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About Isle of Man

Isle of Man will charm you with cultivated conversation and a guise of geniality, and then utterly disarm and enchant you with its oddities. Home to about 89,000 people, the Isle of Man is a British Crown Dependency situated between the United Kingdom and Ireland. Attractions include Castle Rushen, Lady Isabella at Laxey and Cregneash Folk Village.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey into a world of Vikings and fairies with cheap flights to Isle of Man. The island is home to the Isle of Man Airport (IOM), which is a 20-minute drive from Douglas. The airport serves a multitude of airlines, including British Airways, Lufthansa and Aer Lingus. Popular international flights to Isle of Man depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Flight duration from Johannesburg is approximately 13 hours 30 minutes.

Why visit Isle of Man

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Ancient Castles

Once home to enigmatic Celts and raffish Vikings, the Isle of Man is peppered with well-preserved Medieval castles that seem to groan beneath the weight of untold stories and secrets.

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Natural Beauty

Isle of Man is a place of staggering natural beauty. Be awed by rippling mountains easing into vast quilts of emerald and butterscotch, and rugged coastlines sinking into glinting ocean.

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Curious Culture

Although the island retains the prestige of the Vikings, local culture teems with oddities and curiosities. Tales of fairies, giants and other mystical creatures saturate Manx folklore and daily life.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Isle of Man
Currency British Pound
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.06 GBP
Language English / Manx
Hub Airport Isle of Man Airport (IOM)
Time Zone GMT+0
Travel Adaptor Type C & G

Best time to visit Isle of Man

Isle of Man experiences a temperate climate, with warm summers and mild winters. Rainfall on the island is significant, particularly in the interior. Snow and frost is rare. Temperatures are generally consistent, making Isle of Man a good year-round destination. Temperatures range from the mid-20s (degrees Celsius) in summer to the single digits in winter. Isle of Man hosts a number of events throughout the year. Some of the most notable of these include: Isle of Man TT, Deep South Festival, CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival, World Tin Bath Championships, MANX Litfest and the Queenie Festival. For cheap flights to Isle of Man, the best months to visit are from October to March (excluding Christmas and Easter).

Weather & Climate in Isle of Man

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 3°C 3°C 3°C 5°C 7°C 9°C 11°C 12°C 11°C 8°C 6°C 4°C
High °C 7°C 7°C 8°C 10°C 13°C 14°C 17°C 17°C 15°C 12°C 10°C 8°C
Rainfall (mm) 86 60 65.6 55.7 50.3 54.8 56.3 67.7 80.3 96.5 97.5 93.8

Isle of Man offers 160 kilometres of glittering coastline and 221 square miles of green and gold pastures dotted with medieval castles, folk villages and wild countryside.

Since colonisation of the island began around 6500 BC the island has been traversed by hordes of raiders and traders. The most famous tale is that of the Vikings.

They arrived on the island around 800 AD and plundered the land with their trademark roguish flair. However, in true Isle of Man fashion, the island pierced their wild hearts and a famous love affair blossomed. The notorious Norwegian brutes had been tamed and they settled on the island.

While the island has retained its historical prestige, its allure stems from its ramshackle peculiarities.

It is home to the largest working water wheel in the world; was the birthplace of the disco jiving Bee Gees; houses an impressive collection of vintage locomotives; and is famous for its eccentric folklores – a notable vice chairman has confessed that the island is indeed overrun with fairies.

The Isle of Man is a curious and magical place that will steal your heart and have you looking over your shoulder for goblins and giants.

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South African passport holders do require a visa when travelling to Isle of Man. You will need to obtain a UK Visitor Visa. Applications can be done online, through Access UK.

The South African High Commission in the UK is situated in London.

Address: South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DP

Phone: (+44) 20 7451 7299

Isle of Man is safe. However, as it is with any major cities, crime does happen. It is advisable to take certain precautions and maintain vigilance as you would in any other unfamiliar city. Travel insurance to cover theft and medical expenses is recommended.

Avoid carrying large sums of cash and important documents, as pick-pocketing and bag snatching can happen. Be vigilant when driving along country roads. Agricultural traffic and roaming animals are common. Remain on designated footpaths when exploring the coastline or cliffs, especially when mist is thick, clouds are low and winds are strong. Stick to popular areas when swimming in the ocean.

Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required if you are travelling from a yellow fever endemic area. Immunisation against Hepatitis A & B and rabies are recommended. Other routine and recommended vaccinations include MMR, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella and polio.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Isle of Man
Meal inexpensive restaurant R 100.00 R 100.00 R 284.39
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R 25.00 R 25.00 R 51.51
Cappuccino (regular) R 22.78 R 22.31 R 44.69
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 10.00 R 34.13
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 38.50 R 38.00 R 147.88
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