Cambodia visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Cambodian Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: days

Entry Requirements

  • South African passport holders can visit Cambodia for a period of 30 days by obtaining a visa on arrival or an E-visa ($36).
  • Intending visitors to Cambodia can enter with visa on arrival and eVisa. 
  • You can be fined, detained and deported if you overstay your visa. There is a fine of $10 per day for overstaying the validity term of your visa. 
  • Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Cambodia. 
  • There is a yellow fever requirement for entry into Cambodia. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Phnom Penh, Cambodia from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, British Airways, Qatar Airways are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Cambodia.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Phnom Penh is 13 hours, 55 minutes, 17 hours from Cape Town and 17 hours, 5 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • The US dollars is Cambodia’s second unofficial currency because of the high level of dollarization in the country. Credit and debit cards can be used in a few places especially in big establishments like restaurants and hotels. Card users will have to provide a legal means of identification to use their card.
  • ATMs are available in most parts of Cambodia, and its usage always comes with a charge.
  • The exchange rate is currently at 1 USD= 4074.90 KHR, 1 EUR= 4570.24 KHR, and 1 ZAR= 290.57 KHR.
  • Cambodia has a tropical climate with two seasons that explains the warm temperatures throughout the year.
  • Cambodia’s numerous natural and man-made properties offer visitors and tourists the choice of recreational and exciting activities during their visit.
  • Cambodia uses the Indochina Time (GMT+7) which makes it five hours ahead of South Africa.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Brazil are of types A, C and G. The standard supply voltage is 230 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Buddhism is practised by a vast majority of Cambodians, with up to 97% followers of Theravada Buddhism, and the rest of the population followers of Islam, Christianity and tribal animism.
  • Getting around in Cambodia is possible with taxis, buses, boats and trains, all under $40 USD depending on the destination.
  • Although Khmer is spoken by 90% of Cambodians and used for official purposes English is also fairly well spoken by many, however, picking up a few Khmer would help visitors relate better with locals.
  • Cambodia is a heavily spiritual country, and this reflects and permeates their everyday life. Visitors should be respectful of any identifiable spiritual emblems, and to always ask before taking pictures or partaking in cultural activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the official language here??

Khmer is the official language spoken in Cambodia. 

When is the best time to visit??

December to February is the best time to visit Cambodia. 

What is Cambodia known for??

Cambodia is known for its extravagant and iconic temples. It's over 4000 temples form part of the country's deep rooted Buddhism faith. 

What is required to work in Cambodia??

To work in Cambodia, you’ll need a valid business visa and a valid work permit. 

Can you overstay your visa??

You can be fined for $10 per day, detained and deported if you overstay your visa.

How can I apply for this visa??