South Africa Visa Free Countries
South Africa Visa requirements
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more information.

Traveling to South Africa? Wonderful! If your citizenship is from any of these South Africa visa free countries, you’re good to travel without a visa.

South Africa Visa Free Countries

To enter South Africa, (or any other country,) you need a passport. If you are from any of the visa-exempt countries below, you’re good to travel visa-free for a limited time.

The following information is taken from the South African visa site. According to South Africa’s Home Affairs, this information is subject to change, without notice.

Visa-Exempt Countries: Visa-free travel for 90 days

Citizens of the following countries can enter South Africa without a visa, for up to 90 days.

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Visa-Exempt Countries: Visa-free travel for 30 days

Citizens of the following countries can enter South Africa without a visa, for up to 30 days.

  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Cape Verde
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus
  • Eswatini
  • Gabon
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Jordan
  • Lesotho
  • Macau
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Seychelles
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Turkey

If your country of citizenship is not on the above list, you will need a visa to enter South Africa.

Citizens who require visas for travel to South Africa

South Africa Visa Free Countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • DR of Congo
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • French Guiana
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos

South Africa Visa Free Countries

  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

To get a South African visa, you can apply in person for a visa at a South African embassy or consulate. For your visa application, you will need to provide biometric data. Here are the South African visa requirements.

South Africa has recently launched a new online system for visa applications. At the time of this writing, (Oct 2020), it has not been finalized. If you’d like to apply for your visa online, you can apply for an e-visa here.

LOVE THIS POST? SHARE IT...
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest

TAGS:

RELATED POSTS

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

About The Author

Hi! We’re the Cheltens’. We visit South Africa 1-2 times per year. We want to share our experiences with you so that you may make educated decisions when you plan your next trip to the rainbow nation.

Time now at South Africa (GMT+2)

7:11 am
Saturday, August 31, 2022

Upcoming festivities/holidays in South Africa

August 2022

MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
SU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Women’s Day (National Holiday)
All Day
On 9 August 1956, women participated in a national march, Their goal was to petition against Apartheid South Africa’s pass laws. The pass laws were legislation that required non-white South Africans carry a pass/ document with them to ‘prove’ that they were allowed to enter a ‘white area’. , ...
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Want to have your business or product featured?
We’re always looking for awesome places, products, activities, restaurants, travel accessories, or anything else that promotes the rich and colorful culture of South Africa.
Travel Categories
Best Travel Products
Sale
Ceptics South Africa Travel Plug Adapter (Type M) - 3 Pack [Grounded & Universal] (GP-10L-3PK)
  • Small Travel Size - 3 Pack
  • Standard: Type M plug, South Africa CEE 7/16. Grounded 3-Prong plug.
  • Accepts plugs from all countries including USA.
  • New conductivity design - internal metal interfaces provides better Conductivity
  • Grounded 3 Round Prong plug. Max Capacity Up to 3000 Watt (max 250 Volt, 13 A)
Money Belt for Men Travel Security Belt with Hidden Money Compartment Pocket, Belt with Hidden Pocket Cashsafe Anti-Theft Wallet Non-Metal Buckle
  • PATENT PENDING ; (🔥 KEEP YOUR CASH HIDDEN FROM YOUR WIFE / GF!🔥 ) Travel Security Money Belt
  • 🔒 BYE BYE PICKPOCKETS 💵 - DESIGNED FOR TRAVEL TSA 🧳 - keep your cash safe from pickpockets; equipped with an easy-to-use hidden zippered...
  • 💪 DURABLE - Made with Premium YKK Zipper with reinforced non-slip buckle, Adjustable wear-resisting nylon materia for waist sizes 26 to 42 inches....
  • ✅ Easy access and storage; quickly stash and remove your bills, coins, and keys with ease
  • ✅ NOT JUST A NORMAL BELT - It is a Long-lasting companion; made of premium quality top-grade webbing, YKK zipper, and a reinforced buckle; this...
Travelrest Nest Patented Memory Foam Travel Pillow / Neck Pillow - Washable - Voted Best Travel Pillow for 2018-2022 by NYTimes Wirecutter - Packs to 1/4 of its Size (2 Year Warranty)
  • THE BEST TRAVEL PILLOW FOR 2022: As featured on New York Times Wirecutter. After taking four cross-country red-eyes in window, aisle, and middle...
  • UNIQUELY ANGLED BACK: Travelrest Ultimate sets it apart from other travel pillows because it can lay flat against the seat back. Most other pillows...
  • THERAPEUTIC DESIGN: Made from special thermo sensitive memory foam to provide optimal neck, shoulder and head support. Non-slip backing holds pillow...
  • VERSATILE: Great for long flights, car trip, trains, buses, lounging on the couch, wheelchairs, watching TV.
  • SCIENTIFICALLY TESTED: Developed originally by NASA, memory foam forms perfectly to your neck for maximum support. Ideal for chronic pain sufferers.
Sale
INIU Portable Charger, USB C Slimmest Triple 3A High-Speed 10000mAh Phone Power Bank, Flashlight External Battery Pack Compatible with iPhone 13 12 11 X Samsung S20 Google LG iPad, etc [2022 Version]
  • ✅【From INIU--the SAFE Fast Charge Pro】Experience the safest charging with over 38 million global users. At INIU, we use only the highest-grade...
  • ✅【Ultra Slim 10000mAh】The thinnest 10000mAh power bank on the market, easily slips it into any of your pockets or bags. Enjoy the days’ worth...
  • ✅【2022 Version USB C Input & Output】Unlike most chargers featuring a USB C input only, INIU 3A High-Speed PowerPaw has a USB-C In & Out port to...
  • ✅【Faster 3A Charging Saves You 45 Mins】Fater 3A charging enables fueling your iPhone up to 78% in 1 hour, which markedly outpaces 2.1A's...
  • ✅【Even Wider Compatibility】Unlike the market’s most power banks incapable of charging low-current accessories, INIU portable charger can work...
FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @YEBOSOUTHAFRICA