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About San Diego

San Diego is a gorgeous city in the United States. With a population of over 1.3 million, it is the second largest destination of the state and the eighth largest in the country. San Diego offers you the classic California coastline. Popular attractions in San Diego include La Jolla Cove, Balboa Park and the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Prepare for a memorable time in the State of California, because cheap flights to San Diego are now available for a limited time! San Diego is the home of San Diego International Airport (SAN), which is a 10-minute drive from the city centre. San Diego International Airport serves a number of airlines, including Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines. Popular connecting flights are available from Johannesburg to San Diego. The flight duration from Johannesburg is approximately 23 hours and 3 minutes.

Popular flights to San Diego

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* Please note that the prices are subject to availability and block out dates do apply over peak season.

Why visit San Diego

La Jolla Cove San Diego

California Beaches

Being a city in the State of California, San Diego is famous for its gorgeous shoreline, with plenty of beaches, such as Black’s Beach, Mission Beach and Dog Beach.

Balboa Park San Diego

Family Fun

This American destination boasts attractions that cater for your entire family. Treat them to visits to SeaWorld San Diego, Balboa Park and the USS Midway Museum.

Cabrillo National Monument San Diego

Exceptional History

San Diego is the first place the Europeans settled in, in 1769. Explore sites like Cabrillo National Monument and the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country United States of America
Currency United States Dollar
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.07 USD
Language English
Hub Airport San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Time Zone GMT-7
Travel Adaptor Type A & B

Best time to visit San Diego

The summer (June – August) crowds tend to linger well into the first autumn month of September. The autumn season (September – November) is your best time to visit, however, since from October to November the number of visitors and the hotel rates drop.

Weather & Climate in San Diego

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 9°C 11°C 12°C 13°C 15°C 17°C 19°C 19°C 19°C 16°C 12°C 9°C
High °C 19°C 19°C 19°C 20°C 21°C 22°C 24°C 26°C 25°C 24°C 21°C 19°C
Rainfall (mm) 48 53 38 18 8 3 3 3 3 10 23 51

Get ready for a holiday experience you will never forget in San Diego, in the State of California, United States of America. This historic metropolis, being the first place in this state that the Europeans settled in back in 1769, is justifiably “the birthplace of California”. Discover more of this American destination’s past with attractions like Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and the Star of India.

Don’t forget, though, that San Diego is known today for its sweet selection of alluring beaches, like Dog Beach and South Mission Beach, so seize the opportunity to soak up the sun and have plenty of fun. Treat the kids to an adventure in this California city, with venues Balboa Park and the 728-hectare San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Let Travelstart help you net the dream holiday experience.

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You will need a visa to enter the United States. Since visa processing can be lengthy, make sure you have time enough before your departure date. Furthermore, ensure that your passport will be valid for six months after your return date and have two blank pages available for entry stamps.

The nearest South African Consulate General is in Los Angeles.

Address: 6300 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone: +1 323 651 0902

As a large destination, you should be aware of travelling anywhere alone at night, especially in Southeast San Diego or Barrio Logan. Avoid approaching strangers and walking down dark side streets and alleyways.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg San Diego
Meal inexpensive restaurant R 100.00 R 100.00 R 198.01
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R 25.00 R 25.00 R 66.00
Cappuccino (regular) R 22.33 R 22.34 R 51.58
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 10.00 R 24.61
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 37.50 R 37.50 R 85.80
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