Up to 90 days in South Africa

  • African Union Laissez Passer
  • Andorra
  • Angola (ordinary passports 90 days per annum visits not to exceed 30 days)
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany (except in diplomatic staff due to assume duty at the Embassy and Consulates of Germany in SA)
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxemburg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Namibia (only ordinary passport holders 90 days per annum)
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Portugal
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania (90 days per annum)
  • Trinidad & Tobago (only ordinary passport holders)
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (only ordinary passport holders)
  • British Islands Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Man. British Oversees Territories namely: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and Dependencies (Ascension Island, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha), Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the Turks and Caicos Island.
  • United States of America (only diplomatic and ordinary passport holders. However, diplomatic passport holders who are due to assume duty at the Embassy and Consulates of the USA in South Africa, require visas for accreditation purposes)
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia (90 days per annum)
  • Zimbabwe

Up to 30 days in South Africa

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas (only ordinary passport holders)
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Cape Verde
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus (only ordinary passport holders)
  • Gabon
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong [only with regard to holders of Hong Kong British National Overseas passports and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passports]
  • Hungary (only ordinary passport holders)
  • Jordan
  • Kingdom of Eswatini
  • Lesotho
  • Macau [only with regard to holders of Macau Special Administrative Region passports (MSAR)]
  • Malaysia
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique (only ordinary passport holders)
  • Peru
  • Poland (only ordinary passport holders)
  • Seychelles
  • South Korea
  • Thailand (only ordinary passport holders)
  • Turkey

For the period indicated (Officials and Diplomats only)

  • Albania (120 days)
  • Algeria (30 days)
  • Angola (90 days)
  • Belarus (90 days)
  • Benelux states (90 days)
  • Bulgaria (90 days)
  • China (PROC) (30 days)
  • Cyprus (90 days)
  • Comoros (90 days)
  • Croatia (90 days)
  • Cuba (90 days)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (90 days) (official visits only)
  • Egypt (30 days)
  • Ghana (90 days)
  • Guinea (90 days)
  • Hungary (120 days)
  • India (90 days)
  • Indonesia (30 days
  • Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) (30 days)
  • Kenya (90 days, including civil servants holding ordinary passports travelling for official government business)
  • Liberia (90 days)
  • Mexico (90 days)
  • Madagascar (30 days)
  • Morocco (30 days)
  • Mozambique (90 days)
  • Namibia (30 days)
  • Nigeria (90 days)
  • Paraguay (120 days)
  • Poland (90 days)
  • Romania (90 days)
  • Rwanda (30 days)
  • Senegal (90 days)
  • Slovak Republic (90 days)
  • Thailand (90 days)
  • Tunisia (90 days) (also special passports)
  • Uganda (90 days)
  • Vietnam (90 days)