Angola is a Southern African nation whose varied terrain encompasses tropical Atlantic beaches, a labyrinthine system of rivers and Sub-Saharan desert that extends across the border into Namibia. The country’s colonial history is reflected in its Portuguese-influenced cuisine and its landmarks including Fortaleza de São Miguel, a fortress built by the Portuguese in 1576 to defend the capital, Luanda.

Important Information
Visas + Currency


Required by SA passport holders.

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

Currency: New Kwanza (AOA)

Health Requirements

Compulsory Vaccinations

  • Yellow Fever 

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Polio


  • Malaria risk
consulate/embassy Contact Details
  • Dailing Code (00244)
  • Angola Embassy
  • +27 (012) 342-3671/ 3696
  • Consulate
  • +27 (011) 622-6025
  • Consulate near border post in Santa Clara
  • +244 65 22 1799

Documents Required

  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Valid Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver passport 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
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended

Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store

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