The information provided should be used as a guideline only

Dialling Code (0027) Contact Details
Department of Home Affairs  

+27 0800 601 190

Web: www.dha.gov.za

Email: csc@dha.gov.za

Beitbridge Border Post +27 (015) 530-0066

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 the 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  

Denis Paxton House, 4 Hyperion Road, Barbeque Downs

+27 (011) 799-1000



Members from foreign clubs may be provided services at the same discounts that the AA


Currency Rand (ZAR)