Fly To Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Many South Africans have begun their super yacht sojourns in Fort Lauderdale; it’s no wonder the Florida city is sometimes referred to as the ‘Venice of America”. With its prized position on the coast of the Sunshine State, Fort Lauderdale has fast become one of the premier beach holiday destinations in the U.S.
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Fort Lauderdale’s harbour is the embarkation point for some of the world’s largest cruise liners, and the harbour buzzes with fancy power boats and luxury yachts that mirror the glitz and glamour of nearby Miami. And if you’re not boarding a cruise there’s always the city’s beach centric lifestyle where water sports and outdoor activities are enjoyed by the friendly holidaying crowd.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South Africans do require a Visa for entry to the United States. Apply for your U.S.A. Visa well in advance and ensure your passport has six months validity remaining on it as well as 2 blank pages available for stamps and Visa.
- The South African Embassy to the US is located in Washington DC. 3051 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States. Phone: +1 202-232-4400.
See and do
Fort Lauderdale is a perennial holiday destination but is best enjoyed in spring and autumn when the days are pleasant and mild. Winters aren’t harsh but Fort Lauderdale is prone to the occasional cold snap.
The beach is undoubtedly one of Fort Lauderdale’s best attractions with the ‘strip’ being the focal point. The strip is where the A1A road runs alongside the beach and the southern half has an impressive selection of trendy bars and restaurants. Although Fort Lauderdale was once notorious for raucous spring break celebrations, nowadays the crowd is decidedly more laidback.
Upmarket nightclubs and bars occupy Fort Lauderdale’s downtown precinct by night and it becomes the perfect place for some retail therapy by day. Check out Los Olas Boulevard for swanky shops and restaurants.
Those looking for a quick beachside snack should head to Monster Subs, which can be found on Sunrise Boulevard. The subs really live up to their name and if you’re lucky the staff will be handing out tasty samples to queuing customers. The pick of the restaurants located next to the sea has to be The Village Grill serving affordable American food.
The fast and reasonable Tri-Rail links Fort Lauderdale to Miami and Palm Beach, but probably the best way to travel around the city and its surrounds is by renting a car.
Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport – FLL
Food and beverage: Enjoy snacks and drinks from Chilli’s to Go and Chef Allen’s 2 Go, and Corona Sand Bar.
Currency Exchange: There is a Travelex located inside the airport.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be reported to your individual carrier. Only luggage lost within the terminal building should be reported to airport authorities.
Airport Hotels: The closest hotels to the airport are the Sheraton, the Dania and the Hyatt.
Car Hire: Choose from Avis, Budget, Sixt, Fox, Hertz and a number of local car rental providers at Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
Airport Hub: Fort Lauderdale Airport (code FLL) is a hub for Silver Airways, Spirit Airlines, and Yellow Air Taxi.