11 visa-free countries for South Africans traveling
If you are a seasoned traveler, you know that the RATP is a very special place’One of the evils potentially necessary to cross the border of South Africa is the lack of food’The Bahamas is also steeped in history’a travel visa. The big news is that’is that’There are officially many vacation destinations that will hardly be noticed’don’t need art’a visa, which you can add to your bucket list, right now. Here, we take a look at the’eye to our top 11 countries that South Africans can visit without a visa.
If you are from’mood for something’exotic, you can consider the Bahamas for your next vacation destination. In addition to’Being the quintessential tropical retreat, the Bahamas is also steeped in history’history. This jewel of the Caribbean is composed of’Don’t miss the desert of about 700 islands, of which only 40 are populated.
Of course, cruises, scuba diving and snorkeling are popular activities for tourists and there are plenty of places to visit’wrecks to explore off the coast’New Providence Island. Thunderball Grotto is an impressive cave with its own underwater aquarium, so exquisite that several movies have been filmed here, including the classic James Bond films,’Thunderball’ and’Never Say Never Never Again’. Other must-sees are Cable Beach, Swimming Pigs and the Straw Market.
If you like to party, you’ll be glad you did’Learn that South Africans don’t live on any of them’If your idea of a trip is to go there, you need more than that’If you like to party, you’ll be happy to get a visa to enter Brazil, the birthplace of Carnival. This six-day extravaganza takes place in Rio de Janeiro where the streets are full of life’animate with parties, parades, costumes and samba. In addition to the festivities, Brazil is an eclectic mix of activities’Fiji is a land of colorful birds, waterfalls and urban dwellings, poverty, wealth and breathtaking topography.
If you visit Copacabana Beach, you will find an idyllic ivory coast where footvolleyball, surfing and shopping are in the perfect place for hang gliding’Agenda. Corcovado is the view of the Christ the Redeemer statue, the massive monument that has become synonymous with Brazil. A hike to’atop the mountain will give you not only an excellent view of the statue, but also of the energetic city below.
If you are more adventurous, Rio is the place to be’ideal place for hang gliding and paragliding.
History, natural wonders, friendly locals and epic outdoor adventures – this is your average Chilean vacation. Chile’s awe-inspiring landscape will leave even the most experienced traveler speechless, with its snow-capped volcanoes, deserts, lakes and salt marshes. Do not miss the desert of’Atacama, considered the driest desert in the world, and Patagonia in Chile, where you can see the Andes.
You can even extend your trip by incorporating’Argentina or Peru, two countries bordering Chile (and without visa). D’Other items on your bucket list should include: Torres del Paine National Park, Plaza de Armas and wine tasting (with wines made from Carmenere grapes). Don’t leave without tasting a Pisco sour, a cocktail made of pisco liquor and lemon juice. It would be rude not to !
Fiji certainly deserves a place on our list. There are over 300 islands to discover, each characterized by azure waters, lush vegetation and exquisite marine and bird life. Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island, is the main hub of the’activity with Nadi as a tourist center. A ten minute drive from Nadi to the Sleeping Giant Garden, you will discover a breathtaking sanctuary of tropical flowers and plants’orchids. Drink Kava on Vanua Levu Levu, a more attractive island if you are allergic to crowds.
Taveuni, the third-largest island, is full of wildlife’indigenous animals, d’The Fiji Islands are a land of colorful birds, waterfalls and urban dwellings’excellent diving sites.
5. Hong Kong
If your idea of a trip’a perfect getaway includes’s busy streets, shopping and food tasting’delicious local cuisine, so look no further than Hong Kong. C’is the’If you are looking for one of the easiest cities to navigate thanks to a reliable and intensive transportation system. Buses, streetcars, subways, boats and cabs allow you to get around the country’Go anywhere you want, but don’t go anywhere else’Don’t forget to walk the streets, armed with a camera’a decent pair of shoes.
The stores, sights and smells will intoxicate you. This intense city also has the’one of the most exquisite skylines in the world, which you can see when you visit Victoria Peak, the highest viewpoint with the most incredible view.
