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Swiss cheese, Swiss chocolate, Swiss clocks… There are plenty of reasons why a holiday package to Switzerland should be on your travel bucket list. With its incredible landscapes of mountains, valleys and vineyards, Switzerland is a nature lover’s paradise. Summer is for frolicking in the fields, tasting wine under the Alps and cruising on the many gorgeous, glittering lakes Switzerland has to offer. And when winter rolls around and everything turns white, Switzerland becomes the ultimate ski resort

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Travel back in time when visiting Bern’s old town. With her cobbled streets, famous Clock Tower, public fountains and old statues, Bern’s old town has managed to preserve its medieval charm and character. For a modern spin on things visit the chic city of Zurich. Think upmarket bars, fancy chocolate and high-end shopping. You’ll also find art galleries and museums aplenty. 

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Top Activities and Tourist Attractions in Switzerland

  • Interlaken: Nestled between two lakes, this town is a popular holiday resort for the summer and a ski resort for the winter. See the breathtaking views from the mountain railways and cable cars. 
  • Hike in the Alps: An unforgettable experience, you’ve never experienced hiking trails like the ones that Switzerland has to offer. Explore the rolling hills and valleys and take in the views on the mountain peaks. 
  • Indulge in Swiss Chocolate: You can’t go to Switzerland without sampling the Swiss chocolate. Known around the world for their chocolatier skills, the Swiss have many options for you to try.  
  • Travel to the Top of Europe: Take the train ride to Jungfraujoch, a stunning view point in the Bernese Alps. It has an elevation of 3463 metres above sea level. 
  • Explore Bern: The capital city of Switzerland is well worth a visit. Wander through the botanical gardens, visit museums, galleries, and marvel at the medieval architecture. 
  • Lake Geneva: Europe's largest Alpine lake is a beauty to behold. This crescent-shaped lake borders on both Switzerland and France. With a magnificent backdrop of the Alps it is definitely bucket list stuff.
  • Cheese-Making in Gruyère: One of the most popular towns for sampling Swiss cheese, Gruyère is a charming place to explore. Discover the art of cheese-making and explore this quaint town. 
  • Language and Communication: Switzerland has four official languages: German, French, Italian, and Romansh. The predominant language varies by region, with German being the most widely spoken. English is also commonly understood, particularly in tourist areas. 
  • Time Zone: Switzerland operates on Central European Time (CET), which is UTC+1. During daylight saving time, it follows Central European Summer Time (CEST), UTC+2. 
  • Health and Safety: Switzerland is known for its high-quality healthcare system, but it's essential to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses. The country is generally safe for travellers, with low crime rates, making it a secure destination for South Africans. 
  • Local Cuisine: Don't miss the opportunity to taste traditional Swiss dishes like fondue, raclette, and rosti. The country is also known for its delicious pastries and chocolates. 
  • Weather and Packing Tips: Switzerland experiences diverse weather, so pack accordingly. Layers and waterproof clothing are advisable, especially if you plan to explore the outdoors. Be prepared for both warm summers and cold winters. 
  • Visa Information: South African travellers visiting Switzerland typically require a Schengen visa. However, it's essential to check the latest visa requirements and ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date. 
  • Plug Compatibility and Electricity: Switzerland uses Type J plugs with a standard voltage of 230V and a frequency of 50Hz. South African travellers will need a plug adapter to fit Swiss outlets, and it's advisable to bring a voltage converter if your devices aren't compatible with 230V. 
  • Currency and Payment Methods: The official currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF). Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, and you'll find ATMs available in most places. It's also a good idea to carry some cash for smaller purchases in case you visit remote areas where card payments may not be possible. 
  • Transportation in Switzerland: Switzerland has an efficient and extensive public transportation system. The Swiss Travel Pass can be a cost-effective option for tourists, providing unlimited travel on trains, trams, buses, and boats. The country's well-maintained road network makes renting a car another convenient choice for exploring. 

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