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About Gibraltar

Gibraltar is known to be a richly historic and mythical city. Still part of the British Overseas territory, they share their most Northern border with Spain. Their 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 their popular tourist attractions.

Book a cheap flight 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. It takes a short six minute drive or bus trip from the airport to reach the city center. Affordable flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Gibraltar International Airport are available with British Airways and Royal Air Maroc.

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. The 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 by the tourist attractions around the city. The Convent, the official home of the Governor since 1728, The Gibraltar Museum and St Michael’s Cave included.

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 for dinner and drinks will definitely be a highlight of your 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)
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 their Mediterranean/Sub-tropical climate, their 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 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 the St Michael's cave and the Siege tunnels unveil Gibraltar’s history with WWII and other information of vital importance to how it became such a unique city.

Visa & Customs

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

Health & Safety

Before travelling to Gibraltar a health care provider should be consulted six weeks prior to travel for health check-ups. Necessary vaccines include Hepatitis b, Influenza, Measles and Yellow fever which is a country entry requirement. 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.

Cost of Living

Meal, inexspensive restaurant R90.00 R100.00 R160.00
Domestic Beer R22.00 R20.00 R48.00
Cappuccino (regular) R19.00 R20.00 R34.00
Taxi 1km (normal tariff) R10.00 R12.00 R32.00
Packet of cigarettes (Malboro) R35.00 R35.00 R45.00
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