USD is the preferred currency to use when travelling in Africa. The RAND currency may be used in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle, you should obtain a letter of authorization from the owner / financial institution (letter should be stamped by the police).

Ensure that your passport is valid.

Please note, things change all the time in Africa – this is just a guideline on requirements and fees payable.

For all your essential medical travel advice, you may link to www.malariahotspots.co.za

Angola

Dialling Code (00244)
Contact Details
Angola Embassy
+27 (012) 342-3671/ 3696
Consulate +27 (011) 622-6025
Consulate near border post in Santa Clara +244 65 22 1799
Visas Visas are required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever
Recommended Vaccinations
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
    • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
    • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
    • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Temporary Import Permit (TIP): R680, valid for one year
  • Third Party Insurance: Compulsory; purchased at an insurance company, called Oshi Congo, close to the border post for R800
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
Currency New Kwanza (AOA)

Botswana

Dialling Code (00267)
Contact Details
Botswana Consulate General +27 (011) 403-3748
Department of Tourism +267 395 3024
Botswana Tourist Board +267 391 3111
SA Representative Email: sahcgabs@botsnet.bw
Immigrations +267 494 0254
Customs Botswana +267 491 5214 / 5907 (Ask for Cashiers Office)
Tlokweng Border Post +267 393 1002 (Ask for Cashiers Office)
Customs Head Office +267 363 8000 (For assistance on food restrictions)
Boat Permits Tel: +267 360 7206 / 7100
Address: Department of Water Affairs, Old Lobatse Road, Plot no. 25019, Block A, Second Floor, Office no. 228, Gaborone, Botswana
Visas Visas are not required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations
Yellow Fever (dependent on the country of origin)
Recommended Vaccinations
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
Currency

Emergency Assist 991 Botswana
Pula (BWP)

Tel +267 390 4537

Fax 267 3904542
Plot 20695 Unit 5 Block 3
Magochanyama Road
Off Western-Bypass
Gaborone

Burundi

Dialling Code (00257)
Contact Details
Embassy of Burundi +27 (012) 342-4881 / 3
SA Representative +257 222 48220-3
Visas Visas are required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever
Recommended Vaccinations
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
Currency

AA Club
Burundi Franc (BIF)

Club Automobile Du Burundi (CAB)

B.P 2715
BUJUMBURA
Tel: +257 22 224 221
Fax: +257 22 224 447
Contact: Anselme Bigirimana

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Dialling Code (00243)
Contact Details
Embassy DRC
+27 (012) 344-6476
SA Representative Tel: +243 81 700 5414 / 8685
Visas Visas are required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever
Recommended Vaccinations
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A &B
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Meningitis
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post.
  • Carnet de Passage ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store.
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended.
Currency

AA Club

Franc Congolaise (CDF)

Federation Automobile De La Repablique Democratique Du Congo (FEDACO)
BP 829
Kingshasa
TEL: +24381 700 57 39
FAX: +24381 556 00 25

Djibouti

Dialling Code (00253)
Contact Details
French Consulate
CAPAGO: 087 742 2830
Visas Visas are required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)
Recommended Vaccinations
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
Precautions  

  • Malaria risk
  • Meningitis
  • Rabies
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
Currency Djibouti Franc (DJF)

Egypt

Dialling Code (0020)
Contact Details
Egypt Embassy +27 (012) 343-1590 / 1
SA Representative Tel: +202 2359 4365
Email: cairo.consular@foreign.gov.za
Visas Visas are required by ALL passport holders, whether travelling as a tourist or on business.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)
Recommended Vaccinations Typhoid
Hepatitis A & B
Tetanus
Polio
Precautions Malaria in Srutun Park and the Red Sea
Only drink bottled water
Rabies
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Carnet de Passage: Cannot enter Egypt without the Carnet, which must be in the name of the driver. Application forms can be downloaded here. The AA of SA will require a deposit / guarantee of 200% value of the vehicle. Egyptian Customs charge a fee for stamping the Carnet document and clearing can take up to one week. An Entry Permit is issued at the border (the fee is levied according to the engine capacity and it is valid for three months). Temporary Egyptian plates are affixed to every vehicle at the frontier post. A deposit for the plates is payable. Plates must be surrendered when the vehicle is exported from Egypt. Should you wish to have contact details of people in Egypt who assist with clearing, please contact the AA of SA’s Head Office on +27 (011) 799-1042 / 1009 for assistance
AA Club
Automobile and Touring Club of Egypt
Address 10 Kasr El Nil Street, Cairo
Tel +202 2574 3355 / 3176
Email autoclubegypt@link.net
Web www.atce-egypt.org
Currency Egyptian Pound (EGP)

