African countries visa requirements

Important Notice About the Visa Guide

The information provided here is to be used as a guide only. Please consult with the relevant embassy or your travel agency before you travel. We cannot take any responsibility whatsoever for the use of this information.

This information is based on the following assumptions:
  • This is for South African passport holders only
  • The requirements are based on tourist and not business applications
  • You have the necessary funds/ tickets/ paperwork
  • You are applying for a visa in South Africa

Visa Requirements by country

CountryRequiredNotesMore Info
AlgeriayesFor trips up to 3 months  Go to Consultate
AngolayesPassports must have a validity of at least six(6) months and two(2) blank pages  Go to Consultate
BeninyesCheck with your travel agent
BotswananoFor Less than 90 day stayGo to Consultate
Burkina Fasoyes  
Burundiyes  
Cameroonyes  
Cape VerdeyesCan get on arrival
Central African Republicyes  
Chadyes  
ComoresyesCan get it on arrival
Congoyes  
D.R.of CongoyesOnly business visas issued 
Djiboutiyes  
Egyptyes  
Equatorial Guineayes  
Eritreayes  
Ethiopiayes  
GabonnoFor 30 day tourist stay
Gambiayes  
GhanayesEven for Transits
Guineayes  
Ivory Coastyes  
KenyanoFor less than 30 day stay
Lesothono  
Liberiayes  
Madagascaryes  
Malawino  
Maliyes  
Mauritaniayes  
MauritiusnoFor less than 90 day stay
Mayotteyes  
Moroccoyes  
Mozambiqueyes  
Namibiano  
Nigeryes  
Nigeriayes  
Reunionyes  
Rwandayes   
Sao Tomeyes  
SenegalnoFor less than 90 day stay
Seychellesno  
Sierra Leoneyes  
St Helenano  
Sudanyes  
Swazilandno  
Tanzaniayes  
Togoyes  
Tunisiayes  
Ugandayes  
ZambianoFor less than 30 day stay
ZimbabweyesOnly obtained at port of entry