Visa free countries for South African Passport Holders

Travel and visa requirements

Visa free countries for South African Passport Holders [2019 updated]

Countries that South African passport holders can travel to


South Africa passport holders can visit 123 countries without a Visa. South African citizens can get eVisa to 25 countries, visa on arrival to 41 countries, and do not require a visa to 73 countries. See all countries South Africans can enter visa free.

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Visa not Required countries for South African citizens

73 countries do not require a visa from South African at the port of entry. This means South Africans can travel into this countries without being asked for a visa at the immigration desk.

Visa not Required countries

Flag Country Name Stay Duration Country Description Entry Requirements
Botswana Botswana 90 days

Botswana is home to over two million people, impressive wildlife safaris and the world’s largest salt pans

  • South Africans visiting Botswana must have a passport valid for a period of 6 months.
  • Intending visitors are expected to have proof of yellow fever vaccination. 
  • South Africans visiting Botswana can stay without a visa for a duration of 90 days. 
  • South Africans visiting Botswana do not need a visa to travel if staying for a period of 90 days but a visa will be required if the stay will exceed 90 days either on arrival or Evisa.  
  •  South Africans visiting Botswana can extend their stay for a period of six months. 
  • South Africans visiting Botswana should note that the processing of visa takes 21 working days if a visa is required.
  •  South Africans visiting Botswana should ensure that there are 2 blank visa pages on their passport needed for entry and exit stamps. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Gaborone, Botswana from international airports in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
  • Air Link, Air Namibia, South African Express, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Botswana.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Gaborone is 55 and 2 hours from Cape Town.
  • Although Botswana Pula is the official currency in Botswana, banks do accept US dollars, Pound Sterling, Euros, and South African Rand.
  • Botswana has a semi-arid climate that makes the weather hot for a better part of the year, however, the rainy season which tends to be unpredictable, fickle, and regional, lasts throughout summer.
  • Botswana is home to the most interesting parks, the Okavango Delta, Chobe and Moremi parks, and the best time to visit is from May to September when the weather is dry and relatively pleasant.
  • Botswana uses the Central Africa Time (GMT+2) which means there is no difference between the time in South Africa and Botswana.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Botswana are of type D, G, and M. The standard supply voltage is 230 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Botswana has a vast majority of people who identify as Christians, although there are others who hold both traditional and Christian beliefs.
  • Botswana is a prime spot for lovers of nature and people looking to experience rich and exciting cultures.
  • Getting around in Botswana is possible by Trains, taxis, buses, etc, all under 12 USD (127.00 BWP).
  • While English is the official language in Botswana, Tswana stands in as the national language, which makes up a part of over 20 other languages. Visitors should have very little trouble with communication.
  • Botswanans are very artistic people, with a diverse, and highly interesting culture evident in their food, mannerisms, clothes, cultural artefacts, etc. It is important to respect local laws assigned to tourists and visitors.


Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 180 days

Antigua and Barbuda, a country in the West Indies with a population of less than a hundred thousand where everyone has a nickname.

  • South Africans visiting Antigua can stay without a visa for up to 180 days
  • South Africans visiting Antigua should have a passport valid for the duration of their visit.
  • South Africans visiting Antigua can extend their stay at the immigration office, for a period of 180 days. 
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  • South Africans visiting Antigua must present a document showing the proof of yellow fever vaccination. 
  • A passport must be valid for nine months after the intended period of stay, and with two blank pages. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, TAAG, British Airways, KLM, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Antigua and Barbuda.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Antigua is 24 hours, 1 day, 2 hours from Cape Town, and 6 hours and 1 day, 3 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is Antigua’s official currency, but most business outlets accept the United States Dollar and credit/debit cards.
  • ATMs are available in Antigua and Barbuda as not all businesses accept cards. Foreign currencies can also be exchanged in banks and foreign exchange offices.
  • Antigua has a tropical climate, that makes the weather hot and humid throughout the year. The dry season lasts from January to April and the rainy season from mid-June to mid-November
  • Antigua and Barbuda’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Antigua and Barbuda use the Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4) which makes South Africa six hours ahead of it.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Antigua and Barbuda are of type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 230V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • A large number of people in Antigua and Barbuda are adherents of Christianity, with many members of the Anglican church.
  • Getting around in Antigua and Barbuda is possible with buses, taxis, car rentals, Pick-me-ups, etc.
  • English is the official language in Antigua and Barbuda and is spoken by many. Visitors should have little trouble navigating communication in most parts of the country.
  • Antigua and Barbuda is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 14 days

Antigua and Barbuda, a country in the West Indies with a population of less than a hundred thousand where everyone has a nickname.

  • South Africans visiting Antigua can stay for a duration of 14 days.
  • South Africans can visit Antigua visa free for 14 days or get a visa on arrival if their visit will exceed 14 days. 
  • South Africans visiting Antigua should have a valid passport for the duration of travel and preferably 6 months after arrival at Antigua.  
  • South Africans visiting Antigua can extend their stay  visa free at the immigration office, for a period of 180 days. 
  • For south Africans visiting Antigua, visa is valid for 30 days after the expiry of the intended visit. 
  • South Africans visiting Antigua must present a document showing the proof of yellow fever vaccination. 
  • Cricket is the most popular played sport in Antigua. 
  • A passport must be valid for nine months after the intended period of stay, and with two blank pages. 
Angola Angola days

Angola is home to about 19 million people, exquisite Angolan cuisines and the world’s oldest desert.


Tunisia Tunisia 90 days

Tunisia is known for being one of the world's premier areas of Olive cultivation, for its great beaches, and for being a popular location for some of Hollywood's biggest films. Tunisia has a population of over 11 million people

  • South Africans can stay in Tunisia visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • South African passport holders don't require a visa to visit Tunisia.
  • Before departing Tunisia, visitors must pay an exit tax of 30 dinars per person (about €13). 
  • You must get travel/medical insurance before you travel.
  • Before entry into Tunisia, you must have a passport valid for six months, return ticket, 2 passport photographs, proof of accommodation and proof of sufficient funds.
  • You can extend your visa. However, an extension will not be granted for any non-emergency or foreseeable reason,
Turkey Turkey 30 days

Turkey, a country that is in two continents, Europe and Asia, is bordered by eight other countries.

  • South Africans can enter Turkey visa free for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors require an eVisa to visit Turkey.
  •  You can obtain three-month period multiple entry visas from Turkish representations or one month period single entry visas.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months. 
  • Visitors must show proof of sufficient funds and proof of hotel accommodation. 
  • You are required to have a medical insurance that will be valid during their stay in Turkey. 
  • You can extend your visa to a maximum of 90 days within each 180 days. 
Bahamas Bahamas 90 days
The Bahamas consists of 700 islands, a beautiful pink beach and is home to the famous Swimming Pigs.

  • South Africans visiting the Bahamas can stay for a duration of 90 days. 
  • South Africans visiting the Bahamas can stay visa-free for 90 days and can get a visa if their stay will exceed 90 days. 
  • South Africans visiting the Bahamas must have a valid passport to be presented on arrival.
  • South Africans visiting the Bahamas must provide a document showing proof of yellow fever vaccination. 
  • A passport must be valid for a period of 6 months from the date of departure. 
  • South Africans visiting the Bahamas should have proof of their return /onward ticket.
  • Intending visitors can travel from Johannesburg and Cape Town with Emirates, Qatar Airways, JetBlue, Air France, and Air Canada.
  • The flight time from Johannesburg to Nassau in the Bahamas is 16 hours, 14 minutes.
  • The Bahamas uses type A and B power sockets, so visitors travelling with chargeable devices and appliances should travel with type A or B plugs.
  • While the United States Dollars can be spent freely in the Bahamas (as it is on par with the Bahamian Dollar), the Bahamian dollar will still be given in as change. 
  • The Bahamian climate is tropical throughout the year, which explains the cool, warm seasons that make the Bahamas an ideal vacation spot.
  • While the weather is great throughout the year, the peak of the Bahamian seasons is from mid-December to mid-April which would be great times to visit.
  • Due to its (GMT-4) time zone, the Bahamas is six hours behind South Africa.
  • Christians make up the larger number in the Bahamas’ religious demography, with most believers being Adventists and Methodists.
  • Visitors can get around in the Bahamas with public buses, taxis (on water and land), and car rentals. Uber and Lyft are currently not available in the Bahamas.
  • English is the official language of the Bahamas and is also widely spoken. Locals also speak Bahamian English and Haitian Creole.
  • While the Bahamas is a prime spot for tourists and vacationers, it is not but ethical to be courteous to residents, to always inquire before venturing into private attractions and to always ask for permission before taking pictures.
Argentina Argentina 90 days

Argentina is a South American nation famous for tango dance and having the largest rodent in the world.

  • South Africans can stay visit Argentina visa-free for up to 90 days.
  • Visitors must have a passport valid for 6 months from the intended date of entry and have 3 blank pages. 
  • A passport must be valid for a period of 6 months after the return date. 
  • Intending visitors must present a document showing yellow fever immunization. 
  • South Africans visiting Argentina with a temporary four-page booklet do not need a visa to enter Argentina. 
  • South Africans visiting Argentina should note that the application process takes 10 working days, and may be extended to a period of three to four weeks depending on the purpose of the trip.
  • Flights from various parts of South Africa to Argentina are currently available with Emirates, British Airways, Brasil Central Linha, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, South African Airline, Qatar Airways, LATAM Airlines, and a few others.
  • Intending visitors can travel from Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein.
  • The estimated flight time from Cape Town to Buenos Aires is 33 hours at its quickest, 14 hours, 25 minutes from Johannesburg to Buenos Aires and 18 hours, 50 minutes.
  • Argentina’s currency is the Argentine Peso and can easily be exchanged for US Dollars or Euros as against other currencies that are harder to convert. Visitors can also use ATMs to access funds in the local currency, with applied charges.
  • Visitors can get around Argentina with public buses, taxis, and the legally authorized version of Uber known as BA Taxi, all within considerably fair prices.
  • Visitors who will be visiting with chargeable devices should know Argentina has a type C and I socket type.
  • The vast majority of Argentinians are Christians and subscribe to the diverse subcategories and doctrines under Christianity, with Roman Catholics making up 76.5% of the total number of Christ believers.
  • Argentina’s climate is a moderate balance of humid, hot summers and cool, dry winters.
  • While the Argentinian Spanish is wildly spoken in Argentina, a considerable number of locals can speak English, and so communication shouldn’t really be a problem for most visitors. It would, however, be courteous to pick up a few simple Argentinian Spanish as it would come in handy when visiting rural parts of Argentina.
  • Argentinians are generally warm, welcoming people who appreciate courtesy and respect.
Barbados Barbados 180 days

Barbados, known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean is a country of 284,996 people whose name literally means “the bearded ones”.

  • South Africans visiting Barbados can stay for a period of six-month without a visa.
  • Intending visitors must have a passport and a valid return ticket 
  • South Africans visiting Barbados under the age of 18 without parent/ guardian should have a letter of authorization from parent/ guardian. 
  • Intending visitors can extend their stay for up to six months. 
  • Intending visitors must have proof of chickenpox, measles, mumps, rubella,tetanus-diphtheria vaccinations.
  • For South Africans visiting Barbados, passports should be valid for 30 days after the expiry of the intended visit. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Barbados from any international airport in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein.
  • Emirates, British Airways, Etihad, Qatar Airways, El Al, South African Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Barbados.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Barbados is 1 day, 4 hours,  1 day, 3 hours from Cape Town and 1 day, 4 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • Visitors might need to travel with United States Dollar bills as they are easier to exchange for the local Barbadian Dollars. Although credit and debit cards are accepted in most upscale businesses, it is advisable to carry small change when patronizing local businesses. 
  • The weather is warm throughout the year, with little rain, and rare tropical storms.
  • Because Barbados’ weather is warm and humid the best time to visit is between December and early April when the weather is drier and suitable for tourism-related activities.
  • Barbados uses the Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4) making it six hours behind South Africa.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Barbados are of type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 115 V, with a 50 Hz frequency.
  • Christianity is what 95% of Barbadians subscribe to, with a large number of these people being Protestants, Anglicans and Roman Catholics.
  • Barbados with its many natural beauties has a lot to offer to visitors looking to experience nature, and discover a rich and diverse culture while at it.
  • Getting around in Barbados is possible with public buses, taxis, cabs, car hire, etc, all under $3.50.
  • In Barbados English is spoken by many and is also used for business and other official purposes. Visitors should not have a problem navigating both the rural and urban parts of Barbados.
  • Regardless of Barbados’ openness to visitors, it is always advisable to be conscious of the surroundings and existing cultures, and not to overstep boundaries while trying to take pictures or participating in certain cultural activities.
Costa Rica Costa Rica 90 days

Costa Rica has a population of 4.906 million people, and it is known for its beaches, volcanoes and biodiversity, it is also known for its rainforests and wildlife including the infamous spider monkey.

  • South Africans visiting Costa Rica can visit for 90 days without a visa.
  • Intending visitors are required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination on arrival.
  • South Africans visiting Costa Rica must have a return/ onward ticket and a proof of sufficient fund to sustain them through their stay in Costa Rica. 
  • South Africans visiting Costa Rica should have a valid passport for a duration of six months.
  • South Africans visiting Costa Rica can extend their stay on arrival. 
  • South African visiting Costa Rica should note that a visa application typically takes six working days. 
  • South African passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Costa Rica for a period of 90 days but a visa will be acquired on arrival if the stay will exceed 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can get to San Jose, Costa Rica from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Delta, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Emirates are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Costa Rica.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to San Jose is 23 hours, 28 minutes, 1 day, 3 hours from Cape Town and 1 day, 2 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • The colon is Costa Rica’s official currency and can be obtained from banks and ATMs. For visitors travelling with US Dollars, it is best to know that while the USD is widely accepted in Costa Rica, it can be limiting in some places.
  • ATMs are available in Costa Rica and can help visitors access money in the local currency using their debit cards.
  • The exchange rate is currently at 1 EUR= 642.41 CRC, 1 USD= 571.41 CRC, and 1 ZAR= 41.04 CRC.
  • Costa Rica has a hot climate all year round in the plains and along the coasts, and a milder temperature in the plateau.
  • Costa Rica’s numerous natural beauties and attractions make it a prime spot for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and discover new ways of life while at it.
  • Costa Rica uses the Central Standard Time (GMT-6) which makes South Africa eight hours ahead of it.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Costa Rica are of type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 120 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Christianity ranks high in Costa Rica’s religious demography, with a large number of this population adherents to the Roman Catholic doctrine and others Protestants.
  • Renting a car is one of the best and hassle-free ways to get about in Costa Rica, along with public buses, taxis, private bush planes, etc with their fees ranging from $20 to $700.
  • Spanish is Costa Rica’s official language and is also widely spoken. Visitors can find English speakers mostly at tourists sites, but picking up a few Spanish phrases would help visitors navigate communication with strictly Spanish speaking locals in rural areas.
  • Costa Rica is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.

Costa Rica Costa Rica 90 days

Costa Rica has a population of 4.906 million people, and it is known for its beaches, volcanoes and biodiversity, it is also known for its rainforests and wildlife including the infamous spider monkey.

  • South Africans visiting Costa Rica can stay visa free for 90 days. 
  • South Africans visiting Costa Rica should show proof of yellow fever vaccination. 
  • South Africans visiting Costa Rica must have a return/ onward ticket and a proof of sufficient fund to sustain them through their stay in Costa Rica. 
  • South Africans visiting Costa Rica should have a valid passport for a duration of six months.
  • South Africans visiting Costa Rica can extend their stay on arrival. 
  • South African visiting Costa Rica should note that application of visa takes six working days. 
  • South Africa passport holder does not need a visa to travel to Costa Rica for a period of 90 days but a visa will be acquired on arrival if stay will exceed 90 days. 

Brazil Brazil 90 days

Brazil is known for the wonders of the amazon forest it houses, its rich, vibrant and colourful nature, and for having the best football team in the world! It is home to over 209.3 million people.

  • South Africans can visit Brazil for a duration of 90 days without a visa.
  • South Africans visiting Brazil must have a passport valid for six months before its expiry date with enough blank pages. 
  • South Africans visiting Brazil must have their return flight ticket and proof of sufficient fund that will cover their stay in Brazil. 
  • South Africans visiting Brazil must have a certificate showing a yellow fever vaccination. Other necessary vaccinations include typhoid, measles, hepatitis A and B, polio.  
  • South Africans visiting Brazil for a period of 90 days does not need a visa but a visa will be required if the stay will exceed 90 days either on arrival or Evisa. 
  • South Africans visiting Brazil can apply for an extension of up to 90 days from the federal police in Brazil. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Brasilia, Brazil from any international airports in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • LATAM, British Airways, South African Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Brazil.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Brasilia is 14 hours, 55 minutes, 19 hours, 40 minutes from Cape Town and 17 hours, 30 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • The Brazilian Real is quite easy to convert on most currencies, and it is best to make this exchange while in Brazil. Credit cards are very much accepted and visitors can find ATMs in many major parts of Brazil.
  • Brazil has an oceanic, maritime climate that allows for cool summers and warm winters.
  • Brazil’s numerous natural and man-made properties offer visitors and tourists the choice of adventurous, recreational and exciting activities.
  • Brazil uses the Brasilia Standard Time (GMT-3) which makes South Africa five hours ahead in time.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Brazil are of types C and N. The standard supply voltage is 127/220 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Although Brazil has a diverse, and multi-layered religious demography, a large number of people identify as Christians.
  • Getting around in Brazil is possible with taxis, municipal buses, metro, etc, all under $6 USD (22.58 BRL).
  • Portuguese is Brazil’s official language and not a lot of people speak English outside of the major cities. Intending visitors might want to pick up some easy phrases, to lessen the language barrier a bit.
  • Brazilians are a very multi-ethnic people with roots from Africa to Asia, and so boast of a very lively, colourful and intertwined culture evident in their food, dance, festivities, etc.


Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 30 days

The Dominican Republic is a country of about 10.77 million people known for its beautiful sandy beaches, its famous merengue music, and for being the only country that has the holy bible on its national flag.

  • South African visiting Dominican republic can stay for a duration of 30 days visa free. 
  • South African visiting Dominican republic must have a valid passport for a period of six months with a blank sheet for entry stamp. 
  • South Africans do not need a visa to visit Dominican republic provided they obtain a Tourist card on arrival at Dominican Republic. 
  • South Africans visiting Dominican republic must have a return or onward ticket and their travel documentation.
  • South African visiting Dominican republic must present a document showing proof of typhoid, cholera, polio, measles, chickenpox. 
  • South Africans visiting Dominican republic for 30 days can stay visa free but a visa will be required if stay will exceed 30 days on arrival. 
  • South African visiting Dominican republic with a tourist card should note that the card is valid for a year from the day it was issued. 
  • South African under the age of 18 visiting Dominican republic for tourist must apply for a tourist card. 
Ecuador Ecuador 90 days
Ecuador is a country with a population of seventeen million people. It is known for its Amazonian rain forest, its impeccable Andes peaks, and for its world-famous Panama hats. 
  • South Africans can visit Ecuador for a period of 90 days without a visa. 
  • South Africans visiting Ecuador must have a passport valid for a duration of six months after their arrival in Ecuador.
  • South Africans visiting Ecuador should have an onward or return ticket and must show proof of sufficient funds throughout their stay in Ecuador. 
  • South Africans visiting Ecuador must show proof of yellow fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid vaccination. 
  • South Africans visiting Ecuador for tourist or business trip for 90 days does not need a visa, but if the stay will exceed 90 days a visa will be acquired either on arrival or Evisa. 
  • South Africans visiting Ecuador can ask for an extension for a longer period of six months in a year. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Quito, Ecuador from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, TAAG, British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, Turkish Airlines are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Ecuador.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Quito is 1 day, 2 hours, 1 day, 1 hour from Cape Town, and 1 day, 5 hours from Bloemfontein. 
  • Because Ecuador’s official currency is the United States Dollar, visitors with dollar bills would have no need to make a currency exchange, however, if intending visitors will be travelling with the South African Rand, they can exchange it for dollars in any foreign exchange offices or banks in Ecuador. It is best though to travel with dollar bills beforehand so as to avoid the hitches that might come with currency conversion.
  • ATMs are available in many parts of Ecuador, and they can be found in most hotels and major places of business, where credit and debit cards are readily accepted. Other local business outlets strictly accept cash.
  • Ecuador has a mostly subtropical highland climate, with the coastal lowlands warm and the coastal regions affected by ocean currents, heat and rain.
  • Ecuador’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover Ecuador’s diverse and multi-layered culture.
  • Ecuador uses the Ecuador Time (GMT-5) which makes South Africa seven hours ahead of it.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Ecuador are of type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 120 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • A large number of Ecuadorians identify as Roman Catholics, with some marrying their faith with other traditional beliefs.
  • Getting around in Ecuador is possible with taxis, buses, trains, Uber, etc.
  • Because Spanish is Ecuador’s official language and is spoken by many, it can be a bit difficult for tourists and visitors to be able to communicate with locals outside of tourists sites.
  • Ecuador is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.
El Salvador El Salvador 3 months

El Salvador is a country of more than 6.378 million people known for its several volcanoes, beaches, and for having one of the world's largest cell phone density- 125 phones for every 100 people!

