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About Jersey

Home to wild beaches, dramatic cliff sides, ancient castles and the Jersey Giant Cabbage, the isle of Jersey will lure you in with its rustic landscapes and ensnare your heart with its carefree magnetism. Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and home to over 100,000 people. Attractions include Elizabeth Castle, 16 New Street and La Hougue Bie.

Revitalise your mind, invigorate your soul and take an unforgettable step back in time with cheap flights to Jersey. The isle is home to Jersey Airport (JER), which is a 15-minute drive to Saint Helier, the capital city. The airport serves a multitude of airlines, including British Airways, Aer Lingus and Flybe. Popular international flights to Jersey depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Jersey is approximately 16 hours and 5 minutes.

Why visit Jersey

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Historical Sites

Delve into ancient worlds as you explore the skeletal remains of Mont Orgueil, the island’s oldest castle; La Hougue Bie, a Neolithic ritual site; and the 16th-century Elizabeth Castle.

jersey wild beaches

Wild Beaches

Explore secluded pebble-strewn coves hemmed with turquoise water and beautiful expanses of gold and shimmering blue along 17 kilometres of wild coastline. Beauport Bay and Portelet Beach are sublime.

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Charming Culture

The culture of Jersey is a buoyant fusion of British, French and Portuguese influences. The island bristles with peculiar, yet utterly captivating literature, folklore, arts, cuisine, languages, customs and traditions.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Jersey
Currency British Pound
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.06 GBP
Language English / French
Hub Airport Jersey Airport
Time Zone GMT +0
Travel Adaptor Standard type C & G

Best time to visit Jersey

Jersey experiences a temperate climate, with warm summers and mild winters. Average temperatures range from 17 degrees Celsius in summer to 6 degrees Celsius in winter. Rainfall is moderate. The best time to visit Jersey is during summer (May to September). The landscapes are drenched in warm sunshine and the island bustles with activity. Spring (March to May) also offers pleasant temperatures and clear skies, but cold winds do occasionally whip around the island. A number of events occur throughout the year. Some of the most notable of these include: The Battle of Flowers, Jersey Folk Festival, Cider and Black Butter Making Festival. For cheap flights to Jersey, the best time to visit is in winter (November to March). Wet weather arrests the island during these months. These months are great for cosy pub lunches and fireside cuddling.

Weather & Climate in Jersey

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 4°C 4°C 6°C 6°C 9°C 12°C 14°C 14°C 13°C 11°C 8°C 6°C
High °C 7°C 7°C 9°C 11°C 14°C 16°C 19°C 19°C 18°C 14°C 10°C 8°C
Rainfall (mm) 83 78 100 102 108 90 109 104 98 85 104 94

Not quite English, not quite French, with a dash of Portuguese - the island of Jersey is a crown dependency that offers a captivating cultural sojourn in the mysterious English Channel.

Seventeen kilometres of wild coastline and cliff sides wrap around the island, a patchwork of picturesque countryside dotted with stone cottages, ancient castles and humming parishes.

Journey to the coast and you will find beaches, untamed and untouched. Ouaisne Bay is an idyllic stretch of sugar-cookie sand and shimmering ocean, while St. Ouen’s Bay is home to the oldest surfing clubs in Europe, and Marine Lake flaunts tidal pools dating to Victorian times.

Notable historical sites include: Mont Orgueil Castle, Elizabeth Castle, Grosnez Castle, and Fort Leicester. For a truly unforgettable experience, picnic between the ruins of Mont Orgueil Castle, which overlooks the 800-year-old fishing port of Gorey.

Taste delectable wine at La Mare Wine Estate, or head to Rozel Bay for a traditional dinner of fish and chips. The Priory Inn and The Pembroke are must-visit old style pubs.

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South African passport holders require a UK visa to visit Jersey, or anywhere else in the United Kingdom. You will need to ensure your passport is valid for at least six months and has two blank pages for entry stamps. Applications can be done through the GOV.UK website.

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.

Jersey is a safe city. However, crime does happen, so 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 valuables, as pick-pocketing and bag snatching can happen. Be vigilant when driving along country roads, as agricultural traffic and roaming animals are common hazards. Remain on designated footpaths when exploring the coastline or cliff sides, especially when mist is thick, clouds are low and winds are strong. Stick to popular areas when swimming in the ocean, and be cautious of unpredictable swells and strong tides.

Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required if you are travelling from a yellow fever endemic area. Immunisations 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 Jersey
Meal, inexpensive restaurant R 90 R 100 R 207
Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught) R 22 R 20 R 60
Cappuccino R 19 R 20 R 31
Taxi 1km (normal tariff) R 10 R 12 R 21
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35 R 35 R 110
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