Eritrea

Dialling Code (00291)
Contact Details
Eritrea Embassy +27 (012) 333-1302
SA Representative Tel: +291 15 25 21
Email: saemb.consul@yahoo.com
Visas Visas are required by ALL passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever ( depends on country of origin )
Recommended Vaccinations Typhoid

Hepatitis A & B

Tetanus

Meningitis

Precautions  

  • Malaria risk
  • Rabies
  • Polio
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle: Please carry an affidavit from the police giving you authorisation from the owner / financial institution to take the vehicle abroad
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
Currency Nakfa (ERN)

Ethiopia

Dialling Code (00251)
Contact Details
Ethiopia Embassy
+27 (012) 346-3542 / 4067
SA Representative Tel: +251 1137 13034
Email: sa.embassy.addis@telcom.net.et
Ministry of Revenue +251 1146 67324
Visas Visas are required by ALL passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever
Recommended Vaccinations Typhoid
Hepatitis A & B
Tetanus
Meningitis
Rabies
Polio
Precautions Malaria risk in Southern areas
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post
  • Vehicle Declaration Form: Stamped by the Ethiopian Embassy where visa was obtained
  • Carnet de Passage: Recommended. Application forms can be downloaded here
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
Currency Birr (ETB)

Kenya

Dialling Code (00254)
Contact Details
Kenya High Commission

+27 (012) 362-2249 / 50 / 51

Tourist Offices: SA

011 722 0207

Tourist Offices: Kenya

+254 20 271 9925

Email: info@ktb.go.ke

 

 

 

SA Representative Tel: +254 20 282 7100
Email: consular@africaonline.co.ke

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Visas Visas are not required by SA passport holders (provided that the visit is not longer than 30 days).

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever
Recommended Vaccinations Typhoid
Hepatitis A & B
Tetanus
Meningitis
Rabies
Polio
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post
  • Carnet de Passage: Compulsory. Application forms can be downloaded here
  • Foreign Vehicle Permit: Paid in USD. Fee from USD 25; valid for three months
  • Licence for Foreign Private Vehicle: Valid for 30 days USD 40
  • Toll Fees: To be paid at the Malaba Station
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
  • 80 / kph Sticker: Required on trailer if towing
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
AA Club
Automobile Association of Kenya
Address AA House, Embakasi, Nairobi
Contact
David Njoroge
Tel
+254 20 261 2300 / 11 or 252 5349
Cell +27 (072) 220 5106
Email
aak@aakenya.co.ke
Web www.aakenya.co.ke
Members from foreign clubs may be provided services at the same discounts that the AA of Kenya’s Members enjoy.
Currency Kenyan Shilling (KES)

Lesotho

Dialling Code (00266)
Contact Details
Lesotho High Commission +27 (012) 460-7648 / 0
Lesotho Consulate +27 (011) 339-3653 / 4083
Immigration at Border Post +266 2232 4452
Emergency Numbers Police: 123 / 124
Ambulance: 121
SA Representative Tel: +266 2231 5758
Email: dha@leo.co.ls
Visas Visas are not required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)
Recommended Vaccinations Hepatitis A & B
Tetanus
Polio
Typhoid
Precautions None
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle: Please carry an affidavit from the police giving you authorisation from the owner / financial institution to take the vehicle abroad
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Toll Fees: R5
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
Currency Loti (LSL)

Malawi

Dialling Code (00265)
Contact Details
Malawi High Commission +27 (012) 342-0146
Malawi Consulate +27 (011) 803-4919
Tourist Office Tel: +27 (011) 234-8577 / 8
Email: malawicons@mweb.co.za
Malawi Revenue Authority +265 1 622 588
Visas Visas are not required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations None
Recommended Vaccinations
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post
  • Red Warning Triangles: Required
  • Carnet de Passage: Recommended. Application forms can be downloaded here
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
AA Club
Automobile Association of Malawi
Address Next to Old Town Mall, Lilongwe, Malawi
Contact Caz Cranko
Tel +265 1 750 245
24/7 Breakdown +265 999 447 447
Email admin@aamalawi.com
Web www.aamalawi.com
Currency Kwacha (MWK)

