South Africa travel Visa requirements for Namibian citizens

Travel and visa requirements

South African Visa is not required for Namibia citizens

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Namibians must hold a passport valid for at least one month from the date of departure from South Africa.
  • The passport must have at least one blank page for endorsement and for stay extension.
  • Citizens of Namibia can stay in South Africa for a maximum period of 90 days without a visa.
  • South Africa, located at the Southern tip of Africa is the best place to start from if you want to explore Southern Africa.
  • The country is bordered by Lesotho, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.
  • South Africa has the strongest economy in Africa and is one of the world's largest producers of gold.
  • The country is a predominantly Christain country with 68% Christians. Other religions in South Africa are 2% Muslims, 1.5% Hindu and 28.5% indigenous beliefs, animists, others and people with no religion.
  • South Africa is considered two countries within one. This is because some countries are highly developed while others are underdeveloped with a large poverty scale.
  • Citizens of South Africa consider 11 of their languages as official languages. The three most common however are Afrikaans, English and Zulu.
  • Since June 2015, minors(children under 18 years) have been required to have with them an original birth certificate with particulars of both parents.
  • As of 2017, about 208,747 of Namibians travelled to South Africa making Namibia among the top 10 countries to travel to South Africa.
  • Cuisines in South Africa are as diverse as its cultures and are influenced by Native Africans, English, Dutch. etc
  • Some of the top dishes in South Africa are Braaivleis, pap, Potjiekos, Bobotie.
  • Both Namibia and South Africa operate in the same time zone (GMT +2)  so there is no time difference between both countries.
  • There are nine provinces in South Africa: Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, Kwazulu-Natal, North West, Mpumalanga, and Limpopo.
  • Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa and is located in Gauteng. Johannesburg is the seat of the provincial Government and economic heart of Africa.
  • Renting a car in South Africa can range anywhere from USD15 per day and upwards of USD200 per day depending on the car group, location and availability.
  • Travellers to South Africa are required to have a return/onward ticket.
  • WHO recommends the following vaccinations before travelling to South Africa: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is it easy to move around South Africa?

Going from place to place in South Africa is a breeze due to various public means of transportation such as Domestic flights, Public Buses, Taxis, Trains, Car hires. Visitors are to obey all South African road rules while driving and should drive carefully in urban areas, especially at night.


What are the emergency numbers in South Africa?

There are three numbers that all visitors to South Africa are to have on speed dial to enhance quick response to emergencies. These numbers are:  Nationwide Emergency Response - 10111 which is for any emergency that requires police response and can be dialed from anywhere in South Africa, cell phone emergency - 112, and ambulance response - 10177.


When is the best time to visit South Africa?

South Africa is considered a year-round destination due to its varying regional climates and wildlife opportunities. The Cape has dry weather in its summer months (November - February) while the best time to visit for whale watching is between July and November.


Is food in South Africa expensive?

No. It is possible to get high-quality meals in South Africa at low prices. A sit down lunch in an average restaurant will cost only about R60 and R130 per person.


Does South Africa have international restaurants?

International eateries such as McDonald's, KFC, SubwayWimpy, Debonairs, Chicken Republic and Cinnabon can be found in prominent places around South Africa.