Fly To Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv is Israel’s party city, and is famed for its beaches, nightlife, shopping and cosmopolitan flair. In its own, peaceful bubble, life in Tel Aviv is all about fun, sun, and good living.
Only 80km from Jerusalem, the city’s liberal attitude and largely modern design makes it feel like a different planet to the Holy City. It’s a great place to escape the tourist crowds and enjoy fantastic cuisine, pulsing nightlife and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- Good news! South African Passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Tel Aviv, or Israel, for up to 90 days. As long your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps, you’re good to go.
- The South African Embassy in Israel is situated in Tel Aviv. Sason Hogi Tower 17th Floor, 12A Abba Hillel Silver Street, Ramat-Gan 52506. Phone: +972-3-5252566.
See and do
Along with its warm, sunny weather, the main attraction of Tel Aviv is the 13km beach line that forms an integral part of the city. Its proximity means it’s not at all unusual to see swimsuit-clad men and women walking to the beach in the middle of a business day, which gives a permanent holiday atmosphere to the area.
Tel Aviv is also home to some of the hottest nightclubs in the Middle East, so be sure to pack some dance shoes in with your bikini. If you manage to forget, never mind; there’s always the ultra-trendy Sheinken Street for picking up some high fashion pieces to round off the perfect outfit.
If you’re looking for a little more culture, you’ll definitely want to check out the famous Bauhaus architecture that gave Tel Aviv its second nickname, “The White City”. The nearby ancient Arab port of Jaffa is also a must-see, with its vibrant market and cheap, tasty eats. Look for traditional Israeli souvenirs like Hamsa hands and handmade jewellery and trinkets here. For a more formal cultural experience, try the Diaspora Museum, or take a stroll through the Yemenite Quarter for a taste of bohemia in the Middle East.
The best way to get around the city is on foot, but if the warm weather is a bit much, the bus system is excellent. There are also shared taxis, called “sherut” available, that are similar in price to the buses.
Ben Gurion Airport – TLV
Coffee: Arcafe or Segafredo Espresso.
Forex Bureaus: Bank Hapoalim (in the Landside Building, 3rd floor, at the entrance to Buy & Bye Shopping Mall) or Changeplace (in the Airside Building, at the rotunda).
Lost Luggage: Individual Airline lost and found desks are situated in the Terminal 3 arrivals hall. General airport lost and found is in the western car park of Terminal 3.
Airport Hotels: There are no hotels in Ben Gurion Airport, but plenty in central Tel Aviv. The nearest is the Sadot Hotel, which is less than a 10 minute drive from the airport.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Eldan, Hertz, Sixt.
Ben Gurion International is a hub for: El Al, Israir Airlines and Arkia Israel Airlines.