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
Denis Paxton House, 4 Hyperion Road, Barbeque Downs, Kyalami
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.
Currency Rand (ZAR)

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