  • South Africans can visit El-Salvador for a duration of three months without a visa. 
  • South Africans visiting El-Salvador must have a passport valid for six months on arrival in El-Salvador. 
  • Passports should carry blank pages for entry and exit stamps.
  • South Africans visiting El-Salvador must have an onward or return ticket and the travel documentation for their next destination. 
  • South Africans visiting El-Salvador must have a yellow fever vaccination certificate. 
  • South Africans visiting El-Salvador as tourists must possess a tourist card upon arrival in El-Salvador. 
  • The maximum amount of time a South African visiting El-Salvador can ask for an extension is six months. 
  • Intending visitors can get to San Salvador, El-Salvador from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to El-Salvador.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to San Salvador is 23 hours, 44 minutes, 1 day, 4 hours from Cape Town, and 1 day, 3 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • Because El-Salvador’s official currency is the United States Dollar, visitors with dollar bills would have no need to make a currency exchange, however, if intending visitors will be travelling with the South African Rand, they can exchange it for dollars in any foreign exchange offices or banks in El-Salvador. It is best though to travel with dollar bills beforehand so as to avoid the hitches that might come with currency conversion.
  • ATMs are available in many parts of El-Salvador, and they can be found in most hotels and major places of business, where credit and debit cards are readily accepted. Other local business outlets strictly accept cash.
  • The exchange rate is currently at 1 EUR= 1.12 USD and 1 ZAR= 0.072.
  • Salvador's climate is tropical, with distinctly dry and wet seasons. While the Pacific lowlands are collectively hot and humid; the central plateau and mountain areas have more tempered weather.
  • Salvador's numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover El-Salvador’s diverse and multi-layered culture.
  • El-Salvador uses the Central Time (GMT-6) which makes South Africa eight hours ahead of it.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in El Salvador are of type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 115 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • A large number of El-Salvadorans identify as Roman Catholics, and Protestants, with some marrying their faith with other traditional beliefs or without any faith.
  • Getting around in El-Salvador is possible with taxis, buses, ferries, car rentals, Uber, etc.
  • Because Spanish is El-Salvador’s official language and is spoken by many, alongside Salvadoran Spanish, Nahuatl and Lenca, it can be a bit difficult for tourists and visitors to be able to communicate with locals outside of tourists sites.
  • Intending visitors are advised to pick up a few basic Spanish phrases so they can minimally bridge the language barrier.
  • El-Salvador is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.




Fiji Fiji 4 months
Fiji has a population of more than 884,000 people and is known for its tropical rain forests, white sandy beaches, and for beginning the practice of walking on hot coals!
  • South Africans looking to visit Fiji for no longer than four months can do so without a visa. 
  • Intending visitors must have a passport valid for six months from the date of arrival in Fiji with blank pages for entry and exit stamp. 
  • Visitors must have a return and onward ticket, proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Fiji and confirmation of accommodation arrangements in Fiji. 
  • Intending visitors are advised to obtain a visitor's visa which is valid for 4 months from the date of arrival in Fiji. 
  • Visitors can extend their visitor's visa for a period of two months. 
  • South Africans visiting Fiji must present a yellow fever vaccination certificate on arrival.
  • Intending visitors can get to Suva, Fiji from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Emirates Airways, British Airways and Qatar Airways are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Fiji.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Suva is 1 day 2 hours, it is 1 day 6 hours from Cape Town, and 1 day 6 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • In Fiji, the United States Dollar is as widely accepted as the local currency: the Fiji Dollar. Visitors can visit with USD bills so there would be no need to deal with money changers.
  • ATMs can be easily found in major parts of Fiji and credit/debit cards are accepted by many business outlets in Fiji.
  • Fiji has a warm and tropical climate all year round.
  • The best time to visit Fiji is from mid-October to mid-November when prices are fair, and the beaches and tourists sites are packed with fewer crowds, this is also when the weather conditions are dry, calm and enjoyably warm.
  • Fiji’s numerous natural beauties and endowments put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Fiji uses the Fiji Standard Time (GMT+12) which makes it ten hours ahead of South Africa.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Fiji are of type I. The standard supply voltage is 240 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Christianity, followed by Hinduism and Islam are Fiji’s predominant religions.
  • Getting around in Fiji is possible with buses, taxis, car rentals, ferries, bikes, etc.
  • Fijian, Fiji Hindi and English are Fiji’s three official and widely spoken languages.
  • Fiji is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Grenada Grenada 3 months
Grenada is famous for its fragrant spices, for its national bird (the critically endangered Grenada dove), and is home to the world's first underwater sculpture park! The country has a population of about a 100,000 people.
  • South Africans looking to visit Grenada can do so without a visa for no longer than 3 months.
  • Intending visitors must have proof of yellow fever vaccination to be presented on arrival.
  • South Africans visiting Grenada must have a passport valid for a period of six months upon arrival in Grenada. 
  • Visitors must have an onward/return ticket and all other documents pertinent to their next destination.
  • Intending visitors can get to Saint George’s, Grenada from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Qatar Airways, KLM, British Airways, Emirates, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Grenada.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Saint George’s is 1 day, 1 hour it is 1 day, 5 hours, from Cape Town, and 1 day, 4 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • The Eastern Caribbean Dollar which is Grenada’s official currency can be obtained in banks visa foreign exchange. 
  • ATMs are available in many parts of Grenada, and credit/debit cards are accepted in many high-end hotels, boutiques and other business outlets.
  • Grenada’s wet tropical climate is characterized by two seasons, the humid and hot rainy season between June and December and the dry season between January and May.
  • The driest months from January to May is the best time to visit Grenada.
  • Grenada’s numerous natural and historical beauties put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Grenada uses the Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4) which makes South Africa six hours ahead of it. 
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Grenada are of type G. The standard supply voltage is 230 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Christianity, Islam, Hindu and other traditional faiths make up Grenada’s diverse and vibrant religious landscape.
  • Getting around in Grenada is possible with public buses, taxis, car rentals, ferries, etc.
  • English is Grenada's official language is English, but the Grenadian Creole English and Grenadian Creole French are widely spoken.
  • Grenada is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.
Guatemala Guatemala 3 months
Guatemala is a country of more than 16.91 million people known for its volcanic landscape, its rich Mayan culture, and for being the country where blue denim came from!
  • South Africans looking to visit Guatemala for up to 90 days can do so without a visa.
  •  Intending visitors must have a passport valid for at least six months and must have two blank pages.
  •  Tourists staying beyond the validity period will attract a fine.
  • Visitors must show proof of sufficient funds to cover for their stay in Guatemala. 
  • South Africans under the age of 18 visiting Guatemala with a valid passport do not need to take permission from their parents before entering or leaving Guatemala. 
  • South Africans visiting Guatemala with pets must have a veterinarian health certificate and an import permit from Guatemala embassy. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Guatemala City, Guatemala from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Qatar Airways, KLM, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Guatemala.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Guatemala City is 23 hours, 40 minutes it is 1 day, 4 hours, from Cape Town, and 1 day, 2 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • The Guatemalan Quetzal is Guatemala’s official currency and can be obtained from banks and other exchange outlets. 
  • Because it is important for visitors to move around with a lot of cash, it is advisable to withdraw enough money for each day from the many ATMs available in Guatemala. Credit/debit cards are widely accepted in restaurants, hotels, and other business outlets.
  • Guatemala has a tropical climate, with a pronounced variance in temperatures and rainfall depending on the region.
  • November to April are the driest seasons in Guatemala and make for the best times to visit Guatemala.
  • Guatemala’s numerous natural and historical beauties put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Guatemala uses the Central Standard Time (GMT-6) which makes South Africa eight hours ahead of it. 
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Guatemala are of type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 120 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • A large number of Guatemalans identify as Christians.
  • Getting around in Guatemala is possible with public buses, taxis, car rentals, etc.
  • Guatemala is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

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Georgia Georgia 360 days

Georgia is known for its Caucasus mountain villages, its abundant monasteries, cathedrals and churches, and for being the home of Joseph Stalin! It is home to over 3.717 million people.

  • South Africans looking to visit Georgia for up to 360 days can do so without a visa.
  • South Africans visiting Georgia must have a passport valid for a period of six months from the time of arrival.
  • Passports must carry blank pages for entry and exit stamps. 
  • Visitors must have proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Georgia, proof of insurance health, a return or onward ticket. 
  • South Africans visiting Georgia must have a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Tbilisi, Georgia from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Etihad, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Georgia.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Tbilisi is 12 hours, 50 minutes, it is 14 hours, 30 minutes from Cape Town, and 16 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • The Georgian Lari is Georgia’s official currency and can be obtained from banks and foreign exchange outlets that are quite popular in the country.
  • ATMs are available in many parts of Georgia, and credit/debit cards are only accepted in top-end businesses in major towns. Visitors would have to pay in cash when patronizing a business in the rural parts of the country.
  • Georgia has a mild and rainy climate in its coast and in the western plain areas, the central and eastern inland areas are more arid and continental, and colder temperatures in the mountainous region.
  •  May, June, August or September are the best months to visit Georgia as the weather is very pleasant in those time of the year.
  • Georgia’s numerous natural and historical beauties put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Georgia uses the Georgia Standard Time (GMT+4) which makes it 2 hours ahead of South Africa.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Georgia are of type C and F. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Christianity, Islam and other traditional faiths make up Georgia’s varied and multi-layered religious demography.
  • Getting around in Georgia is possible with public buses, taxis, car rentals, domestic flights, bicycles, etc.
  • Georgia is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.
Guyana Guyana 30 days

Guyana is known for its population of about 800,000 people, fascinating natural sites and deep rain forests.

  • South Africans looking to visit Guyana for up to 30 days can do so without a visa. 
  • South Africans visiting Guyana must have a passport valid for a period of six months after arrival in Guyana. 
  • South Africans visiting Guyana must have proof of sufficient funds covering their stay in Guyana, a return/onward tickets and the necessary travel documents for their next destination. 
  • South Africans visiting Guyana must have a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. 
  • South Africans visiting Guyana can extend their stay before the expiry of their current visa at the ministry of home affairs in Georgetown. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Georgetown, Guyana from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air France, KLM, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Guyana.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Georgetown is 1 day, 5 hours it is 1 day, 5 hours, from Cape Town, and 1 day, 9 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • The Guyanese dollar is Guyana’s official currency and can be obtained from banks and foreign exchange offices. 
  • ATMs are available in most places in Guyana and credit/debit cards are accepted in restaurants, hotels, resorts, gift shops, and other major business outlets in the country.
  • Guyana’s climate is warm and tropical throughout the year, with major rainy seasons from December to January and May to June.
  • Guyana’s numerous natural and historical beauties put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Guyana uses the Guyana Time (GMT-4) which makes South Africa six hours ahead of it. 
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Guyana are of type A, B, D and G. The standard supply voltage is 240 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Christianity, Islam and Hinduism are Guyana’s predominant religions.
  • English is Guyana’s official language and is spoken widely alongside the Guyanese Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.
  • Getting around in Guyana is possible with public buses, taxis, car rentals, boats, etc.
  • Guyana is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.
Honduras Honduras 90 days

Honduras is home to about 8 million people, incredible wildlife and the best fried fish in the world. 

  • South Africans visiting Honduras can stay for a duration of 90 days visa free.
  • South Africans visiting Honduras must have a passport valid for a period of six months with blank pages for entry stamp. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras must show proof of yellow fever vaccination, measles, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras unaccompanied under the age of 21 must have a written authorization letter from both parents. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras can apply for an extension of stay for a duration of 30 days. 
  • South Africans must provide proof of onward/return ticket on arrival in Honduras. 
  • South Africans must obtain an entrance permit on arrival in Honduras and this permit must be returned upon departure. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras visa free must show a proof of sufficient funds on arrival in Honduras. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras with pets especially dogs must provide a certificate of vaccination against rabies, distemper and hepatitis, veterinarian health certificate and an import permit. 

Honduras Honduras 90 days

Honduras is home to about 8 million people, incredible wildlife and the best fried fish in the world. 

  • South Africans visiting Honduras can stay for a duration of 90 days visa free.
  • South Africans visiting Honduras must have a passport valid for a period of six months with blank pages for entry stamp. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras must show proof of yellow fever vaccination, measles, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras unaccompanied under the age of 21 must have a written authorization letter from both parents. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras can apply for an extension of stay for a duration of 30 days. 
  • South Africans must provide proof of onward/return ticket on arrival in Honduras. 
  • South Africans must obtain an entrance permit on arrival in Honduras and this permit must be returned upon departure. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras visa free must show a proof of sufficient funds on arrival in Honduras. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras with pets especially dogs must provide a certificate of vaccination against rabies, distemper and hepatitis, veterinarian health certificate and an import permit. 

Honduras Honduras 90 days

Honduras is home to about 8 million people, incredible wildlife and the best fried fish in the world. 

  • South Africans visiting Honduras can stay for a duration of 90 days visa free.
  • South Africans visiting Honduras must have a passport valid for a period of six months with blank pages for entry stamp. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras must show proof of yellow fever vaccination, measles, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras unaccompanied under the age of 21 must have a written authorization letter from both parents. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras can apply for an extension of stay for a duration of 30 days. 
  • South Africans must provide proof of onward/return ticket on arrival in Honduras. 
  • South Africans must obtain an entrance permit on arrival in Honduras and this permit must be returned upon departure. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras visa free must show a proof of sufficient funds on arrival in Honduras. 
  • South Africans visiting Honduras with pets especially dogs must provide a certificate of vaccination against rabies, distemper and hepatitis, veterinarian health certificate and an import permit. 

Hong Kong Hong Kong 30 days

Hong Kong is home to about 8 million people, spectacular landscapes and the best culinary delights.

  • South Africans can visit Hong Kong for a duration of 30 days without a visa. 
  • South Africans visiting Hong Kong must have a passport valid for 30 days after the date of departure from Hong Kong. 
  • South Africans must have a proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay without working in Hong Kong. 
  • South Africans visiting Hong Kong for the purpose of study or staying for a period exceeding 90 days must apply for a visa before arriving in Hong Kong. 
  • South Africans visiting Hong Kong should note that the processing of a visa takes four to twenty working days. 
  • South Africans wishing to extend their stay in Hong Kong must apply for an extension  of stay seven days before the expiry of the current stay. 
  • South Africans visiting Hong Kong with pets must obtain a permit from the agriculture, fisheries and conservation department. 
  • South African visiting Hong Kong with children must contact the Hong Kong economic and trade office for any documents showing evidence of parental responsibility that may be required by the immigration. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Hong Kong from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban.
  • Emirates, British Airways, South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Kiwi International Airlines, American Airlines are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Hong Kong.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Hong Kong is 12 hours, 55 minutes it is 16 hours, 25 minutes from Cape Town, 15 hours, 30 minutes from Bloemfontein, and 15 hours, 40 minutes from Durban.
  • Hong Kong’s Dollar is the best currency to use in Hong Kong and can be obtained from banks and other exchange offices.
  • ATMs are available in virtually all parts of Hong Kong and credit/debit cards are accepted in many business outlets.
  • Hong Kong’s climate is hot, humid and rainy from June–August, with possible typhoons in September.
  • Hong Kong’s numerous natural, technological and historical beauties put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Hong Kong are of type G and D. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Getting around in Hong Kong is possible with public buses, taxis, car rentals, trams, ferries, etc.
  • Hong Kong is home to an interesting, unique and exciting culture and history. Intending visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.
Indonesia Indonesia 30 days
Indonesia is a country of some 240 million people. It is known for its several islands, its active volcanoes, and for being the home of the last of the dragons!
  • South Africans visiting Indonesia can stay visa free for a duration of 30 days. 
  • South Africans visiting Indonesia must have a passport valid for six months with two blank pages after the date of arrival in Indonesia.  
  • South Africans can apply for an extension of stay for a period of 30 days on arrival at the Indonesia airport and must have a valid credit card and half an unused visa page. 
  • South Africans visiting Indonesia must have a return/onward ticket and the travel documentation for their next destination. 
  • South Africans visiting Indonesia visa free must show proof of sufficient funds covering their stay on arrival in Indonesia. 
  • South Africans visiting Indonesia must show proof of yellow fever vaccination certificate on arrival. 
  • South Africans visiting Indonesia for a duration of 30 days can stay visa free but a visa will be acquired on arrival if stay will exceed 30 days. 
Belize Belize 30 days

Belize has a population of some 330,000 people and is famous for its few hundred cayes, fierce tropical beauty, and for being "mother nature's best kept secret!"

  • For a period of 30 days, South Africans can visit Belize without a visa.
  • Intending visitors must have a passport which is valid for a minimum of six months after the intended period of stay in Belize. Two blank pages for entry and exit stamp is required.
  •  An extension of stay application must be submitted while in Belize at any of the Immigration Offices by visitors who want to stay more than 30 days. It is advised to be submitted a few days before the 30 days period expires.
  • Visitors would have to pay an airport departure tax. 
  • South Africans must have a return and onward ticket, proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Belize.
  • Hotel reservations or any form of accommodation arrangements in Belize is required
  • Intending visitors can get to Belize from any international airport in South Africa. There are international airports in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Delta Airways, LATAM and Avianca are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Belize.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Belize City, Belize is 22 hours, 55 minutes, it is 1 day 3 hours from Cape Town, and 1 day 2 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • The Belize dollar is the official currency in Belize. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively BZ$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at Banks and various exchange outlets in the country.
  • The climate in Belize is tropical, with a hot and rainy season from June to October, and a cooler season from November to February, which is also the best to visit.
  • Belize’s numerous natural beauties and endowments put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Rice and Beans, Stewed Chicken, Chimole, Salbutes, Tamales, Ceviche and Conchita Pibi are popular delicacies enjoyed in Belize.
  • Belize uses the Central Standard Time(GMT-6) which puts South Africa 8 hours ahead in time.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Belize are of type A, B and G. The standard supply voltage is between 110/220 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Tourists on a low budget can spend an average of $70 a day in Belize.
  • Christianity is the dominant religion in Belize with over 70% of the population. Other religions practised in the country include Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Rastafarianism, etc
  • Getting around in Belize can be facilitated by buses, taxis, car rentals, ferries, bikes, etc.
  • The official language in Belize is English. However, Belizean Creole is the most widely spoken national language. Other languages spoken include Garifuna, Mandarin, Spanish and Maya.
  • Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Ireland Ireland 90 days
Ireland is home to some 6.4 million people. Ireland is popular for its Celtic culture, for producing some of the best classical authors in the world, and for being the home of Guinness!
  • South Africans visiting Ireland must have a passport valid for six months with three blank pages. 
  • South Africans visiting Ireland must have a proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Ireland. 
  • South Africans can visit Ireland for a duration of 90 days visa free.
  • South Africans visiting Ireland for holiday or business trip up to 90 days does not need a visa but a visa will be required if stay will exceed 90 days. 
  • South Africans visiting Ireland must show the following documents on arrival: Proof of accommodation, return airline ticket and a medical or travel insurance. 
  •  South Africans visiting Ireland must check for hepatitis A, rabies, hepatitis B, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus vaccination. 

