If you’re like me you’ve spent quite a considerable amount of time planning holidays you have no intention of going on. Sure – you’d LIKE to go on them, but until you find the budget there’s no harm dreaming, right?

With that, sometimes the curiosity takes over and you start wondering “what if” and should you decide to go on holiday, “Would I need a visa?”

Enter Henley & Partners, emigration specialists for the wealthy. And why do we love them? Because they’ve created a lovely little tool that assist the WHOLE WORLD in knowing what visas they need – and where – including South African passport visa-free countries!

So here are the 104 South African Passport visa free countries, as per Henley & Partners.

DISCLAIMER: This list is for non-restricted travel. Please check all government websites for the most accurate visa requirements before travelling.

*Visas on Arrival | **eTA (Electronic Travel Authorisation)

Africa

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Cape Verde Islands*
  • Comores Islands*
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Ethiopia*
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana*
  • Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau*
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar*
  • Malawi
  • Mauritania*
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria*
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda*
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles*
  • Sierra Leone*
  • Somalia*
  • St Helena*
  • Tanzania
  • Togo*
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda*
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Middle East

  • Armenia*
  • Iran*
  • Israel
  • Jordan*
  • Oman
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Qatar

Asia

  • Cambodia*
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Kyrgyzstan*
  • Laos*
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives*
  • Nepal*
  • Pakistan**
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka**
  • Tajikistan*
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste*

Europe

  • Georgia
  • Ireland
  • Kosovo
  • Russian Federation

Americas

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia*
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Falkland Islands
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Caribbean

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

Oceana

  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Marshall Islands*
  • Niue
  • Micronesia
  • Palau Islands*
  • Samoa*
  • Tuvalu*
  • Vanuatu

Let’s Go on Holiday!

It definitely makes you reconsider who is keen to collaborate with us and welcome us to their countries. We may not be out of the pandemic wood yet, but I think everyone will be more mindful of who they support and collaborate with moving forward. Take a moment and read more about the exact types of visas required for various locations on the South African Government website here.

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