High Commission of South Africa in Nairobi

The Embassy of South Africa is located in Nairobi which is the city of Kenya.

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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South Africa Tourists Details
South Africa 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 South Africa.

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

South Africa VISAS
Following are the types of visas provided by this embassy to be used by the citizens:

  • South Africa Tourist Visa
  • Visit Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Work Visa
  • Medical Visa
  • Study Visa
  • Relatives’ Visa
  • Exchange Visa
  • Retired Persons’ Visa

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 High Commission of South Africa in Nairobi , if you find this information is not correct.


Mildred Nandabi

I would like to apply for a Visa to South Africa

Peris Mutuku

Greetings I am Peris Mutuku ,i am traveling to cape town in January to do a 3month short course in stellenboch university.Do i need a VISA?,if yes what type of visa do i apply

Noel Malinda

I wish to make an appointment to launch a student visa application for my son David Mumo Malinda set to join Somerset College in Jan 2024.

Vishal Upman

I am an Indian citizen residing in Kenya and want to apply for South Africa business visa.

Praxicedes Maitha

Dear Sir/madam, I am a Kenya citizen scheduled scheduled to travel to Johannesburg for a one week conference on 10th September 2023. Do i require a visa? What are the requirements? Kind regards, Praxicedes.


Dear Consular, Greetings. I have a family of 4 people who wish to travel to Johannesburg for tourism from the 22nd to 27th of April 2023. It’s a couple with two daughters aged 12&15 years. Kindly confirm visa requirements. I have seem online some indications that Kenyan’s are now allowed to processing VISA on arrival in South Africa. Kindly confirm. Kindly also confirm any financial obligations involved on VISA processing. Thank you

Peter Mwangi

Hello, I am travelling for the NCLEX Examination on 15th Jan, 2023. Since the Visa free situation for both Countries are effective now, how do I proceed? Please advise as appropriate. Thank you in advance. Regards, Peter Mwangi.