This page contains relevant information for all South African embassies and consulates abroad.

Finding South African Embassies and Consulates Abroad

In total, there are 103 South African embassies abroad. Furthermore, South Africa also maintains high commissions, consulates, and three other representations abroad.

To learn more about a specific embassy of South Africa abroad, simply click on the corresponding link in the table below.

South African Missions Abroad

CountryType of MissionAdditional Information
AlgeriaEmbassyAlgiers Embassy
AngolaEmbassy Luanda Embassy
ArgentinaEmbassyBuenos Aires Embassy
Austria EmbassyVienna Embassy
Australia High CommissionCanberra High Commission
BelgiumEmbassyBrussels Embassy
BeninEmbassyCotonou Embassy
BotswanaHigh CommissionGaborone High Commission
BrazilEmbassyBrasilia Embassy
BulgariaEmbassySofia Embassy
Burkina Faso EmbassyOuagadougou Embassy
BurundiEmbassyBujumbura Embassy
CameroonHigh CommissionYaounde High Commission
CanadaHigh CommissionOttawa High Commission
Central African Republic EmbassyBangui Embassy
EmbassyN'Djamena Embassy
ChileEmbassySantiago Embassy
ChinaEmbassyBeijing Embassy
ComorosEmbassyMoroni Embassy
Democratic Republic of CongoEmbassyKinshasa Embassy
Republic of CongoEmbassyBrazzaville Embassy
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)EmbassyAbidjan Embassy
CubaEmbassyHavana Embassy
Czech RepublicEmbassyPrague Embassy
DenmarkEmbassyCopenhagen Embassy
EgyptEmbassyCairo Embassy
Equatorial GuineaEmbassyMalabo Embassy
EritreaEmbassyAsmara Embassy
EswatiniHigh CommissionEswatini High Commission
EthiopiaEmbassyAddis Ababa Embassy
FranceEmbassyParis Embassy
GabonEmbassyLibreville Embassy
GermanyEmbassyBerlin Embassy
GhanaHigh CommissionAccra High Commission
GreeceEmbassyAthens Embassy
GuineaEmbassyConakry Embassy
Guinea-BissauEmbassyBissau Embassy
HungaryEmbassyBudapest Embassy
IndiaHigh CommissionNew Delhi High Commission
IndonesiaEmbassyJakarta Embassy
IranEmbassyTehran Embassy
IrelandEmbassyDublin Embassy
IsraelEmbassyTel Aviv Embassy
ItalyEmbassyRome Embassy
JamaicaHigh CommissionKingston High Commission
JapanEmbassyTokyo Embassy
JordanEmbassyAmman Embassy
KazakhstanEmbassyNur-Sultan Embassy
KenyaHigh CommissionNairobi High Commission
Korea (Republic)EmbassySeoul Embassy
KuwaitEmbassyKuwait City Embassy
LesothoHigh CommissionMaseru High Commission
LiberiaEmbassyMonrovia Embassy
MadagascarEmbassyAntananarivo Embassy
MalawiHigh CommissionLilongwe High Commission
MalaysiaHigh CommissionKuala Lumpur High Commission
MaliEmbassyBamako Embassy
MauritaniaEmbassyNouakchott Embassy
MauritiusHigh CommissionPort Louis High Commission
MexicoEmbassyMexico City Embassy
MoroccoEmbassyRabat Embassy
MozambiqueHigh CommissionMaputo High Commission
NamibiaHigh CommissionWindhoek High Commission
NetherlandsEmbassyThe Hague Embassy
New ZealandHigh CommissionWellington High Commission
NigerEmbassyNiamey Embassy
NigeriaHigh CommissionAbuja High Commission
NorwayEmbassyOslo Embassy
PakistanHigh CommissionIslamabad High Commission
PhilippinesEmbassyManila Embassy
PolandEmbassyWarsaw Embassy
PortugalEmbassyLisbon Embassy
QatarEmbassyDoha Embassy
RussiaEmbassyMoscow Embassy
RwandaHigh CommissionKigali High Commission
Sri LankaHigh CommissionColombo High Commission
SingaporeHigh CommissionSingapore High Commission
Sao Tome and PrincipeEmbassySao Tome Embassy
Saudi ArabiaEmbassyRiyadh Embassy
SenegalEmbassyDakar Embassy
South SudanEmbassyJuba Embassy
SpainEmbassyMadrid Embassy
SudanEmbassyDakar Embassy
SwedenEmbassyStockholm Embassy
SwitzerlandEmbassyBerne Embassy
SyriaEmbassyDamascus Embassy
TanzaniaHigh CommissionDar-es-Salaam High Commission
ThailandEmbassyBangkok Embassy
TunisiaEmbassyDamascus Embassy
TurkeyEmbassyAnkara Embassy
Uganda High CommissionKampala High Commission
United Kingdom High CommissionLondon High Commission
ZambiaHigh CommissionLusaka High Commission
UkraineEmbassyKyiv Embassy
United Arab EmiratesEmbassyAbu Dhabi Embassy
United States of AmericaEmbassyWashington Embassy
VenezuelaEmbassyCaracas Embassy
VietnamEmbassyHanoi Embassy
ZimbabweEmbassyHarare Embassy


What happens when there is no SA Embassy or High Commission in the country you are visiting?

