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There are no direct flights from South Africa to the Czech Republic. There are only options for 1-stop flights to Prague. To book a cheap flight to the Czech Republic:
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Fly 1-stop from Johannesburg to Prague Václav Havel Airport (PRG) with Emirates (via Dubai), Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul), SAA/BA (via London), BA (via London), Lufthansa (via Frankfurt), KLM (via Amsterdam), Air France (via Paris), Virgin Atlantic (via London) or Swiss (via Zurich).
Fly 1-stop from Cape Town to Prague Václav Havel Airport (PRG) with Emirates (via Dubai), Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul), SAA/BA (via London), BA (via London), Lufthansa (via Frankfurt), KLM (via Amsterdam) or Virgin Atlantic (via London).
Fly 1-stop from Durban to Prague Václav Havel Airport (PRG) with Emirates (via Dubai).
The Czech Republic is part of the Schengen Area, so you would need to apply for a Schengen Visa from the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria - you can contact them at 012-431-2380 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Their physical address in South Africa is 936 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, Pretoria. Note that the Czech Republic Embassy is closed on the public holidays of the Czech Republic.
Keep these contact details handy in case you lose your passport, or something happens in the Czech Republic requiring embassy assistance.
Physical address: 65 Ruska Street, Vrsovice, 100 00, Prague 10
Email : email@example.com
Phone number : + 420-2-6731-1114
The currency used in the Czech Republic is the Czech koruna.
Czech is the national language. Some people in major tourist zones speak English and most people under the age of 25 have a basic grasp of the language.
Places of interest in the Czech Republic include:
Moravia is the perfect place to dive into the Czech Republic’s rich history while getting away from other tourists. Olomouc and Telč are authentic and very pretty countryside Czech towns. The Karst region delivers plenty of excitement for adventurous types. For those who like a good vintage, Moravian wine country is just the place to kick back and enjoy an excellent glass of local wine.
Prague is known for its vibrant mix of history and culture and its dynamic arts and music scene. Prague’s history stretches back an entire millennium and its architecture reflects that. Wander the cobblestone streets to discovers its 14th century stone bridges, castles, endless chapels, courtyards, old-fashioned cafes, and of course its bars serving some of the world’s best beers.
Český Krumlov is now a bonified backpacker favourite so you may have to jostle with a few other tourists to experience this mini-Prague. Come in winter (or anytime other than high season) for a more authentic experience. The city’s castle and town square are unmissable as well as the beautiful Renaissance cafes and bars lining the Vltava river. Heritage buildings now filled with hotels and restaurants snuggle in over narrow lanes, making for an enchanting old world experience.
Karlovy Varyis where the well-heeled flock for spa treatments and the many arts and entertainment events on offer. The surrounding hills are an excellent place to escape for hours of prime hiking. The town is also known for its beer though you might want to skip over to neaby Plzeň, an energetic working class town that also pours a very fine pint.
May or September is generally the best time to visit the Czech Republic as the weather is fair and top tourist spots are less crowded. Most Czechs take their vacations in July and August (as well as Easter and Christmas) so expect high prices and more crowding during those months. April and October are the best times for budget travelers as accommodation is cheaper and the weather is still fair. November to March is the high season in the mountains.
You may either want to time your visit to the Czech Republic to coincide with a public holiday and join in the fun, or avoid the date so as to avoid additional travel costs (and possible crowds):
1 May (Labour Day)
8 May (Liberation Day)
5 July (Saints Day)
6 July (Jan Hus Day)
28 September (Czech Statehood Day)
28 October (Independent Czechoslovak State Day)
17 November (Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day)
24 December (Christmas Eve)
25 December (Christmas Day)
26 December (St. Stephen’s Day)
Floating Public Holidays:
Written by Bronwyn Kienapple