Republic of South Africa

Internet Domain .za
Government Web Portal South African Government
Regional / Affiliation Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Capital City Pretoria
Language(s)

Afrikaans

English

isiNdebele

isiXhosa

isiZulu

seSotho

seSotho sa Leboa

seTswana

siSwati

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xiTsonga

Currency South African Rand (ZAR)
Health
  1. Mandatory Vaccination
  2. Recommended Vaccination
  3. Endemic
Visa Requirement(s) Department of Home Affairs
Climate  
Land Border(s)

South African Ports of Entry

  • Botswana
    • Bray
    • Derdepoort
    • Groblersbrug
    • Kopfontein
    • Makopong
    • Makgobistad
    • Mc Carthy's Rest
    • Middelputs
    • Platjan
    • Ramatlabama
    • Skilpadshek
    • Stockpoort
    • Swartkopfontein
    • Twee Rivieren
    • Zazibar
  • Lesotho
    • Boesmansnek
    • Caledonspoort
    • Ficksburg Bridge
    • Makhaleng Bridge
    • Maseru Bridge
    • Monantsa Pass
    • Ongeluksnek
    • Peka Bridge
    • Quacha's Nek
    • Ramatsilitso
    • Sani Pass
    • Sepapus Gate
    • Tele Bridge
    • Van Rooyens Gate
  • Mozambique
    • Giriyondo
    • Lebombo
    • Kosi Bay
    • Pafuri
  • Namibia
    • Alexander Bay
    • Gemsbok
    • Nakop
    • Onseepkans
    • Rietfontein
    • Sendelingsdrift
    • Vioolsdrift
  • Swaziland
    • Bothashoop
    • Emahlathini
    • Golela
    • Jeppes Reef
    • Josephsdal
    • Mahamba
    • Mananga
    • Nerston
    • Onverwacht
    • Oshoek
    • Waverley
  • Zimbabwe
    • Beit Bridge
    • Pafuri
Public Holiday(s)

Public holidays in South Africa

1 January: New Year’s Day

21 March: Human Rights Day

Good Friday*

Easter Sunday*

27 April: Freedom Day

1 May: Workers Day

16 June: Youth Day

9 August: National Women’s Day

24 September: Heritage Day

16 December: Day of Reconciliation

25 December: Christmas Day

26 December: Day of Goodwill

The dates on which Good Friday and Easter Sunday fall are determined according to the ecclesiastical moon. That varies each year but they fall at some point between late March and late April.

**The Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994 [PDF]) determines whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following on it shall be a public holiday.

Embassies

South African Representation Abroad

  • Algeria (Algiers)
  • Angola (Luanda)    
  • Benin (Cotonou)    
  • Botswana (Gabarone)
  • Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)    
  • Burundi (Bujumbura)    
  • Cameroon (Yaoundé)
  • Chad (N'Djamena)
  • Comoros (Moroni)    
  • Congo (DRC)(Kinshasa, Lubumbashi)    
  • Congo (Rep) (Brazzaville)
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Abidjan)    
  • Egypt (Cairo)
  • Equatorial Guinea (Malabo)
  • Eritrea    (Asmara)    
  • Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)    
  • Gabon (Libreville)
  • Ghana (Accra)    
  • Guinea (Conakry)    
  • Guinea-Bissau (Bissau)    
  • Kenya (Nairobi) 
  • Lesotho (Maseru)    
  • Liberia (Monrovia)
  • Madagascar (Antananarivo)    
  • Malawi (Lilongwe)
  • Mali (Bamako)
  • Mauritania (Nouakchott)    
  • Mauritius (Port Louis)
  • Morocco (Rabat)
  • Mozambique (Maputo)
  • Namibia (Windhoek)
  • Nigeria (Abuja, Lagos)
  • Niger (Niamey)
  • Rwanda (Kigali)
  • Sâo Tomé and Principe (Sâo Tomé)    
  • Senegal (Dakar)    
  • South Sudan (Juba)
  • Sudan (Khartoum)
  • Swaziland (Mbabane)
  • Tanzania (Dar-Es-Salaam)    
  • Tunisia (Tunis)
  • Uganda (Kampala)
  • Zambia (Lusaka)    
  • Zimbabwe (Harare)