The Complete List of Visa-Free Destinations for South Africans

The Complete List of Visa-Free Destinations for South Africans



One of the most frustrating parts about travelling as a South African is visa applications.

You have to make appointments at consulates, take time off work for officials to grill you about the purpose of your trip and make a sizeable offering of paperwork.

Oh, and you usually have to fork out at least R 1,000 for the privilege.

But, there is light at the end of the tunnel my friends! Over the last few years, the power of the Green Mumba passport has started to grow! Once we had only a measly 90 visa-free countries to visit, but as of 2019, South Africans can visit 102 visa-free countries!

Hopefully, this number will continue to climb, but I think that’s a pretty decent chunk of the world to explore in the meantime!

If you need a little wanderlust inspiration – here are ALL the countries South Africans can visit visa-free!

Visa-Free Countries for South Africans

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Africa

  • Angola – 30 days
  • Benin – 90 days
  • Botswana – 90 days
  • Gabon – 30 days
  • Kenya – 90 days
  • Lesotho – 90 days
  • Malawi – 90 days
  • Mauritius – 90 days
  • Mozambique – 90 days
  • Namibia – 90 days
  • Reunion – 90 days
  • Swaziland / eSwatini – 30 days
  • Tanzania – 90 days
  • Tunisia – 90 days
  • Zambia – 30 days
  • Zimbabwe – 90 days

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Asia

  • Hong Kong – 30 days
  • Indonesia – 30 days
  • Macau – 30 days
  • Malaysia – 90 days
  • Philippines – 30 days
  • Singapore – 30 days
  • South Korea – 30 days
  • Thailand – 30 days

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Europe

  • Ireland – 90 days
  • Kosovo – 90 days
  • Russia – 90 days
  • Georgia – 1 year

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Carribean

  • Antigua and Barbuda – 30 days
  • Bahamas – 90 days
  • Barbados – 6 months
  • The British Virgin Islands – 30 days
  • Cayman Islands – 6 months
  • Dominica – 6 months
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada – 90 days
  • Haiti – 90 days
  • Jamaica – 180 days
  • Montserrat – 6 months
  • St Kitts and Nevis – 90 days
  • St Lucia – 6 weeks
  • St Vincent and Grenadines – 30 days
  • Trinidad and Tobago – 90 days
  • The Turks and Caicos Islands – 90 days

Read More: 12 Best Visa-Free Countries for South Africans to Visit


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Central America

  • Belize – 30 days
  • Costa Rica – 90 days
  • El Salvador – 90 days
  • Guatemala – 90 days
  • Honduras – 90 days
  • Nicaragua – 90 days
  • Panama – 180 days

Israel

Middle East

  • Israel – 90 days
  • Palestine
  • Qatar – 30 days

Read More: 14 Unique Visa-Free Countries for South Africans


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Oceania

  • Cook Islands – 31 days
  • Fiji – 120 days
  • Micronesia – 30 days
  • Niue – 30 days
  • Vanuatu – 30 days

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South America

  • Argentina – 90 days
  • Brazil – 90 days
  • Chile – 90 days
  • Ecuador – 90 days
  • Falkland Islands
  • Guyana – 90 days
  • Paraguay – 90 days
  • Peru – 180 days
  • Uruguay – 90 days
  • Venezuela – 90 days

Visa on Arrival Countries for South Africans

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Africa

  • Cape Verde
  • Comores
  • Djibouti – 31 days
  • Ethiopia – 90 days
  • Ghana – 30 days
  • Guinea-Bissau – 90 days
  • Madagascar – 30 days
  • Rwanda – 30 days
  • Senegal – 90 days
  • Seychelles – 90 days
  • Somalia – 30 days
  • St Helena – 90 days
  • Togo
  • Uganda

 

 

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Asia

  • Cambodia – 30 days
  • Kyrgyzstan – 30 days
  • Laos – 30 days
  • Maldives – 90 days
  • Nepal – 90 days
  • Sri Lanka – 30 days
  • Tajikistan – 45 days (e-Visa)
  • Timor-Leste – 30 days
  • Vietnam – (needs to be pre-arranged online before arrival)

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Georgia

Europe

  • Armenia – 120 days
  • Turkey – 30 days (apply for free online before arrival)

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Middle East

  • Iran – 14 days from select airports
  • Jordan – 30 days
  • Oman – 30 days (eVisa)

Read More: South Africans: How To Get Your Visa On Arrival For Iran


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Oceania

  • Marshall Islands – 90 days
  • Palau – 30 days
  • Samoa – 60 days
  • Tuvalu – 30 days

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South America

  • Bolivia – 90 days

Which of these visa-free countries for South Africans are you going to visit in 2019? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. February 17, 2019 / 10:19 pm

    Such a helpful article. Well done on the research, thank you.

    Mozambique Tofo

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