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Visa Free Countries For South Africans

15 August 2019 | 0 comments | Posted by Che Kohler in Hit the Road

Where South Africans can visit without a visa

Many of us want a break from our day to day lives, to get away, to relax, to explore the world, embrace new cultures and experience. Travelling to another country can take a lot of planning and a fair bit of money as well as admin.

If and reducing travel expenses and travel admin is a priority for you, then visa-free countries are a viable option for your next trip. South Africans can travel to 100 countries visa-free in 2019 – ranking 51st on the passport index list. South Africa has steadily dropped down the rankings since 2006, with a best ranking of 35th in 2009.

One hundred nations to choose from isn't too shabby a for us South Africans. To find out what your options are, check out this list of countries South Africans can travel to visa-free right now.

Note: * Indicates visa on arrival or eTA.

Visa-free countries by continent

If you're looking for a visa-free stay in a certain part of the world, then we suggest you start by checking if the country is available or which countries are options for you in a specific part of the world.

African countries that are visa-free for South Africans

AngolaLesothoSomalia*
Benin*Madagascar*St. Helena*
BotswanaMalawiSwaziland
Cape Verde Islands*Mauritania*Tanzania
Comores Islands*MauritiusTogo*
Djibouti*MozambiqueTunisia
Ethiopia*NamibiaUganda*
Gabon*ReunionZambia*
Ghana*Rwanda*Zimbabwe
Guinea-Bissau*Senegal
KenyaSeychelles*

Asian countries that are visa-free for South Africans

Cambodia*MalaysiaSri Lanka*
Hong Kong (SAR China)Maldives*Tajikistan*
IndonesiaNepal*Thailand
Kyrgyzstan*PhilippinesTimor-Leste*
Laos*Singapore
Macao (SAR China)South Korea

The Middle Eastern countries that are visa-free for South Africans

Armenia*IsraelPalestinian Territory
GeorgiaJordan*Iran*
Qatar

European countries that are visa-free for South Africans

IrelandKosovoRussian Federation

North America/Caribbean Island nations countries that are visa-free for South Africans

Antigua and BarbudaDominican RepublicSt. Lucia
BahamasGrenadaSt. Vincent and the Grenadines
BarbadosHaitiTrinidad and Tobago
The British Virgin IslandsJamaicaTurks and Caicos Islands
Cayman IslandsMontserrat
DominicaSt. Kitts and Nevis


South American countries that are visa-free for South Africans

ArgentinaEcuadorNicaragua
BelizeEl SalvadorPanama
BoliviaFalkland IslandsParaguay
BrazilGuatemalaPeru
ChileGuyanaUruguay
Costa RicaHondurasVenezuela

Oceanic countries that are visa-free for South Africans

Cook IslandsMicronesiaSamoa*
FijiNiueTuvalu*
The Marshall Islands*Palau Islands*Vanuatu

Visa-free countries by the time allowed

If you're looking for a certain amount of time or an extended visa-free stay in a certain part of the world, then we suggest you start by checking on countries based on their visa-free time allowance for South Africans.

30 Days visa free for South Africans

Angola30 days
Antigua and Barbuda30 days
Azerbaijan30 days
Bahrain14 days*
Cambodia30 days
Djibouti31 days*
Eswatini30 days
Gabon30 days
Ghana30 days
Indonesia30 days
Iran30 days
Jordan30 days
Kyrgyzstan30 days
Laos30 days
Micronesia30 days
Myanmar28 days*
Palau30 days
Papua New Guinea30 days
Philippines30 days
Qatar30 days
Rwanda30 days
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines30 days
Singapore30 days
Somalia30 days
South Korea30 days
Sri Lanka30 days
Thailand30 days
Timor-Leste30 days
Tuvalu30 days
Vanuatu30 days

60 Days visa free for South Africans

India60 days
Saint Lucia42 Days*
Samoa60 days
Tajikistan45 days*

90 Days visa free for South Africans

Argentina90 days
Bahamas90 days
Benin90 Days
Bolivia90 days
Botswana90 days
Brazil90 days
Chile90 days
Costa Rica90 days
Côte d'Ivoire90 days
Ecuador90 days
El Salvador90 days
Ethiopia90 days
Grenada90 days
Guatemala90 days
Guinea-Bissau90 days
Guyana90 days
Haiti90 days
Honduras90 days
Ireland90 days
Israel90 days
Kenya90 days
Lesotho90 days
Madagascar90 days
Malawi90 days
Malaysia90 days
Maldives90 days
Marshall Islands90 days
Mauritius90 days
Moldova90 days
Mozambique90 days
Namibia90 days
Nepal90 days
Nicaragua90 days
Paraguay90 days
Russia90 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis90 days
Senegal90 days
Seychelles90 days
Tanzania90 days
Trinidad and Tobago90 days
Tunisia90 days
Uruguay90 days
Venezuela90 days
Zambia90 days
Zimbabwe90 days

180 Days visa free for South Africans

Armenia120 days*
Barbados180 days
Dominica180 days
Fiji120 days*
Georgia1 year*
Jamaica180 Days
Panama180 days
Peru180 days

Travel doesn't have to be tedious

Now that you have a sweet list of options to choose from, where will you be flying to first and why? Let us know in the comments below.

Are you looking to promote your business?

South African travel businesses can create your free business listing on nichemarket. The more information you provide about your business, the easier it will be for your customers to find you online. 

Registering with nichemarket is easy; all you will need to do is head over to our sign up form and follow the instructions. If you require a more detailed guide on how to create your profile or your listing, then we highly recommend you check out the following articles.

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