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  • Name:
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Location:
  • Southern Africa
  • Time:
  • IST (-) 3 1/2 hrs
  • Capital:
  • Pretoria
  • Language:
  • Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu.
  • Area:
  • 1,219,080 sq kms
  • Population:
  • 48,375,645 (July 2014 est.)
  • National Day:
  • 27 Apr (Freedom Day)
  • Currency:
  • South African Rand (ZAR) 1 = INR 5.41.
  • Climate:
  • The climate is generally sunny and pleasant. Winters are usually mild, although snow falls on the mountain ranges of the Cape and Natal and occasionally in lower-lying areas, when a brief cold spell can be expected throughout the country.
  • Holidays:
  • Year 2015: New Year Day, 21 Mar Human Rights Day, 3 Apr Good Friday, 6 Apr Family Day, 27 Apr Freedom Day, 1 May Workers Day, 16 Jun Youth Day, 9 Aug National Womens Day, 24 Sep Heritage Day, 16 Dec Day of Reconciliation, 25 Dec Christmas Day, 26 Dec Day of Goodwill.
  • Airline Name:
  • South African Airways SA
  • International Airports:
  • J B M Hertzog (BFN)
    Cape Town (CPT)
    Durban (DUR)
    Johannesburg (JNB)
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Disclaimer:These visa rules are only indicative & are updated on best effort basis. Please refer to the respective country's official website to know the complete and accurate requirements.

South Africa Visa Regulations

The tourists enjoy remarkable and diverse experiences amidst temperate and mildly pleasant climate. In order to visit this exotic and vibrant destination tourists are required to file application for South Africa Tourist Visa which is presently is now known as Port of Entry visa. With a tourist visa you can stay in South Africa for period of 90 days. This visa can be further extended by 90 days by filing an application at the nearest Immigration office.
For receiving your South Africa visa you have to fill your South Africa tourist form very carefully and authentically. The format of the Visa form has now been changed and the applicants will now be required to fill the new Visa form. For applying South Africa Visa for Indians you can contact reputed visa agents. The applicants are required to complete the Visa Application Form with accurate personal details like contact no., email id etc written clearly. You need to affix your photograph. Please ensure that all supporting documents are according to the checklist before submitting the form. Incomplete visa applications shall not be accepted. You can conveniently track your application online by entering the correct Reference Number and date of Birth .
You should have the following documents complete-
  • 2 recently taken colored photographs (2 inches X 2 inches) with a white background of the applicant
  • Covering letter mentioning the purpose of visit
  • Return confirm ticket
  • Hotel Confirmation and Tour itinerary Day by Day
  • Passport valid for minimum period of six months from date of expiry which is stated on the passport
  • Original Bank statements for previous six months
  • Income Tax returns of previous three years
    The Processing time for visa application form is nearly 5 working days. But this may vary depending on the discretion of South African High Commission and the Consulate General of Republic of South Africa
    The South Africa visa fees vary according to the types of visas. For Tourist visa only service charges have to be paid
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