Fly To Savannah, Georgia
Situated in the southern state of Georgia, Savannah’s period architecture and oak-lined streets are a direct reflection of the city’s antebellum hospitality. While it might be tempting to spend your time in Savannah relaxing on vast verandas and sipping mint juleps, there are plenty of historical sites and museums to explore. When the city was originally founded, its creator James Oglethorpe designed a layout that incorporated a series of evenly spaced and picturesque squares; each with its own features and story. There are guided tours that offer a closer look at some of the more attractive homes in the city's historical quarter. River Street, the Savannah Cotton Exchange and the Waving Girl Memorial offer a glance into past glory. In Savannah, make sure you dine on fresh seafood and creamy grits for a taste of Southern home cooking.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Savannah, Georgia do require a Visa for the United States. U.S. Visas are processed at 3 U.S. Consulates in South Africa, located in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. You should have a South African Passport, valid for 6 months beyond date of return with at least 2 blank pages.
- South Africa Embassy in the United States: 3400 International Drive, NW, District of Columbia 20008, Washington DC. Phone: +1-202-232-4400.
See and do
There are plenty of ghosts and legends associated with the city of Savannah, and there are tours available specifically tailored for a close encounter with something otherworldly. At the Olde Pink House, an attractive mansion from the 1700s, you may even be invited to dine with the ghosts.
Savannah also has several cemeteries known for their atmospheric beauty, most notably Bonaventure Cemetery, which includes the grave of the songwriter Johnny Mercer. The city's past entered popular culture with the book and film Midnight at the Garden of Good and Evil, and there are a number of sites, such as Mercer-Williams House, which will be familiar to fans of the book. Another timeless movie that utilized the city's attractions as a backdrop was Forest Gump.
The Cathedral of St John the Baptist is a fine example of ecclesiastic art and architecture in Savannah, while a more modest attraction is the former home of Juliette Gorden Low, founder of the Girl Guide movement.
Savannah is also a gateway to several islands, each with its own attractions. You can experience the eccentric culture of Tybee Island, the fascinating wildlife of Oatland Island or chase a pirate's dream of buried treasure on Blackbeard's Island.
Savannah has museums and monuments galore, many of them associated with the Civil War, such as the Old Fort Jackson, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum and the Confederate Memorial of Forsythe Park.
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport – SAV
Savannah/Hilton Head Airport (code SAV) is located 13km northwest of the central business district of Savannah. Direct flights are available from a variety of destinations to Savannah. A shuttle service, taxis or rental cars can be arranged for transportation to the city centre.
Food and beverage: Passengers will find an array of foods and beverages at the following food concessions at Savannah Airport: Pizza Hut, Nathan’s, Gelato Gelato, Phillips Famous Seafood, Starbucks, Samuel Adams, Burger King, Dewar's Clubhouse Bar and Grille.
Currency Exchange: Several ATM machines are available at Savannah Airport.
Lost Luggage: Contact your airline directly – American Eagle, Delta, United and U.S. Airways. Savannah Hilton Head International also has a dedicated online enquiry service for lost property.
Airport Hotels: Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Airport is located two miles from Savannah Hilton Head Airport. Free shuttle offered. More Savannah airport hotels are available.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National/ Alamo, Thrifty.