Ireland Ireland 90 days
Ireland is home to some 6.4 million people. Ireland is popular for its Celtic culture, for producing some of the best classical authors in the world, and for being the home of Guinness!
  • South Africans visiting Ireland must have a passport valid for six months with three blank pages. 
  • South Africans visiting Ireland must have a proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Ireland. 
  • South Africans can visit Ireland for a duration of 90 days visa free.
  • South Africans visiting Ireland for holiday or business trip up to 90 days does not need a visa but a visa will be required if stay will exceed 90 days. 
  • South Africans visiting Ireland must show the following documents on arrival: Proof of accommodation, return airline ticket and a medical or travel insurance. 
  •  South Africans visiting Ireland must check for hepatitis A, rabies, hepatitis B, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus vaccination. 

Israel Israel 3 months

Israel is famous for its population of over 8 million people, stunning natural landscapes, and best cuisine.

  • South Africans visiting Israel can stay for a duration of three  months visa free. 
  • South Africans visiting Israel must have proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Israel. 
  • South Africans visiting Israel must have a passport valid for a period of six month after arrival in Israel. 
  • South Africans visiting Israel must have a return/onward ticket and a travel documentation for their next destination. 
  • South Africans visiting Israel can extend their stay by obtaining an extension stamps on their passport at the immigration office in Israel. 
  • South Africans visiting Israel with pets must have their pets vaccinated against rabies 30 days before travel. pets under the age of 3 months cannot be taken to Israel. 
  • South Africans visiting Israel must have a proof of yellow fever vaccination, typhoid, mumps, chickenpox, tetanus, rabies, hepatitis A and hepatitis B. 
Kenya Kenya 30 days

Kenya is known for its over 30 million people, most spectacular wildlife and the second largest mountain in Africa.

  • South Africans visiting Kenya can stay for a period of 30 days visa-free.
  • South Africans visiting Kenya must have a passport valid for six months after arrival in Kenya with sufficient blank pages for entry and exit stamps.
  • South Africans visiting Kenya must show proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Kenya such as credit cards. 
  • South Africans visiting Kenya can extend their stay for a duration of 90 days at the immigration office. South Africans should note that the maximum time they can extend their stay in Kenya is six months. 
  • South Africans visiting Kenya with pets must have a certificate of vaccination and must obtain an import license from the embassy or high commission. 
  • South Africans visiting on a single-entry visa can stay up to three months while visits on a multiple entry visa allow for a one-year visiting period. 
  • South Africans can visit Kenya visa-free for a period of 30 days but a visa will be required if the intended stay will exceed 40 days either on arrival or before arrival. It is always advisable to apply for a visa before arriving in Kenya. 
  • South Africans visiting Kenya must check for yellow fever, mumps, hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, cholera, rabies and influenza vaccination.  
  • Direct flight options are available from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, offered by Kenya Airways and South African Airlines.
  • Direct flights between Johannesburg and Nairobi typically lasts for about 4 hours and 7 minutes, while connecting flights between other parts of South Africa and Nairobi can take up to 8 to 12 hours.
  • While Kenya is home to a diverse religious demography, Christianity is currently the religion practised by a vast majority of Kenya’s population.
  • The exchange rate between the South African Rand and the Kenyan Shilling is currently at R1=/-7.38(KES).
  • Because the time zone currently in use in Kenya is the Eastern Africa Time ( EAT ), Kenya is an hour ahead of South Africa.
  • Getting around in Kenya is possible with the various public means of transportation available, this includes minibuses -which is popularly used as they are cheap (40 to 100 KES depending on the distance) and work for both long and short distance trips in all Kenyan towns and cities-, trains, domestic flights, car rentals, and Uber Nairobi.
  • Kenya uses a type G adapter for visitors travelling with chargeable devices.
  • Kenya has a humid tropical climate that explains the mostly windy temperatures in the two rainy seasons, which run from March to June and November to December.
  • The dry season from June to October is best for visiting as it is a good time to explore and participate in tourism-related activities.
  • While Swahili is Kenya’s official language, English is also widely spoken and visitors should have very little difficulty with communication when relating with Kenyans.
  • Visitors might want to pick up some basic Swahili phrases to help them navigate communications in rural spaces.
  • Visitors are advised to be careful when carrying out monetary transactions in Kenya, from currency changes to relatively expensive purchases.
  • Visitors taking pictures are advised to be respectful and conscious of their environment while at it. Photo subjects or their guardians might need to be tipped in some cases.

Jamaica Jamaica 90 days


Jamaica is home to 2.9 million people, white sandy beaches and the famous reggae musician, Bob Marley.


  • South Africans visiting Jamaica can stay for a duration of 90 days visa free. 
  • South Africans visiting Jamaica must have a passport valid for six months from date of entry in Jamaica. 
  • South Africans visiting Jamaica must have a proof of sufficient funds to sustain them during their stay and a return/onward ticket for their country of residence and the travel documentation for their next destination.  
  • South Africans visiting Jamaica must possess a certificate of yellow fever vaccination if arriving from a yellow fever infected area. 
  • South Africans visiting Jamaica on student visa must have a letter from their educational institution stating the purpose of travel and the duration of stay in Jamaica and a certificate indicating that the applicant is free from communicable or contagious disease. 
  • South Africans visiting Jamaica under the age of 16 can make use of their birth certificate instead of a passport if traveling by sea. 
  • South Africans staying for a period of time exceeding 90 days will apply for visa on arrival in Jamaica. 
Macao Macao 30 days

Macao is known as the gambling capital of the world and the most densely populated region in the world,  has a population of  about 650,900.

  • South Africans visiting Macao can stay for a period of 30 days visa free. 
  • South Africans visiting Macao must have a passport valid for six months on arrival in Macao. 
  • South Africans visiting Macao must have proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Macao. 
  • South Africans visiting Macao can apply for an extension of stay of up to 90 days at the immigration department before the expiry of the initial stay. 
  • South Africans visiting Macao with pets must have their pets vaccinated against rabies. A blood test will be conducted to check for rabies antibodies after which Macao veterinary certificate will be issued. 
  • South Africans visiting Macao for a period longer than 30 days can apply for a visa on arrival in Macao Embassy. 
  • South Africans visiting Macao should get vaccination for hepatitis A, typhoid, hepatitis B and rabies. 
Haiti Haiti 90 days

Haiti is home to over 10 million people, the final resting place of Christopher Columbus; where cocks get high on rum.

  • South African passport holders can visit Haiti for no longer than 90 days without a visa
  • Passports must carry blank pages for entry and exit stamps and should be valid for at least six months from the time of arrival in Haiti.
  • Visitors must have an onward/return ticket and any other documents pertinent to their next destination.
  • Visitors must also carry enough funds to cover any expenses incurred during their stay.
  • Visitors are required to clear their luggage at the international airport of Haiti.
  • There are no taxes or fees required upon departure from the airport.
  • Flights from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town to Port-au-Prince, Haiti are currently available with several local and international airlines i.e South African Airways, British Airways, Air Botswana, LATAM, etc.
  • Factoring in connections and stopovers, the estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Port-au-Prince is 24 hours, it is 1 day and 3 hours from Bloemfontein, and 1 day, 4 hours from Cape Town.
  • The Haitian Gourde can be changed easily at supermarkets and from street money changers. It is best to visit with just the United States dollars as they are easier to change and are popular with money changers.
  • ATMs are increasingly available in many parts of Haiti like Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien. While it is best to carry cash around, most business outlets in Haiti accept international credit/debit cards like VISA or MasterCard as payment options.
  • Haiti's climate is mostly hot and humid characterized by fogs, drizzles and dry seasons.
  • Amidst the political and social chaos and unrest in the country, Haiti is still home to rich history and cultures that are interesting to explore and experience.
  • The power plugs used in Haiti are of type A and B, with a 110 V standard voltage and a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Roman Catholicism is Haiti's official religion although voodoo is practised by a vast majority.
  • French and Haitian Creole are the two most widely spoken languages in Haiti, but English is also spoken by a small segment of people.
  • Intending visitors can pick up a few French phrases to help communicate better with locals.
  • South Africans visiting Haiti for whatever reason are expected to be courteous and respectful towards historical, spiritual and personal territories. It is always advised to make enquiries before venturing into non-tourist sites.
Malaysia Malaysia 90 days
Malaysia is a country in south eastern Asia. It is the 44th most populated country in world having a population of over 30 million people. It has its origins in the Malay kingdom.
 
  • South Africans can visit Malaysia visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay in Malaysia on a tourist or business visa. 
  • No visa is required for South Africans to visit Malaysia. 
  • The single entry visa is valid for 3 months while the multiple entry visa is valid for one year, however extension of the visa is not allowed. 
  • Before entry into Malaysia, you require two passport photographs, a valid passport, valid return ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Mauritius Mauritius 90 days

Mauritius, officially known as the republic of Mauritius, is a volcanic Island located in the Indian ocean off the southeast of the continent Africa. It is known for its lagoons, reefs, beaches and remarkable waterfalls. It is known for its unique and dodo bird, though it is extinct. 

  • 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),
Mozambique Mozambique 3 months

Mozambique is home to over 19 million people, the best colonial era architecture and the famous Peri Peri Chicken dish.

  • South African passport holders can stay visa free in Mozambique for a duration of 3 months. 
  • Intending visitors to Mozambique can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • South Africans can enter Mozambique with no visa required. 
  • Visitors on a tourist visa cannot engage in any employment while in Mozambique. 
  • Before entry into Mozambique, visitors must have two passport photographs, a hotel booking confirmation or invitation letter, a return ticket and evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of your stay. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months with 3 or more blank pages. 
Namibia Namibia 90 days

Namibia is known for its 2.5 million people, the highest sand dunes and the largest canyon in Africa.

  • South Africans can visit Namibia visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors to Namibia can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • There is no visa required for South Africans to enter Namibia. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months and at least 3 blank pages. 
  • Before entry into Namibia, you must have a proof of accommodation for the duration of your stay in Namibia. 
Namibia Namibia 90 days

Namibia is known for its 2.5 million people, the highest sand dunes and the largest canyon in Africa.

  • South Africans can visit Namibia visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors to Namibia can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • There is no visa required for South Africans to enter Namibia. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months and at least 3 blank pages. 
  • Before entry into Namibia, you must have a proof of accommodation for the duration of your stay in Namibia. 
Nicaragua Nicaragua 90 days The Republic of Nicaragua has a population of about six million people and it is a home to Lake Nicaragua- the largest lake in central America. Its capital city is Managua.
  • South Africans can stay in Nicaragua visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors can enter Nicaragua with no visa required. 
  • Your passport must be valid for the length of your stay in Nicaragua with one blank page.
  • Before entry into Nicaragua, you must have a certificate of yellow fever vaccination, must declare $10,000 USD or more in cash and an onward or return ticket. 
  • You must exit Nicaragua with the same passport used for entry
  • There is a $42 USD departure tax, often included in the plane ticket price, or you can pay the tax at the airline counter when departing.
Panama Panama 180 days

Panama is located in the continent of North America bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific, and is populated with over 4 million people. It is known for its magnificent canal structures, beautiful landscapes, exotic plants and birds, also known for having the best coffee in the world. 

  • South Africans visiting Panama can stay visa free for a duration of 180 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay in Panama on a tourist or business visa.
  • No visa is required for South Africans to enter Panama. 
  • Your visa is valid for a maximum of six months. 
  • If you intend to stay longer than five months, you can extend your stay by applying for an extension of your visa wish the offices of immigration at Panama.
  • Your passport must be valid for three months. 
  • Before entry into Panama, visitors must have proof of a minimum of $500 and a round trip ticket.
Paraguay Paraguay 90 days

Paraguay is a South American country, home to the finest lacework (Nanditi) and holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest barbecue.

  • South Africans can visit Paraquay visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay in Paraguay on a tourist or business visa.
  • There is no visa required for visitors to visit Paraguay. 
  • Your passport must be valid for six months at the time of visa application. 
  • You should have a photocopy of the Visas issued in other countries contained in the applicant's passport.
  • Before entry into Paraguay, you must have 2 passport sized photos, original certificate of police records, round trip tickets, hotel booking confirmation and proof of financial sufficiency. 
  • You must provide a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. 
Peru Peru 180 days

Peru is a South American country with a population of 31 million; where it is always happy hour.

  • South Africans can stay visa free in Peru for a duration of 180 days.
  • Visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa.
  • No visa is required for South Africans to enter Peru. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months with at least 2 free pages when entering Peru. 
  • Your tourist visa is only single entry while the business visa is a multiple entry visa. 
  • Your visa is valid for a maximum of 183 days per year. 
  • Before entry into Peru, visitors must have 2 passport photographs, a round trip ticket, proof of sufficient funds and proof of hotel booking confirmation. 
  • You can't extend your Peruvian visa. 
  • If you overstay your visa, you must pay $1 per day for the duration of time you stay after your visa expiration. You must pay this fee before being allowed to leave Peru. 
Philippines Philippines 30 days

Philippines is the 12th most populated country in the world with a population of over 108 million people. It is known for its exports of coconuts and tropical fruits, it is also the home of the biggest pair of shoes in the world. 

  • South African passport holders can stay visa free in Philippines for a period of 30 days. 
  • You can stay on a temporary visitor's visa. 
  • South Africans do not require any visa to visit Philippines.
  • Your visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days. 
  • You can extend your visa while in Philippines.
  • If you overstay your visa, you must pay a fine of Php 500.00 per month.
Philippines Philippines 30 days

Philippines is the 12th most populated country in the world with a population of over 108 million people. It is known for its exports of coconuts and tropical fruits, it is also the home of the biggest pair of shoes in the world. 

  • South African passport holders can stay visa free in Philippines for a period of 30 days. 
  • You can stay on a temporary visitor's visa. 
  • South Africans do not require any visa to visit Philippines.
  • Your visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days. 
  • You can extend your visa while in Philippines.
  • If you overstay your visa, you must pay a fine of Php 500.00 per month.
Qatar Qatar days
Qatar, a home to over 2.6 million people and having the third-largest natural gas and oil reserves, is the richest country in the world. Its capital city is Doha.
 
  • South African passport holders can stay visa free in Qatar for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • No visa is required for South African passport holders visiting Qatar. 
  • For entry into Qatar, visitors must have a passport valid for at least six months, return and onward tickets, and a proof of hotel booking confirmation. 
  • Your visa is valid for 180 days. 
  • You can extend your visa for 30 days with a processing fee of $27.
  • If you overstay your visa, you must pay $54 per day, for each day overstayed.
Russian Federation Russian Federation 90 days

Russia is a country of over 144 million people who love vodka, and popular for the abundance of brown bears.

  • South African passport holders can stay visa free in Russian Federation for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors don't require a visa to visit Russia. 
  • For entry into Russia, visitors require one passport photograph, a passport valid for six months, with 2 blank pages and a confirmation of hotel booking.
  • For stay exceeding 3 months, or multi entry business visa, a HIV test required.
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 42 days

St. Lucia is an island country with the world’s only drive-in volcano and the only country named after a woman.

  • South African passport holders can stay in Saint Lucia visa-free for a duration of 42 days.
  • Visitors must hold a passport valid for the amount of period they intend to stay.
  • Before entry into Saint Lucia, visitors must have 2 passports sized photographs, a valid passport, proof of hotel accommodation, a copy of travel itinerary and a return or onward ticket.
  • Intending visitors can get to Castries in Saint Lucia from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Saint Lucia.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Castries is 22 hours, 51 minutes, 1 day, 3 hours from Cape Town, and 1 day 2 hours from Bloemfontein
  • Saint Lucia's official currency is the Eastern Carribean Dollar, although the US Dollar is acceptable throughout the Island. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at banks, hotels and other exchange outlets.
  • The weather in Saint Lucia stays consistently warm and humid all through the year.
  • Saint Lucia’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions make it a prime spot for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new ways of life while at it.
  • Saint Lucia uses the Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which make South Africa six hours ahead.
  • The power socket and plugs used in Saint Lucia is of type G. The standard supply voltage is 240 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Christianity is the prominent religion in Saint Lucia. The majority are Roman Catholics and Seventh Day Adventists, other protestants are minorities.
  • Getting around in Saint Lucia is possible with public taxis, buses etc.
  • Saint Lucia's original language is English, however, a larger percentage of the people speak french patois.
  • Saint Lucia is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.
Singapore Singapore 30 days

The Republic of Singapore is a city-state and an island country with a population of about 5 million people and the fastest walkers in the world.

  • South Africans can stay visa free in Singapore for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • No visa is required for South African passport holders to visit Singapore.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Singapore. 
  • You require 2 passport photographs taken with the last three months. 
  • You can apply for extension of your visa. 
  • Before entry, you require proof of sufficient funds, a certificate of yellow fever vaccination and return/onward tickets. 
Tanzania Tanzania 90 days

Tanzania is home to about 60 million people, Africa's most famous national parks and the highest mountain in Africa

  • South African passport holders can visit Tanzania visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Visitors can stay in Tanzania on a visitor or business visa. 
  • No visa is required for South African nationals to visit Tanzania. 
  • The single entry visitor visa cost $50 while the business visa cost $250.
  • Your visa is valid for 3 months. 
  • Your passport must be valid for 6 months. 
Thailand Thailand 30 days

Thailand is a country with a population of 68 million people. It's known for being the biggest rice exporter in the world,for its sensual massage parlors, and for being home to the smallest mammal in the world. 

  • South Africans can visit Thailand visa free for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • No visa is required for South African nationals to visit Thailand. 
  • Your passport must be valid for six months. 
  • Your visa is valid for 3 months.
  • You can apply for an extension of your visa. 
Thailand Thailand 30 days

Thailand is a country with a population of 68 million people. It's known for being the biggest rice exporter in the world,for its sensual massage parlors, and for being home to the smallest mammal in the world. 

