South African passport

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A passport from South Africa lets you travel to 102 countries/territories without a prior visa.

It is ranked the 50th 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
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.
Bangladesh Visa required.
Barbados 6 months.
Belize Visa-free.
Benin 30 days.
Bolivia Visa-free/Visa on arrival. Visa on arrival may cost around $100.
Botswana 90 days.
Brazil Up to 90 days.
British Virgin Islands 1 month.
Cambodia Visa on arrival. eVisa available.
Cape Verde Visa on arrival for 90 days.
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.
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 on arrival at Addis Abada Bole International Airport for up to 3 months, unless Eritrean or Somali origin.
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 60 days.
Fiji Up to 4 months.
Gabon Visa free/Visa on arrival.
Georgia 1 year.
Ghana Visa on arrival up to 30 days.
Grenada 3 months.
Guatemala 90 days.
Guyana Up to 6 months.
Haiti 3 months.
Honduras Up to 90 days.
Hong Kong 30 days.
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 30 days.
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 Up to 183 days.
Philippines 30 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.
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.
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.
Zambia 90 days.
Zimbabwe 3 months.
Electronic Authorization
Bahrain eVisa valid for 14 days.
India eTouristVisa 4 days before travel, up to 30 days. Not available if Pakistani origin.
Myanmar eVisa up to 28 days.
Sri Lanka 30 days.
Turkey 90 days within 180 days eVisa or visa on arrival.
Visa required prior to arrival
Afghanistan Visa required.
Albania Visa required.
Algeria Visa required.
American Samoa Visa required.
Angola Visa required.
Anguilla Visa required.
Aruba Visa required.
Australia Visa required.
Austria Visa required.
Belarus 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.
Burkina Faso Visa required.
Burundi Visa required.
Cameroon Visa required.
Canada Visa required.
Central African Republic Visa required.
Chad Visa required.
China Visa required.
Congo Republic Visa required.
Croatia Visa required.
Cuba Visa required.
Curaçao Visa required.
Cyprus Visa required.
Czech Republic Visa required.
Côte d'Ivoire Visa required. May apply for e-Visa.
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 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.
Russia 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.
South Sudan 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.
Vietnam Visa required.
Wallis and Futuna Visa required.
Yemen Visa required.
Entry denied
Libya Currently not issuing tourist visa.