N’Don’t forget to take a pint of black beer when you go to the Republic of Ireland’Ireland ! But if you are not’If you’re not a Guinness fan (yet), you can warm up at the’You’ll get a sense of what it’s like to visit museums, galleries and anything else you can think of’Ireland has to offer. This island of’A trip to the lush emerald is a trip back to a time when castles and cathedrals dotted the landscape. L’The Old Library and Book of Kells exhibition at Trinity College is a must-see if you like to visit the’s history, and the library itself is a sight to behold. Discover the panoramic views of Dublin from the Guinness Storehouse, the most famous of the city’s most popular attractions’island country. Here you can explore seven floors of’a glass-pinted atrium and learn all about Ireland’s favorite beer’Ireland, including how to pour ! D’Other great sites in the land of the four-leaf clover include Cork, Kilkenny castles, the’Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher.
In addition, you’ll need’A British visa is required to enter Northern Ireland.
A little closer to home, c’is Namibia. This diverse landscape has a wide range of natural and cultural wonders’is one of’one of the few places on earth where animals still roam freely (most of the time). Visit the National Park of Canada’Etosha and admire the abundant wildlife, such as elephants, black rhinos, giraffes, leopards and lions. Sandboarding in Swakopmund is a must, regardless of your fitness level. Soak in the hot springs of Etosha’Ai-Ais and experience the iconic view of the Fish River Canyon.
But don’t leave Namibia without seeing the cracked mud topography of Deadvlei, a graveyard for the elderly’See dead trees against the backdrop of the iconic red dunes of the Namib. C’is a strange and spectacular sight and a must on every traveler’s list.
The Republic of Panama is a small tropical country with a lot to offer. Dive with whale sharks, swim alongside sea turtles or snorkel among the coral reefs. Take pictures of the curious howler monkeys that come to inspect you at the museum’outside your cabin. Explore the resplendent rainforests that surround the capital or look at the Spanish forts that have been left in ruins on the Caribbean coast. If you’re feeling brave, you can even cross 14 canopies of’60 meters above Boquete, with the Boquete Tree Trek.
In Panama you can do everything. But don’t go home without taking a look around’s canopies to get a look at the’impressive Panama Canal. Here you can watch the coast of the barges through this artificial passage or take a half day Panama City and Canal Tour to get a taste of the capital.
The Lion City is home to’In addition, you’ll need an exciting mix of cultures, sights and experiences’activities. For this reason, if you are a foodie, you will find many Indian and Chinese flavors. Singapore is a silver kingdom of skyscrapers, impressive structures and beautiful gardens. If you’re a customer of the’Marina Bay Sands hotel, it would be remiss not to take advantage of the Infinity Pool, the highest rooftop pool in the world where you can enjoy the best views of the city. If you love nature, don’t miss it’Don’t forget to visit’Go to the Gardens by the Bay where you’ll find the Supertree Grove, an impressive garden with a variety of plants and animals’super trees’ solar.
The Flower Dome will remind you of home with its greenhouse of plants that resemble those that the’and lions can be found in South Africa and California.
Majestic wildlife, savannah plains, open grasslands, ancient baobab trees and the highest mountain in the world’Africa – these are just some of the things you can expect when you travel to the largest country in the world’Africa’s’East. There are a number of national parks to visit, but Mount Kilimanjaro and Serengeti National Park should be high on your list. Even if you do not’You don’t have the time’intention of’climb the mountain, Kilimanjaro National Park is worth a visit just to see the snow-capped peak and the world heritage site.
If you are looking to improve your tan, Zanzibar’s beaches offer an exquisite paradise of sunbathing’turquoise waters and white sand.
Thailand is already a popular vacation destination among South Africans, but there’s much more to this country than that’Southeast Asia than its beaches. Ancient ruins, Buddhist temples and a cuisine that puts the world at ease’Water to the mouth are part of what makes this site so special. If you are looking for nightlife, Bangkok has a lot to offer in terms of markets, restaurants and bars. Buy souvenirs and local delicacies on board your boat on the island’one of the floating markets of Bangkok.
Visit also the cultural capital of Chiang Mai, the ornate temple of Doi Suthep and Chiang Rai.