Mozambique

Dialling Code (00258)
Contact Details
Mozambique Consulate General
+27 (011) 327-5704/ 5/ 7/ 9
Mozambique High Commission +27 (012) 401-0300
Komati Border Post +258 2155 0010
Lebombo Border Post +27 (013) 793-7201
Lebombo Border Post Police +27 (013) 793-7311
SA Representative Tel: +258 2149 1614
Email: consular@tropical.co.mz
Visas Visas are not required by SA passport holders for tourism purposes for a stay of up to 30 days.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)
Recommended Vaccinations Typhoid
Hepatitis A & B
Tetanus
Polio
Typhoid
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Temporary Import Permit for vehicle: Compulsory – approximately R15 payable in Meticals
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store; R160 (valid for 30 days)
  • Red Warning Triangles: 2 triangles required (does not need to be displayed on car)
  • Reflective Jacket: If more than two people are travelling in the car, then two jackets will be required (to be used when changing a tyre, at an accident scene, or if loading)
  • Immigration Fees: R17.50 per person
  • Declaration Form for Vehicle: Cost is approximately R50
  • Yellow and Blue Mozambique Warning Triangle: Two stickers required if towing a trailer; one in the front of the vehicle (on the bumper) and one on the rear of the trailer
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
  • Important Notes:
    • Never give your passport to anyone and avoid using locals to assist with border assistance
    • Look out for speed traps when travelling back to SA (5km before the Border Post on the downhill) it is a 60 km/h zone and you will be fined R300
    • Rand currency is acceptable in Mozambique
    • Carry copies of your passport and driver’s license
AA Club
Automobile & Touring Club of Mozambique
Address Eduardo Mondlane Avenue, 1938, Maputo
Tel +258 2132 6220
Email atcmoz@yahoo.com
atcmoz@tdm.co.mz
Web www.atcmoz.org.mz
Currency Metical (MZM)

Namibia

Dialling Code (00264)
Contact Details
Namibia High Commission +27 (012) 481 9100
Namibia Tourism +27 (021) 422-3298
Namibia Tourist Office

+264 61 290 600

CBC (Cross-border charges)

 

 

 

 

+264 6329 7095

Customs +264 6328 0023
Noordoewer Border Post +264 6329 7147
Customs Windhoek (For Carnets) Tel: +264 61 209 2060 / 2424 Email: info.customs@gov.mof.na
Roads Authority Namibia +264 61 284 7215
SA Representative Tel: +264 612 057 111
Visas Visas are not required by SA passport holders for tourism purposes. Business travellers going to Namibia to physically do business, a visa is required.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.

Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)
Recommended Vaccinations
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Carnet de Passage: Only compulsory if the vehicle is being shipped to Namibia. Application forms can be downloaded here. Police Clearance Certificates are not required for temporary importation. These are only required if the vehicle is being used for rental purposes or if the importer is in the country on a working permit.
  • Permit: Allowed up to three months, if staying in Namibia for longer and on a working permit, a provisional payment of duties valued at 16.5% of the value of the car has to be paid to customs. This is refundable upon the car’s export from Namibia. The work permit must be shown on the passport and on the letter from the company in Namibia confirming that you will be working for them. Cars registered in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana do not need to obtain a Carnet.
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
  • Motor Insurance Certificate: Obtainable at the Border Free of Charge. Valid for 30 days
AA Club
AA Namibia
Physical Address 78 Sam Nujoma Drive, Bougain Villas, Jenny’s Place, Klein-Windhoek
Postal Address PO Box 61, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel +264 6122 4201
Email martin@aa-namibia.com
Currency Namibian Dollar (NAD)

Rwanda

Dialling Code (00250)
Contact Details
Embassy of Rwanda +27 (012) 342-6536
SA Representative Tel: +250 583 185
Web: www.saembassy-kigali.org.rw
Visas Visas are not required by SA passport holders, provided the stay does not exceed three months.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever
Recommended Vaccinations Typhoid
Hepatitis A & B
Rabies
Tetanus
Polio
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Valid passport
  • Original vehicle registration papers: Note that a certified copy is acceptable at the border post. Persons whose vehicles are still being financed by the bank will not have original vehicle registration papers. They would therefore use the vehicle license papers (where the renewal disk is cut out yearly), or
  • Vehicle license papers: Must be accompanied with a letter from the bank giving you authorisation to take the vehicle across the border including dates. Both the bank letter and license papers should be signed by a Commissioner of Oaths
  • If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle: Please carry an affidavit from the police giving you authorisation from the owner / financial institution to take the vehicle abroad
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
Currency Franc (FRW)

