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The only direct international flights from SA to Argentina are from Johannesburg to Buenos Aires with South African Airways. On par with airfare, keep an eye on flight duration with the 1-stop flights because time is money. To book a cheap flight to Argentina:
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You can fly from Johannesburg to Buenos Aires's Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) using South African Airways (direct, 12 hours), Lufthansa (via Frankfurt), Qatar Airways (via Doha), Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul), British Airways (via London), Air France (via Paris), KLM (via Amsterdam) and Emirates (via Dubai).
Flights from Johannesburg to Cordoba (ODB) may be flown with SAA/Aerolineas Argentinas via Buenos Aires.
Flights from Johannesburg to San Carlos de Barilo (BRC) may be flown with Emirates/Aerolineas Argentina (via Dubai & Buenos Aires) or SAA/Aerolinease Argentina (via Buenos Aires).
Flights from Johannesburg to Mendoza (MDZ) may be flown with South African Airways/Aerolineas Argentina (via Buenos Aires).
Flights from Cape Town to Buenos Aires's Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) can be flown using Emirates (via Dubai), SAA (via Johannesburg), Qatar Airways (via Doha), Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul) and KLM (via Amsterdam).
Book a flight from Durban to Buenos Aires (EZE) with Emirates (via Dubai) or SAA (via Johannesburg).
South African citizens do not require a visa to enter Argentina
Visa required only during emergency or if holding a temporary passport
A valid passport 6 months from the date of entry
For the latest up to date requirements, check the visa requirements for South Africans at the Argentinan High Commission or contact them on 011-622-6025 or 021 425 8700 or 031-312-6516. Argentina's High commission is situated at 440 Hilda Street, Hatfield, Pretoria (note that it is closed on their public holidays).
Physical address: Avenida Marcelo T de Alvear 590, 8th Floor, C1058AAF, Buenos Aires
Email : email@example.com
Phone number : +54-11-4317-2900
Spanish is the main language in Argentina.
Puerto Madero is Ideal for water side walks, and some retail therapy at the shops and restaurants.
A major tourist attraction is the district of San Telmo that has a huge Sunday market in the Plaza Dorrengo. You will find many restaurants, shops and hotels in the area that draw locals and tourists because of the delicious local cuisine and wares that are abundant within the locality. It is also a popular nightspot.
Palermo is home to exclusive restaurants and city parks. Shoppers will be happy to venture into the El Solar shopping mall and walk through the streets of Alto Palermo and Avenida Santa Fe. The area is well known for its cinemas, foods and shops.
Flora and fauna will be found in the Botanical Gardens known as Jardin Botanica by the locals - home to a 19th century Glasshouse and various species of attractive flowers. It is a wonderful spot for long walks. Right next to this locality are golf courses, polo fields and the Palermo Lakes.
The Recoleta district is a popular attraction because it is home to the rich and famous, housing a cemetery that includes the grave of Eva Peron. Many tombs are elaborately designed and it is freaky to note that it has been built on a marshland that could result in graves being washed away.
The National Arts Museum is located in the Recoleta district.
To minimise the rain, it's better to visit during May, June, July, August and September when the humidity is less in this sub-tropical region.
You may either want to avoid the public holidays or join in the mass festivities:
24 March** (anniversary of 1976 coup d'etat)
2 April** (veterans day)
1 May** (workers day)
25 May** (anniversary of 1810 revolution)
20 June** (national flag day)
9 July** (independence day)
17 August** (annivesary of General de San Martin's death)
8 October* (culural diversity day)
20 November* (day of sovereignty)
24 December** (from midday)
*If on Monday, stays on Monday. Moved to previous Monday if it falls on a Tuesday or Wednesday, otherwise to following Monday.
**An extra public holiday is added on the Monday/Friday, if it falls on a Tuesday/Thursday.