South African official passport

South African official passport

An official passport from South Africa lets you travel to 111 countries/territories without a prior visa.

It is ranked #53 in the world.

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Blue - your own country.
Green - countries/territories which you can visit without a visa, or you can obtain a visa on arrival.
Yellow - countries/territories which you can visit with an online registration.
Red - countries/territories which require you to get a visa prior to arrival.
Visa-Free/Visa-on-arrival
AlbaniaHolders of diplomatic or service passports of Algeria, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Russia, South Africa and Vietnam do not require a visa to visit Albania.
Algeria3 months.
AngolaVisa not required
Antigua and Barbuda30 days to 6 months
Argentina90 days.
ArmeniaVisa on arrival for maximum 120 days.
Azerbaijan30 day ASAN eVisa.
Bahamas3 months
BahrainMay obtain visa on arrival.
BangladeshVisa required.
Barbados6 months
BelarusVisa-free
BelizeVisa-free.
Benin90 days
BoliviaNo visa required
Botswana90 days
BrazilUp to 90 days.
British Virgin Islands1 month.
Burkina FasoVisa free of charge on arrival
CambodiaVisa on arrival up to 30 days. eVisa available.
Cape VerdeNo visa required
Cayman Islands60 days.
Chile90 days. Fees may apply.
Colombia180 days
ComorosVisa on arrival
Cook Islands31 days.
Costa Rica90 days
Cote d'IvoireNo visa required
DjiboutiVisa on arrival
DominicaUp to 6 months.
Dominican RepublicVisa free/Tourist card on arrival
Ecuador90 days
El Salvador90 days
EthiopiaVisa-free
Falkland Islands, Malvinas60 days.
FijiUp to 4 months
GabonVisa free/Visa on arrival
Georgia1 year
GhanaNo visa required.
Grenada3 months
Guatemala90 days
GuyanaUp to 6 months
Haiti3 months
HondurasUp to 90 days
Hong Kong30 days.
IndiaNo visa required
Indonesia30 days.
IranVisa on arrival, 30 days
Ireland6 months.
Israel3 months.
Jamaica6 months
JordanVisa on arrival
KenyaUp to 90 days.
Kosovo90 days.
Kyrgyzstan30 days, visa on arrival.
LaosVisa on arrival for 30 days
Lesotho90 days.
MacauVisa not required.
MadagascarVisa on arrival. 90 days, 30 days free of charge.
Malawi90 days
Malaysia90 days.
Maldives30 days with possible extension.
Marshall IslandsVisa on arrival
MauritaniaVisa on arrival at Nouakchott International Airport.
MauritiusVisa-free or visa on arrival. 14-90 days.
Micronesia30 days.
Montserrat6 months.
Mozambique30-90 days, no visa required.
Namibia3 months.
NepalUp to 150 days.
New Zealand90 days.
Nicaragua$10 Tourist card on arrival.
Niue30 days.
OmanVisa on arrival for 30 days.
PalauVisa on arrival for 30 days.
Panama180 days.
Paraguay90 days.
PeruVisa required.
Philippines30 days.
Qatar30 days.
Reunion90 days.
Russia90 days
Rwanda30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis30 days
Saint Lucia6 weeks.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1-6 months.
Samoa60 days.
Seychelles3 months.
Singapore30 days
South Korea30 days
South SudanNo visa required.
Swaziland30 days.
TajikistanVisa on arrival for 45 days.
Tanzania3 months.
Thailand30 days.
Timor-LesteVisa on arrival for 30 days.
TogoVisa on arrival for 7 days, extension up to 90 days
Trinidad and Tobago30-90 days.
Tunisia90 days.
TurkeyNo visa required.
Turks and Caicos Islands90 days.
TuvaluVisa on arrival for 1 month.
Uganda3 months visa on arrival. eVisa available.
Uruguay90 days
Vanuatu30 days
Venezuela90 days
VietnamNo visa required.
ZambiaNo visa required.
Zimbabwe3 months
Electronic Authorization
MyanmareVisa up to 28 days.
Sri LankaElectronic visa up to 30 days.
Visa required prior to arrival
AfghanistanVisa required.
American SamoaVisa required
AnguillaVisa required
ArubaVisa required
AustraliaVisa required
AustriaVisa required
BelgiumVisa required
BermudaVisa required.
BhutanVisa required
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaVisa required
Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa required
BruneiVisa required
BulgariaVisa required
BurundiVisa required
CameroonVisa required
CanadaVisa required
Central African RepublicVisa required
ChadVisa required
ChinaVisa required
Congo RepublicVisa required
CroatiaVisa required
CubaVisa required
CuracaoVisa required
CyprusVisa required
Czech RepublicVisa required
Democratic Republic of the CongoVisa required
DenmarkVisa required
EgyptVisa required.
Equatorial GuineaVisa required.
EritreaVisa required
EstoniaVisa required
FinlandVisa required
FranceVisa required
French GuianaVisa required
French PolynesiaVisa required
GambiaVisa required
GermanyVisa required
GibraltarVisa required
GreeceVisa required
GuadeloupeVisa required
GuamVisa required
GuineaVisa required
Guinea-BissauVisa required. eVisa available.
HungaryVisa required
IcelandVisa required
IraqVisa required
ItalyVisa required
JapanVisa required
KazakhstanVisa required
KiribatiVisa required
KuwaitVisa required
LatviaVisa required
LebanonVisa required
LiberiaVisa required
LibyaVisa required.
LithuaniaVisa required
LuxembourgVisa required
MacedoniaVisa required
MaliVisa required
MaltaVisa required
MartiniqueVisa required
MayotteVisa required
MexicoVisa required
MoldovaVisa required
MongoliaVisa required
MontenegroVisa required
MoroccoVisa required
NauruVisa required
NetherlandsVisa required
New CaledoniaVisa required
NigerVisa required
NigeriaVisa required
Norfolk IslandVisa required
North KoreaVisa required
Northern Mariana IslandsVisa required
NorwayVisa required
PakistanVisa required.
Papua New GuineaVisa required
PolandVisa required
PortugalVisa required
Puerto RicoVisa required
RomaniaVisa required
Saint BarthelemyVisa required
Saint Martin, French PartVisa required
Saint Pierre and MiquelonVisa required
Sao Tome and PrincipeVisa required, eVisa may be available.
Saudi ArabiaVisa required
SenegalVisa required
SerbiaVisa required
Sierra LeoneVisa required
Sint Maarten, Dutch PartVisa required
SlovakiaVisa required
SloveniaVisa required
Solomon IslandsVisa required
SomaliaVisa required
SpainVisa required
SudanVisa required
SurinameVisa required
SwedenVisa required
SwitzerlandVisa required
SyriaVisa required
TaiwanVisa required
TongaVisa required
TurkmenistanVisa required
UkraineVisa required
United Arab EmiratesVisa required
United KingdomVisa required
United StatesVisa required
US Virgin IslandsVisa required
UzbekistanVisa required
Wallis and FutunaVisa required
YemenVisa required