South Africa

Dialling Code (0027)
Contact Details
Department of Home Affairs +27 0800 601 190

Beitbridge Border Post +27 (015) 530-0066
Visas South African High Commission (in respective country). A valid visa, if required.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever Certificate
Recommended Vaccinations None
Precautions None
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • A valid acceptable passport / travel document: Good for a sufficient period to cover the intended stay
  • Vehicle registration papers: If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle, please carry a letter of authorisation from the owner / financial institution
  • Carnet de Passage: Highly recommended for cars registered outside of the Common Customs Area (Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and Botswana), otherwise duties are payable to SARS on a SAD500 form; clearing agent will be required. Carnet should be obtained from the local motoring club.
  • Travellers Declaration form: Known as the DA331; to be completed on entry into SA
AA Club
Automobile Association of South Africa
Address
Denis Paxton House, 4 Hyperion Road, Barbeque Downs, Kyalami
Tel +27 (011) 799-1000
Email aasa@aasa.co.za
Web www.aa.co.za
Members from foreign clubs may be provided services at the same discounts that the AA of South Africa’s Members enjoy.
Currency Rand (ZAR)

North and South Sudan

Dialling Code North Sudan: (00249)
South Sudan: (00211)
Contact Details
Sudanese Embassy +27 (012) 342-4538
Embassy of the Government of South Sudan +27 (012) 342-9754
SA Representative – North Sudan +249 1835 8530 / 1 / 2 / 3
SA Representative – South Sudan juba@foreign.gov.za
Visas Visas are required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations North Sudan: Yellow Fever
South Sudan: Yellow Fever
Recommended Vaccinations Typhoid
Hepatitis A & B
Tetanus
Meningitis
Polio
Rabies
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post
  • North Sudan: For assistance in clearing vehicles in Wadi Halfa, please contact the AA of SA Head Office on +27 (011) 799-1042 / 1009
  • South Sudan: You will need to register your vehicle and pay USD 100 (first payment at the border on entry and thereafter payable per city entered)
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
AA Club
Sudan Automobile and Tourism Club
Address Office no 10, Parliament Street, New Abou-alila Building, Khartoum
Tel +249 1837 43119
Email info@sudantravelclub.com
Currency Sudanese Dinar (SDD)

Swaziland

Dialling Code (00268)
Contact Details
High Commission +27 (012) 344-1910 / 17 / 24
Swaziland Tourist Authority Tel: +268 2404 9693 / 75
Web: www.welcometoswaziland.com
Email: secretary@tourismauthority.org.sz
Border Post +268 2404 6922 / 5370
Oshoek Border Post +268 2442 4138
SA Representative Tel: +268 2404 4651 / 4
Email: sahc@africaonline.co.sz
Visas Visas are not required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)
Recommended Vaccinations
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport
  • Original vehicle registration papers: Note that a certified copy is acceptable at the border post. Persons whose vehicles are still being financed by the bank will not have original vehicle registration papers. They would therefore use the vehicle license papers (where the renewal disk is cut out yearly), or
  • Vehicle license papers: Must be accompanied with a letter from the bank giving you authorisation to take the vehicle across the border including dates. Both the bank letter and license papers should be signed by a Commissioner of Oaths
  • If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle: Please carry an affidavit from the police giving you authorisation from the owner / financial institution to take the vehicle abroad
  • Third-Party Insurance: Included in the fuel price; no document required
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
Currency Lilangeni (SZL)

Tanzania

Dialling Code (00255)
Contact Details
Tanzania High Commission +27 (012) 342-4393 / 4371
Tanzania Tourist Board Tel: +255 211 1244
Web: www.tanzaniatouristboard.com
SA Representative Tel: +255 22 260 1800
Email: highcomm@sahc-tz.com
Visas Visas are NOT required by SA passport holders for stay of up to 90 days if travelling for tourism, business or in transit.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever
Recommended Vaccinations
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Meningitis
  • Rabies
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at border post
  • Carnet de Passage: Highly recommended. Applications forms can be downloaded here; if you do not have a Carnet, a TIP will be issued at a fee of USD 150
  • Fuel Levy: USD 5 for each entry
  • FVP Levy: USD 20
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
AA Club
AA Tanzania
Address Morogoro Road (opposite Oryx Petrol Station), Ground Floor, Flat no 3, Block 186 175, Parcel no 33, Dar Es Salaam
Tel +255 2221 51837
Email info@aatanzania.org
Currency Tanzania Shilling (TZS)

