Do you know that with South African passport, you can now visit these 114 countries around the world VISA FREE or VISA ON ARRIVAL? There are a number of countries that require that South Africans secure visa before they are allowed into the country which in most cases, leads to endless paperwork, unplanned spending and more bureaucratic stress. However, it is important that you are aware that your South African passport is more than you think of it in terms of what it can do as it can grant you entry to quite a number of countries without visa but note that entry requirements change constantly so it is always advisable to check with the embassy of any country close to the time of your travel. Nonetheless, as of today, here is a comprehensive list of countries for which no prior visa arrangement is needed for entry if you are a South African with a South African Passport:

Countries South Africans can go to without a Visa?

Due to good international relationship between South Africa and several other countries, you would not be wrong to expect an ample number of countries to be on the list below:

Brazil – 90 days

Antigua and Barbuda – 1 month

Argentina – 90 days

Costa Rica – 90 days


Vanuatu – 30 days


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Barbados – 6 months

Chile – 90 days


Venezuela – 90 days

Benin – 30 days

Haiti – 3 months

Botswana – 90 days

Guyana – 3 months

Saint Kitts and Nevis – 3 months

Nepal – 90 days


Ecuador – 90 days

Dominica – 6 months

Colombia – 180 days

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Saint Lucia – 6 weeks

Guatemala – 90 days

Malawi – 90 days

Dominican Republic – 30 day tourist card must be purchased on arrival.

El Salvador – 90 days

Zambia – 90 days

Peru – 180 days

Namibia – 3 months

Fiji – 4 months

Nauru Georgia – 90 days within 180 days

Paraguay – 90 days

Micronesia – 30 days

Rwanda – 90 days

Grenada – 3 months

Nicaragua – 90 days

Uruguay – 90 days

Philippines – 30 days

Honduras – 90 days

Panama – 180 days

Lesotho – 30 days

Israel – 90 days

Malaysia – 90 days

Mozambique – 3 months

Tanzania – 90 days

South Korea – 30 days

Mauritius – 90 days

New Zealand – 90 days

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 1 month

Singapore –  30 days

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Zimbabwe – 3 months

Swaziland –  30 days

Trinidad and Tobago – 90 days

Thailand – 1 month (air) / 15 days (land)

On the next page, you will find OVER 40 MORE EXCITING countries South Africans can travel to without prior visa arrangement but only with international passport.

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