South Africa

South Africa
South Africa

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

Important Information
Visas + Currency


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.

Currency: Rand (ZAR)

Health Requirements

Compulsory Vaccinations

  • Yellow Fever Certificate

Recommended Vaccinations

  • None


  • None
AA Club

Automobile Association of South Africa

Address: Denis Paxton House, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Allandale Road, Kyalami, Midrand
Tel: +27 (011) 799-1000

Members from foreign clubs may be provided services at the same discounts that the AA of South Africa’s Members enjoy.

consulate/embassy Contact Details

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.
  • A valid acceptable passport / travel document: Good for a sufficient period to cover the intended stay

If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle, please carry a letter of authorisation from the owner / financial institution

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.

Known as the DA331; to be completed on entry into SA

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