There are as many as 114 countries around the world that South Africans can visit without a Visa due to the country’s good international connection with other several countries.

As a South African, I believe it would be of your interest to know the countries you can visit with your passport around the world on visa-free or visa on arrival.

Be prepared to go through unplanned spending, endless paperwork and more bureaucratic stress if you are to go to countries that require that South Africans secure visa before they are allowed into the country.

the power of the south African visa

Aside the limitations, your South African passport can do more than you think of it in terms of allowing you entry to quite a number of countries without visa but be mindful that entry requirements can be amended frequently so it is always prudent to check with the embassy of any country close to the time of your travel.

However, as of now, let’s take a moment together to go through the list of countries for which no preceding visa planning is necessary for entry if you are a South African with a South African Passport. Countries South Africans can visit without a Visa.

Brazil – 90 days
Antigua and Barbuda – 1 month
Argentina – 90 days
Costa Rica – 90 days
Ireland
Vanuatu – 30 days
Bahamas
Barbados – 6 months
Chile – 90 days
Belize
Venezuela – 90 days
Benin – 30 days
Haiti – 3 months
Botswana – 90 days
Guyana – 3 months
Saint Kitts and Nevis – 3 months
Nepal – 90 days
Jamaica
Ecuador – 90 days
Dominica – 6 months
Colombia – 180 days
Saint Lucia – 6 weeks
Guatemala – 90 days
Malawi – 90 days
Dominican Republic – 30 days tourist card must be purchased on arrival.
El Salvador – 90 days
Zambia – 90 days
Peru – 180 days
Namibia – 3 months
Fiji – 4 months
Nauru Georgia – 90 days within 180 days
Paraguay – 90 days
Micronesia – 30 days
Rwanda – 90 days
Grenada – 3 months
Nicaragua – 90 days
Uruguay – 90 days
Philippines – 30 days
Honduras – 90 days
Panama – 180 days
Lesotho – 30 days
Israel – 90 days
Malaysia – 90 days
Mozambique – 3 months
Tanzania – 90 days
South Korea – 30 days
Mauritius – 90 days
New Zealand – 90 days
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 1 month
Singapore – 30 days
Zimbabwe – 3 months
Swaziland – 30 days
Trinidad and Tobago – 90 days
Thailand – 1 month (air) / 15 days (land)

Although all the countries would allow you entry without a visa, most of the countries in this division would rather issue a visa on arrival in order to avoid the troubles and interruptions involved in securing visa before travel. Countries that Issue South Africans Visa on Arrival

Indonesia – 30 days
Bolivia – 90 days
Madagascar – 30 days
Armenia – Visa on arrival
Tunisia – 1 month
Comoros
Mauritania
Jordan – 30 days
Guinea-Bissau – 90 days
Maldives – 30 days
Burundi – 30 days; obtainable at Bujumbura International Airport
Cambodia – 30 days
Oman
Iran – Conditions apply
Palau – 30 days
Ethiopia
Gabon – Visa not required for children under 16
Botswana
Djibouti
Samoa – 60 days
Zambia
Senegal – 3 months
Rwanda
Saint Helena
Madagascar – (Visa on arrival)
Malawi
Cape Verde
Timor-Leste – 30 days
Seychelles – 1 month
Mali
Mauritania
Senegal
Gabon
Guinea-Bissau
Somalia
Mozambique
Uganda
Zimbabwe
Togo – 7 days Benin
Kyrgyzstan – 30 days
Laos – 30 Days
Somalia – 30 days provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.
Tuvalu – 1 month
Turkey – issues e-visa for 3 months

Well, I believe you’ve got the info you need and sufficient reasons to be a confident South African traveler who wants to see the world all over. Finddel Travel Guide appreciates your time for reading. Thank you.


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