Please ensure prior to travel that your passport is in date.

Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages in it when you present it at immigration, to enter or depart South Africa. Upon arrival into South Africa, you will receive an entry stamp in your passport for a period of 90 days. Your passport needs to be valid for a minimum of 30 days after your date of exit from South Africa.


Underage tour participants (17 year old travellers)

South African law states that any minors (under 18) travelling without one or both parents, may be required to show a full unabridged birth certificate, in addition to other documentation set out in the 2015 Immigration Act. It is necessary that this documentation is prepared to be presented upon arrival.

These requirements are set out under Section 4, part C, Amendment of regulation of the Regulations.


School and college groups with underage minors should use this consent form in addition to the documents listed above. This special dispensation applies to all schools registered with the Department for Basic Education and its equivalent abroad.


The full original unabridged birth certificate should list the child’s details and both parents details. South African immigration is known to ask to see it.

Please bring your original full unabridged birth certificate, a copy will not be accepted by immigration.

The abridged (short) birth certificate, which only lists the child’s particulars won’t be accepted.

You can order a full unabridged birth certificate online via if your child was born in the UK.


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