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About Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the wild city that never sleeps, located in Nevada. ‘Sin City’ is the largest city within the Mojave Desert and the entertainment capital of the world. Find yourself in luxurious casinos on the world-famous Strip, and get an adrenaline-rush in the Bellagio, the Venetian and Caesars Palace. Other touristic attractions include the Red Rock Canyon.

Cheap flights to Las Vegas are now available for a limited time, so book your tickets to this eccentric and vibrant destination today! Las Vegas is home to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS), which is located on a convenient 15-minute drive from downtown Las Vegas. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport serves a multitude of airlines - including Delta Air Lines and British Airways. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Las Vegas is approximately 23 hours.

Why visit Las Vegas

Casino

Casinos

Try your luck at the lavish Caesars Palace casino for a unique Las Vegas experience of impeccable service and the thrilling victory sounds of clicking money.

Las Vegas Strip

Sightseeing

The Las Vegas Strip is seen in most famous Hollywood blockbusters, with glittering lights, eccentric theatrical shows and the high-octane casinos it is a guaranteed velocity of fun that never sleeps.

Vegas Cuisine

Vegas Cuisine

A city with a renowned culinary scene, from cultural restaurants, to local hot dog eats and exclusive fine-dining venues it will be a holiday of exquisite tastes and diversity.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country United States of America
Currency United States Dollar
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.07 USD
Language English
Hub Airport Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)
Airline American Airlines
Time Zone GMT -8 hours
Travel Adaptor Type A/ B

Best time to visit Las Vegas

The best time to visit Las Vegas would be between March to May and September till November. During this time the weather is pleasant for sight-seeing.

Weather & Climate in Las Vegas

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 1°C 4°C 7°C 11°C 16°C 21°C 23°C 23°C 19°C 12°C 6°C 1°C
High °C 14°C 17°C 21°C 26°C 31°C 38°C 41°C 39°C 35°C 28°C 19°C 14°C
Rainfall 13 11 10 5 5 5 11 14 8 6 11 8

This ‘Sin City’ is the ultimate chance to get instant gratification which has become a way of life. Las Vegas isn’t called the entertainment capital for nothing, and you won’t be running out of things to do or see in this glitzy town. If you’re a gambler, it goes without saying that you’ll be in seventh heaven here. After all, where else in the world can you have a cocktail by the pool, ride a Venetian Gondola, go skydiving indoors, get married by Elvis, take a pole-dancing class, see wax celebrities, go to the circus, go to a theme park, visit an aquarium, walk through a transparent tunnel surrounded by live sharks, or use a urinal mounted on a genuine piece of the Berlin Wall, all in the space of a few hours?

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South African Passport holders do need a U.S. visa to visit Las Vegas, and anywhere else in the United States. Leave plenty of time for visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.

See this useful guide on how to apply for your USA visa.

THE HIGH COMMISSION OF SOUTH AFRICA:

Address: 6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600, Los Angeles, California, 90048.

Telephone:+ 1 323 651 0902

Las Vegas is a safe city to be in despite the fact that that it is a city that has a lot going on, making the perception of its safety not very high. It is advised to remain vigilant at all times, being a major party city, there are chances of you encountering petty crime situations like pick-pocketing.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Las Vegas
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R90 R100 R197
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R22 R20 R46
Cappucino (regular) R19 R20 R56
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R10 R12 R25
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R35 R35 R90

This city is famously known for one street, referred to as the ‘Las Vegas Strip’. This street is lined up with the best hotels, restaurants and casinos and is definitely one of the best areas to stay when visiting.

You don’t need to drive to get around Las Vegas, which is good news if you’re planning on diving in at the bar. The monorail, tram and bus systems will get you pretty much anywhere you need to go, and several resorts offer their own free shuttle services.

There are also complementary trams available connecting resorts that share ownership.

There is a McCarran Rental-A-Car Centre which is located 3 miles away from the airport, accessed by dedicated shuttles for rental customers. Rental companies at the centre include: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty and E-Z Rent-A-Car.

Main attractions in Las Vegas

Mob Museum

Mob Museum

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Fremont Street

Fremont Street

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