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Some describe the city as the perfect gateway to your Hawaiian Island adventure, a colourful holiday destination with its big waves and lush surroundings has an island-style abundance of experiences.

The Aloha Tower landmark which offers spectacular sea views, and the breath-taking sunsets at Magic Island contrast with Chinatown’s vibrant and high-octane nightlife scenes.

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Why visit Honolulu?

  • Explore the beach life of Honolulu by visiting Hanauma Bay which offers a perfect blend of sunshine, sand, ocean, cocktails and great snorkelling opportunities
  • Experience the arts and culture of Kakaako, this bohemian theme district flocks in many tourists that are amazed by this beautiful place
  • Visit the many landmarks scattered across Honolulu like the Iolani Palace built in 1879 it is the region’s top visited landmark
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Dialing Code:
+1 808
Exchange Rate:
~1 ZAR: ~0.07 USD
Time Zone:
UTC-10:00 South Africa is 12 hours ahead of Honolulu
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Honolulu International Airport
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The best time to visit Honolulu is during September to November. During this time temperatures, hotel rates, and airline prices are much lower.

The language that is mostly spoken in Honolulu is Pidgin or Creole.

  • Honolulu’s home island, formally known as Oahu is part of the largest mountain range in the world.
  • Honolulu is the only city within the United States that is home to a royal palace.
  • There are more than 100 beaches that surround Honolulu, which is more than almost any other city in the world.

Honolulu is an amazing place, and with many attractions- Pearl Harbour being the most popular one, it is more than just a sandy beach holiday. This is a destination that is home to the Lyon Arboretum, a 194-acre botanical garden is located in a breathe-taking rainforest. Exploring Honolulu is great and if you love being outdoors the Arboretum is another stunning attraction with a number of theme gardens perfect for wandering through on a sunny day. Since it is a beach destination it would only be right to visit Waikiki- from restaurants to the best surfing spots and hotels it is a must.

Other attractions include:

  • Diamond Head
  • The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
  • Mānoa Falls
  • Hanauma
  • Nuʻuanu Pali

Honolulu is a relatively safe destination. It is however advised to take to particular care when parking vehicles in popular tourist spots, especially Diamond Head and the Halona Blowhole near Sandy Beach.

The best way to get to know this city is by indulging in the cuisine. There is an abundance of sugarcane and pineapple in Honolulu, which is why most of the dishes that are prepared are made using these ingredients. Try out the amazing street food, fine dining restaurants and small food stalls that are scattered across this city to discover why Honolulu is a beautiful and delicious melting pot of cultures.

The best restaurants in Honolulu include:

  • Alan Wong's
  • Chef Mavro restaurant
  • House Without a Key
  • Marukame Udon
  • Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
  • Ocean House Restaurant
  • In general, residents of Honolulu are very religious, many of them are Catholic, with a few who follow the Jewish and Islamic faiths. The Hawaiian religion generally encompasses the indigenous religious beliefs and practices of the Native Hawaiians. In simpler terms it is the belief in many Gods and spirits, including the belief that spirits are found in non-human beings and objects such as animals, waves, and the sky.

    South African passport holders do need a Visa to visit Honolulu, Hawaii, or anywhere else in the United States of America. All USA Visa applicants need to appear at the Consulate in Cape Town or Johannesburg or Durban before departing South Africa.

    Address: 3051 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States
    Telephone: +202 232 4400
    Fax: (+1) 202 265 1607

    There are also Consulate Generals in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City

    Item Cape Town Johannesburg Honolulu
    Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R 90.00 R 100.00 R 221.72
    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) R 22.00 R 20.00 R 73.91
    Cappuccino (regular) R 19.00 R 20.00 R 67.84
    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 12.00 R 45.97
    Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35.00 R 35.00 R 147.81

    Honolulu Airport is the largest airport serving the State of Hawaii and is located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. From Honolulu you can fly to all of the Hawaiian Islands.

    Food and beverage: Cold Stone Creamery, Dewar’s Clubhouse, Lahaina Chicken & Pizza, Starbucks, Kona Brewing Company, Burger King, Chow Mein Express, California Pizza Kitchen.

    Currency Exchange: The Money Exchange in the Central Lobby at Honolulu Airport is clearly marked.

    Lost Luggage: If you’ve lost your luggage on a flight, contact the airline directly. If you lost any of your belongings inside the airport, visit the Lost & Found office on the ground level of Parking Lot D opposite the Main Overseas Terminal.

    Airport Hotels: None on site, but there is a shuttle to the two nearby hotels, Best Western The Plaza and Ohana Honolulu Airport.

    Car Hire: Avis, Nova, VIP Cars, Thrifty, National, Alamo, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise, Advantage.

    Airport Hub: Honolulu International Airport (code HNL) is a hub for Hawaiian Airlines, Aloha Air Cargo, go!, Asia Pacific Airlines, Island Air and Mokulele Airlines.

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    The information on this page is correct as of August 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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