About São Paulo
Sao Paulo is Brazil’s largest city and the world’s seventh largest. This makes it a significant destination for business and pleasure travellers around the world who want to get a taste of Brazil and South America. The city of São Paulo is capital to the state of the same name. It is particularly rich in historical, political and cultural value, giving visitors an authentic, memorable experience of a fascinating country.
Because of its heritage and history, São Paulo is home to a number of statues, parks, museums and galleries. These create the perfect ambience in which to wander, while taking in the sights and sounds of this destination.
South African passport holders are not required to obtain a visa before travelling to São Paulo. Visa free entry into Brazil is valid for 90 days, however, please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months. The flight duration from Johannesburg to São Paulo is 10h 50m.
Situated in Southeastern Brazil, São Paulo is known for its unpredictable weather conditions. Its climate is a typically monsoon-influenced one. Summer temperatures average between 17 and 28 degrees Celsius, while winters are between 11 and 23 degrees Celsius. Generally, São Paulo is wet, with the summer season having a higher rainfall than the winter one.
Whats to do in São Paulo?
Admire the local street art
Building-sized murals, kaleidoscopic columns and otherwise mundane overpasses turned into masterful canvasses, São Paulo is a hub of artistic creativity.
Take a Guided Art & Cultural Walking Tour of Ibirapuera Park
Ibirapuera Park, one of the biggest urban parks in Brazil and ranked among the best parks in South America, serves as the green lung in the heart of São Paulo’s concrete jungle.
Visit the Sao Paulo Zoo
It’s hard to find a zoo that creates a completely natural habitat for its animals, and the São Paulo Zoo is no exception. Meet local luminaries such as the Brazilian howler monkey and the red-breasted toucan.
Visit the Museu de Arte
One of the first art museums on the continent to focus on artists of the mid-20th century and later, as well as on contemporary artists in Brazil, including Portinari and Di Cavalcanti. The São Paulo Museum of Art has the most representative and comprehensive collection of western art in Latin America.