  • South Africans can visit Thailand visa free for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • No visa is required for South African nationals to visit Thailand. 
  • Your passport must be valid for six months. 
  • Your visa is valid for 3 months.
  • You can apply for an extension of your visa. 
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 90 days
Trinidad and Tobago is a country of about 1.5 million people. It is known for its famous music genres, for its colourful cultures, and for the incredible Trinidad Carnival aptly named "The Greatest Show on Earth".
  • South African passport holders can stay in Trinidad and Tobago for up to 90 days without a visa.
  • Before entry into Trinidad and Tobago, visitors must have a valid passport, proof of sufficient funds, and return travel ticket.
  • Intending visitors' passports must carry blank pages for stamps and other entry or exit accreditation.
  • Passports must be valid for at least six months from the time of arrival.
  • Visitors are expected to clear their luggage at the first airport of entry in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • There are no airport taxes required upon departure from the airport of arrival.
  • Flights from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town to the Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago are possible with South African Airways, KLM, British Airways, Air France, TAAG, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic, and a few other carriers.
  • These carriers fly from international airports in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Bloemfontein.
  • 1 day, 3 hours is the estimated flight from Johannesburg to the Port of Spain, 1 day, 3 hours from Cape Town and 1 day, 7 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • Intending visitors staying in Trinidad and Tobago can exchange their foreign currencies (preferably United States dollars or Euros) for the local Trinidad and Tobago dollar in banks and other legal foreign exchange offices.
  • In Trinidad and Tobago, ATMs are available in many business and luxury outlets, tourists sites, malls, supermarkets across the country. Credit/debit cards are equally accepted in many upscale business outlets.
  • Trinidad and Tobago have a hot and humid climate that varies according to the regions.
  • Due to the natural, historical and architectural endowments present in Trinidad and Tobago, it is a prime spot for tourists, visitors and vacationers.
  • Trinidad and Tobago's uses type A and B plug types, a 115 V supply voltage and 60 Hz.
  • English alongside, Trinidadian Hindustani, Tobagonian Creole, and Trinidadian English Creole are the most widely spoken languages across Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Trinidad and Tobago's diverse and multi-layered religious landscape features Protestant Christians, Roman Catholic Christians, Hindus, and Muslims, 
  • Intending visitors are advised to be cordial, respectful and conscious of their surrounding as they go about the reason for their visit. It is advisable to ask before taking pictures of locals or trespassing sacred or private places.
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 90 days
Trinidad and Tobago is a country of about 1.5 million people. It is known for its famous music genres, for its colourful cultures, and for the incredible Trinidad Carnival aptly named "The Greatest Show on Earth".
  • South African passport holders can stay visa free in Trinidad and Tobago for a duration of 90 days. 

Uruguay Uruguay 90 days
Uruguay is a country with a population of 3.4 million people. It is known for being one of the few Latin American countries where the entire population has access to clean water. It is also the least corrupt country in Latin America. 
  • South African passport holders can visit Uruguay visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors require no visa to visit Uruguay. 
  • You must have proof of hotel reservation
  • Visitors must have a valid passport for at least 6 months after arrival in Uruguay.
  • You must have 1 passport size photo and travel booking.
Uruguay Uruguay 90 days
Uruguay is a country with a population of 3.4 million people. It is known for being one of the few Latin American countries where the entire population has access to clean water. It is also the least corrupt country in Latin America. 
  • South African passport holders can visit Uruguay visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors require no visa to visit Uruguay. 
  • You must have proof of hotel reservation
  • Visitors must have a valid passport for at least 6 months after arrival in Uruguay.
  • You must have 1 passport size photo and travel booking.
Vanuatu Vanuatu 30 days
  • South African passport holders can stay visa free in Vanuatu for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa.
  • No visa is required for South African passport holders to visit Vanuatu. 
  • Before entry into Vanuatu, visitors must provide a valid passport, 2 passport photographs and a return ticket. 
  • You can extend your visa for 6,000 Vt for Four Months and 12,000 Vt for Over 4 months.
Venezuela Venezuela 90 days

Venezuela has a population of over 31.57 million people. In this oil-rich country, mothers have to carry birth certificates to buy diapers for their kids and students can choose if they want to have class in the morning, afternoon or night.

  • South Africans can visit Venezuela visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • South Africans don't require a visa to visit Venezuela. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months with one blank page. 
  • You must show proof of yellow fever vaccination. 
Zambia Zambia 90 days

Zambia is a country with a population of over 16 million people, the country richest in water bodies in Southern Africa and the African country with the biggest repertoire of birds.

  • South Africans can visit Zambia visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist, business or visitor visa. 
  • South African nationals don't require a visa to visit Zambia. 
  • Before entry into Zambia, visitors must have a valid passport of at least six months, 2 passport photographs, copy of return air ticket and proof of hotel accommodation. 
  • Visitors can apply for extension of your visa. 
  • South African passport holders do not need a visa to enter Zambia for up to 90 days in one year as tourists or 30 days in one year for business.
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 90 days

Zimbabwe is a country of roughly 16 million people known for its diverse wildlife, impeccable landscapes and diverse acceptable units of currency.

  • South Africans can visit Zimbabwe visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • No visa is required for South African nationals to visit Zimbabwe. 
  • You can not extend your business visa. 
  • Before entry into Zimbabwe, visitors must have a valid passport, passport photograph, proof of residence in country of origin and proof of accommodation.
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 90 days

Zimbabwe is a country of roughly 16 million people known for its diverse wildlife, impeccable landscapes and diverse acceptable units of currency.

  • South Africans can visit Zimbabwe visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • No visa is required for South African nationals to visit Zimbabwe. 
  • You can not extend your business visa. 
  • Before entry into Zimbabwe, visitors must have a valid passport, passport photograph, proof of residence in country of origin and proof of accommodation.
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands 6 months

Cayman Islands is home to over 61,559 people and is known for being one of the best diving spots in the Caribbean, for being home to stingray city, and for being one of the few Caribbean islands that never had slaves or cane fields.

  • South Africa citizens can visit the Cayman Islands for a period of 6 months without a visa.
  • Intending visitors must have a passport valid for six months from the date of exit from the Cayman Islands, with blank pages for entry and exit stamp. 
  • Visitors must have a return and onward ticket and a proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in the Cayman Islands.
  • Confirmation of accommodation arrangements in the Cayman Islands is required
  • Intending visitors can get to George TownCayman Islands, from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Cayman Airways, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to the Cayman Islands.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to George Town, Cayman Island is 23 hours, 15 minutes, it is 1 day  hours from Cape Town, and 1 day 2 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • In the Cayman Islandsalthough the United States Dollar is as widely accepted as a medium of exchange, the Cayman Islands dollar is the official currency. Visitors can visit various exchange outlet throughout the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • ATMs can be easily found in major parts of the Cayman Islands and credit/debit cards are accepted by many business outlets in the Cayman Islands.
  • The Cayman Islands have a tropical marine climate, with a wet season of warm, rainy summers running from mid-May through October and a dry season of relatively mild winters from November to April.
  • The best time to visit the Cayman Islands is between March and June when hotel prices are fair and the beaches and tourists sites are packed with fewer crowds.
  • The Cayman Islands' numerous natural beautiesendowments and beaches put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • The Cayman Islands uses the Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5), which puts South Africa 7 hours ahead in time.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in the Cayman Islands are of type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 120 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Christianity is almost the only religion practised in the Cayman Islands with denominations like Anglican, Baptist, Catholicism, Church of God, Presbyterian, and United Church.
  • Getting around in the Cayman Islands is possible with buses, taxis, car rentals, ferries, bikes, planes etc.
  • English is the official language in the Cayman Islands. 
  • Cayman Turtle Centre, Seven Mile Beach, Cabana Bay, and Pedro St James are fascinating places to visit in the Cayman Islands.
  • Tourists spend an average of CI$ 216 a day in Cayman Island.
  • Cayman Island is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.
Palestinian Territory Palestinian Territory days

The Palestinian territories is populated with over 5 million people, and it is known historical origins, exotic wild flowers and production of olive related products; It is also a country that celebrates Christmas three times a year. 

  • South Africans looking to visit the Palestinian Territory can do so without a visa.
  • Intending visitors’ passports must be valid for at least six months from time of arrival.
  • Passports should carry blank pages where entry and exit stamps will go.
  • Visitors must have a return/onward ticket and any other documents pertinent to their next destination.
  • Visitors are also expected to have enough money to cover their expenses while in the Palestinian Territory.
  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination is also an important document to present upon arrival.
  • Intending visitors are also advised to get vaccinated against Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid, Tuberculosis, Meningitis, and Rabies.
  • Intending visitors can get to Tel Aviv-Yafo, Isreal from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, RwandAir, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to the Palestinian Territories.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Tel Aviv is 8 hours, 40 minutes it is 12 hours, 15 minutes from Cape Town, and 12 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • The Jordanian Dinar and the US Dollar, are currencies used in Palestine but the most popular is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS) and can be obtained in banks and foreign exchange outlets.
  • ATMs are available in most places in Israel and while credit/debit cards are accepted in major business outlets in the country, it is best to move around with cash when patronizing small businesses.
  • Israel has a Mediterranean climate characterized by varied seasons depending on the region, from hot and dry summers to cool and rainy winters.
  • Israel’s numerous natural and historical beauties put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in the Palestinian Territories are of type C and H. The standard supply voltage is 230 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Getting around in the Palestinian Territories is possible with public buses, taxis, car rentals, etc.
  • The Palestinian Territory is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.
South Korea South Korea 30 days

South Korea is populated with about 51.47 million people, It is known for acient buildings, fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities. South Korea is home to the sex-themed park the “Jeju Love Land”. 

  • South Africans who want to visit South Korea can stay there visa-free for up to 30 days. 
  • Passport must be valid for up to 6 months after date of departure. 
  • Visa applicants must submit their passport, visa application form, a recent coloured passport sized photograph, and other relevant documents as determined by the status of the applicant.
  • Submitted documents would not be returned with the exception of passports, visitors should have prepared photocopies along with the original. 
  • The Visa must have  blank pages. 
  • South Africans who wish to extend their stay in South Korea past 30 days must apply for a visa. 
  • Holders of laissez-passers are visa exempt for 30 days.
  • Holders of e-visas or e-resident permit are only granted visa free access if they depart from Australia. 
  • Travelers in transit do not require a visa if the transit takes less than 24-hours. 
  • Visitors can easily get around South Africa using public transport such as buses or trains; ferries are also available to the surrounding islands, as the public transport system is very efficient. 
  • The spring and autumn are the best times to visit South Korea as summer and winter are very extreme in the country. 
  • Visitors to South Korea should take precautions against Japanese encephalitis in the months of June and October. 
  •  South Africans are not expected to take up paid employment for the duration of their stay in South Korea.
Cook Islands Cook Islands 31 days
Cook Islands is known for its crystal clear waters, its black pearls and of course, its particularly interesting name! It is home to over 18,000 people.
  • South Africans can visit the Cook Islands for a period of 31 days without a visa.
  • Intending visitors must have a Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended stay in the Cook Islands, with at least a blank page for entry and exit stamp. 
  • Visitors must have a return and onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds to spend on their stay in the Cook Islands.
  • South Africans visiting the Cook Islands must present a yellow fever vaccination certificate on arrival
  • Confirmation of accommodation arrangements in the Cook Islands is required
  • Intending visitors can get to the Cook Islands, from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air New Zealand, British Airways and Qantas are some of the airlines that fly from South Africa to the Cooks Islands.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Avarua District, Cook Island is 1 day, it is 1 day 4  hours from Cape Town, and 1 day 4 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • The New Zealand Dollar and Cook Island Dollar are the currencies used in the Cook Island. Although the New Zealand Dollar is the official currency in the Cook Island. Visitors can visit various exchange outlet throughout the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • ATMs can be easily found in major parts of the Cook Islands and credit/debit cards are accepted by many business outlets in the Cook Islands.
  • The Cook Islands has a tropical oceanic climate, with temperatures stable throughout the year. The rainy period is from December to March and a relatively dry period from June to September.
  • There is actually no bad time to visit the Cook Islands weather-wise, although the months of April, May, September, and October usually provide the best combination of sunshine and warmth.
  • The Cook Islands uses the Cook Islands Standard Time (GMT-10), which puts South Africa 12 hours ahead in time.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in the Cayman Islands are of type I. The standard supply voltage is 240 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • The Baha'i faith, Hindus, Muslims and a few other indigenous religion constitute 1% of the population. Christianity is the prominent religion in the Cook Islands, with various denominations spread across the country.
  • Ika mata (raw fish with coconut milk, finely chopped vegetables), Umu food (prepared in the traditional earth oven), Curried eke (octopus in coconut curry), Rukau (Taro leaves, usually cooked with coconut cream), Poke (cooked fruit pudding) (banana, pawpaw) with coconut milk.
  • Getting around in the Cook Islands is possible with buses, taxis, car rentals, ferries, bikes, planes etc.
  • The official languages of the Cook Islands are English and Cook Islands Māori also known as Rarotongan. Rarotongan is, however, the most widely spoken language.
  • Muri Beach, Muri Lagoon, Te Vara Nui Village are fascinating places to visit in the Cook Islands.
  • Tourists spend an average of $125 a day in the Cook Islands.
  • Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.
Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia 30 days
  • Micronesia tourist visa is not required for Citizens of South Africa for a stay up to 30 days.
  • Visitors are required to possess passports valid for the duration of stay.
  • A valid international certificate of vaccination against Cholera, Yellow Fever and Small Pox is required for visitors.
  • Micronesia currently uses the Ponape Time, Time Zone in Palikir (GMT +11), hence, Micronesia is 9 hours ahead of South Africa.
  • Dogs and cats must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate of good health issued att their home country.
  • Visitors are required to declare amounts equivalent to $10,000 or above upon entry.
  • Note that drinking alcohol in public places is considered a felony in Micronesia.
  • Penalties for processing, using, or trafficking  illegal drugs, including marijuana are severe and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.
  • Visitors aged less than 18 years old must have an authenticated letter issued by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) on entering or departing from Micronesia.
  • There are no legal restrictions on same sex relationships, however, the Micronesian society is still very conservation and relationships as such should be discreet.
  • There is no public transportation in Micronesia, taxis are run by private individuals who make no provision for people with mobility issues.
  • Micronesia has a tropical marine climate moderated by seasonal northeast winds because the majority of the islands that form Micronesia are either volcanic or coral atolls.
  • The dry season runs from December or January to June and the rainy season from July to November or December.
  • The country is known for palm-shaded beaches, wreck-filled dives and ancient ruins, including Nan Madol, sunken basalt temples and burial vaults that extend out of a lagoon on Pohnpei.
  • The tourist industry consists mainly of scuba divers that come to see coral reefs, do wall dives and visit sunken ships from World War II.
  • It is possible for any citizen staying for no more than 30 days to extend his/her visit at the discretion of the Immigration Office provided he/she is coming for tourism or as a visitor.
  • There are no restrictions on importing gift articles valued up to XCD 250 and this should happen only once a year. 1.14 litres of alcoholic drinks is also not allowed into the country.
  • Approximately 6 ounces (168 grammes) of perfume and 50 cigars or 200 cigarettes is allowed only to travellers aged 17 years old and above.
  • The Micronesian cuisine consists of local foods such as cassava taro, potato, fish and pork.
  • The Micronesians are predominantly Christians and are lovers of their cultural myths and traditions
  • The English language is the country’s official language and largely spoken by a majority of its population.
Montserrat Montserrat 180 days

Montserrat is home to about 5,000 people, good music and black sand beaches.


  • Montserrat tourist visa is not required for Citizens of South Africa for a stay up to 180 days.
  • Visitors are required to possess passports valid for the duration of stay.
  • Visitors are advised to leave at least one blank page of their passport for entry stamps.
  • No form of vaccination certificate is required from visitors upon entry.
  • There are no currency restrictions for entry and exit from Montserrat.
  • Monserrat’s crime rate is relatively low, however, crimes including murder, rape, armed robbery, petty street, automobile break-in and burglary do occur.
  • Pirated or Counterfeited goods are not allowed into the country.
  • Firearms and ammunition without prior permission or certification from your home country government is prohibited.
  • Public transportation system of Montserrat consists of minibuses and taxis.
  • There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relation or the organisation of LGBTI events in Monserrat.
  • In Montserrat the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Montserrat's climate is classified as tropical. Montserrat has a significant amount of rainfall during the year. This is true even for the driest month.
  • Montserrat Languages has two main languages; English, which is the official language and Montserrat Creole which is widely spoken in the island.
  • The Montserrat citizens are predominantly Christian, while the fewer proportion of the country’s population practice Rastafarian.
  • Tourism in Montserrat is characterized by Sun bathing on beaches, snorkeling underwater and Volcano adventures and sightseeing.
  • Montserrat uses the Atlantic Standard Time zone in (GMT-4), hence, South Africa is 6 hours ahead of Montserrat.
  • The north of the island is largely unaffected, and has black-sand beaches, coral reefs, cliffs and shoreline caves.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 30 days

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is made up of 32 islands and cays in the West Indies, known for seductive waters and rare parrots.

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines tourist visa is not required for Citizens of South Africa for a stay up to 30 days.
  • Visitors are required to possess passports valid for the proposed duration of stay.
  • Visitors are expected to leave at least a blank page on their passports to obtain entry stamps.
  • There are no certificates of vaccination required for entry.
  • There are no currency restrictions on visitors for entry and exit from the country.
  • Do not enter the country with firearms or ammunition without prior permission from its government.
  • Illegal trafficking in illegal drugs and firearms attract severe jail sentences and heavy fines.
  • Consensual same sex relationships is illegal, with penalties up to 10 years in prison.
  • The public transportation in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines consists of minibuses and taxis only.
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines uses the Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4), hence, South Africa is 6 hours ahead of the country.
  • In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the climate is tropical, hot and humid all year round, with a relatively cool, dry season from January to mid-April and a hot, humid and rainy season from June to December.
  • Protestant Christianity is the religion of the majority in Saint Vincent and Grenadines.
  • English has official status in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Most residents of the nation use Vincentian Creole, especially in informal settings.
  • Saint Vincent is known for its vast mountains, volcanoes and plains with beautiful fauna and flora life.


Svalbard and Jan Mayen Svalbard and Jan Mayen 360 days

Svalbard and Jan Mayen is home to about 3,000 people, polar bears and the world’s two northernmost Lenin statues.

  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen tourist visa is not required for Citizens of South Africa for an indefinite stay even for a lifetime.
  • Visitors are required to possess passports valid for the duration of stay.
  • Visitors are not required to pay any entry or departure tax.
  • Svalbard operates an Open border Policy to allow anybody into its territory without going through strict travel procedures.
  • Direct flight is available from Johannesburg to Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
  • Average summer temperatures on Svalbard range from 3 to 7 °C  in July, and winter temperatures from −13 to −20 °C  in January.
  • Svalbard uses the Central European Summer Time (GMT +2), hence, there is no time difference between South Africa and Svalbard.
  • Visitors are required to carry stun and tranquiler guns so as to frighten and chase off polar bears according to the Svalbard Environmental Protection Act.
  • Renting could be expensive in the country, in general, the housing and living expenses in Svalbard are among the highest in the world.
  • Svalbard’s transportation system is made up of ports and bus networks.
  • On Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, the power plugs and sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • The official language of Svalbard is Norwegian which is widely spoken by its citizens.
  • The primary religion practiced by a vast majority of the Svalbard’s population is Christianity.
  • Polar bears are the main tourist attraction for Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Svalbard and Jan Mayen days

Svalbard and Jan Mayen is home to about 3,000 people, polar bears and the world’s two northernmost Lenin statues.

Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands British 30 days
The British Virgin Islands are known for their excellent beaches, vibrant cultural music, and for owning the best lobster recipe in the Caribbean! It has a population of some 32,000 people.
  • The tourist visa for the British Virgin Islands is not required for citizens of South Africa for a stay up to 30 days.
  • Visa extensions for up to 6 months are granted at the discretion of the Chief Immigration Officer provided visitors can show proof of independent financial means.
  • South Africans are required to possess passports valid for the duration of stay.
  • There is a $15 departure tax and $5 security charge payable on leaving the country by air.
  • South Africans are not allowed to possess meat products on arrival.
  • Travelers with pets are required to supply evidence of vaccination against potentially infectious diseases such as rabies.
  • On the British Virgin Islands, the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 110 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Direct flights are available from Johannesburg to Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
  • The British Virgin Islands use the Atlantic Standard Time (GMT +4), hence, the country is 6 hours ahead of South Africa.
  • Transport within the country can be made through taxis, ferries and air vehicles.
  • Trafficking of illegal substances including marijuana is a serious offence and can lead to large fines and long imprisonments.
  • Spear fishing, use of scuba equipment, explosive, poison and other poisonous substances to capture or remove any marine animal or coral is against the law.
  • Fishing within the boundaries of any marine park is strictly forbidden.
  • Commercial, sport and pleasure fishing within the country requires a fishing license and the boat you are fishing must also be licensed by the government.
  • Homosexuality is legal on the British Virgin Islands’ law, although, there are no provisions for marriage or civil partnerships between same-sex couples.
  • British Virgin Islanders place great importance on mannerly behavior and the right of individuals’ privacy is also held dear.
  • The primary language spoken in the British Virgin Islands is the British English and Caribbean Creole as a local dialect but Spanish is widely spoken by other Caribbean Immigrants.
  • Among the older generation, friends of either gender may be addressed formally as “Mr”, “Mrs” or “Miss” and the younger generation may be greeted with a generic “How?” or “Everything safe?”.
  • British Virgin Islanders are British Overseas Territories citizens and are also recognised as British citizens worldwide.
  • A large proportion of the country’s population practice Christianity with less reference to other religious practices.
  • The British Virgin Islands have a tropical rain forest climate.
  • The country has two seasons- the wet season runs from September to November while the dry season runs from February to March.
  • Hurricanes hits the country occasionally between June to November.
  • The country is known for its popular traditional music, Fungi which is also the name the popular local cornmeal dish. The music is identified as a special from the local fusion of African and European music.
Dominica Dominica 6 months
Dominica is a small country of more than 74,474 people known for its lush, unspoiled rain forests, several hot springs, and for its black and yellow beach sands!

  • South Africa citizens can visit Dominica for a period of 6 months without a visa.
  • Intending visitors must have a passport valid for six months from the date of arrival into Dominica, with blank pages for entry and exit stamp. 
  • Prospective visitors must not be sanctioned and restricted or prohibited to enter into the EU, USA, UK and Canada, or else such a person won't be granted entry into Dominica.
  • Visitors must have a return and onward ticket and a proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Dominica.
  • South African nationals must have confirmation of accommodation arrangements in Dominica
  • Intending visitors can get to Dominica from any international airport in South Africa. There are International airports in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air France, Air Antilles Express and Iberia Airline are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Dominica.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Roseau, Dominica, is 1 day, 4 hours, it is 1 day 6 hours from Cape Town, and 1 day 7 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • The official and most spoken language in Dominica is English. Some regions in Dominica speak a dialect called Kokoy.
  • Christianity is the prominent religion in Dominica. they consist majorly of Roman Catholics and Protestants. Islam, Buddhism, Baha'i, Hinduism constitute the minority.
  • The Eastern Caribbean dollar is the official currency in Dominica. Tourists can exchange their foreign currencies at banks and other exchange outlets in the country.
  • Tourist average daily cost is between $60-$200.
  • Dominica has a tropical climate. it is usually hot and humid all year round, with a relatively cool and dry season from January to mid-April and a hot, humid and rainy season from mid-June to mid-November.
  • Some of the special delicacies in Dominica include Manicou, Sorrel, codfish sandwich and rum.
  • Transportation in Dominica can be facilitated by taxis, car rentals and buses.
  • Dominica uses the Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4) which put South Africa 6 hours ahead in time.
  • Type D and G are the power and socket plug types used in Dominica. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Tourists are advised to follow the instructions of local authorities and also monitor local news broadcasts.
Swaziland Swaziland 30 days

Swaziland is home to about 1.1 million people, excellent wildlife reserves, and it's beautiful arts and crafts.

  • Swaziland tourist visa is not required for citizens of South Africa for a stay up to 30 days.
  • Visitors are required to possess passports valid for the duration of stay.
  • South Africans are also required to leave at least two pages of their passports blank for entry stamps.
  • A certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination is to be submitted by visitors on entry into Swaziland.
  • Swaziland is also called the kingdom of Eswatini and popularly called “Eswatini”.
  • Public transportation in Swaziland is not easily accessible for persons with disabilities as the government has not provided any means of alternative accessible transport.
  • Public Transport made within Eswatini is mostly through public buses and cars and car ownership is limited in the country.
  • Traffic accidents are common in Swaziland than crime visitors are advised to exercise caution when driving.
  • The Eswatini’s currency, the Lilangeni, is pegged to the South African rand. 
  • Swaziland currently uses the South African Standard time (GMT +2), hence, there is no time difference between South Africa and the country.
  • Swazi and English are the country’s official languages, although, Swazi is popularly spoken by the local indigenes.
  • The climate of Eswatini varies from tropical to near temperate.
  • In Swaziland, the power plugs and sockets are of type M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Swaziland is known by tourists for its abundance of game reserves, mountains, safari lounges and gardens.
  • The country is also full of arts, wildlife and natural arts such as rock arts and huts.
  • About 80% of the Swaziland population practice Christianity, 20% practice Islam while 3.0% practice the traditional Swazi religion.
Swaziland Swaziland 30 days

Swaziland is home to about 1.1 million people, excellent wildlife reserves, and it's beautiful arts and crafts.

Swaziland tourist visa is not required for Citizens of South Africa for a stay up to 30 days

Visitors are required to possess passports valid for the duration of stay

Visitors are also required to leave at two blank pages of their passports for visa stamps

Visitors are required to provide a cerficate of Yellow Fever Vaccination on entry

  • Swaziland is also called the kingdom of Eswatini and popularly called “Eswatini”
  • The government of Eswatini denounces same-sex relationships
  • There is also the prevalent existence of societal discrimination against same sex relationship, LGBTI persons are advised to conceal their sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Public transportation is Swaziland is not easily accessible for persons with disabilities, the government has not provided any means of alternative accessible transport
  • Traffic accidents are common in Swaziland than crime, the visitors are advised to exercise caution when driving.
  • The Eswatini’s currency, the lilangeni, is pegged to the South African rand. 
  • Transport made within Eswatini is mostly through public buses and cars, car ownership is limited in the country.
  • Swaziland currently uses the South African Standard time (GMT +2), hence, there is no time difference between South Africa and the country
  • Swazi and English are the country’s two official languages, although, Swazi is popularly spoken by the local indigenes
  • The climate of Eswatini varies from tropical to near temperate
  • In Swaziland the power plugs and sockets are of type M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz
  • Swaziland is known by tourists for its abundance of game reserves, mountains, safari lounges and gardens
  • The country is also full of arts, wildlife and natural arts such as rock arts and hut buildings

About 80% of the Swaziland population practice Christianity, 20% practice Islam while 3.0% practice the traditional Swazi religion

E-Visa on Arrival countries for South African citizens

25 countries do not require a visa from South Africans at the port of entry. This means South Africans can travel into this countries without being asked for a visa at the immigration desk.

E-Visa countries

Flag Country Name Stay Duration Country Description Entry Requirements
Uganda Uganda 90 days

Uganda has a population of over 40 million people. It is known for having 6.8% of the world's butterfly species, for being home to 11% of the world’s bird population, and for housing one of the world's smallest churches. 

  • South Africans can stay visa free in Uganda for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors can enter Uganda on a visa on arrival or eVisa. 
  • Visitors must have a valid Yellow Fever Immunisation card.
  • The single entry visa cost $50 while the multiple entry visa cost $100.
  • You must have a passport valid for at least six months and 2 passport photographs.
Ethiopia Ethiopia 30 days

Ethiopia is the second-most populous nation in Africa, full of vibrant and colourful festivals and is home to the first cup of coffee.

  • South African passport holder can stay in Ethiopia with an e-visa or obtain a visa on arrival only at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
  • The type of e-visa which can be obtained by visitors varies. A 30-day visa for visitors who wants to stay for 30 days or less.
  • A 90-day visa for tourists who want to stay for more than 30 days.
  • Passport must be valid for six months from the arrival date in Ethiopia, with at least two open pages.
  • Visitors are expected to present one passport photograph, a copy of air ticket or itinerary, proof of funds preferably a bank statement and confirmation of accommodation
  • South Africans hoping to travel can get to Addis Ababa Ethiopia, from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • Airline flying from South Africa to Ethiopia include South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Air Namibia etc.
  • The estimated flight duration from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa is 5 hours, 20 minutes, from Cape Town to Addis Ababa is 6 hours, 25 minutes, and 9 hours, 20 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • The official language in Ethiopia is Amharic. However, Oromo is a more generally spoken language. Other languages are Arabic and English.
  • Ethiopia’s numerous historical attractions and natural beauties make it an alluring spot for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new ways of life while at it.
  • Ethiopian Birr (ETB) is the official currency used in Ethiopia. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at various bank and exchange outlets in the country.
  • There are two associated power socket and plug types in Ethiopia, which are type  C, E, F and L. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Ethiopia has a mild and tropical climate. it is relatively hot throughout the year. It is best to visit during the dry season between October and June.
  • Time zone in Ethiopia is (GMT-3), it puts it an hour ahead of South Africa.
  • The prominent religion in Ethiopia is Christianity ( Abrahamic, Ethiopian Orthodoxy, Pentay and Catholic). Aside from that, Islam and other indigenous religions are practised.
  • Getting around in Ethiopia can be facilitated by buses, taxis, and train.
  • Ethiopia has an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.
Djibouti Djibouti 31 days
Djibouti is a country of more than 956, 985 people known for its impeccable desert landscapes, intriguing marine life, and for celebrating Christmas on January 7th.
  • South African passport holders can stay for a period of 31 days on an E-visa.
  • Passports must be valid for a duration of six months and should carry two 2 blank pages.
  • The fee for obtaining a visa is 15,000 Djiboutian francs/$90.
  • Visitors are required to have a yellow fever vaccination to be presented on arrival.
  • Intending visitors can get to Djibouti City, Djibouti from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Kenya Airways, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Djibouti.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Djibouti is 9 hours, 14 hours, 20 minutes from Cape Town, 14 hours, 35 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • The Djibouti Franc (DFr) is Djibouti’s official currency, with notes in denominations of DFr1000, 2000, 5000 and 10,000, and coin in DFr1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500.
  • ATMs are available in many parts of Djibouti and they mostly accept VISA cards. The euro and the US dollar are the easiest currencies to convert.
  • The exchange rate is currently at 1 EUR= 199.64 DJF, 1 USD= 177.94 DJF, and 1 ZAR= 12.78 DJF.
  • Djibouti’s climate is made up of a tropical desert on the coast and in the north and a semi-desert in the central-southern highlands
  • Djibouti’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions make it a prime spot for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new ways of life while at it.
  • Djibouti uses the East Africa Time (GMT+3) which makes it one hour ahead of South Africa.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Djibouti are of type C and E. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • 94% of Djiboutians are adherents of Islam and identify as Sunni Muslims, while the rest of the population practice Christianity and subscribe to other religious or non-religious beliefs.
  • While there are a number of ways to get around in Djibouti e.g taxis, boats, buses, etc, public transport in Djibouti has been found to be unpleasant, and the best option is to rent a car and possibly hire a driver.
  • Arabic is Djibouti’s official language, but Djiboutians also speak French, Somali, and Afar. Visitors might need to pick up some Arabic or French phrases before they visit.
  • Djibouti is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 30 days
Cote d'Ivoire has a population of over 23.7 million people. It is famous for its idyllic beach locations, for the Mount Nimba, and for being the home of popular Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba.

  • South African passport holders can stay in Cote d'Ivoire without a visa for a duration of 30 days.
  • The Cote d'Ivoire visa is a multi-entry visa, with a validity of 90 days, although visitors are only allowed to stay a maximum of 30 days.
  • Passports must be valid for six months during the duration of your stay, with one blank page for entry and exit stamps. 
  • Before entry into Cote d'Ivoire, visitors must show proof of hotel booking reservation, passport photos, proof of sufficient funds and return or onward travel tickets.
  • Intending visitors require a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. 
  • No visa is required to visit Cote d'ivoire. 
  • Visitors are advised to apply for the e-visa, five days before departure.
  • Intending visitors can get to Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Kenya Airways, kulula, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Côte d’Ivoire.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Abidjan is 8 hours, 5 minutes, 12 hours, 10 minutes from Cape Town 11 hours, 5 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • The West African CFA (XOF) is Ivory Coast’s official currency, although many business outlets accept Euros. Visitors can convert their foreign currencies in banks and some hotels.
  • There aren’t so many ATMs in most parts of Ivory Coast, but visitors can withdraw up to 200,000 CFA from over the counter in banks so long as they have a Visa card.
  • Ivory Coast’s climate is generally warm and humid, with the southern coast more equatorial than the tropical weather in the middle and the semiarid temperatures in the north.
  • Ivory Coast’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions make it a prime spot for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new ways of life while at it.
  • Ivory Coast uses the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which makes South Africa two hours ahead of it.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Costa Rica are of type C and E. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Ivory Coast’s religious demography is diverse and multilayered, with almost 52%  who identify as Evangelical or Catholic Christians, 24.9% who identify as Muslims, and others adherents to various traditional faiths.
  • Getting around in Ivory Coast is possible with public taxis, buses, etc. Visitors can also get around using Ivory Coast’s alternative to Uber: the TaxiJet app.
  • Of all the languages in Ivory Coast, French is what a large number of Ivorians speak, though many understand English, it still remains a barely used means of communication. Visitors might want to pick up a few French phrases to help them relate better with locals.
  • Ivory Coast is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.
Bahrain Bahrain 14 days

Bahrain is a country of some 1.5 million people famous for its oil reserves, gorgeous natural pearls, and the speculation that it is the actual biblical location of the Garden of Eden.

  • South Africans looking to visit Bahrain for up to 14 days are allowed to do so on an e-visa.
  • A few options of what kind of visa upon which a visitor is allowed to stay; the business visa, tourist visa or investment visa.
  • The visa fee payable is BD 29.000 
  • An intending visitor's visa can be extended at the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs office (NPRA) in the Kingdom of Bahrain on payment of a fee.
  • Visitors must be able to support themselves (and any dependents) during the visit and are not allowed to take up any paid employment during their stay.
  • A visitor's passport must be valid for the length of time they will be in Bahrain, or the length of the visa, whichever is longer.
  • Visitors are expected to carry along a copy of their return air ticket, photocopy of the photo page of  their passport, a copy of hotel booking in Bahrain, a copy of a stamped bank statement covering the last three months with an ending balance of not less than the equivalent of BD300 and also a copy of GCC visit visa.
  • Intending visitors can get to Bahrain from any international airports in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein.
  • Emirates, British Airways, Etihad, Qatar Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Bahrain.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Bahrain is 10 hours, 30 minutes, and 12 hours, 10 minutes from Cape Town.
  • Visitors might need to travel with United States Dollar bills as they are easier to exchange for the local Bahraini Dinar. There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currencies.
  • Summers in Bahrain are often extremely sunny, and winter is slightly mild, and these make up the seasons in Bahrain.
  • Because Bahrain’s weather is hot for a better part of the year, the best time to visit is when it is less so, and this from November to February.
  • Bahrain uses the Arabian Standard Time (GMT+3) making it one hour ahead of South Africa.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Bahrain are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V, with a 50 Hz frequency.
  • Islam is what 70.3 of citizens of Bahrain subscribe to, with a small but nonetheless existing number of Christians and people of other faiths.
  • Bahrain, with its many architectural and natural beauties, has a lot to offer to visitors looking to go sightseeing, and discovering a rich and diverse culture while at it.
  • Because of Bahrain’s relatively small landscape, it is quite easy to move around by walking, public taxis, and buses, both around 150 fils.
  • Although Arabic is the official language in Bahrain, English is also spoken by many. It used for business and other official purposes and is a compulsory second language in schools.
  • Visitors shouldn’t have a problem navigating both the rural and urban parts of Bahrain, but it is always respectful to pick up a few, basic Arabic before travelling.
  • Bahrain is a very Islamic country with most of their laws influenced by the Quran, which means that certain things like taking pictures of people and buildings without permission, open display of non-religious beliefs, and import of other religious materials can be considered offensive.
Suriname Suriname 90 days

Suriname is known for its population of about 600,000 people, incredible natural reserves and the largest reservoir lakes on the planet.

  • South Africans can enter Suriname visa free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors require an eVisa to visit Suriname. 
  • Your visa is valid for a period of 20 months. 
  • The tourist visa cost $40 while the business visa cost $50.
  • A visa application for a minor (up to 17 years) can only be submitted with the authorization of the parents/legal guardians of the minor.
  • Before entry into Suriname, visitors must have a proof of return and onward tickets, 2 passport photographs and a valid passport of six months on arrival in Suriname wish one blank page. 
Angola Angola days

Angola is home to about 19 million people, exquisite Angolan cuisines and the world’s oldest desert.


Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 30 days
Azerbaijan is an Asian country of about 9,898,100 people known for its daunting oil reserves, impeccable architectural structures, and noticeable reverence for bread.
  • South Africans looking to visit Azerbaijan for no more than 30 days can do so on an E-visa, obtained before arrival.
  • Intending visitors must have a valid passport to be presented on arrival.
  • An E-visa which will be valid for 90 days is 20 US Dollars, with a service charge of 3 US dollars and 20 USD state fee for the electronic visa.
  • The validity period of the passport or other travel documents should be at least 3 months more than the validity period of the electronic visa planned to be issued.
  • Visitors can extend their stay on their E-visa.
  • E-visa does not give a right to foreigners and stateless persons to engage in paid labour activity in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • Intending visitors can travel to Azerbaijan from Cape Town or Johannesburg with Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad, El Al, Azerbaijan and Turkish Airlines.
  • Depending on what airline a visitor travels with, the shortest flight time (Qatar Airways) is 12 hours, 30 minutes, and the longest (Saudia, connecting to Azerbaijan Airlines) is 16 hours, 50 minutes.
  • Visitors travelling with chargeable devices should know Azerbaijan uses a type C and F sockets and power plugs. In Azerbaijan, the standard voltage is 220 V and a 50 Hz frequency. 
  • The Azerbaijani Manat, which is Azerbaijan’s official currency, comes in 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 denominations and coins (which will come in handy when moving around the more rural parts of Azerbaijan) are issued in 1, 3, 5, 10, 20 and 50 denominations. While there are ATMs and options for credit and debit cards, it is advisable to have small change and coins when patronizing smaller establishments.
  • Foreign currencies can be converted either before or upon arrival, there are also exchange offices, banks and other authorized places where money can be exchanged.
  • At this time, the exchange is at 1 ZAR= 0.12 AZM, 1 USD= 1.71 AZM, 1 EUR= 1.91 AZM, depending on what currency visitors decide to carry with them, although Euros and Dollars are often easier to exchange.
  • Azerbaijan has a continental climate with warm summers and extremely cold, dry winters.
  • Although all seasons in Azerbaijan possess their unique allure, the best time to visit is from April to June and September to October, when the weather is more welcoming.
  • Because Azerbaijan’s uses the Azerbaijan standard time (AZT) GMT+4, it is two hours ahead of South Africa.
  • Muslims make up 96.9% of religious people in Azerbaijan, while the rest of the population are either of a different faith or are non-religious.
  • Buses, Taxis, Metro and Uber are the most used and cheapest means of getting around in Azerbaijan.
  • Azerbaijani and Azeri are widely spoken in Azerbaijan, although English and Russian are used in most official spaces. Visitors might need to learn a few modern Turkish phrases to help them navigate rural spaces in Azerbaijan.
  • Azerbaijan is rich with culture, natural beauty, historical artefacts, and Azerbaijanis appreciate respect, cordiality and courtesy.
Bolivia Bolivia 90 days
Bolivia is a country of some 11 million people popular for its ancient Andean ruins, its thick jungles, and for having "zebras" control traffic.
  • South Africans looking to visit Bolivia for no longer than 90 days will have to obtain a visa on arrival.
  • Intending visitors must have a passport valid from the time of arrival.
  • Passports are expected to carry blank pages for entry and exit visa stamps.
  • Onward/return tickets and other documents necessary for visitor’s next destination must be readily available.
  • Visitors are expected to have enough funds to cover for all expenses during their stay. 
  • There are no restrictions on the import of local and foreign currencies.
  • Visitors are expected to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • Intending visitors can get to Sucre, Bolivia from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air France, KLM, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Bolivia.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Sucre is 1 day, 16 hours it is 1 day, 15 hours, from Cape Town, and 1 day, 23 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • Boliviano is Bolivia’s official currency can be obtained in banks, travel agencies, tourists stores, hotels, etc. US dollars are easier to exchange for the local currency.
  • ATMs are available in most places in Bolivia and credit/debit cards are accepted in restaurants, hotels, resorts, gift shops, and other major business outlets in the country.
  • Bolivia has a humid tropical climate characterized by distinctly wet and dry seasons.
  • Bolivia’s numerous natural and historical beauties put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Bolivia uses the Bolivia Time (GMT-4) which makes South Africa six hours ahead of it. 
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Bolivia are of type A and C. The standard supply voltage is 115 / 230 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Christianity ranks high in the list of Bolivia’s diverse religions, with many identifying as Roman Catholics.
  • Getting around in Bolivia is possible with public buses, taxis, car rentals, boats, trains etc.
  • Bolivia is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.
India India 60 days

India is home to over a billion people, the best cuisine and the tallest mountain range in the world. 

