Requirements for visitor’s visas differ from country to country (click here to see which countries are currently exempt), and the requirements are subject to change.
• Every visitor to South Africa must have a valid passport.
African countries, are advised to secure a multiple entry visa.
the duration of their stay in the country, andreturn /onward tickets.
not need a visa to visit South Africa.
the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America.
Get your visa before leaving for South Africa
If you are subject to visa requirements, you should apply for your visa at least four weeks BEFORE your departure for South Africa, and await the outcome of your application before departing. Visas are NOT issued at South African ports of entry, and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board. If you arrive without a visa, immigration officials are obliged by law to refuse you entry to South Africa and to place you on a return flight to your country.
Please note: New requirements, introduced by the South African Department of Home Affairs from 1 June 2015, specify that all minors (children under 18 years) are required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate which shows the details of both parents for all international travel to and from South Africa.