Birth certificates and visitors permits are required for all Johannesburg weddings in South Africa. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. For more information, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Passports are required for entry into South Africa. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
There are a number of languages spoken in South Africa, including Afrikaans and English.
The South African rand is the official currency of South Africa.
Climate & Beaches
Johannesburg has a subtropical highland climate with generally hot and sunny days. Winter temperatures (May to September) average around 60 degrees Fahrenheit and summer temperatures (October to April) average around 75 degrees F.
Johannesburg is an inland city and is not near any beaches. If you’re looking to explore South Africa’s beautiful Indian and Atlantic beaches, try a visit to Durban, Port Elizabeth or Cape Town along the coast.
Activities & Attractions
Though Johannesburg is usually considered a starting point for travelers on their way to Cape Town or a safari tour, there is still much to experience in this bustling city. Visiting Nelson Mandela’s home and the Apartheid Museum are both excellent ways to explore the country’s heavy and moving ties to the past. For history buffs, the nearby World-Heritage-protected Cradle of Humankind has some of the world’s oldest human fossils. Johannesburg’s cultural heart, Newtown, is a lively district filled with jazz bars, museums, theatres, and great restaurants.