  • South Africans can visit India visa free for a duration of 60 days.
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa.
  • Visitors require an eVisa to enter India.
  • Before entry into India, visitors must have a passport valid for six months, a return /onward air ticket, proof of sufficient funds for the duration of your stay and passport photographs.
  • You can't apply for an extension of your eVisa.
  • Visitors must carry along  a copy of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) with him/her at the time of travel.
Iran Iran 30 days

Iran is a country of over 80 million people people. It is famous for being home to the Persian cat, for producing the best rugs, and for having about 70% of its population under the age of 30!
  • South Africans visiting Iran can stay visa free for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors to Iran can stay on the tourist, entry, or pilgrimage visa. 
  • South Africans can enter on the eVisa or visa on arrival visa status. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your actual travel date.
  • You have to pay for your visa on arrival Visa at the airport. 
Oman Oman 30 days Oman is populated with over 5 million people, and it is home to beautiful beaches, landscapes and many UNESCO world heritage sites. It is also known to be a paterone of Mountain Dew. 
  • South Africans can visit Oman visa free for 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa.
  • Visitors can enter Oman on a evisa status. 
  • Your visa is valid for 30 days. 
  • Your passport must be valid for 6 months. 
Turkey Turkey 30 days

Turkey, a country that is in two continents, Europe and Asia, is bordered by eight other countries.

  • South Africans can enter Turkey visa free for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors require an eVisa to visit Turkey.
  •  You can obtain three-month period multiple entry visas from Turkish representations or one month period single entry visas.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months. 
  • Visitors must show proof of sufficient funds and proof of hotel accommodation. 
  • You are required to have a medical insurance that will be valid during their stay in Turkey. 
  • You can extend your visa to a maximum of 90 days within each 180 days. 
Benin Benin 90 days

Benin is home to about 20 diverse ethnic groups, breathtaking landscapes and the most beautiful carved wood masks in the world.


  • South Africans travelling to Benin can stay for a duration of 90 days without a visa. 
  • South Africans visiting Benin should have a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. 
  • Travellers must possess a Passport valid for a period of six months before entry and two blank pages for visa stamping. 
  • South Africans under the age of 18 visiting Benin without their parents must have an original birth certificate as well as a letter of authorisation from their parents or guardian.
  • Intending visitors can get to Cotonou, Benin from international airports in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Bloemfontein.
  • Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, RwandAir, Kenya Airways, South African Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Belize.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Cotonou is 11 hours, 18 hours 50 minutes from Bloemfontein, and 14 hours 35 minutes from Cape Town.
  • Euros is the easiest currency to convert to West African CFA Franc, at foreign exchange offices, banks or bureaux de change. ATMs are available in most parts of Cotonou.
  • Benin has a hot and humid climate, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons.
  • Because Benin’s weather can sometimes be intolerable, the best time to visit is from November to February when the temperatures are more pleasant.
  • Benin uses the West Africa Standard Time (GMT+1) making South Africa one hour ahead of Benin.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Benin are of type E. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Benin is home to diverse, multilayered religious beliefs ranging from Muslims to Roman Catholics, Protestants ( Celestial, Methodist, etc), Vodun, and others.
  • There are many historical and natural beauties in Benin that makes it an excellent tourist spot.
  • Getting around in Benin is possible with Bush Taxis, Taxis, Car rentals, etc, all under CFA 350.
  • Beninese are primarily French, Fon and Yoruba speakers, although a vast majority also speak Pidgin English, which is basically a less formal kind of the English language.
  • It would help to pick up a few basic French phrases so as to navigate courteous conversations and show that you are conscious of their existing means of communication.
  • Beninese are very organized people, with rich, and highly interesting cultures evident in their food, mannerisms, clothes, etc. It is important to respect local laws assigned to tourists and visitors. 
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 30 days

The Dominican Republic is a country of about 10.77 million people known for its beautiful sandy beaches, its famous merengue music, and for being the only country that has the holy bible on its national flag.

  • South African visiting Dominican republic can stay for a duration of 30 days without a visa.
  • South African visiting Dominican republic must have a valid passport for a period of six months with a blank sheet for entry stamp. 
  • South Africans do not need a visa to visit Dominican republic provided they obtain a Tourist Card on arrival at the Dominican Republic. 
  • South Africans visiting the Dominican Republic must have a return or onward ticket and their travel documentation.
  • South African visiting Dominican republic must present a document showing proof of typhoid, cholera, polio, measles, chickenpox. 
  • South Africans visiting the Dominican Republic for 30 days can stay visa-free but a visa will be required if the stay will exceed 30 days on arrival. 
  • South African visiting the Dominican Republic with a tourist card should note that the card is valid for a year from the day it was issued. 
  • South African under the age of 18 visiting Dominican republic for tourist must apply for a tourist card. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, El Al, British Airways, EgyptAir, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to the Dominican Republic.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Santo Domingo is 23 hours, 15 minutes, 1 day, 3 hours from Cape Town, and 1 day, 2 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • Although the Dominican Peso is Dominican Republic’s official currency, US dollars and euros are also widely accepted in most parts of the Dominican Republic.
  • ATMs are available in many parts of the Dominican Republic, and they can be found in most hotels and major places of business.
  • The exchange rate is currently at 1 EUR= 57.29 DOP, 1 USD= 51.02 DOP, and 1 ZAR= 3.67 DOP.
  • The Dominican Republic enjoys beautiful tropical weather all year round making it a prime tourist spot.
  • Dominican Republic’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new ways of life while at it.
  • Dominican Republic uses the Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4) which makes South Africa six hours ahead of it.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in the Dominican Republic are of type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 110 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Religion in the Dominican Republic is very diverse and interconnected, with a large number of people identify as Christians.
  • Getting around in the Dominican Republic is possible with taxis, buses, boats, Uber, etc.
  • Because Spanish is the Dominican Republic’s official language and is spoken by many, it can be a bit difficult for tourists and visitors to be able to communicate with locals outside of tourists sites.
  • The Dominican Republic is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.
Armenia Armenia 120 days
Armenia is a small ancient country on the crossroad between Europe and Asia, known for being the first country to adopt Christianity and beautiful carpets.
  • South African passport holders intending to visit Armenia can stay for a period of 120 days.
  • Intending visitors can stay on the official visa, transit visa, diplomatic visa and visitor visa
  • Visitors can gain entry either by obtaining a visa on arrival or with an eVisa.
  • For visitors staying for not more than 3 months, there is an embassy fee of $66, and for people staying for up to 6 months, the fee is $92.
  • Visitors can extend their stay for a maximum period of 60 days.
  • The validity period of your extended visa is 2 months.
  • Before entry into Armenia, South African passport holders must provide a valid passport, entry visa or residence permit.
  • Intending travellers can get to Armenia from Johannesburg with Air France, Qatar, and Emirates airlines.
  • Depending on the airline a visitor travels with, the average flight time from Johannesburg to Yerevan, stops included, is 23 hours.
  • Visitors who will be travelling with chargeable devices should know Armenia’s plug types are type C and F. Armenia runs on a 230V voltage supply, and 50Hz Hertz.
  • There are banks and currency exchange establishments where visitors can convert Euros or Dollar bills to the local Armenian Dram. It is best to carry Euros or Dollar bills as they are easier to convert, also visitors are advised to get enough AMD in small denominations, to allow for a hassle-free experience when they have to spend money.
  • Armenia is sunny for a better part of the year with variations in the temperature between its four seasons, which can be explained due to its highland continental climate.
  • May-June and September-October are the best times to visit Armenia as the weather is relatively cooler and allows for all kinds of tourism related activities.
  • Armenia is 2 hours ahead of South Africa as the AMT time zone is what is in use.
  • Christians make up 94.8% of the religious demography in Armenia and a large part of this majority worship at the Armenian Apostolic Church.
  • Buses and minibuses are the most commonly used means of transportation in Armenia, and they go for 100 ADM . Taxis are also another way to get around and are fairly cheap. Visitors can get a taxi using Mobitaxi, as Uber doesn’t currently operate in Armenia. Subways and trolleybuses are also some other means of getting around in Armenia.
  • Russian tops the list of widely spoken languages in Armenia, with English coming second, so visitors who cannot speak Russian should have very minimal trouble interacting with locals.
  • Armenia has a rich, diverse and aesthetically appealing culture from the cuisine to the natural endowments, making it an interesting and worthwhile place to visit.
Armenia Armenia 120 days
Armenia is a small ancient country on the crossroad between Europe and Asia, known for being the first country to adopt Christianity and beautiful carpets.
  • South African passport holders intending to visit Armenia can stay for a period of 120 days.
  • intending visitors can stay on the official visa, transit visa, diplomatic visa and
Gabon Gabon 90 days

Gabon is a country of more that 2.025 million people known for having one of the best health care infrastructures in West Africa and for being "The Last Eden" on earth. It was also the destination of the popular 2008 US show, "Survivor".

  • South Africans visiting Gabon for up to 90 days can do so by obtaining a visa on arrival or applying for an E-visa beforehand.
  • A single entry visa for 1 to 3 months costs 85 EUR while a 6 months visa with multiple entries cost 200 EUR. 
  • Visitor's passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Gabon.
  • Intending visitors are expected to have proof of yellow fever vaccination to be presented on arrival.
  • Intending visitors can get to Libreville, Gabon from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Kenya Airways, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Gabon.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Libreville is 5 hours, 20 minutes, it is 14 hours, 15 minutes from Cape Town, and 16 hours, 15 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • Euros and USDs are the easiest to convert to the local Central African Franc (CFA) in Gabon. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at banks and foreign exchange outlets in the country.
  • ATMs, though easy to find in most parts of Gabon, can be erratic, and credit/debit cards are only accepted in high-end business outlets.
  • Gabon’s climate is characterized by moist, hot weathers associated with tropical regions.
  • The dry seasons that run from May June, July, August and September have proved to be the best time to visit Gabon.
  • Gabon’s numerous natural and historical beauties put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Gabon uses the West Africa Standard Time (GMT+1) which makes South Africa one hour ahead of it.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Gabon are of type C. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Christianity (Roman Catholicism and Protestantism), Islam and other traditional faiths make up Gabon’s religious demography.
  • Getting around in Gabon is possible with public buses, taxis, car rentals, domestic flights, etc.
  • Gabon is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.
Gabon Gabon 90 days

Gabon is a country of more that 2.025 million people known for having one of the best health care infrastructures in West Africa and for being "The Last Eden" on earth. It was also the destination of the popular 2008 US show, "Survivor".

  • South Africans visiting Gabon can stay for a period of 90 days. 
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 30 days

Kyrgyzstan is populated with about 6.202 million people. It is known for its national parks, ancient cities and is also the country that is short on vowels but abundant in poetry. 

  • South African passport holders can stay in Kyrgyzstan for a period of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay visa free on a tourist or business visa. 
  • You can enter Kyrgyzstan on an eVisa or visa on arrival status.
  • Your passport must be valid for 6 months with 2 blank pages.
  • South Africans visiting Kyrgyzstan have to pay for the processing fee of the visa and this fee is non refundable.
  • The cost of your visa depends on the visa type and period. 
Myanmar Myanmar 28 days
Burma (Myanmar) has a population of 54 million people and is rich in mineral resources and Buddhist temples. It is also the least known country where men wear skirts!

  • South Africans can stay visa free in Myanmar for a duration of 28 days.
  • Intending visitors to Myanmar can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • South Africans can enter Myanmar on an evisa status.
  • The processing time for the tourist and business visa is up to 3 working days. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months. 
  • South Africans have to pay for their visa, s non refundable fee of $50 for the tourist visa and business visa for $70.
  • The evisa is valid for only single entry. 
  • The validity of the evisa approval letter is 90 days from the issued date. If it is expired, entry will be denied. 


Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 42 days

St. Lucia is an island country with the world’s only drive-in volcano and the only country named after a woman.

  • South African passport holders can stay in Saint Lucia visa-free for a duration of 42 days.
  • Visitors must hold a passport valid for the amount of period they intend to stay.
  • Before entry into Saint Lucia, visitors must have 2 passports sized photographs, a valid passport, proof of hotel accommodation, a copy of travel itinerary and a return or onward ticket.
  • Intending visitors can get to Castries in Saint Lucia from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Saint Lucia.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Castries is 22 hours, 51 minutes, 1 day, 3 hours from Cape Town, and 1 day 2 hours from Bloemfontein
  • Saint Lucia's official currency is the Eastern Carribean Dollar, although the US Dollar is acceptable throughout the Island. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at banks, hotels and other exchange outlets.
  • The weather in Saint Lucia stays consistently warm and humid all through the year.
  • Saint Lucia’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions make it a prime spot for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new ways of life while at it.
  • Saint Lucia uses the Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which make South Africa six hours ahead.
  • The power socket and plugs used in Saint Lucia is of type G. The standard supply voltage is 240 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Christianity is the prominent religion in Saint Lucia. The majority are Roman Catholics and Seventh Day Adventists, other protestants are minorities.
  • Getting around in Saint Lucia is possible with public taxis, buses etc.
  • Saint Lucia's original language is English, however, a larger percentage of the people speak french patois.
  • Saint Lucia is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 30 days

Sri Lanka is an island country home to 21 million people and the best tea.

  • South Africans can visit Sri Lanka visa free for a duration of 30 days.
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors to Sri Lanka can enter on a visa on arrival or eVisa. 
  • Every visitor must obtain an l Electronic Travel Authorization ( ETA) before entering the country. 
  • You can extend your visa on Head office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration but Your intended stay in Sri Lanka should end at least two months before the expiry date of your travel document.
  • Visitors must have a return air ticket address and the telephone number of the place of accommodation and 2 passport photographs. 
Tajikistan Tajikistan 45 days

Tajikistan is home to over 8.6 million people, good food and high Pamir Mountains.

  • South Africans passport holders can stay in Tajikistan visa free for a period of 45 days. 
  • Visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors require an eVisa or visa on arrival before entry into Tajikistan. 
  • Your visa processing fee cost $5.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date you intend to enter Tajikistan. 
  • You can extend your visa at the Main Consular Department of MoFA in Dushanbe, except for the tourist visa. 
  • You can apply for your Tajikistan visa within five working days from when you intend to visit. 
  • eVisa holders can enter through all the border points. 
Guinea Bissau Guinea Bissau days
Guinea-Bissau has a population of some 1,815,698 people and is known for its ancient Portuguese ruins, ultra-fresh seafood, and polyrhythmic music.

  • South Africans looking to visit Guinea-Bissau for up to 90 days can do so by applying for an E-visa before arrival or a visa on arrival.
  • A valid passport with blank pages for entry and exit stamps is required for entry.
  • Passports must be valid for at least six months from the time of arrival.
  • Intending visitors must have an onward/return ticket or other documents pertinent to their next destination.
  • Visitors must have enough money to cover the expenses incurred during their stay.
  • Visitors are expected to clear their luggage at the first airport of entry in Guinea-Bissau.
  • Intending visitors can get to the Osvaldo Vieira International Airport in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban.
  • Getting to Guinea-Bissau from South Africa is quite a distance and requires at least two stopovers from any part of the country one travels from. This averages the flight time at 1 day, 3 hours from Durban, 23 hours, 5 minutes from Cape Town, 1 day, 4 hours from Bloemfontein and approximately 23 hours from Johannesburg.
  • South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, KLM, Air France, kulula, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Guinea-Bissau.
  • In Guinea-Bissau, visitors have a better chance of exchanging euros for the local West African Franc (CFA) than any other currency.
  • Foreign exchange services are available in banks ( ECOBank or BAO are good banks to visit for this service), some hotels and other legal foreign exchange outlets.
  • ATMs are available in many parts of Guinea-Bissau especially banks, and hotels. Credit/debit cards are also widely accepted in high-end business outlets.
  • The climate in Guinea-Bissau is mostly hot and humid, with a monsoonal-type rainy season that runs from June to November, with southwesterly winds and a dry season that runs from December to May with northeasterly harmattan winds.
  • Guinea-Bissau is home to a heavily verdant landscape characterized by forests, parks, wildlife and so on, making it a prime spot for nature lovers and people enthusiastic about discovering new cultures and histories.
  • The power plug types in Guinea-Bissau are of type C, with a standard voltage of 220 V and a 50 Hz standard frequency.
  • Getting Around in Guinea-Bissau is possible with cars, public buses, taxis, boats, trains, etc.
  • Portuguese is widely spoken by many in Guinea-Bissau alongside over 40 other languages. Visitors might need to pick up a few French or Portuguese phrases to help communicate with locals better.
  • Visitors in Guinea-Bissau are expected to respect historical landmarks and to always make enquires before venturing into private spaces or going about the reason for their visit.

Visa on Arrival countries for South African citizens

41 countries permit South African passport holders to receive a visa at the port of entry. Often you have to pay a fee at the immigration desk, but some countries give a visa on arrival for free.

Visa on Arrival countries

Flag Country Name Stay Duration Country Description Entry Requirements
Togo Togo 7 days
Togo is a country of 7 million people known for being one of the major slave trade centres in historic times, for its French colonial history, and for being one of the smallest countries in Africa.
  • South Africans can stay in Togo visa free for a duration of 7 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors can enter Togo with a visa on arrival. 
  • You can extend your visa for an additional 90 days. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least one year upon arrival in Togo and with 2 blank pages. 
  • You require a proof of yellow fever vaccination. 
  • Visitors must show proof of sufficient funds and hotel accommodation. 
Uganda Uganda 90 days

Uganda has a population of over 40 million people. It is known for having 6.8% of the world's butterfly species, for being home to 11% of the world’s bird population, and for housing one of the world's smallest churches. 

  • South Africans can stay visa free in Uganda for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors can enter Uganda on a visa on arrival or eVisa. 
  • Visitors must have a valid Yellow Fever Immunisation card.
  • The single entry visa cost $50 while the multiple entry visa cost $100.
  • You must have a passport valid for at least six months and 2 passport photographs.
Seychelles Seychelles 30 days

Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. Seychelles populated with over 96,000 people, it is known for its beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves. it is also the home of the largest seed in the world. 

