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Langkawi, also known as the Jewel of Kedah, is made up of 99 islands and is situated about 30km from the Malaysian mainland. These islands are exactly how you imagine tropical islands to be; clear blue waters, white beaches and exotic sea life to admire while scuba diving.

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Why visit Langkawi?

  • Irshad Mobarak will take you on some of the best walking trails in The Datai Langkawi that have the potential to leave you with a completely different perspective on the natural history and beauty of Langkawi.
  • Langkawi is famous for its waterfalls and unspoilt beaches so it would only be right to visit Temurun Waterfall one of the most picturesque waterfall in the island.
  • Spend the day at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park which is a swathe of giant limestone formations, beaches and lagoons.
Ringgit (RM)
Dialing Code:
00 + 60 + Local Number
Exchange Rate:
~1 ZAR: ~0.29 MYR
Time Zone:
UTC +8 (Langkawi is 6 hours ahead of South Africa).
Drives on the left
Langkawi Airport
Travel Adaptor:
Type G (Frequency 50Hz: Voltage 240V)

Langkawi boasts some of the best weather throughout the year, making this destination convenient to visit anytime of the year.

The most spoken languages in Langkawi is Bahasa Malaysia and English.

  • There is absolutely no public transport on Langkawi.
  • This use to be a place where pirates hid, but it never became a place where pirates and travellers actually settled.
  • Langkawi is home to the world’s best beaches.

With many historical landmarks, natural beauty, waterfalls and caves to explore, as well as the Langkawi Geopark, there is much to see and do on these charming islands.

The Langkawi Oriental Village is the perfect place to walk around, explore and get a sense of the culture found in Langkawi. In this area you will find the Langkawi Cable Car, which is a treat for any traveller, offering you panoramic views of the natural landscape.

The Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls are also not to be missed – walk, hike, swim and relax; these waterfalls are the perfect spot to embrace the beautiful natural surroundings of Langkawi. Experience nature and wildlife from a different perspective while walking over the Langkawi Sky Bridge, and learn about the wildlife found in Langkawi at the Langkawi Wildlife Park.

With tropical beaches, golf courses, sailing, the Langkawi Cineplex, the educational Underwater World at Pantai Cenang, as well as malls and restaurants, Langkawi truly has everything a traveller could ask for.

The best option when getting around in Langkawi is to hire a car or motorcycle as the taxis can be overpriced. With some parts of Langkawi being overdeveloped, it is suggested that you explore off the main tourist beaches and then you will find yourself in the midst of rural Langkawi and all its natural beauty.

Langkawi is a relatively safe place to visit with many attractions. Even though it is a safe destination, it is advised to remain vigilant at all times, as a tourist you might not know the local behaviour that well.

There is no shortage of restaurants in this Malaysian paradise Langkawi. Many restaurants here offer many international food instead of local cuisine as this is a major tourist destination. The best food to try in Langkawi consists of fish dishes, and the local version of the Malay dish nasi tomato which is a rice cooked with tomato and spices.

The popular restaurants that should be visited include:

  • The Gulai House at The Datai Langkawi
  • The Pavillion
  • The Brasserie Langkawi
  • Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant
  • Langkawi is predominately a Malay destination with other ethnic groups consisting of mainly Chinese, Indians and Thais. The locals are very friendly and welcoming, and the culture can be seen in the way in which they dress and especially through the cuisine which is loved by many tourists.

    A Malaysia Visa is not required for citizens of South Africa for a stay of up to 90 days. All travellers will need a valid South African passport. Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.

    Address: Suite 22, 01 Level 22, No. 3 Kalan Kia Peng 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Telephone: +603 2170 2400/+603 2161 7629.
    Fax: (+60) 3 2168 8591

    Item Cape Town Johannesburg Langkawi
    Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R 90.00 R 100.00 R 31.04
    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) R 22.00 R 20.00 R 37.28
    Cappuccino (regular) R 19.00 R 20.00 R 33.84
    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 12.00 R 5.17
    Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35.00 R 35.00 R 55.18

    Langkawi Airport – LGK is the commercial airport that's used for Langkawi.

    Food and beverage: Starbucks, Anjung Serai Food Garden, Marrybrown among others.

    Currency Exchange: Maybank, situated in the arrival hall.

    Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Items lost or left at the airport itself can be reported to the lost property offices at the relevant terminal.

    Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Eurocar, Hertz, and Sixt Rent a Car.

    Airport Hub: Langkawi Airport (LGK) is a hub for Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Firefly, and Silk Air.

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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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