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About Reno

Reno is a city in the U.S. state of Nevada. With a population of 233,294 people, it is the third largest city in the state. Reno is the city that creates winners, as it is renowned for its casinos. Popular attractions in this contrasting city include the National Automobile Museum, Lake Tahoe, and the glittering Reno Arch.

Cheap flights to Reno are now available for a limited period of time, so prepare to be enchanted by this lively desert city! Reno is the home of Reno–Tahoe International Airport (RNO), which is a short 7 minute drive from the city centre. Reno–Tahoe International Airport serves a multitude of airlines, including United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Popular connecting flights to Reno depart from Cape Town and Johannesburg. The flight duration from Johannesburg is approximately 25 hours.

Why visit Reno

blue water lake

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe provides a beautiful escape from the city mayhem that can be experienced in this casino haven. The lake is ideal for boating, fishing and water skiing.

flying reno airplane

Reno Air Races

The Reno Air Races is an annual event, occurring in September, that hosts demonstrations by stunt pilots. It is a thrilling showcase of the world’s fastest motor sport.

vintage reno car

National Automobile Museum

The museum is a must-see for car enthusiasts. It boasts the best vintage and modern cars. The eye-popping cars on display will excite your inner child.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country United States of America
Currency US Dollar
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.078 USD
Language English
Hub Airport Reno–Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
Airline United Airlines
Time Zone GMT-8
Travel Adaptor Type A & B

Best time to visit Reno

To avoid the Reno mayhem, consider going during the low seasons from April to May, and October to November. You may not be able to experience Lake Tahoe at its finest, but the city makes up for it with the gambling shenanigans at the casinos.

Weather & Climate in Reno

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C -8°C -5°C -4°C -2°C 2°C 7°C 8°C 7°C 4°C -1°C -4°C -7°C
High °C 7°C 11°C 13°C 17°C 21°C 27°C 32°C 32°C 28°C 21°C 13°C 8°C
Rainfall (mm) 26 26 19 12 12 13 5 6 9 13 21 26

Reno is known as “The Biggest Little City in the World”, painted with the very best casinos for your entertainment. Reno is the perfect getaway for people looking to get the best of both worlds.

Enjoy the serenity of Reno’s soothing outdoor activities. From hiking up Hunter Creek Trail to fishing at Lake Tahoe, you are blessed with a variety of opportunities to soak up the Reno sun.

Or for those going to the city to win a few dollars, Reno’s casinos are there to be exploited. Majestically lavish, Downtown Reno dazzles visitors with flashy neon signs and the sounds of slot machine melodies. It is easy to get caught up in the casino bliss as the charm of Reno is to make you feel as if you are transported to a world beyond responsibilities and any worries. Remember, the house always wins.

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South African Passport holders need a US tourist visa to visit Reno, or anywhere else in the United States. Your passport will need to be valid for at least 6 months and have 2 blank pages for entry stamps.

U.S. Embassy in Pretoria

Address: 877 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

Phone: (+27) 012 431 4000

U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town

Address: 2 Reddam Avenue, Westlake, 7945

Phone: (+27) 021 702 7300

Although Reno is a safe city, you should still take the usual precautions and maintain vigilance throughout your trip.

Healthcare in Reno is generally of a high standard, but be advised that over the counter medication normally requires a prescription. It is advised to ensure that your medical insurance is thoroughly checked before leaving for Reno.

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements required to enter the city. However, it is encouraged to get a tetanus shot to be on the safe side, should an incident occur during your holiday.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Reno
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R 100.00 R 100.00 R 159.54
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R 25.00 R 25.00 R 38.29
Cappuccino (regular) R 22.65 R 22.25 R 15.86
Taxi 1 km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 10.00 R 16.36
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R 38.95 R 40.00 R 52.65
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