  •         Intending visitors to Seychelles are required to have a passport that is valid for the intended duration of stay in the country.
  •         On arrival in Seychelles, a visitor’s permit is issued to those visiting the country for holiday, business or relatives.
  •         Proof of accommodation for the duration of stay is required.
  •         Applicants should possess a valid onward and return ticket.
  •         You must be able to afford a minimum of $150 per day for the duration of stay.
  •         Minors should ensure they possess the original copy of their birth certificate.
  •         You are required to provide a letter from your employer stating that your leave is approved. The duration of your leave should be included in the letter.
Senegal Senegal 30 days

Senegal is a country in West Africa, rich in culture and known to have taxis with goat or sheep hair tails.

  • South African passport holders can visit Senegal visa free for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors require a visa on arrival to visit Senegal. 
  • Your visa to Senegal is valid for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Before entry into Senegal, visitors must have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date, and a return/onward ticket, and a proof of accommodation.
Mauritania Mauritania 3 months

Mauritania is located northeast Africa, it is known to be the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa. It is populated with over 4.6 million people and is known for its excellent coastlines, and ship graveyards. It is also known as the home of the bull's eye. 

  • South African passport holders can stay visa free in Mauritania for a period of 3 months. 
  • Intending visitors can visit on a tourist or business visa. 
  • South Africans can enter Mauritania on a visa on arrival visa status. 
  • Your visa is valid for a maximum of 12 months and allowed only a single entry. 
  • Your passport must be valid for six months before entry into the country. 
  • Before entry into Mauritania, you must present 2 passport photographs, flight itinerary and a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. 
Ethiopia Ethiopia 30 days

Ethiopia is the second-most populous nation in Africa, full of vibrant and colourful festivals and is home to the first cup of coffee.

  • South African passport holder can stay in Ethiopia with an e-visa or obtain a visa on arrival only at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
  • The type of e-visa which can be obtained by visitors varies. A 30-day visa for visitors who wants to stay for 30 days or less.
  • A 90-day visa for tourists who want to stay for more than 30 days.
  • Passport must be valid for six months from the arrival date in Ethiopia, with at least two open pages.
  • Visitors are expected to present one passport photograph, a copy of air ticket or itinerary, proof of funds preferably a bank statement and confirmation of accommodation
  • South Africans hoping to travel can get to Addis Ababa Ethiopia, from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • Airline flying from South Africa to Ethiopia include South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Air Namibia etc.
  • The estimated flight duration from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa is 5 hours, 20 minutes, from Cape Town to Addis Ababa is 6 hours, 25 minutes, and 9 hours, 20 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • The official language in Ethiopia is Amharic. However, Oromo is a more generally spoken language. Other languages are Arabic and English.
  • Ethiopia’s numerous historical attractions and natural beauties make it an alluring spot for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new ways of life while at it.
  • Ethiopian Birr (ETB) is the official currency used in Ethiopia. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at various bank and exchange outlets in the country.
  • There are two associated power socket and plug types in Ethiopia, which are type  C, E, F and L. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Ethiopia has a mild and tropical climate. it is relatively hot throughout the year. It is best to visit during the dry season between October and June.
  • Time zone in Ethiopia is (GMT-3), it puts it an hour ahead of South Africa.
  • The prominent religion in Ethiopia is Christianity ( Abrahamic, Ethiopian Orthodoxy, Pentay and Catholic). Aside from that, Islam and other indigenous religions are practised.
  • Getting around in Ethiopia can be facilitated by buses, taxis, and train.
  • Ethiopia has an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 30 days
Cote d'Ivoire has a population of over 23.7 million people. It is famous for its idyllic beach locations, for the Mount Nimba, and for being the home of popular Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba.

  • South African passport holders can stay in Cote d'Ivoire without a visa for a duration of 30 days.
  • The Cote d'Ivoire visa is a multi-entry visa, with a validity of 90 days, although visitors are only allowed to stay a maximum of 30 days.
  • Passports must be valid for six months during the duration of your stay, with one blank page for entry and exit stamps. 
  • Before entry into Cote d'Ivoire, visitors must show proof of hotel booking reservation, passport photos, proof of sufficient funds and return or onward travel tickets.
  • Intending visitors require a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. 
  • No visa is required to visit Cote d'ivoire. 
  • Visitors are advised to apply for the e-visa, five days before departure.
  • Intending visitors can get to Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Kenya Airways, kulula, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Côte d’Ivoire.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Abidjan is 8 hours, 5 minutes, 12 hours, 10 minutes from Cape Town 11 hours, 5 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • The West African CFA (XOF) is Ivory Coast’s official currency, although many business outlets accept Euros. Visitors can convert their foreign currencies in banks and some hotels.
  • There aren’t so many ATMs in most parts of Ivory Coast, but visitors can withdraw up to 200,000 CFA from over the counter in banks so long as they have a Visa card.
  • Ivory Coast’s climate is generally warm and humid, with the southern coast more equatorial than the tropical weather in the middle and the semiarid temperatures in the north.
  • Ivory Coast’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions make it a prime spot for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new ways of life while at it.
  • Ivory Coast uses the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which makes South Africa two hours ahead of it.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Costa Rica are of type C and E. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Ivory Coast’s religious demography is diverse and multilayered, with almost 52%  who identify as Evangelical or Catholic Christians, 24.9% who identify as Muslims, and others adherents to various traditional faiths.
  • Getting around in Ivory Coast is possible with public taxis, buses, etc. Visitors can also get around using Ivory Coast’s alternative to Uber: the TaxiJet app.
  • Of all the languages in Ivory Coast, French is what a large number of Ivorians speak, though many understand English, it still remains a barely used means of communication. Visitors might want to pick up a few French phrases to help them relate better with locals.
  • Ivory Coast is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.
Bolivia Bolivia 90 days
Bolivia is a country of some 11 million people popular for its ancient Andean ruins, its thick jungles, and for having "zebras" control traffic.
  • South Africans looking to visit Bolivia for no longer than 90 days will have to obtain a visa on arrival.
  • Intending visitors must have a passport valid from the time of arrival.
  • Passports are expected to carry blank pages for entry and exit visa stamps.
  • Onward/return tickets and other documents necessary for visitor’s next destination must be readily available.
  • Visitors are expected to have enough funds to cover for all expenses during their stay. 
  • There are no restrictions on the import of local and foreign currencies.
  • Visitors are expected to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • Intending visitors can get to Sucre, Bolivia from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air France, KLM, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Bolivia.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Sucre is 1 day, 16 hours it is 1 day, 15 hours, from Cape Town, and 1 day, 23 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • Boliviano is Bolivia’s official currency can be obtained in banks, travel agencies, tourists stores, hotels, etc. US dollars are easier to exchange for the local currency.
  • ATMs are available in most places in Bolivia and credit/debit cards are accepted in restaurants, hotels, resorts, gift shops, and other major business outlets in the country.
  • Bolivia has a humid tropical climate characterized by distinctly wet and dry seasons.
  • Bolivia’s numerous natural and historical beauties put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Bolivia uses the Bolivia Time (GMT-4) which makes South Africa six hours ahead of it. 
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Bolivia are of type A and C. The standard supply voltage is 115 / 230 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Christianity ranks high in the list of Bolivia’s diverse religions, with many identifying as Roman Catholics.
  • Getting around in Bolivia is possible with public buses, taxis, car rentals, boats, trains etc.
  • Bolivia is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.
Comoros Comoros 45 days

Comoros is a country in East Africa with a population of less than a million where a wedding can last up to three weeks.

  • South Africans can visit Comoros for up to 45 days by obtaining a visa on arrival.
  • Intending visitors can enter with a tourist visa.
  • A visa costs 30.00 euros or US$ 50.00 for a stay of up to 45 days.
  • Visa is free for transit visitors who will be staying in Comoros for no longer than 24 hours.
  • All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months. 
  • Visitors are expected to have a return or onward ticket valid and readily available.
  • Intending visitors can get to Moroni, Comoros from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air Madagascar, Kenya Airways, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Comoros.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Moroni is 5 hours, 30 minutes, 10 hours, 5 minutes from Cape Town and 12 hours, 50 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • The Comoros Franc is the official currency used in Comoros. Notes come in KMF 10,000, 5,000, 2,500, 1,000, and 500 denominations.
  • ATMs are available in Comoros and are important as credit or debit cards are not accepted in most places in Comoros.
  • The exchange rate is currently at 1 EUR= 492.96 KMF, 1 USD= 439.13 KMF, and 1 ZAR= 31.61 KMF.
  • Comoros’ climate is tropical with a hot and rainy season from December to April when the north-west monsoon prevails, and a relatively cool and dry season from May to November, when the south-east trade winds blow.
  • Comoros’ numerous natural endowments make it a prime spot for tourists and visitors.
  • Comoros uses the East Africa Time (GMT+3) which makes it one hour ahead of South Africa.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Comoros are of type C and E. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • 99% of Comorians follow Islam, with a large part of this population Sunni Muslims. Christians make up the minority 1%.
  • Getting around in Comoros is possible with shared taxis which are easy to hail in Moroni and Fomboni, buses, planes, and boats and ferries that travel between islands, all under $13470 USD ( 59,150.14 KMF) depending on the destination.
  • While a vast majority of Comorians speak French, Arabic, and Comorian, English is also taught in upper learning institutions. Visitors might want to pick up a few French, Comorian or Arabic phrases before visiting Comoros.
  • Comoros is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.
Ghana Ghana 30 days

Ghana has a population of some 25.5 million people. It is rich in gold, rich in cocoa and in Ghana, pregnant women eat clay!

  • South Africans passport holders looking to visit Ghana for up to 30 days can do so by applying for a visa on arrival.
  • Intending visitors' passports should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Ghana.
  • Visitors who would like to extend their stay would have to provide two passport photographs, a valid passport and a return ticket for the application process.
  • The processing fee for an emergency entry visa is $150 and the transit visa is $20.
  • Intending visitors can get to Accra, Ghana from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Qatar Airways, Air Namibia, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Ghana.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Accra is 6 hours, 5 minutes, it is 9 hours, 30 minutes from Cape Town, and 9 hours, 5 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • The Ghanaian cedis is Ghana’s official currency and is easily obtainable with United States Dollar bills, Euros and UK Pounds at various exchange outlets.
  • ATMs are available in many parts of Ghana, and credit/debit cards are accepted in many high-end hotels, boutiques and other business outlets.
  • Ghana’s climate which is tropical varies depending on the side of the country; in the eastern coastal belt, the weather is warm and dry, hot and humid in the south-west, and constantly hot and dry in the north.
  • The best time to visit Ghana is between November-March when there is less rainfall, and every part of the country is accessible.
  • Ghana’s numerous natural and historical beauties put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Ghana uses the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which makes South Africa two hours ahead of it. 
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Ghana are of type D and G. The standard supply voltage is 230 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Christianity, Islam and other traditional faiths make up Ghana’s diverse and vibrant religious landscape.
  • Getting around in Ghana is possible with public buses, taxis, car rentals, motorcycles, etc.
  • Ghana is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.
Iran Iran 30 days

Iran is a country of over 80 million people people. It is famous for being home to the Persian cat, for producing the best rugs, and for having about 70% of its population under the age of 30!
  • South Africans visiting Iran can stay visa free for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors to Iran can stay on the tourist, entry, or pilgrimage visa. 
  • South Africans can enter on the eVisa or visa on arrival visa status. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your actual travel date.
  • You have to pay for your visa on arrival Visa at the airport. 
Chile Chile 90 days

Chile is a country in South America known for having the driest desert and for being the longest country in the world.

  • South Africans visiting Chile can stay for a period of 90 days without a visa.
  • South Africans travelling for a vacation or as tourists to Chile can stay 90 days without a visa but a visa will be required if the intended stay exceeds 90 days. 
  • South Africans visiting Chile must have a passport valid for six months with two blank pages. 
  • South Africans visiting Chile must take precaution against Dengue fever (this is a mosquito-borne disease found in tropical and sub-tropical areas). 
  • South Africans visiting Chile for academic program exceeding 90 days are required to obtain a student visa before arriving in Chile. 
  • South African under the age of 18 visiting Chile must have an authorization letter signed by both parents. 
  • South Africans visiting Chile must present a document showing proof of hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, typhoid vaccinations.
  • Chile has the world's largest swimming pool with a length of 1,000 yards, an area of 20 Acres, depth of 115 feet. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Santiago, Chile from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air France, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Chile.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Santiago is 16 hours, 45 minutes, 21 hours, 20 minutes from Cape Town and 19 hours, 20 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • Because it is quite difficult to get Chilean Peso in most foreign banks, it is best to try to exchange currencies in Chile. Visitors should be mindful of pop-up or street money changers and to seek out exchanges offices they are sure are legal and safe.
  • ATMs are available in most parts of Chile, and it is one of the best ways to obtain the local currency. Because credit and debit cards are not accepted everywhere in Chile, it is best to carry sufficient cash around, especially when moving around the more rural parts of the country.
  • The exchange rate is currently at 1 EUR= 763.36 CLP, 1 USD= 682.69 CLP, and 1 ZAR= 49.04 CLP.
  • Chile has a variety of climates: desert but mild in the north, Mediterranean in the centre, oceanic in the south, and cold in the Andes
  • Chile’s numerous natural endowments offer visitors and tourists the choice of recreational and exciting activities while there.
  • Chile uses the Chile Standard Time (GMT-4) and the Easter Island time ( GMT-4) which makes South Africa up to eight hours ahead of Chile.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Chile are of type C and L. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • 68% of Chileans are Christians, 54% are estimated to be Roman Catholics, 14% to be Protestants and 7% belonging to any other religion.
  • Getting around in Chile is possible with taxis, buses, trains and hitchhiking, all under $3 USD (CH$ 1,500) depending on the destination.
  • Spanish is Chile’s official language, but English is also widely spoken. Picking up a few basic Spanish phrases would make relating with locals seamless.
  • Chile is homogeneous in its interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history.
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 30 days

The Dominican Republic is a country of about 10.77 million people known for its beautiful sandy beaches, its famous merengue music, and for being the only country that has the holy bible on its national flag.

  • South African visiting Dominican republic can stay for a duration of 30 days without a visa.
  • South African visiting Dominican republic must have a valid passport for a period of six months with a blank sheet for entry stamp. 
  • South Africans do not need a visa to visit Dominican republic provided they obtain a Tourist Card on arrival at the Dominican Republic. 
  • South Africans visiting the Dominican Republic must have a return or onward ticket and their travel documentation.
  • South African visiting Dominican republic must present a document showing proof of typhoid, cholera, polio, measles, chickenpox. 
  • South Africans visiting the Dominican Republic for 30 days can stay visa-free but a visa will be required if the stay will exceed 30 days on arrival. 
  • South African visiting the Dominican Republic with a tourist card should note that the card is valid for a year from the day it was issued. 
  • South African under the age of 18 visiting Dominican republic for tourist must apply for a tourist card. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, El Al, British Airways, EgyptAir, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to the Dominican Republic.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Santo Domingo is 23 hours, 15 minutes, 1 day, 3 hours from Cape Town, and 1 day, 2 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • Although the Dominican Peso is Dominican Republic’s official currency, US dollars and euros are also widely accepted in most parts of the Dominican Republic.
  • ATMs are available in many parts of the Dominican Republic, and they can be found in most hotels and major places of business.
  • The exchange rate is currently at 1 EUR= 57.29 DOP, 1 USD= 51.02 DOP, and 1 ZAR= 3.67 DOP.
  • The Dominican Republic enjoys beautiful tropical weather all year round making it a prime tourist spot.
  • Dominican Republic’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new ways of life while at it.
  • Dominican Republic uses the Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4) which makes South Africa six hours ahead of it.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in the Dominican Republic are of type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 110 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Religion in the Dominican Republic is very diverse and interconnected, with a large number of people identify as Christians.
  • Getting around in the Dominican Republic is possible with taxis, buses, boats, Uber, etc.
  • Because Spanish is the Dominican Republic’s official language and is spoken by many, it can be a bit difficult for tourists and visitors to be able to communicate with locals outside of tourists sites.
  • The Dominican Republic is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.
Lesotho Lesotho 90 days

Lesotho is an enclaved country in southern Africa, with a population of about 2 million people. Lesotho is a land of clear blue skies and more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

  • South Africans visiting Lesotho can stay for a duration of 90 days visa free. 
  • South Africans visiting Lesotho must have a passport valid for six months on arrival in Lesotho. 
  • South Africans visiting Lesotho must have a certificate of yellow fever vaccination.
  • South Africans visiting Lesotho must show proof of sufficient funds covering their stay in the country, return/onward tickets and the necessary travel documentations for their next destination. 
  • South Africans can apply for an extension of stay at the Lesotho Immigration authorities before the expiry of the initial 90 days. 
  • South Africans visiting Lesotho should get vaccinates for typhoid and hepatitis A which can be contacted from contaminated water or food. 
  • South Africans visiting Lesotho on a business trip longer than three weeks can apply for a visa on arrival in Lesotho. 
Armenia Armenia 120 days
Armenia is a small ancient country on the crossroad between Europe and Asia, known for being the first country to adopt Christianity and beautiful carpets.
  • South African passport holders intending to visit Armenia can stay for a period of 120 days.
  • Intending visitors can stay on the official visa, transit visa, diplomatic visa and visitor visa
  • Visitors can gain entry either by obtaining a visa on arrival or with an eVisa.
  • For visitors staying for not more than 3 months, there is an embassy fee of $66, and for people staying for up to 6 months, the fee is $92.
  • Visitors can extend their stay for a maximum period of 60 days.
  • The validity period of your extended visa is 2 months.
  • Before entry into Armenia, South African passport holders must provide a valid passport, entry visa or residence permit.
  • Intending travellers can get to Armenia from Johannesburg with Air France, Qatar, and Emirates airlines.
  • Depending on the airline a visitor travels with, the average flight time from Johannesburg to Yerevan, stops included, is 23 hours.
  • Visitors who will be travelling with chargeable devices should know Armenia’s plug types are type C and F. Armenia runs on a 230V voltage supply, and 50Hz Hertz.
  • There are banks and currency exchange establishments where visitors can convert Euros or Dollar bills to the local Armenian Dram. It is best to carry Euros or Dollar bills as they are easier to convert, also visitors are advised to get enough AMD in small denominations, to allow for a hassle-free experience when they have to spend money.
  • Armenia is sunny for a better part of the year with variations in the temperature between its four seasons, which can be explained due to its highland continental climate.
  • May-June and September-October are the best times to visit Armenia as the weather is relatively cooler and allows for all kinds of tourism related activities.
  • Armenia is 2 hours ahead of South Africa as the AMT time zone is what is in use.
  • Christians make up 94.8% of the religious demography in Armenia and a large part of this majority worship at the Armenian Apostolic Church.
  • Buses and minibuses are the most commonly used means of transportation in Armenia, and they go for 100 ADM . Taxis are also another way to get around and are fairly cheap. Visitors can get a taxi using Mobitaxi, as Uber doesn’t currently operate in Armenia. Subways and trolleybuses are also some other means of getting around in Armenia.
  • Russian tops the list of widely spoken languages in Armenia, with English coming second, so visitors who cannot speak Russian should have very minimal trouble interacting with locals.
  • Armenia has a rich, diverse and aesthetically appealing culture from the cuisine to the natural endowments, making it an interesting and worthwhile place to visit.
Armenia Armenia 120 days
Armenia is a small ancient country on the crossroad between Europe and Asia, known for being the first country to adopt Christianity and beautiful carpets.
  • South African passport holders intending to visit Armenia can stay for a period of 120 days.
  • intending visitors can stay on the official visa, transit visa, diplomatic visa and
Cambodia Cambodia days

Cambodia is a country of over 16.01 million people known for being the home of the largest religious monument in the world, for its warm culture, and for celebrating the new year in mid April each year!

