Visitors from the following countries do not require tourist visas for business and tourist purposes for an intended stay of 90 days or less and when in transit:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, British Islands Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Man and Virgin Islands and Republic of Ireland, African Union/Unity Laissez Passer, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, Venezuela, United States of America, Zimbabwe.
Visitors from the following countries do not require tourist visas for business and tourist purposes for an intended stay of 30 days or less and when in transit:
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Gabon, Guyana, Hungary, Jordan, Lesotho, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Poland, Seychelles, Slovak Republic, South Korea, Swaziland, Thailand, Turkey, Zambia, Hong Kong (only with regard to holders of Hong Kong British National Overseas passports and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passports), Macau (only with regard to holders of Macau Special Administrative Region passports (MSAR)), Zimbabwe (only in respect of government officials, including police on cross border investigations).
For visitors from other countries, please check with your nearest South African Consulate about obtaining a visa.
Please note that anyone travelling to South Africa should have a valid return ticket and a valid passport. There are several different official sources, each of which give slightly different advice - ranging from no less than 30 days after the expiry of intended visit (SA High Commission in London) to 6 months from date of entry (Irish Embassy in Pretoria). We therefore advise, if possible, to err on the side of caution and have 6 months validity from the date of entry. If in doubt, please contact the SA consulate in your country. The passport must also have sufficient pages for entry/exit stamps - AT LEAST 2 BLANK PAGES FACING EACH OTHER.
PLEASE NOTE: Travel Butlers have made every effort to ensure that the information displayed here is correct and accurate, but the onus still remains with the traveller to verify the information with their local consulate or embassy.