Cambodia Travel Guide

Plan your holiday to Cambodia with our handy travel guide resources that cover all you'll need to know before you go. You'll find information on top destinations to visit and when best to see these places plus details on what visa you'll need and how to get one. There's tips on what pre-travel health precautions you'll need to take, what currency you'll need and where to find ATMs with plenty more topics covered. You can see what our travellers think of our Cambodia tours and what multi-touring combinations we offer with neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia. Cambodia's crowning glory - the spectacular temples of Angkor - is covered in detail with two comprehensive guides on how to plan your visit and which temples you need to see.

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Best Places to Visit

Don't miss out on these top attractions from ancient ruins to pristine islands and more

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Best Time to Visit

Information on Cambodia's seasons and climate so you can pick the best time to go


Top Travel Tips

Loads of useful tips on everything from currency to cuisine, shopping to tipping.

Sapa rice terraces and tribes - Best places to visit in Southeast Asia - On The Go Tours

Vietnam & Cambodia Tours

Find out why you should combine Vietnam and Cambodia, and browse our trips


Tourist Visas

Details on the type of visa you'll need to visit Cambodia and how to obtain one

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Traveller Reviews

Find out why our travellers love our tours to Cambodia and the local guides we use

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Visiting Angkor Wat

A must read for planning a trip to iconic Angkor Wat with tips on top spots for sunrise

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Temples of Angkor

The top 10 temples to visit in the Angkor temple complex including Bayon


Multi-country Tours

Why stop at Cambodia? Visit more of Southeast Asia with our tour combinations

Plan your trip to similar destinations!

Get to know Cambodia

Recommended Reading

  • Survival in the Killing Fields
    by Haing Ngor
  • First They Killed My Father
    by Loung Ung
  • A Dragon Apparent
    by Norman Lewis
Did you know...?

Facts about Cambodia

  • The Cambodian flag is the only national flag that has an image of a building, its national symbol Angkor Wat.
  • The birth rate in Cambodia is 3x higher than the death rate with half the current population younger than 15 years old.
  • Cambodia is still one of the most landmine affected countries in the world with over 25,000 amputees.

Cambodia Travel Advice for South African Travellers

The safety of our travellers is paramount and we keep informed of current travel guidance on Cambodia. We recommend that you check the latest travel advice from the consular in South Africa when planning your trip.

Flying to Cambodia from South Africa:

Cambodia is roughly a 18-22 hour flight from South Africa with the capital city of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap serving as the main international gateways. There are no direct flights from South Africa to Cambodia and the majority of airlines will make two stops en route. If flying from either Johannesburg or Cape Town to Phnom Penh the quickest routes are offered by South African Airways via Singapore or Qatar Airways via Doha with only one stop en route. A number of our Cambodia tours combine with neighbouring Vietnam and will start in either Hanoi or Saigon and end in Siem Reap. For such a route you can book what's known as an open jaw ticket, flying into one city and departing from another and for this Singapore Airlines via Singapore is a great option. Check out Travelstart for flight deals from South Africa to Cambodia or contact your local flight specialist.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Cambodia Tourist Organisation site and the latest Cambodia Weather Updates from the BBC.