Fly To Pointe Noire, Congo
Pointe Noire, the second largest city in the Republic of Congo, is considered the commercial area of the country. It’s a charming seaside city with a prominent French influence and it makes for a great tourist destination if you’re looking for something off the beaten track.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do need a Visa to enter Congo. 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 African Embassy in Congo Republic is at 82 Avenue Marechal Lyautey, Brazzaville. Phone: +242 81 0849/+242 660 0211. Email: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org.
See and do
With Congolese-inspired dishes, the local restaurants are a great way to meet locals and try some of the traditional cuisine. You can explore the beaches and spend your days windsurfing, deep sea fishing, and even hang-gliding. Visit the Odzala National Park and you might spot some gorillas, monkeys and, if you are really lucky, you might even see some elephants.
From natural wonders to clubs and restaurants, Pointe Noire offers many sites and experiences. The Diosso Gorge, situated about 30 minutes from Pointe Noire, is known as the Grand Canyon of the Congo. The gorge, with it’s red rock cliffs, natural jungle and incredible views, is a must-see for any traveller.
The Cote Sauvage beach area is also a favourite amongst visitors, and there is much to see and do along the coastline.
In the seaside district there are many beach clubs and bars to visit – sit back, enjoy a drink and admire the natural mangrove ecosystem of the area. The restaurants found in Pointe Noire range from French-inspired eateries and bakeries to Italian and local cuisine.
Taxis are readily available and are relatively cheap and you can expect most trips around town to cost about CFA1000.
Pointe Noire Antonio Agostinho Neto International Airport – PNR
The airport is not far from the centre of town and a taxi will cost about CFA2000 to the town.
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 terminals. For lost property inside the terminal contact the airport on +242 (0)94 1025.
Car Hire: Europcar, VIP Cars, Budget, Rental Car Group, and Crown Car Hire.
Airport Hub: Pointe Noire’s Agostinho Neto Airport (code PNR) is a hub for Equaflight and Trans Air Congo.