Terms and Conditions

Visa Requirements

To find out if you need a visa to visit South Africa, visit the South African Department of Home Affairs website which provides detailed information about which countries require visas and which are exempt. Enquiries regarding South Africa visa information can also be obtained from South African missions in your country of origin. Should you require a visa, application must be made ahead of your departure as visas are not issued on arrival.

To apply for a visa you'll be required to provide particular documentation to meet South Africa's visa requirements, which include:

  • A passport valid for no less than 30 days after expiry of the intended visit, and at least 1 unused page for entry/departure endorsements.
  • Payment of the prescribed fee, if applicable
  • A vaccination certificate, if required (travel through the yellow fever belts of Africa and South America requires inoculation).
  • Statement and/or documentation confirming the purpose and duration of your visit.
  • Two identity photographs (if applicable).
  • Proof of financial means, in the form of bank statements/salary advice or cash available (includes credit cards or travelers cheques)
  • If traveling by air, a return or onward bound ticket ; or proof of sufficient funds; or cash deposit of equivalent value to an air ticket must be lodged

Take care to request the correct duration of stay and type of visa. Also check on processing time so that there is no last minute panic.

South Africa - Home of the ‘Rainbow Nation’

Land size:









Int. Airports:


1.2 mil km2

Pretoria, Cape Town & Bloemfontein


+/- 55 million

South African Rand (ZAR)

220/230 Volts AC 50 Hz

3 pin round (old UK format)

11 official, English understood everywhere

Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu & Buddhism

Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban

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