Requirements for travel to Africa
Source: Pixabay3. Kirtenbosch Botanical GardenWith an extension of more than 500 hectares, the Kirtenbosch Botanical Garden is the largest of the eight botanical gardens in southern Africa. Located at the foot of Table Mountain, inside you can admire the extraordinary flora of the area, which includes more than 7,000 varieties of plants. It has a permanent exhibition of sculptures made of Zimbabwean stone and a hiking trail for lovers of hiking, the Skeleton Gorge. If you prefer, you can also take a guided walking tour of the most outstanding areas of the garden: Pixabay4. iSimangaliso Wetland ParkThis place was declared a World Heritage Site and has the largest population of hippos in the entire continent. It is located around the tourist town of St. Lucia and is home to the largest estuary in Africa, which means having a great diversity of fauna and flora thanks to its five ecosystems. In iSimangaliso you will find everything from swamps to stunning beaches such as Cape Vidal.
Requirements for travel to South Africa
If you are a citizen of another country and want to travel to South Africa, then you need a visa. The “visitor” visa is for international travelers who reside permanently outside of South Africa. It is also for those who wish to visit the country on a more temporary basis for tourism or business purposes. But it does not last forever. Once you get it, the visa is valid for no more than 90 days.
So, now you are in the country. While you are here, the visa is considered a visitor’s permit. The period of validity of the permit is counted from the date you arrived and will be stated under the heading “conditions” on the visa label.
It is important to make sure you apply for the correct visa or permit. Otherwise, entry into the country may be refused if the purpose of the visit is not stated correctly.
Depending on where you are from, visa requirements are different from country to country and are subject to change. Each application is treated as an individual case, so you should inquire at the nearest South African consulate or mission abroad or any Department of Home Affairs office to see if you are even supposed to apply for a visa.
Which countries need a visa to enter south africa?
Appointments for SCHENGEN visa applications (up to 90 days, only for citizens of countries without Schengen Agreement – Chilean citizens do NOT require SCHENGEN visa) must be scheduled via the Prior Appointment System.
Official invitation letter or document from the organizer of the cultural/sporting/vocational/educational/research event or letter of acceptance from the university/institution in the destination country with stamp and signature.
The VIS is a system for the exchange of visa data between Schengen member states with the aim of streamlining visa processing procedures, facilitating external border controls and increasing security, also for the applicant.
Requirements for living in South Africa
IATA, the umbrella association for most airlines flying to South Africa, is advising its members’ boarding staff to no longer request birth certificates for minors with visas, or to be exempt from visas, if they are traveling with their parents with the same surname.
On the other hand, if you are planning to travel to Botswana with your minor children, be aware that South Africa’s northern neighbor copied the same requirements (after all, almost all intercontinental travelers arriving in Botswana do so via Johannesburg) and we have not yet heard that they have changed it.
On the Enkosi blog you will find tips for your trip in South or East Africa, inspiration for your next adventure, our impressions of the properties, destinations and attractions we visit and include in our tailor-made itineraries and all this with videos and images of this part of the world that we are so passionate about.