South Africa Tourist Visa

South Africa offers a kaleidoscope of experiences, from the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town to the wildlife-rich Kruger National Park. Explore historic sites in Johannesburg, the scenic Garden Route, and the cultural vibrancy of Durban. South Africa promises a blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty.

Tourist visa South Africa

Tourist visas are generally issued for a specific duration, often up to 90 days. The validity period starts from the date of entry into South Africa. Extensions are granted under exceptional circumstances, such as medical emergencies or force majeure. Approval is at the discretion of the immigration authorities.

South Africa Visa Checklist:

Before applying for your South Africa Tourist Visa, make sure you have the following essential documents ready:

  • South Africa Visa Application Form - Understand and respect the visa regulations and conditions. Be honest and accurate in your application.
  • Valid Passport with a validity of six months from the date of intended departure from South Africa and have at least two blank pages.
  • Two recent photographs as per South Africa visa requirements.
  • Flight Itinerary - A round-trip flight reservation.
  • Travel Itinerary - Detailed plans for your trip, including hotel reservations or a letter of invitation from a host in South Africa.
  • Proof of Financial Means – Salary Slips, Income Tax Returns, Bank statements demonstrating your ability to cover your expenses during your stay in South Africa,
  • Proof of Accommodation, either a Hotel reservations or a letter of invitation from family or friends
  • Cover Letter explaining the purpose of your visit.

TTK Visa Specialist shall assist you based on the plan you choose and guide on the South Africa visa requirements for tourists based on your nationality, purpose of travel and duration of stay. You can either subscribe to our Basic Service OR subscribe to our Premium Service and get the right advice and guidance through every step of this process.

Submussion and Appointment

Submission and Appointment

We will schedule an appointment with the Visa Application Centre or Foreign mission for your visa application submission based on your travel plan and preferred slots (if available). You need to ensure that all documents as per the detailed checklist are sent to us on time.

Visa processing time

South Africa South Africa Tourist Visa Processing Time

15 to 20 business days from the date of filing the application with the Visa application Centre or foreign mission. Duration may subject to change without any further notice.

Plan your application well in advance to ensure timely approval.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Make sure to submit all necessary documents as per the checklist for a successful visa application. With our Premium Service, our team of experts will not only guide you through every step but will also validate all the documents before they are submitted.

A visit to South Africa promises unforgettable experiences. With the right planning and preparation, you can obtain your tourist visa and embark on your journey to explore the rich culture, history, and beauty of this wonderful country. TTK Visas shall get you a right visa based on the nationality, purpose, and duration of stay. Enjoy your trip to South Africa!

We wish you a successful visa application and a pleasant journey to South Africa!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


You can stay in South Africa for up to 90 days and depends on the stipulation mentioned on your visa.

No, a Tourist Visa is for tourism and leisure purposes only. You are not allowed to work in South Africa with this visa.

It's recommended to apply at least 3-4 weeks before your intended travel date. The processing time can vary, so apply well in advance.

While South Africa does not require a yellow fever vaccination for Indian nationals, it may be required if you are traveling from a yellow fever-endemic area.

Tourist visas are typically not extendable, so plan your stay accordingly.