Starting from the 1st of April 2017 South Africans can visit Russia for up to 90 days’ visa free! Plus, thanks to SAFFA you can save big on flights which is a perfect reason to visit the vividly beautiful cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg! Hurry book now these flights are selling fast! T&C’s Apply.

As from 1 April 2017 South Africans will be able to visit Russia for up to 90 days visa-free following the exchange of diplomatic notes between Russia and South Africa. It’s always exciting news for us South Africans when a new destination becomes visa-free, and especially so with the vast country of Russia. Ever dreamed of taking the Trans-Siberian Railway from magical Moscow all the way to Vladivostock in the Russia Far East? Now may be the perfect time to go! Onion domes, snowy railway journeys, glittering cities, mighty rivers and layers of history are waiting to be explored.

When can I book?: until 15 May 2017- subject to availability

When can I travel?: until 21 June 2017- subject to availability

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Turkish Airlines

Johannesburg > Moscow R7,986
Cape Town > Moscow R8,246
Johannesburg > St Petersburg R8,410
Cape Town > St Petersburg R8,410

Qatar Airways

Johannesburg > Moscow R9,635
Cape Town > Moscow R9,635


Johannesburg > St Petersburg R10,506
Cape Town > St Petersburg R10,506

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Russia, the world’s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries and spans 11 time zones, with a landscape that includes forests, open fields, mountains and beaches. Home of vodka, in the heartland of Russia are cosmopolitan capital city Moscow and St. Petersburg, the two most popular tourist destinations.

In Moscow’s historic core, discover the mighty and inimitable Kremlin, a fortified complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures.

Outside its high walls more wonders await with Red Square, site of Lenin’s Mausoleum and St. Basil’s Cathedral, famed for its brilliantly-coloured, onion-shaped domes. St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea and remains the country’s cultural centre since the 18th century, with venues like the hyper-modern Mariinsky Theatre of world-class opera and ballet, the Russian Museum showcasing the finest local artworks and the exquisite Winter Palace.

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