South Africa is a beautiful country and I would never get tired of visiting this country again and explore the different tourist spots in South Africa.
For Philippine Passport holders / Filipinos, please be informed that they updated their requirements for the tourist or visitor’s visa to South Africa as of September 3, 2015.
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Very informative information for Philipinos whom going to travel to south africa..
Indeed! Thank you so much! It is very affordable to travel to South Africa.. The only problem is how to obtain the tourist visa. 🙂
thanks for the info. this is such a thrilling adventure for u for sure.
Pleasure always Lee! Getting a visa I think was more adventurous! But in the end South Africa is a beautiful country!
very comprehensive post. Which is very helpful for all travelers. I will visit these places 🙂
Thank you so much! The moment I got these info I can't wait to post them and help others who are wanting to know the requirements. It saves a lot of time too.
Thank you for putting this list together. It's very helpful and informative, especially for fellow Filipinos planning to travel to South Africa. I heard South Africa's a beautiful country with lots of adventures to do.
That is so true Russ. I really want to share this information to all the Fiipinos who want's to go there as a tourist and also going on a transit from South Africa to other African countries like Lesotho. THey will never run out of adventure and it's so different from Asia and that I enjoyed a lot! Happy New Year Russ!
We're not planning to visit South Africa for now as we plan to explore Asian countries first. But definitely these details on the list are helpful.
Yes that's my plan too. I am just lucky I have a very special friend who sponsored me to visit his country. 🙂
Wow! Love to visit this place, what hinders me now is that my kids are still young. But this list will probably help me prepare things needed for my travel soon.
South Africa will always be waiting for you and your family! 😉
A very detailed info, thanks for providing them, very helpful for Pinoys planning to explore South Africa. An Asian tour is on my list pa eh.
Thank you for the information. Ill keep this in mind
Pleasure always! Thank you too!
Why do you say it is affordable to travel to South Africa? What airline goes there from Manila? I hope I can go there with my wife one day.
Hi Fred, Cathay Pacific offers the cheapest rates Johannesburg. December is the best time to come since its their summer time. Oh, before the exchange rate was 7pesos to a 1 Rand. Now it is 4Pesos. So when you convert things to pesos in South Africa, they are almost the same price here in the Philippines. Specially the food! 🙂 Happy New Year Fred!
Thank you so much! I would suggest apply 2 months before your flight and be very patient as getting visa could be hectic. But once you are in South Africa, it's worth everything!
Thanks for the infos and tips. South Africa is an awesome place. I wish I can go there in the near future.
That is so true! You will love South African in so many ways! Happy New year!
thanks for the information, i wish to visit South Africa when i have enough savings
Pleasure always Kelly!
Thanks for the information. Have a good 2015 ahead!
Thank you and it's always a pleasure!
Great informative post here. Bet all your countrymen will find it useful.
Indeed Elana! Thank you so much! 😉
I plan to consider your tips before going to South Africa. You offer a detailed list and providing all the necessary documents is a must. Happy New 2015! Wish you many new journeys!
You will definitely have a great time in South Africa! 😉
This is a very helpful and informative post for those who are planning to go to South Africa. I want to go there as well when I saw that Metro Magazine had their shoot there. It looks like a very adventurous place to visit.
I'm always amazed when I see that some countries want proof of bank statements… I guess they want to be sure people will go home. Great tips.
Thanks for the post! Do you have any idea how to get 9g visa?
I would suggest to phone the embassy for that concern James. Thanks
WOW WOW WOW CARAMBA! You've already flew all the way to South Africa? And yey, free of charge pala pag <29 days ang visit. I thought it's as expensive as USA or Australian Visa. Thanks for this informative post, South Africa is part of my bucketlist. 😀
You have to go to South Africa! It's a beautiful country and rich culturally!
South Africa is really beautiful especially the safari. It would really be nice to visit the country.
Thank you for this information.. I bet our kababayan who would like to visit South Africa will find this very useful. thanks for sharing
South Africa is one of those in my bucket list. Thanks for sharing this information.
Useful information! I would really love to see South Africa with my boys one day!
Thank you so much Angelo! Always wanted to go to South Africa but I don't know where to start! ^_^
first time ko mag tatravel going to south africa, and i dont know if my bank account is enough to accomodate myself there? how much is the show money? ano yung mga possible reason para di ma approve visa for first timer? thanks need some help
Hi there is no show money involved, do you have a sponsor? If not just provide them a certified copy of your bank statement. I am not sure but once they approve your visa, they may ask you for a bond of Php 30k but you can have it back when you return to the Philippines. Madaming dahilan for the the visa not to be approved but only they can tell.
Hi so the 30k bond only implies if you do not have a sponsor?
it is for all even if you have or you dont have sponsors
I was just about to ask about the 30k thing that I've heard from a friend. So totoo pala sya. I was really decided to go to South Africa this year I almost book my tickets! But got turned-off right away about that bond which I think is unnecessary. Do you mind sharing the logic behind it? Thanks! 🙂
Hi Lizzie, to be honest I really don't have the exact answer to your question. It really is a big amount for a bond. Pero makukuha naman sya when you come back. Siguro its just to make sure that the person is coming back in the Phils.? I am sure someone would be able to read our conversation and give us another explanation as to why.As a tourist, I used my pocket money to pay for the bond, kaya wala na masyadong pang shopping. hehe
Sorry Lizzie 🙂