  • 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.
Cape Verde Cape Verde 30 days

Cape Verde is country in Africa known for being one of the most developed countries in Africa where you can get drunk on Sugarcane.

  • South African passport holders can visit Cape Verde for up to 30 days by obtaining a visa on arrival.
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist visa, transit visa, collective visa and temporary visa.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for six months after the date of departure. 
  • Visitors can extend their visa for a maximum of three months.
  • There are no mandatory vaccinations, only if a visitor is entering the country via Dakar, then they will need a yellow fever vaccination.
  •  Leaving Cape Verde on an expired visa will attract a fine of 100 EUR plus the price of the visa.
  • Intending visitors can get to Praia, Cape Verde from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, TAAG, Virgin Atlantic, Ethiopian Airlines, British Airways Qatar Airways are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Cape Verde.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Praia is 20 hours, 15 minutes, 22 hours, 25 minutes from Cape Town and 1 day, 4 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • Cape Verde’s currency is the Cape Verdean escudo which can be accessed only on the Islands. Euros and Sterling are easier to convert, alternatively, Visitors can obtain the local currency by withdrawing from ATMs with their debit or credit cards.
  • ATMs are available in most parts of Cape Verde, and it is advisable to always move around with ready cash.
  • The exchange rate is currently at 1 EUR= 110.35 Esc, 1 GBP= 122.78 Esc, and 1 ZAR= 7.03 Esc.
  • Cape Verde has a windy tropical climate, with excessive sunshine from November to May and rainy season in the months of August and October.
  • Cape Verde’s numerous natural endowments offer visitors and tourists the choice of recreational and exciting activities while there.
  • Cape Verde uses the Cape Verde Standard Time (GMT-1) which makes South Africa three hours ahead of Cape Verde.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Cape Verde are of type C and F. The standard supply voltage is 230 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • A vast majority of Cape Verdeans up to 93% are Roman Catholics, and 5% are Protestants.
  • Getting around in Cape Verde is possible with taxis, buses, minibuses, ferries and scooters, all under 100 euros depending on the destination.
  • Portuguese is Cape Verde’s official language, however, a large number of Cape Verdeans speak Creole, and others English, German, French, and Spanish.
  • Cape Verde has a rich, multi-cultural West African culture. Visitors are expected to be courteous to locals and to be respectful when engaging with any historical emblem.
Gabon Gabon 90 days

Gabon is a country of more that 2.025 million people known for having one of the best health care infrastructures in West Africa and for being "The Last Eden" on earth. It was also the destination of the popular 2008 US show, "Survivor".

  • South Africans visiting Gabon can stay for a period of 90 days. 
Jordan Jordan 30 days

Jordan is an Arab country with a population of 9.5 million, filled with biblical sites and backdrops for famous movies in the silver screen era.

  • South African passport holders can visit Jordan for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay visa free on a business or tourist visa. 
  • South African passport holders can enter Jordan on a visa on arrival visa status.
  • Your visa is valid for a duration of 30 days. 
  • For entry into Jordan, your passport must be valid for 6 months with at least one blank page, and you must also have one color passport type photograph.
Jordan Jordan 30 days

Jordan is an Arab country with a population of 9.5 million, filled with biblical sites and backdrops for famous movies in the silver screen era.

  • South African passport holders can visit Jordan for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay visa free on a business or tourist visa. 
  • South African passport holders can enter Jordan on a visa on arrival visa status.
  • Your visa is valid for a duration of 30 days. 
  • For entry into Jordan, your passport must be valid for 6 months with at least one blank page, and you must also have one color passport type photograph.
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 30 days

Kyrgyzstan is populated with about 6.202 million people. It is known for its national parks, ancient cities and is also the country that is short on vowels but abundant in poetry. 

  • South African passport holders can stay in Kyrgyzstan for a period of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay visa free on a tourist or business visa. 
  • You can enter Kyrgyzstan on an eVisa or visa on arrival status.
  • Your passport must be valid for 6 months with 2 blank pages.
  • South Africans visiting Kyrgyzstan have to pay for the processing fee of the visa and this fee is non refundable.
  • The cost of your visa depends on the visa type and period. 
Laos Laos 30 days

Laos is populated with over 6.858 million people, and is home to beautiful parks,monuments and several protected areas. Laos is known as the land of a million elephants, though they actually number between 400 - 600. 

  • South Africans can stay visa free in Laos for a duration of 30 days.
  • Intending visitors can stay on a business or tourist visa. 
  • You can enter Laos on a visa on arrival visa status, which is available on all it's airports in land crossings. 
  • You can extend your visa twice for up to 90 days which would cost 20,000 kip per day plus an application fee. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months. 
  • If you overstay your visa, you must pay $10 per day overstay. 
  • South African passport holders have to pay for their visa which cost between $30 and $42.
  • Tourists visiting parts of Laos other than Vientiane are advised to obtain medication for malaria. Immunisation against Helpatits A & B is also recommended (Dengue fever of DHF).
Madagascar Madagascar 90 days The Republic of Madagascar, has its capital as Antananarivo. It is a home to about 26,641,187 people and more than half of its wildlife is not found anywhere else on earth.
  • South African passport holders can stay visa-free for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay in Madagascar on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors can enter Madagascar on a visa on arrival visa status. 
  • Your visa is valid for a maximum of 90 days. 
  • Your passport must be valid for six months with at least two blank pages. 
  • For entry into Madagascar, each visitor must have proof of onward or return ticket and two passport photographs. 
  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for visitors who stayed the last six days in infected countries.
  • Overstaying your visa may lead to detention and deportation. 
Malawi Malawi 90 days

“The warm heart of Africa” as it is known is a home to about 18,091,575 people. It is a country located in the southeastern region of Africa.
  • South Africans can stay in Malawi for a duration of 90 days without a visa.
  • Intending visitors to Malawi can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • South Africans can enter Malawi with no visa required. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months. 
  • Before entry into Malawi, South Africans must have a letter of invitation, a sponsorship letter, return or onward travel ticket and evidence of sufficient funds. 
Maldives Maldives 30 days

The Maldives has about 446,513 inhabitants. It consists of 26 atolls which are made up of 1192 Coral islands and is also known as the "Hundred Thousand Islands”.

  • South Africans can stay visa free in Maldives for a period of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors to Maldives can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • For entry into Maldives, South Africans require a visa on arrival. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months. 
  • You can extend your visa for a duration of 90 days and with a fee of Rufiyaa 750.
  • If you overstay your visa, you maybe deported. 
  • Before entry into Maldives, South Africans require a valid passport, valid onward/return ticket, a pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation, sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay.
  • You must have a yellow fever vaccination certificate. 
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands 90 days The Marshall Islands is populated with over 53,127 people. It is comprised of over 1,200 island, islets and coral atolls. And is the country that supports secret dating. 
  • South African passport holders can travel to the Marshall Islands without a visa.
  • A visa is issued to the traveler on their arrival to the country.
  • This visa is valid for just  90 days.
  • The traveler's passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the intended period of stay.
  • The visa is extendable. Travelers can extend their visa for a further 60 days for a fee of $10.
  • Before entry into the Marshall Islands, South Africans must present a recent police record and health clearance certificate that shows proof of being free from HIV/AIDS and TB.
  • The currency restriction for entry and exit from the Marshall Islands is $10,000.
  • Because the time zone currently used in Marshall islands is the Marshall Island Time (GMT+12), Marshall Islands is 12 hours ahead of Ghana.
  • On the Marshall islands, the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B, standard voltage is 120V and the standard frequency is 60Hz.
  • The people are almost entirely Christian, primarily Protestant. The United Church of Christ is the principal denomination, representing about 55% of the population.
  • Buses, taxis, private car rentals and airplanes are the major means of transportation in the Marshall Island. There are no trains.
  • The maritime tropical climate is hot and humid, with little seasonal temperature change. Diurnal variations generally range between 21° and 34° C (70° and 93° F ). Trade winds from the northeast cool the high temperatures from December through March.
  •  The dry season is between December and April; the rainy season lasts from April to December, with the greatest falls between July and October.
  • The official languages of  the Marshall Islands are Marshallese and English.
  • Visitors might want to pick up some basic Marshallese phrases to help them navigate communication in rural areas.
  • Visitors are advised to be careful when carrying out monetary transaction in the Marshall Islands, from currency changes to relatively expensive purchases.
  • Visitors taking pictures are advised to be respectful and conscious of their environment while at it.
  • Photo subjects or their guardians might need to be tipped in some cases.
Nepal Nepal 90 days
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a home to about 26.4 million people and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains including Mount Everest.
 
  • South African passport holders can stay visa free in Nepal for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors to Nepal can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors can enter Nepal on a visa on arrival status. 
  • The processing fee for a visa on arrival cost 25 USD for 15 days, 40 USD for 30 days and 100 USD for 90 days. 
  • Your visa is valid for 90 days. 
  • Tourist Visa extension can be done from  the Immigration Office, Pokhara while the business visa can be done only at Department of Immigration.
Palau Palau 30 days

Palau is populated with over 22,102 people. Palau is known for its famous Rock island, waterfalls, beautiful beaches and clear blue waters. Palau is also known to be the home of the jellyfish lake. 

  • South Africans can stay visa free in Palau for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa.
  • Visitors can enter Palau with a visa on arrival status. 
  • Your visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days. 
  • Visitors can extend their visa twice for a fee. 
  • Before entry into Palau, visitors must have a passport valid for at least six months, and a return ticket. 
  • Visitors are required to hold a proof of sufficient funds (USD 200 per week) in order to obtain a visa on arrival. 
  • Visitors must pay a departure tax or green fee before exiting Palau. 
Rwanda Rwanda 30 days

The Republic of Rwanda is known for its mountains and numerous lakes. It has a population of about 11,262,500 people and its capital and largest city is Kigali.

  • South Africans can visit Rwanda visa free for a duration of 30 days. 
  • You can stay on either a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors can enter Rwanda with a visa on arrival. 
  • A tourist visa to Rwanda cost $50.
  • You can extend your visa for 90 days but it has to be while your visa is still valid. 
  • Visitors to Rwanda can receive the visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders.
  • Your passport must have a validity of at least 6 months on the day of entry in Rwanda.
  • Before entry into Rwanda, intending visitors must have a passport photograph, a valid passport and proof of sufficient funds. 
  • Your visa is valid for 90 days. 
  • If you overstay your visa after the five days grace period, your penalty fee is 20,000 Frw.
Rwanda Rwanda 30 days

The Republic of Rwanda is known for its mountains and numerous lakes. It has a population of about 11,262,500 people and its capital and largest city is Kigali.

  • South Africans can visit Rwanda visa free for a duration of 30 days. 
  • You can stay on either a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors can enter Rwanda with a visa on arrival. 
  • A tourist visa to Rwanda cost $50.
  • You can extend your visa for 90 days but it has to be while your visa is still valid. 
  • Visitors to Rwanda can receive the visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders.
  • Your passport must have a validity of at least 6 months on the day of entry in Rwanda.
  • Before entry into Rwanda, intending visitors must have a passport photograph, a valid passport and proof of sufficient funds. 
  • Your visa is valid for 90 days. 
  • If you overstay your visa after the five days grace period, your penalty fee is 20,000 Frw.
Rwanda Rwanda 30 days

The Republic of Rwanda is known for its mountains and numerous lakes. It has a population of about 11,262,500 people and its capital and largest city is Kigali.

  • South Africans can visit Rwanda visa free for a duration of 30 days. 
  • You can stay on either a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors can enter Rwanda with a visa on arrival. 
  • A tourist visa to Rwanda cost $50.
  • You can extend your visa for 90 days but it has to be while your visa is still valid. 
  • Visitors to Rwanda can receive the visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders.
  • Your passport must have a validity of at least 6 months on the day of entry in Rwanda.
  • Before entry into Rwanda, intending visitors must have a passport photograph, a valid passport and proof of sufficient funds. 
  • Your visa is valid for 90 days. 
  • If you overstay your visa after the five days grace period, your penalty fee is 20,000 Frw.
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 42 days

St. Lucia is an island country with the world’s only drive-in volcano and the only country named after a woman.

  • South African passport holders can stay in Saint Lucia visa-free for a duration of 42 days.
  • Visitors must hold a passport valid for the amount of period they intend to stay.
  • Before entry into Saint Lucia, visitors must have 2 passports sized photographs, a valid passport, proof of hotel accommodation, a copy of travel itinerary and a return or onward ticket.
  • Intending visitors can get to Castries in Saint Lucia from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Saint Lucia.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Castries is 22 hours, 51 minutes, 1 day, 3 hours from Cape Town, and 1 day 2 hours from Bloemfontein
  • Saint Lucia's official currency is the Eastern Carribean Dollar, although the US Dollar is acceptable throughout the Island. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at banks, hotels and other exchange outlets.
  • The weather in Saint Lucia stays consistently warm and humid all through the year.
  • Saint Lucia’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions make it a prime spot for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new ways of life while at it.
  • Saint Lucia uses the Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which make South Africa six hours ahead.
  • The power socket and plugs used in Saint Lucia is of type G. The standard supply voltage is 240 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Christianity is the prominent religion in Saint Lucia. The majority are Roman Catholics and Seventh Day Adventists, other protestants are minorities.
  • Getting around in Saint Lucia is possible with public taxis, buses etc.
  • Saint Lucia's original language is English, however, a larger percentage of the people speak french patois.
  • Saint Lucia is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.
Samoa Samoa 60 days

Samoa is a Polynesian nation, with a unique way of life and home to the best tattoo artists in the world.

  • South Africans can stay visa free in Samoa for a duration of 60 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a visitor permit entry or business visitor permit. 
  • Visitors can enter Samoa on a visitor permit on arrival. 
  • Your visa to Samoa is valid for 90 days. 
  • You can extend your visa at the immigration department.
  • Before entry into Samoa, you must have a valid passport for at least six months beyond the intended stay, confirmation of onward and return tickets, confirmed residential contact address, proof of sufficient funds and visas for the next country of destination. 
Somalia Somalia 30 days

Somalia is home to over 13 million people, beautiful landmarks, the longest coastline on the African continent.

  • South Africans can stay visa free in Somalia for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • You can enter Somalia on a visa on arrival status. 
  • Visitors must have a Visa Approval Letter (Pre-approved visa letter), valid for 14 days from the date of issuance.
  • You must have a valid Passport with minimum of six months validity.
  • Visitors must have a valid return ticket and two recent passport sized photographs for entry into Somalia. 
  • You must pay your visa fee at the port of entry.
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 30 days

Sri Lanka is an island country home to 21 million people and the best tea.

  • South Africans can visit Sri Lanka visa free for a duration of 30 days.
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors to Sri Lanka can enter on a visa on arrival or eVisa. 
  • Every visitor must obtain an l Electronic Travel Authorization ( ETA) before entering the country. 
  • You can extend your visa on Head office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration but Your intended stay in Sri Lanka should end at least two months before the expiry date of your travel document.
  • Visitors must have a return air ticket address and the telephone number of the place of accommodation and 2 passport photographs. 
Tajikistan Tajikistan 45 days

Tajikistan is home to over 8.6 million people, good food and high Pamir Mountains.

  • South Africans passport holders can stay in Tajikistan visa free for a period of 45 days. 
  • Visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors require an eVisa or visa on arrival before entry into Tajikistan. 
  • Your visa processing fee cost $5.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date you intend to enter Tajikistan. 
  • You can extend your visa at the Main Consular Department of MoFA in Dushanbe, except for the tourist visa. 
  • You can apply for your Tajikistan visa within five working days from when you intend to visit. 
  • eVisa holders can enter through all the border points. 
Tuvalu Tuvalu 30 days
  • South Africans can stay visa free in Tuvalu for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • South African passport holders require a visa on arrival to visit Tuvalu. 
  • You must have a proof of sufficient funds for the duration of your stay. 
  • You might be granted a visa for a stay up to 12 months. 
  • The tourist visa cost about AUD140.
Tuvalu Tuvalu 30 days
South Korea South Korea 30 days

South Korea is populated with about 51.47 million people, It is known for acient buildings, fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities. South Korea is home to the sex-themed park the “Jeju Love Land”. 

  • South Africans who want to visit South Korea can stay there visa-free for up to 30 days. 
  • Passport must be valid for up to 6 months after date of departure. 
  • Visa applicants must submit their passport, visa application form, a recent coloured passport sized photograph, and other relevant documents as determined by the status of the applicant.
  • Submitted documents would not be returned with the exception of passports, visitors should have prepared photocopies along with the original. 
  • The Visa must have  blank pages. 
  • South Africans who wish to extend their stay in South Korea past 30 days must apply for a visa. 
  • Holders of laissez-passers are visa exempt for 30 days.
  • Holders of e-visas or e-resident permit are only granted visa free access if they depart from Australia. 
  • Travelers in transit do not require a visa if the transit takes less than 24-hours. 
  • Visitors can easily get around South Africa using public transport such as buses or trains; ferries are also available to the surrounding islands, as the public transport system is very efficient. 
  • The spring and autumn are the best times to visit South Korea as summer and winter are very extreme in the country. 
  • Visitors to South Korea should take precautions against Japanese encephalitis in the months of June and October. 
  •  South Africans are not expected to take up paid employment for the duration of their stay in South Korea.
Guinea Bissau Guinea Bissau days
Guinea-Bissau has a population of some 1,815,698 people and is known for its ancient Portuguese ruins, ultra-fresh seafood, and polyrhythmic music.

  • South Africans looking to visit Guinea-Bissau for up to 90 days can do so by applying for an E-visa before arrival or a visa on arrival.
  • A valid passport with blank pages for entry and exit stamps is required for entry.
  • Passports must be valid for at least six months from the time of arrival.
  • Intending visitors must have an onward/return ticket or other documents pertinent to their next destination.
  • Visitors must have enough money to cover the expenses incurred during their stay.
  • Visitors are expected to clear their luggage at the first airport of entry in Guinea-Bissau.
  • Intending visitors can get to the Osvaldo Vieira International Airport in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban.
  • Getting to Guinea-Bissau from South Africa is quite a distance and requires at least two stopovers from any part of the country one travels from. This averages the flight time at 1 day, 3 hours from Durban, 23 hours, 5 minutes from Cape Town, 1 day, 4 hours from Bloemfontein and approximately 23 hours from Johannesburg.
  • South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, KLM, Air France, kulula, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Guinea-Bissau.
  • In Guinea-Bissau, visitors have a better chance of exchanging euros for the local West African Franc (CFA) than any other currency.
  • Foreign exchange services are available in banks ( ECOBank or BAO are good banks to visit for this service), some hotels and other legal foreign exchange outlets.
  • ATMs are available in many parts of Guinea-Bissau especially banks, and hotels. Credit/debit cards are also widely accepted in high-end business outlets.
  • The climate in Guinea-Bissau is mostly hot and humid, with a monsoonal-type rainy season that runs from June to November, with southwesterly winds and a dry season that runs from December to May with northeasterly harmattan winds.
  • Guinea-Bissau is home to a heavily verdant landscape characterized by forests, parks, wildlife and so on, making it a prime spot for nature lovers and people enthusiastic about discovering new cultures and histories.
  • The power plug types in Guinea-Bissau are of type C, with a standard voltage of 220 V and a 50 Hz standard frequency.
  • Getting Around in Guinea-Bissau is possible with cars, public buses, taxis, boats, trains, etc.
  • Portuguese is widely spoken by many in Guinea-Bissau alongside over 40 other languages. Visitors might need to pick up a few French or Portuguese phrases to help communicate with locals better.
  • Visitors in Guinea-Bissau are expected to respect historical landmarks and to always make enquires before venturing into private spaces or going about the reason for their visit.