Taking a break from the busy schedules of work and life just to travel to a new country can be quite rejuvenating and fulfilling.

Come to think of it; you just want to grab your travelling bag, pack your stuff and leave for your vacation!

For so many people, this is only just but a dream when they are informed that their travel visa has been revoked as a result of various reasons.

You certainly do not want to find yourself in such a situation; therefore, choose to travel to South African visa free countries and you will have nothing to worry about apart from packing all that you need for your trip!

A mapping tool developed by travel website Skyscanner shows that as of 19 July , South Africa has 29 ‘major restrictions’ in place from other countries.

This is down from around 60 significant restrictions in mid-2021. These countries have suspended travel, may be closed to entry, or entry may only be possible if you are a citizen/meet strict entrance requirements.

Below are the 105 countries South Africans can travel to visa-free according to the latest Henley & Partners report.


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


Cambodia* Malaysia South Korea
Hong Kong (SAR China) Maldives* Sri Lanka*
Indonesia Nepal* Tajikistan*
Kyrgyzstan* Pakistan* Thailand
Laos* Phillipines Timor-Leste*
Macao (SAR China) Singapore


Georgia Russian Federation Kosovo


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

Middle East

Armenia* Jordan* Qatar
Iran* Oman Israel
Palestinian Territories


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


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