Fly To Malta
Malta may be small, but its history is vast, and it houses some of the oldest freestanding structures in the world. Its good harbours and strategic position in the Mediterranean has made it a prime target for colonisation, and nearly every historic empire has left its mark on the archipelago.
These days, Malta is still attracting foreigners, in the form of a thriving tourism industry. The warm Mediterranean climate, abundance of spectacular architecture and history, idyllic beaches, and year-round diving has made it a destination of increasing popularity.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a Visa to visit Malta. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and remember to check that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- There is currently no South African Embassy in Malta. The nearest South African Embassy is in Rome, Italy. Via Tanaro 14, 00198, Rome. Phone: + 39 06 85 2541.
See and do
Valetta is Malta’s capital city, and has been described as one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world. The entire city is squeezed into less than a square kilometre, and houses cathedrals, theatres, restaurants, monuments, malls, museums, forts and flea-markets. If European history is your thing, this city is the place to be.
Less grand than Valetta, Mdina is brimming with charm, and its maze-like, cobbled streets are perfect for exploration. This medieval city is home to some of the best glass makers in Malta, and their wares make wonderful souvenirs.
For a glimpse even further back in time, don’t miss the Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni. It’s the only known prehistoric temple in the world, and is carefully preserved to protect the sculptures, statues, paintings and tombs inside. Only 80 people a day are allowed in, so remember to book in advance - you don’t want to miss this one!
Of course, an island holiday is hardly complete without taking advantage of sun and sea. Malta’s beaches are numerous and beautiful, and there are many dive sites located close to shore. Warm months offer more varied marine life, but the wrecks and caves offer interesting diving all year round. Visibility is generally excellent, and there are dives to suit all skill levels.
While Malta’s cities are best seen on foot, you will need some form of transport to get between them. Hiring a car is often easiest, but there are public buses, taxis and ferries available, and charter boats and seaplanes as well.
Malta International Airport – MLA
Food and beverage: Costa Coffee and Jet Express.
Currency Exchange: HSBC’s foreign exchange office is located in the Public Area in Arrivals at Malta Airport.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. The airport Lost & Found is handled at the Information Desks inside the Public Area (check-in hall) and the Passengers Area (departures hall).
Airport Hotels: None on site. Nearby: Sunseeker Holiday Complex.
Car Hire: Active, Aquarius, Avis, Budget, Butterfly, Drifter, Drive-A-Way, Europcar, Hertz, JS Car Hire, Merlin, Percius, Pyramid, Ray Bezzina, Sixt and Dollar/Thrifty.
Airport Hub: Malta International Airport (code MLA) is a hub for Air Malta and Ryanair.