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About Iguazu Falls

Known as one of the most mesmerising waterfalls in the world, Iguazu Falls in Argentina is guaranteed to take your breath away. Situated alongside the city of Puerto Iguazu, the 82,000 residents of this city welcome visitors to be amazed and take in the spectacular sights. Popular attractions include Iguazu Falls National Park and La Aripuca.

Cheap flights to Iguazu Falls are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready to be captivated by this astounding natural attraction! Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IGR) serves the visitors to Iguazu Falls and is situated 30 minutes from the Puerto Iguazu city centre. Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport carries a number of airlines – including LATAM Airlines Argentina and Aerolíneas Argentinas. There are no direct flights from South Africa but popular connecting flights depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Why visit Iguazu Falls

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Jungle Activities

Whether it be a safari ride through the subtropical Iguazu National Park, a jet boat ride in the heart of the falls, riding the bicycle trails or abseiling down cliffs, there’s always adventure in the air!

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Iguaza Falls

Feel the fierce power of one of the most beautiful, and largest waterfalls in all of South America. There are approximately 275 different falls which meet thousands of visitors a year who never leave disappointed.

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Wildlife

Visit and learn about the lost birds and wild fauna of the Argentine rainforest at Güira Oga, a rehabilitation centre for injured birds that aims to get them back to health, and back to the wild.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Argentina
Currency Argentine Peso (ARS)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 1.23 ARS
Language Spanish
Hub Airport Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IGR)
Airline Aerolineas Argentinas
Time Zone GMT -3
Travel Adaptor Type C / I

Best time to visit Iguazu Falls

The city of Puerto Iguazu experiences a tropical climate and has two district seasons – wet and dry. Depending on what you’d like to see and do when you visit Iguazu Falls, you may choose either of these seasons. During the wet season (October through to February), the falls are at their most vibrant with water currents that leave guests in awe. It is also the hottest time of the year, with high humidity levels. For those who might want to do a bit more exploring, the dry season (March to September) might be a better option though the water levels of the falls will be lower.

Weather & Climate in Iguazu Falls

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 19°C 17°C 13°C 10°C 8°C 8°C 9°C 9°C 11°C 13°C 15°C 17°C
High °C 32°C 31°C 30°C 26°C 23°C 21°C 22°C 24°C 26°C 28°C 29°C 31°C
Rainfall (mm) 170 145 139 164 157 123 108 93 115 163 163 129

Rivalled by no other waterfall in the west, the Iguazu Falls in the city of Puerto Iguazu are truly something to behold and is the centre piece of the Iguazu National Park. The falls boast an astounding 275 drops and visitors can spend days admiring their beauty. Not just to be looked at from afar, there are also jet boat tours that take you straight into the mouth of some of the falls – guaranteed to get your heart pumping.

As Puerto Iguazu is in the heart of Argentine rainforest, it will come to no surprise that the area houses some wonderful wild animals, birds, as well as indigenous fauna. Pay a visit to a rehabilitation centre such as Güira Oga to see the hard work that the conservationists are doing to look after the rainforest and its inhabitants.

For a lazy afternoon you’ll find that it’s surprisingly quiet in the town of Puerto Iguazu. Take advantage of this time to explore the unseen side of Argentina and do some shopping at the Puerto Iguazu Arts and Crafts Market where you can find some wonderful Argentine semi-precious stones and other trinkets.

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South Africans who wish to visit Iguazu Falls in Argentina can do so without a visa, if you plan on staying for less than 90 days. Just ensure that your passport has at least six months left on it.

For further information, please contact the Embassy of Argentina:

200 Standard Bank Plaza 440 Hilda Street P.O. Box 11125 0083 Hatfield Pretoria South Africa Tel: (+27) 12 430 3516 / (+27) 12 430 3527

The small city of Puerto Iguazu is very safe as most of it has been built around catering to the tourists that visit. There is not much of a police presence but that is because the area has always been crime free. However, when travelling from the airport to your accommodation it would be best to arrange it ahead of time as taxi drivers have been known to overcharge tourists.

It is always important to have your vaccines up to date when you are travelling. When visiting Argentina, it is recommended to get a vaccination for hepatitis A, as you will most likely be eating food that is unfamiliar. You should get a shot for typhoid if you’ll be doing any trips to smaller, more rural areas of the country. Other vaccines that are recommended are hepatitis B, yellow fever, malaria and rabies.

Please also note that there has been an outbreak of Zika in Argentina and pregnant women are advised against travelling there. Zika is spread via mosquito bites and unprotected sexual encounters.

Item Johannesburg Cape Town Puerto Iguazu
Meal, inexpensive restaurant R90.00 R100.00 R130.46
Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught) R22.00 R20.00 R28.54
Cappuccino (regular) R19.00 R20.00 R37.39
Taxi 1km (normal tarriff) R10.00 R12.00 R12.23
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R35.00 R35.00 R40.77
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