There are instances where you won’t find a High Commission, Consulate-General, or Embassy of South Africa in the country you are visiting. In most instances, other countries are accredited to provide consular and civic services to these countries without embassies and high commissions. In the table below, you can search for the country in question to see which country’s embassy or mission is accredited to provide civic or consular services.

Embassies and High Commissions accredited to other countries

Country Embassy accredited by
Saharawi Arab Democratic RepublicAlgiers Embassy
ParaguayBuenos Aires Embassy
UruguayBuenos Aires Embassy
LuxembourgBrussels Embassy
TogoCotonou Embassy
Dominican RepublicHavana Embassy
DjiboutiAddis Ababa Embassy
MonacoParis Embassy
RomaniaBerlin Embassy
Sierra LeoneAccra High Commission
Bosnia-HerzegovinaAthens Embassy
SerbiaAthens Embassy
MontenegroAthens Embassy
NicosiaAthens Embassy
CyprusAthens Embassy
CroatiaBudapest Embassy
BangladeshNew Delhi High Commission
NepalNew Delhi High Commission
East-TimorJakarta Embassy
AlbaniaRome Embassy
MaltaRome Embassy
San MarinoRome Embassy
Antiqua & BarbudaKingston High Commission
BarbadosKingston High Commission
BelizeKingston High Commission
The BahamasKingston High Commission
Dominica Kingston High Commission
GrenadaKingston High Commission
GuyanaKingston High Commission
HaitiKingston High Commission
Saint Kitts & NevisKingston High Commission
Saint LuciaKingston High Commission
Saint VincentKingston High Commission
the GrenadinesKingston High Commission
SurinameKingston High Commission
Trinidad & TobagoKingston High Commission
IraqAmman Embassy
KyrgyzstanNur-Sultan Embassy
TajikistanNur-Sultan Embassy
TurkmenistanNur-Sultan Embassy
BruneiKuala Lumpur High Commission
DarussalamKuala Lumpur High Commission
SeychellesPort Louis High Commission
Costa RicaMexico City Embassy
GuatemalaMexico City Embassy
HondurasMexico City Embassy
El SalvadorMexico City Embassy
NicaraguaMexico City Embassy
PanamaMexico City Embassy
ArubaThe Hague Embassy
BonaireThe Hague Embassy
CuracaoThe Hague Embassy
St MaartenThe Hague Embassy
ReykjavikOslo Embassy
IcelandOslo Embassy
AfghanistanIslamabad High Commission
PalauManila Embassy
BelarusMoscow Embassy
MaldivesColombo High Commission
YemenRiyadh Embassy
BahrainRiyadh Embassy
OmanRiyadh Embassy
Cape VerdeDakar Embassy
The GambiaDakar Embassy
AndorraMadrid Embassy
FinlandStockholm Embassy
EstoniaStockholm Embassy
LatviaStockholm Embassy
LithuaniaStockholm Embassy
LiechtensteinBerne Embassy
CambodiaBangkok Embassy
LaosBangkok Embassy
MyanmarBangkok Embassy
LibyaDamascus Embassy
AzerbaijanAnkara Embassy
UzbekistanAnkara Embassy
ArmeniaKyiv Embassy
GeorgiaKyiv Embassy
MoldovaKyiv Embassy
ColombiaCaracas Embassy

The following countries, however, have no South African representation:

  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Ecuador
  • Fiji
  • Holy See (The Vatican)
  • Peru
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu

What is the difference between an Embassy, Consulate, and High Commission?South African Embassies and Consulates Abroad

Although it might not seem like there is a big difference between them, embassies, consulates, and high commissions are not one in the same thing.

An embassy is the base of a country’s diplomatic missions in a foreign country. This is where all political, cultural, and societal relationships between the states are dealt with. A country’s ambassador is stationed at the embassy, and each country may only have one embassy per foreign country.

In Commonwealth countries, embassies are known as High Commissions, and the ambassadors are called High Commissioners.

A consulate is the office of consular services, which is why embassies generally have a consular section. While a country, for example, South Africa, only has one embassy in each foreign country, there might be multiple South African consulates in the United States.

What is the role of an embassy or consulate?

Embassies and consulates assist their national citizens in foreign countries. They might assist with visa and passport applications as well as document legalisation services. Embassies and consulates can also assist their national citizens with obtaining emergency travel documents in the event that a passport is lost.

You can contact your embassy if you have fallen ill abroad or if you’ve been a victim of a serious crime. They can assist with referring you to local lawyers and healthcare professionals and provide advice on international fund transfers.

Embassies are not allowed to assist their national citizens with remuneration, crime investigations, or legal processes. They also cannot interfere with local healthcare protocols and practices.