recommended. • Acquire comprehensive travel insurance. • Drink and eat safely. • Watch your beverages at all times when going to nightclubs. • Always be vigilant, as crime occurs in any country, and watch your personal belongings. • Do not be too flashy with money and expensive jewellery. • Make copies of bank and credit cards, and other important documentation in case they are lost or stolen. • Secure valuable personal belongings within the hotel safe. • Avoid public or local demonstrations. • Remain alert when walking around at night, and abide by the local government laws. • Bring plenty of sunblock of a high sun protection factor and try not to spend too much time in the sun. • If you are travelling with medication, ensure that the medication is clearly marked and in original containers. Along with the prescription or letter from your doctor. • For spectacle users, bring a spare pair or prescription contact lenses.

Cost of Living

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Exeter
Meal inexpensive restaurant R 100.00 R 100.00 R 189.79
Domestic Beer (0.5 Litre draught) R 25.00 R 25.00 R 57.73
Cappuccino (regular) R 22.33 R 22.39 R 40.07
Taxi 1 km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 10.00 R 24.51
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 37.50 R 38.00 R 147.72

Where to stay?

Whether you are in search of a relaxing holiday or a business trip, choose from the finest hotels in the city centre, friendly guest houses or nearby rural retreats.

Top quality hotels can be found in Exeter. If you prefer to stay in a smaller and more intimate setting, there are plenty of conveniently located bed and breakfasts and guest houses to choose from.

If you are on a budget, choose one of the campus accommodations, hostels or camping and caravan sites. A varied range of self-catering accommodation, ranging from city apartments to rural cottages on the city outskirts are amongst the inexpensive selection that can be found here.

Get Around

Bus H: These are available every 2 – 4 hours, and link the David train station with the central station. Tickets are available on-board or from the bus station terminals.

Bicycles: Rent a bike at ‘Saddles and Paddles’ to make exploring the city easier. Fifty percent of hiring fees are refundable upon return if the bicycle is in good condition.

Car: Car hire companies are available at stationed desks in the airport, although it is always good to plan in advance. There are plenty of car parks in the city, but these can get heavy with traffic during peak hours.

Main attractions in Exeter

Old centre of Exeter

Old centre of Exeter

Monumental building Exeter

Monumental building Exeter

Exeter Riverside

Exeter Riverside

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