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About Savannah

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S state of Georgia. With a population of 144,352 inhabitants, it is marvelously famous for its cobblestone streets, notable historic buildings and parks. Savannah is an exquisitely beautiful destination rife with elegant townhouses and colossal oak trees. Touristic attractions of this port city include Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens and Telfair Museums.

Cheap flights to Savannah are now available for a limited period of time, so now is the ideal moment to venture to this eloquent destination! Savannah is the home of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), and is a 20-minute drive away from the city centre. Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport serves many airlines, including Air Canada, Delta Airlines and United Airlines. Popular international flights depart from Cape Town and Johannesburg. The flight duration from Johannesburg to Savannah is approximately 19 hours, 45 minutes.

Why visit Savannah

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Architectural Treasures

Savanna’s architectural landscape is abundant with styles, including colonial, medieval-influenced and the Victorian period. These vastly detailed treasures are visual representations of the city’s luminous history.

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City Market

The City Market is a huge touristic drawing card and it is perfect for shopping! The open-air marketplace has incredible installations such as restaurants, boutiques and interactive art galleries.

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Forsyth Park

Created in the 19th century, Forsyth Park is the largest park in the city. It features the eye-catching cast-iron fountain and beauty of the azaleas in full bloom (in spring).

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country United States of America
Currency United States Dollar (USD)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.08 USD
Language English
Hub Airport Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Airline United Airlines / Delta Airlines
Time Zone GMT -5
Travel Adaptor Type A and B

Best time to visit Savannah

Savannah has a humid subtropical climate, which is characterized by long and almost tropical summers and short, mild winters. Crowds storm this beautiful destination in summer (March to July) when warm temperatures bless this metropolis. Summer also means unbearable heat and humidity, which can become unpleasant for those touring the city. Expect high room rates as it is the peak season. Late winter (January and February) is low season, which means that there will be a welcoming drop in room rates. For cheap flights to Savannah, plan your trip for autumn (mid-September to mid-November) when there are less touristic crowds and room rates are still at a reasonable price.

Weather & Climate in Savannah

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 4°C 5°C 9°C 12°C 17°C 21°C 23°C 22°C 20°C 14°C 9°C 5°C
High °C 16°C 18°C 22°C 25°C 29°C 32°C 34°C 33°C 30°C 26°C 21°C 17°C
Rainfall (mm) 94 71 78 76 151 142 167 116 94 60 75 75

Nestled on the Savannah River, this port city attracts millions of tourists with its remarkable aesthetic. Savannah blushes with nostalgic cobblestone streets and prominent historic buildings. It is a petite city which makes it easy for visitors to explore most of the attractions on foot. A walk down Jones Street will be visually rewarding as you discover some of the most beautiful houses in Savannah.

The people in Savannah take their ghost stories very seriously. In fact, they share them with pride. The city has 27 different companies which offer ghost tours, ranging from a walking tour, and a trolley tour to a tour in a hearse. It is an interesting insight into the history of the city and its people.

Savannah’s history and way of life is truly as interesting as its visual appeal. It offers so much to those who visit and challenges your perspective of reality, while feeding you wholesome cuisine. Love can be felt here!

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South African passport holders require a visa to enter Savannah, Georgia and the rest of the US. Your passport should be valid for 6 months after your return date. Travellers should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps.

South African Embassy, Washington, DC address:

4301 Connecticut Ave, NW Van Ness Building Suite 220 Washington, DC 20008 Phone: (202) 232-4400

Savannah is quite safe for tourists to pay a visit. As with any major city, tourists are still encouraged to take precautions, when touring Savannah.

Staying safe in Savannah:

• Watch out for Spanish Moss - which may contain redbugs known to burrow into a person’s skin and cause irritation and pain.

• Be sure to be vigilant at bars and nightclubs as drunken party goers might cause a ruckus.

• Avoid the square west of Market Street at night.

• Do not carry large sums of cash on your person.

• Remember to always travel in groups.

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 travelers may require vaccination for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and rabies depending on what you will be doing in the city.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Savannah
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R100 R100 R197
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R25 R25 R52
Cappuccino (regular) R23 R23 R55
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R10 R10 R16
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R40 R40 R74
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