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About Gibraltar

Gibraltar is known to be a richly-historic and mythical city. Still part of the British Overseas territory, it shares its most northern border with Spain. Its world-renowned landmark, the Rock of Gibraltar, hosts Upper Rock military base and a nature reserve for the endangered Barbary Macaque monkeys. These are just two of Gibraltar's popular tourist attractions.

Book cheap flights to Gibraltar now and explore the city’s diverse cultures and religions. The city of Gibraltar is home to the Gibraltar International Airport (GIB), which is also known as North Front Airport. The airport is a short 5-minute drive or bus trip from the city center. Affordable flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Gibraltar International Airport are available with British Airways and Kenya Airways. Flight duration from Johannesburg is approximately 15 hours, 45 minutes.

Why visit Gibraltar

above view of mountain and city

Famous Landmarks

The Rock of Gibraltar is a magnificent limestone pillar that draws travellers to the country. This natural wonder is also host to the Upper Rock military base and nature reserve.

gibraltar governor house since 1728

Unique History

Gibraltar’s intriguing history is unveiled in the tourist attractions around the city. Must-see sites include the Convent, the official home of the Governor since 1728, the Gibraltar Museum and St Michael’s Cave.

view of restaurants and bars

Exquisite Cuisine

With a variety of dining gems in Gibraltar, a night out near the ocean or in the city centre for dinner and drinks will definitely be a highlight of your culinary journey.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Spain
Currency Pound sterling, Gibraltar pound (GBP)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.062 GBP
Language English
Hub Airport Gibraltar International Airport (GIB)
Airline Iberia
Time Zone GMT + 01:00
Travel Adaptor Type G

Best time to visit Gibraltar

The June to September period is the best time to visit Gibraltar. With its Mediterranean/Sub-tropical climate, the region enjoys warm and sunny summers. This weather will be perfect for enjoying the beach, taking coastal drives, and exploring the natural terrain. However, with summer known to be the peak season for tourism, the autumn period between August and September is highly recommended. Visitors experience welcoming temperatures all day long and, of course, lower costs as it is off-peak season.

Weather & Climate in Gibraltar

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low (°C) 9°C 9°C 11°C 12°C 14°C 17°C 19°C 20°C 18°C 15°C 12°C 10°C
High (°C) 17°C 18°C 19°C 20°C 22°C 25°C 28°C 28°C 26°C 23°C 20°C 18°C
Rainfall (mm) 117 99 79 57 30 9 1 3 16 59 122 137

A journey to the richly historic and mythical city of Gibraltar is guaranteed to be one of the most insightful trips for the tourist filled with curiosity.

This unique country is known for its warm summers and overall welcoming climate. Another perk Gibraltar flaunts is that it shares its most northern border with Spain and is right at the edge of the Mediterranean Ocean.

Visitors can enjoy top-notch accommodation with incredible views and a variety of bars, restaurants and stores that are part of the inner city. Tourist attractions such as St Michael's Cave and the Siege tunnels unveil Gibraltar’s history during WWII and illustrates other information of vital importance to how it became such a unique city.

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South African travellers are required to obtain a valid travel visa in order to enter Gibraltar. If travelling from the United Kingdom (UK) you will need visas for both territories as Gibraltar is part of British territory. The British High Commission is located in Pretoria, South Africa:

Tel: 012 421 7500

Before travelling to Gibraltar, a health care provider should be consulted six weeks prior to travel for health check-ups. Recommended vaccines include hepatitis B, influenza and measles. Malaria is not a health risk in this region, however general precaution should be taken when consuming food and water.

Gibraltar is known to have a low crime rate but tourists are encouraged to exercise normal precautions by ensuring personal belongings, including passports and other travel documents, are secure at all times.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Gibraltar
Meal inexpensive restaurant R 90 R 100 R 160
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter draught) R 22 R 20 R 48
Cappuccino (regular) R 19 R 20 R 34
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10 R 12 R 32
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35 R 12 R 45
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