South African official passport

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

It is ranked the 54th 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 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.
Black - countries/territories which you cannot visit.
Visa-Free/Visa-on-arrival
Albania Holders of diplomatic or service passports of Algeria, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Russia, South Africa and Vietnam do not require a visa to visit Albania.
Algeria 3 months.
Angola Visa-free.
Antigua and Barbuda 30 days to 6 months.
Argentina 90 days.
Armenia Visa on arrival for maximum 120 days.
Azerbaijan 30 day ASAN eVisa.
Bahamas 3 months.
Bahrain May obtain visa on arrival.
Bangladesh Visa required.
Barbados 6 months.
Belarus Visa-free.
Belize Visa-free.
Benin 30 days.
Bolivia No visa required.
Botswana 90 days.
Brazil Up to 90 days.
British Virgin Islands 1 month.
Burkina Faso Visa free of charge on arrival.
Cambodia Visa on arrival. eVisa available.
Cape Verde No visa required.
Cayman Islands 60 days.
Chile 90 days. Fees may apply.
Colombia 180 days.
Comoros Visa on arrival.
Cook Islands 31 days.
Costa Rica 90 days.
Côte d'Ivoire No visa required.
Djibouti Visa on arrival.
Dominica Up to 6 months.
Dominican Republic Visa free/Tourist card on arrival.
Ecuador 90 days.
El Salvador 90 days.
Ethiopia Visa-free.
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 60 days.
Fiji Up to 4 months.
Gabon Visa free/Visa on arrival.
Georgia 1 year.
Ghana No visa required.
Grenada 3 months.
Guatemala 90 days.
Guyana Up to 6 months.
Haiti 3 months.
Honduras Up to 90 days.
Hong Kong 30 days.
India No visa required.
Indonesia 30 days.
Iran Visa on arrival, 30 days.
Ireland 6 months.
Israel 3 months.
Jamaica 6 months.
Jordan Visa on arrival.
Kenya Up to 90 days.
Kosovo 90 days.
Kyrgyzstan 30 days, visa on arrival.
Laos Visa on arrival for 30 days.
Lesotho 90 days.
Macau Visa not required.
Madagascar Visa on arrival. 90 days, 30 days free of charge.
Malawi 90 days.
Malaysia 90 days.
Maldives 30 days with possible extension.
Marshall Islands Visa on arrival.
Mauritania Visa on arrival at Nouakchott International Airport.
Mauritius Visa-free or visa on arrival. 14-90 days.
Micronesia 30 days.
Montserrat 6 months.
Mozambique 3 months.
Namibia 3 months.
Nepal Up to 150 days.
New Zealand 90 days.
Nicaragua $10 Tourist card on arrival.
Niue 30 days.
Oman Visa on arrival for 30 days.
Palau Visa on arrival for 30 days.
Panama 180 days.
Paraguay 90 days.
Peru Visa required.
Philippines 30 days.
Russia 90 days.
Rwanda 30 days.
Réunion 90 days.
Saint Kitts and Nevis 30 days.
Saint Lucia 6 weeks.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1-6 months.
Samoa 60 days.
Senegal 90 days.
Seychelles 3 months.
Singapore 30 days.
South Korea 30 days.
South Sudan No visa required.
Swaziland 30 days.
Tajikistan Visa on arrival for 45 days.
Tanzania 3 months.
Thailand 30 days.
Timor-Leste Visa on arrival for 30 days.
Togo Visa on arrival for 7 days, extension up to 90 days.
Trinidad and Tobago 30-90 days.
Tunisia 90 days.
Turkey No visa required.
Turks and Caicos Islands 90 days.
Tuvalu Visa on arrival for 1 month.
Uganda 3 months visa on arrival. eVisa available.
Uruguay 90 days.
Vanuatu 30 days.
Venezuela 90 days.
Vietnam No visa required.
Zambia No visa required.
Zimbabwe 3 months.
Electronic Authorization
Myanmar eVisa up to 28 days.
Sri Lanka 30 days.
Visa required prior to arrival
Afghanistan Visa required.
American Samoa Visa required.
Anguilla No visa required.
Aruba Visa required.
Australia Visa required.
Austria Visa required.
Belgium Visa required.
Bermuda Visa required.
Bhutan Visa required.
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Visa required.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa required.
Brunei Visa required.
Bulgaria Visa required.
Burundi Visa required.
Cameroon Visa required.
Canada Visa required.
Central African Republic Visa required.
Chad Visa required.
China 30 days.
Congo Republic Visa required.
Croatia Visa required.
Cuba No visa required.
Curaçao Visa required.
Cyprus Visa required.
Czech Republic Visa required.
Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required.
Denmark Visa required.
Egypt Visa required.
Equatorial Guinea Visa required.
Eritrea Visa required.
Estonia Visa required.
Finland Visa required.
France Visa required.
French Guiana Visa required.
French Polynesia Visa required.
Gambia Visa required.
Germany Visa required.
Gibraltar Visa required.
Greece Visa required.
Guadeloupe Visa required.
Guam Visa required.
Guinea Visa required.
Guinea-Bissau Visa required. eVisa available.
Hungary Visa required.
Iceland Visa required.
Iraq Visa required.
Italy Visa required.
Japan Visa required.
Kazakhstan Visa required.
Kiribati Visa required.
Kuwait Visa required.
Latvia Visa required.
Lebanon Visa required.
Liberia Visa required.
Lithuania Visa required.
Luxembourg Visa required.
Macedonia Visa required.
Mali Visa required.
Malta Visa required.
Martinique Visa required.
Mayotte Visa required.
Mexico No visa required.
Moldova Visa required.
Mongolia Visa required.
Montenegro Visa required.
Morocco Visa required.
Nauru Visa required.
Netherlands Visa required.
New Caledonia Visa required.
Niger Visa required.
Nigeria Visa required.
Norfolk Island Visa required.
North Korea Visa required.
Northern Mariana Islands Visa required.
Norway Visa required.
Pakistan Visa required.
Papua New Guinea Visa required.
Poland Visa required.
Portugal Visa required.
Puerto Rico Visa required.
Qatar Visa required.
Romania Visa required.
Saint Barthélemy Visa required.
Saint Martin (French part) Visa required.
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Visa required.
Sao Tome and Principe Visa required, eVisa may be available.
Saudi Arabia Visa required.
Serbia Visa required.
Sierra Leone Visa required.
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Visa required.
Slovakia Visa required.
Slovenia Visa required.
Solomon Islands Visa required.
Somalia Visa required.
Spain Visa required.
Sudan Visa required.
Suriname Visa required.
Sweden Visa required.
Switzerland Visa required.
Syria Visa required.
Taiwan Visa required.
Tonga Visa required.
Turkmenistan Visa required.
U.S. Virgin Islands Visa required.
Ukraine Visa required.
United Arab Emirates Visa required.
United Kingdom Visa required.
United States Visa required.
Uzbekistan Visa required.
Wallis and Futuna Visa required.
Yemen Visa required.
Entry denied
Libya Currently not issuing tourist visa.