German Consulate General in Cape Town

The Embassy of Germany is located in Cape Town which is the city of South Africa.

Moving towards the Head of Mission of the embassy of Germany located in South Africa is Mr Matthias Hansen, Consul General. The primary purpose of an Embassy is to provide assistance to the citizens who travel or want to live in the host country. You need to have several documents for this purpose, and an embassy provides you all of the consulate services. To visit the embassy, you must make your appointment and choose the date/time that is available on the schedule.


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Head of Mission: Mr Matthias Hansen, Consul General

Germany Tourists Details
Germany is a beautiful place to visit. It is quite popular for tourism as it has a number of historical places, and many other spots for tourists. Every year, a number of tourists visit Germany.

Consular Services
Several consular services are provided by the embassy of Germany situated in South Africa. These may include visa or passport processing, marriage registration along with document legalization as well. Apart from this, South Africa has a representation in Germany. The consulate services are granted to visitors from South Africa to Germany as well as to Afghan citizens in South Africa. These consulate services are listed below:

  • Process passport applications
  • Process visa applications
  • Notarizing documents
  • Legalization of documents
  • Absentee Tazkera
  • Issuing emergency travel documents
  • Power of attorney
  • Birth Certificate
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Application forms
  • Authentication of documents

Visa types granted by Germany are;

  • Germany Tourist & Visitor Visa
  • Germany Family Reunion Visa to Join a Relative or a Partner
  • Germany Job Seeker Visa
  • Germany Studying & Language Learning Visa
  • Germany Working Visa
  • Germany Business Visa
  • Germany Airport Transit Visa
  • Germany Guest Scientist Visa
  • Germany Training/Internship Visa
  • Germany Medical Treatment Visa
  • Germany Trade Fair & Exhibitions Visa
  • Germany Visa for Cultural, Film Crew, Sports, and Religious Event Purpose

You can book your appointments to visit the embassy by contacting them through phone call/ email or check schedules on their official website. It is mandatory to contact before visiting the embassy because the office hours may vary.

*Please help us to update with correct information for German Consulate General in Cape Town , if you find this information is not correct.


Clive Friedberg

Good day, I would like to apply for a German Passport. I am a Citizen of South Africa by Birth. My late father left Germany +- 1934 and lived and died in South Africa. Unfortunately the only information I have for my father is a Town name in Germany where I believe he lived (Langallan- Kreis Hemel). The Department Home Affairs in Cape Town do not have any record of my fathers' status in South Africa as the manual records were not captured at the time and all I have is his South African I.D. number and his Marriage and Death notices. Please advise how I can proceed with this application. Yours sincerely, Clive Friedberg

Noleen leach

I have completed my visa application form and would like to schedule an appointment at the Consulate for the processing of my application. My intended departure date is 15 April 2023. Kind regards

German Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa

201 Florence Ribeiro Avenue
Groenkloof 0181
Pretoria 0001
South Africa

(+27) 12 427 8900

(+27) 12 427 8969

German Honorary Consulate in Durban, South Africa

9 Kensington Drive
Westville 3629
P.O. Box 1166
Westville 3630
South Africa

(+27) 31 266 3920

(+27) 31 266 3925

German Honorary Consulate in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Cnr William Moffett Express Way & Circular Drive
Walmer 6070
P.O.Box 211100
The Fig Tree
Port Elizabeth 6033
South Africa

(+27) 41 397 4721

(+27) 41 397 4730