Fly To Lubango, Angola
Previously known as Sá da Bandeira, Lubango is the capital city of the Huila province in Angola. Tucked away in a tropical valley, Lubango is traditional in its surroundings and customs, while modern developments have added to the appeal of the city in recent years.
The city in Angola’s south-west region is surrounded by mountains up to 2200 metres high. Keep a lookout for "Cristo Rei" – a statue with a fantastic view of the city.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do need a Visa to enter Angola. 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 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South Africa Embassy is in Rua Kwamme Nkrumah, Edificio Maianga, Largo de Maianga, PO Box 6212, Luanda, Angola. Phone: +244 222 330593/334187/ 339126. Email: email@example.com. Website: sambangola.info.
See and do
The luscious green valley where Lubango is located provides a relaxing setting for a getaway. The most prominent feature of this city is the Cristo Rei (Christ the King) – a statue of Jesus likened to the one found in Rio de Janeiro.
Just outside of Lubango you will find the incredible Tunda-Vala volcanic fissure, which offers breath-taking views of the Huila province landscape. The Bicuar National Park is the closest park to Lubango and a wide variety of wildlife can be spotted here.
Millennium shopping plaza is home to many shops, restaurants, the Olimpia Casino and a cinema. Accommodation in Lubango varies from upmarket hotels to more modest lodges and B&B’s.
Lubango is serviced by shared taxis which run in circles around the city. One can hire personal taxis which are marked "Particular". Walking around town is also a good way to explore Lubango. Bus services are available from Lubito and “SGO” – the more comfortable option.
Lubango Mukanka Airport – SDD
Lubango Airport receives daily TAAG flights from Luanda, and three flights a week from Windhoek, Namibia.
Lubango Mukanka Airport (code SDD) is a hub for SonAir and TAAG Angola Airlines.