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About Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is the cultural capital city of the U.S state of Oklahoma. It is known for having one of the largest livestock markets in the world, and a population of 631,346 people. A perfect destination along the Route 66, the city proudly carries its cowboy heritage. Attractions include Frontier City and Lake Hefner.

Cheap flights to Oklahoma City are now available for a limited period of time, so be sure to grab this unbelievable experience of exploring this incredible city. Oklahoma City is home to Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), it is a 15-minute drive from the city centre. Will Rogers World Airport serves many airlines – including Delta Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines. Popular international flights depart from Cape Town and Johannesburg. The flight duration from Johannesburg to Oklahoma City is approximately 21 hours, 15 minutes.

Why visit Oklahoma City

building grass tree

Museums

There are charming museums to be found in the Oklahoma City metro area. Be sure to add Oklahoma History Centre, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum to your itinerary.

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Brickwater Entertainment District

This popular attraction serves tourists with infinite action. Mesmerising brick-lined streets can be viewed from a water taxi on the winding Bricktown Canal.

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Basketball Game

Join the locals for a big league game, by watching the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Witness why Oklahoma City has been called “Loud City”. See star NBA players in action.

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 Will Rogers World Airport
Airline United Airlines / American Airlines / Delta Air Lines
Time Zone GMT -5
Travel Adaptor Type A and B

Best time to visit Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City has a humid subtropical climate, with severe droughts as well as extreme rainfall which can lead to flash flooding. Summer (June to August) is usually quite hot and humid, while winter (December to February) has cold temperatures with temperatures dipping below freezing. During summer the city has most of its engaging festivals, and visitors can partake in incredible outdoor recreation in the eastern mountains. Oklahoma City’s hotel rates are reasonable all year round, which means you have the budget convenience of deciding to go during any season. Autumn (September to November) is considered the best time to go to the city, as day time temperatures continue to remain high until mid-October.

Weather & Climate in Oklahoma City

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C -2°C -0.1°C 4°C 9°C 15°C 19°C 22°C 21°C 17°C 10°C 4°C -1°C
High °C 9°C 12°C 17°C 22°C 26°C 31°C 34°C 34°C 29°C 23°C 16°C 10°C
Rainfall level (mm) 35 41 78 78 118 126 75 84 103 95 51 48

OKC as it is commonly referred to, is nestled in the Great Plains region – picture grassland, roaming livestock and prairies. This sincere destination is aesthetically pretty with lakes, hills and pine. A rich cowboy heritage can be explored at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum – prepare to saddle up! There are so many interesting attractions around this captivating metropolis, which is sure to leave you with a wealth of knowledge.

Once you have had your fill of daytime exploring, prepare for some night-time mischievous fun. Oklahoma City offers a booming nightlife scene, which will see you dancing your socks off. Mission to the Bricktown Entertainment District, the Paseo Arts District and Western Avenue area for what is sure to be a night of experiencing incredible music and lively people.

Check out one of the city’s big league basketball games, with the Oklahoma City Thunder representing the city in fine style. A chance to see the amazing point guard, Russell Westbrook, live in action will undeniably be an incredible moment!

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South African passport holders do require a visa to visit Oklahoma City, or anywhere else in the United States of America. Visas can be obtained from the US Consulate General in Cape Town or Johannesburg.

Documents that are needed to apply for a visa:

• Copies of ID and passport

• Flight ticket

• Hotel booking

• Your passport must have a validity of at least six months.

• Ensure that your passport has at least 2 blank pages for entry stamps.

The nearest South African Consulate can be located in Chicago:

200 South Michigan Avenue, 6th Floor

Chicago IL 60604

Tel. (312) 939-7929

Fax: (312) 939-2588

Travellers are required to be up-to-date on routine vaccines before travelling to the city. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shot. Some travellers may require vaccination for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and rabies depending on what you will be doing in Oklahoma City.

It is generally safe to travel anywhere in Oklahoma City. Travellers are encouraged to still remain cautious as with every major city.

Staying safe in Oklahoma City:

• Do not travel with a large amount of valuables.

• Be vigilant of pick-pockets in crowded tourist areas.

• Only carry as much cash as you’ll need for a couple of days.

• Ensure that your backpack and purse are securely closed.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Oklahoma CIty
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R100 R100 R132
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R25 R25 R48
Cappucino (regular) R10 R23 R46
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R10 R10 R17
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R40 R40 R76
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