How do I obtain a visa to visit South Africa?

The Department of Home Affairs issues visas to visitors. Information on how to apply for a visa as well as a list of countries that are exempt from visa requirements can be found on the website of the department.

International travellers (citizens of other countries) who have permanent residence outside South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a period of 90 days or less, will need visitor's visas. You have to obtain the visa before you leave for South Africa.