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About Fort Myers

Fort Myers is the commercial centre city of Lee County, Florida, in the United States of America. With a population of 74,013 people, it is a major tourist destination within Florida. Fort Myers is the amazing chance to enjoy the beautiful gulf beaches and barrier islands. Touristic attractions of this surreal city include Centennial Park and Hammond Stadium.

Cheap flights to Fort Myers are now available for a limited period of time; now is the perfect chance to voyage to this attractive city! Fort Myers is home to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), which is a 20-minute drive from the city centre. Fort Myers serves a multitude of airlines – including Delta Airlines, American Airlines and Silver Airways. Popular international flights depart from Cape Town and Johannesburg. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Fort Myers is approximately 19 hours and 48 minutes.

Why visit Fort Myers

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Parks

Spend a day at one of the city’s parks, away from the mayhem of Fort Myers tourism traffic. A fishing pier and picnic shelters can be found at Centennial Park.

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Tropic Star

Explore the nearby islands on one of the Tropic Star vessels. It is ideal for nature enthusiasts, with seashell collecting excursions and dolphin spotting. View the best of Southwest Florida.

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Wildlife

Animal lovers can visit Care and Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), where patients include everything from birds of prey and foxes to marine life. CROW offers guided tours of their facilities.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

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

Best time to visit Fort Myers

Fort Myers is known for its subtropical climate, with extremely hot and humid summers, along with incredibly warm winters. Spring (late March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best seasons to visit, for incredible weather and avoiding large crowds of tourists. For cheap flights to Fort Myers, consider the shoulder seasons (April to May and September to November) – the heat has decreased, most families have left and rain has subsided, which encourages hotels to offer some great rates!

Weather & Climate in Fort Myers

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 12°C 13°C 15°C 17°C 20°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 21°C 17°C 14°C
High °C 24°C 25°C 27°C 29°C 32°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 30°C 27°C 25°C
Rainfall (mm) 48 54 72 51 69 261 232 259 217 68 49 43

Overview

Florida’s major tourist destination, Fort Myers delights all with its elegant aura and enchants visitors with its picturesque beaches! The city beckons you to fall into a relaxed state of being, as you cruise through this metropolis and take in amazing sights.

In 1885, the inventor Thomas Alva Edison was cruising Florida’s west coast and stopped to visit Fort Myers, which is nestled along the Caloosahatchee River. Charmed by its tropical beauty, he soon bought 13 acres along the river in town, and built a home and laboratory, as a winter resort.

In addition to its vast beauty, the locals are extremely friendly and make you feel as though you are one of them, as they include you into their way of daily living. Tourists are encouraged to visit Thomas Edison and Henry Ford’s Estates. These winter estates contain historical buildings, pristine gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum.

The town has the most incredible sunsets which is comparable to nowhere else in the world. Adventure upon a kayak and breathe in the fresh sea-breeze, as the sun retires from the sky.

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Visa & Customs

South African passport holders require a visa to visit Fort Myers, and anywhere else in the United States of America. Visas can be obtained from the US Consulate General in Cape Town or Johannesburg. Documents that are needed to apply for a visa:

• Copies of ID and passport • Flight ticket • Hotel booking • Your passport must have a validity of at least six months. • Ensure that your passport has at least 2 blank pages for entry stamps.

The nearest South African Consulate is in Los Angeles:

6300 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 600 Los Angeles CA 90048 Telephone: +1(323)6510902.

Health & Safety

Tourists should take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, as there are occasional outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases, including eastern equine encephalitis, Dengue fever and West Nile virus. There is a risk of the Zika virus in Florida.

Travellers are required to be up-to-date on routine vaccines before travelling to Fort Myers. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shot. Some travellers may require vaccination for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and rabies depending on what you will be doing in Fort Myers.

Fort Myers is a safe city to tour. However, it is strongly advised to keep your wits about you, as with every major city.

Staying safe in Fort Myers:

• Be vigilant of the Florida wildlife: Alligators and snakes are not just found in the wild, but in lakes, rivers and marshes – even in residential neighbourhoods and around golf courses. • Never leave children or pets unsupervised near water, and do no not swim near fresh water lakes at night. • Always lock the front and/or patio doors when inside a hotel room, and before leaving. • Place valuables in a safety deposit box in your room or at the safe in the hotel office. • Do not leave valuables in your car. • Be wary of pick-pockets and bag-snatchers in crowded spaces.

Cost of Living

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Fort Myers
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R100 R100 R160
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R25 R25 R47
Cappucino (regular) R23 R22 R44
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R10 R10 R17
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R40 R40 R91
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