Language: The official language is Bahasa Indonesia, and Balinese is also spoken. English is common in tourist areas.
Currency: The local currency is the Indonesian Ruphiah.
Visa: South African passport holders do require Indonesian visas.
Time: GMT +8.
Bali experiences a tropical climate, with a distinct rainy season and dry season. Daily temperatures throughout the year average 30°C.
With its laidback atmosphere, turquoise waters and endless stretches of untouched beaches, Bali is the ultimate beach destination. Our Eastern travel packages in Bali give you the chance to enjoy bustling street markets in Kuta and Legain, visit the temples of Tanah Lot, spend hours enjoying the sun at Kuta beach, zip around on a scooter to explore the area or feast on scrumptious seafood in Jimaran Bay. This is exotic beach living at its finest, and for those who daydream about escaping the world to remote destinations, Bali is not to be missed!
Bali is known as the “Island of the Gods” and promises visitors a picturesque tapestry of lush jungles, golden shores and vivid culture. Whether you enjoy a beach holiday, complete with fabulous snorkelling and scuba diving, or just want to explore this exotic island with its fascinating culture and friendly people, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable experience in Bali.
As Indonesia’s main gateway, Jakarta is a city of contrasts. The traditional and the modern, the rich and the poor, the sacral and the worldly, often stand side by side in this bustling metropolis. Jakarta is a boiled down representation of everything Indonesian giving, visitors a quick introduction to the country’s various and incredibly diverse cultures, architecture, food, languages, religions, and combined histories. Discover hidden gems and be confronted with the realities of urban Indonesia, providing a contrast to the peaceful rural villages and stunning coastal areas.
Lombok is the most popular destination in Nusa Tenggara, with the fabled Gili Islands drawing visitors for action both in and out of the water, mighty Gunung Rinjani luring trekkers, and the big breaks on the south coast a magnet for surfers. Matram, Lombok’s capital is a good spot for day trips to the surrounding areas, and nearby Senggigi is superbly positioned along a stretch or sweeping bays. In east Lombok, the very scenic Sumbawa offers low key tourism and some good surf breaks.