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Entry Requirements for the South Africa and Namibia

Please inform yourself about all necessary documents before your journey

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Entry Requirements

We have provided a link in the section for each destination stated below which shows which countries' citizens are exempt from having a visa for travel to these southern African countries for up to 90 days in a given calendar year. If you are not a passport holder for one of the listed countries you will be required to apply for a visa at your nearest respective embassy or consulate. As a rule, the UK, other Commonwealth countries and the USA can be found on each of the 'visa-free' lists, although exceptions do apply to certain Commonwealth countries as well as British Dependent Territories. Please note that all visitors to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana are required to be able to present a valid flight ticket, to show proof of sufficient funds and to be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the intended date of departure from the country in question. The authorities also require that at least 2 pages in your passport are empty before you arrive in their country. We recommend - with respect to all countries we work with - that children travel with their own passports. This saves complications, especially if you plan on visiting more than one destination (every destination has its own rules) as part of your holiday. Further information can be obtained from the South African, Namibian and Botswanan embassies and tourism boards and their respective websites. 
 

Border Crossings

Visitors travelling via car or motorhome who wish to travel from South Africa to a neighbouring country, are strongly advised to keep up to date with the opening hours that the border offices have and the requirements for cross-border travel. You can obtain this information by contacting the Department of Home Affairs when in South Africa by calling (031) 314 8911. Permits or visas may apply for travel to some of the neighbouring countries. In some cases one of our rental company partners may be able to provide a permit. Alternatively, this may be possible at the border itself. In any case, it is important to note the rules that each rental company has with respect to cross-border travel. You can find this information on our website in the 'Important rental info' provided for each of our rental company partners. 
 

Immunisation

With the exception of an injection against Yellow Fever, which is necessary when entering within six days of being in an endangered region, this is not required. It is recommended that you are immunised against Malaria as a precaution before travelling to certain regions. For up-to-date information regarding immunisation requirements as well as the various medication options and dosage please ask your doctor or tropic specialist.

South Africa: visa-free countries

African Union / Unity Laissez Passer
Andorra
Argentina
Australia 
Austria
Belgium
Botswana
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Finland
France
Germany
Greece 
Iceland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Liechtenstein
Luxemburg
Malta
Monaco 
Netherlands 
New Zealand 
Norway 
Paraguay 
Portugal 
San Marino 
Singapore
Spain
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Sweden
Switzerland

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, British Islands Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Man and Virgin Islands, Republic of Ireland, and British Overseas Territories

Note that nationals of the following countries do require a visa:
British Dependent Territories, including Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, St Helena, Ducie and Oeno Islands, the Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri and Dhekelia and the Turks and Caicos Island.

Uruguay
Venezuela
United States of America

Namibia: visa-free countries

UK
Germany
Switzerland
Russia
Liechtenstein
Ireland
Italy
Austria
France
Japan
USA
Canada
Tanzania
Iceland
Angola
Zambia
Botswana
Portugal
Spain
New Zealand
Mozambique
Sweden
Norway
Finland

Denmark
Netherlands
Belgium
Singapore
Luxembourg
Cuba
Malaysia
Brazil
Kenya
Australia
South Africa
Zimbabwe

Botswana: visa-free countries

Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Brunei
Canada
Cyprus
Denmark
Dominica
Fiji
Finland
France
Gambia
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Guyana
Iceland
Ireland
Italy

Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Papau New Guinea
Portugal
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa

 

San Marico
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uganda
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Yugoslavia
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 



Disclaimer 
The team at Motorhome Bookers has done its best to compile the above information as accurately as possible. However, we can not be held responsible for any inaccuracies that may come to light. Legally binding statements regarding any entry requirements, border protection regulations, etc can only be provided by that country's embassy or consulate situated in your country of residence. For security information you should also consult the respective embassy or consulate.