Uganda

Dialling Code (00256)
Contact Details
Uganda High Commission +27 (012) 342-6031 / 2 / 3
Uganda Tourism Board Tel: +256 413 42196
Email: utb@starcom.co.ug
SA Representative +256 4143 43543 / 4
Visas Visas are required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever
Recommended Vaccinations
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Meningitis
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at border post
  • Road User Fee: USD 20
  • Payment for TILL: 2000 Uganda Shillings; valid for one year
  • Carnet de Passage: Ugandan Customs no longer stamp Carnets. However, they issue a form called “Single Administrative Document” that must be attached to the Carnet. A clearing agent at the border post will assist with the completion of the form
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
AA Club
AA Uganda
Tel (+256414) 250 745/255 917
Email
Web

www.aau.co.ug

Currency Uganda Shilling (UGX)

Zambia

Dialling Code (00260)
Contact Details
Zambian High Commission +27 (012) 326-1847 / 54 / 57
Zambia National Tourist Board
Tel: +27 (012) 326-1854/1859
SA Representative +260 126 0999
Email: sahc@zamnet.zm
Visas Visas are not required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever Certificate
Recommended Vaccinations Hepatitis A & B
Tetanus
Meningitis
Rabies
Typhoid
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Police Clearance Certificate: May be required if travelling through the Chirundu Border Post, both for vehicles and trailers
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at border post
  • White and Red Reflective Tape: Two small white rectangular size strips on the right and left hand side of the front bumper as well as two small red square strips on the right and left hand side of the rear bumper
  • Carnet de Passage: Not compulsory. However, will facilitate border crossing. Recommended if the vehicle is to remain in Zambia for more than three months. Application forms can be downloaded here
  • Warning Triangles: Two warning triangles (do not need to be displayed); warning triangle must be on a metal plate
  • White and Red T-sign:Required if towing a trailer; white must be displayed on front right hand side of trailer / caravan and red on the rear right hand side of the trailer / caravan, when looking forward
  • Fire Extinguisher: Compulsory if carrying jerry cans with fuel
  • ZA Sticker:Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
Currency Kwacha (ZMK)

Zimbabwe

Dialling Code (00263)
Contact Details
Zimbabwean Consulate +27 (011) 615-6309 / 0290 / 5873
Beitbridge Border Post

 

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority ( ZIMRA )

website: http://www.zimra.co.zw

 

+263 862 2303 / 2366
+27 (015) 530-0066 / 71
Beitbridge Border Post Police +27 (015) 534-6300
SA Representative +263 475 3147 / 8 / 9
Email: sahecon@ecoweb.co.zw
Visas Visas are not required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)
Recommended Vaccinations Hepatitis A
Tetanus
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Police Clearance Certificate: May be required if travelling through the Chirundu Border Post, for vehicles and trailers. When applying for Police Clearance certificate, it is required to have a Request for Police Identification/ Clearance (RPC) Form obtainable from the Traffic Department.
  • Commercial Vehicle Guarantee (CVG): Private vehicles do not require a CVG ( 4X4 may be require to obtain a CVG ). Only applicable for Commercial vehicles. Obtainable from Zimbabwe registered clearing agents and payment of relevant bond – between USD 30 to USD 50.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at border post OR alternatively obtain at an AA Accredited Sales Agent store. Please contact your nearest store for prices.
  • Road Access Fee: Based on the vehicle’s size paid on entry only. Rates:
  • R90 for a small sedan
  • R270 for a large 4×4
  • Exit Pass: R70 at each exit
  • Carbon Tax: charges from R50 to R240
  • White and Red Reflective Tape: Two small white rectangular size strips on the right and left hand side of the front bumper as well as two small red square strips on the right and left hand side of the rear bumper. Ideally, the strips should be honeycombed. If towing a trailer, two small red square strips on the right and left hand side of the rear bumper are required
  • Carnet de Passage: Not required. Temporary Import Permit will be issued at the border post upon entry, free of charge
  • Warning Triangles: Two warning triangles on a metal plate
  • White and Red T-sign: Required if towing a trailer; white must be displayed on front right hand side of trailer / caravan and red on the rear right hand side of the trailer / caravan, when looking forward.
  • Fire Extinguisher: Compulsory
  • Safety Vests: Recommended
  • ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store
AA Club
AA Zimbabwe
Address 2 Kenilworth Road, Newland, Harare
Tel +263 478 8173 / 4 / 5
Currency Dollar (USD)