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There are no direct flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar. You can either 1-stop with Mango airliness (first catch a flight to Johannesburg), or 2-stop with BA, SAA, Kulula, Emirates or Ethiopian Airlines.
There are no direct Durban to Zanzibar flights. Your options are to fly 1-stop with Mango Airlines via Johannesburg, or 2-stop with British Airways, South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Kulula or Emirates.
Alternatively, fly to Dar es Salaam, and then take a ferry across to Zanzibar.
Zanzibar is about 4 hours flying distance from Johannesburg, and lies a short distance off the coast of Tanzania.
Known as the Spice Islands, Zanzibar was originally set up as a trading port, specialising in spices like cloves, nutmeg & cinnamon (hence its nickname "the Spice Islands") & slave trading.
Zanzibar has long white sandy beaches with warm turquoise waters. At Nungwi tourists can watch the locals build sailing boats using traditional methods, whilst Kendwa is a beach resort, offering a great selection of restaurants.
At Stone Town visit the old quarter of this historic trading post and go on a historical walking tour. Visit the family home of Freddie Mercury of Queen fame.
A Yellow Fever certificate must be shown upon your arrival back in South Africa.
South Africans require a visa to visit Tanzania (including Zanzibar).
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