Mauritius visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Mauritian Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • South African passport holders can stay in Mauritius visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors to Mauritius can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • South Africans can enter Mauritius with no visa required. 
  • You can extend your visa for no processing fee. 
  • If you overstay your visa, it is considered an offence and you can be punished by a court of law.  
  • Before entry into Mauritius, South Africans must posses two passport photographs, a valid passport, return and onward flight ticket, and confirmed accommodation booking. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the intended period of stay.  
  • Your visa is valid for a maximum of 90 days. 
  • You must also show proof of sufficient funds to cover your duration of stay (minimum of USD 100 per day),

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need a visa to visit Mauritius??

South African passport holders can visit Mauritius with no visa required. 

Best time of the year to visit Mauritius??

The best time to visit Mauritius is from May to December when the weather is cool, dry and sunny. 

What is Mauritius known for??

Mauritius is known for the best beaches in Africa and fresh seafood. 

Can you drink the tap water??

The tap water in Mauritius is generally safe to drink. You do not necessarily have to marry along a bottled water. 

Is it expensive to eat out in Mauritius??

You can choose to eat local Mauritian food on the street for less than 1 Euro, about Rs 40, or eat in one of the top class restaurants offering gourmet lunch and dinner for over 100 Euros.