South African High Commission in Gaborone

The Embassy of South Africa is located in Gaborone which is the city of Botswana.

Moving towards the Head of Mission of the embassy of South Africa located in Botswana is Mr Mduduzi Dennis Lembede, High Commissioner. 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 Mduduzi Dennis Lembede, High Commissioner

COVID-19 Statistics - South Africa
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease the South African High Commission in Gaborone could have adjusted its office hours or services. Please do confirm personally.

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 Botswana. These may include visa or passport processing, marriage registration along with document legalization as well. Apart from this, Botswana has a representation in South Africa. The consulate services are granted to visitors from Botswana to South Africa as well as to Afghan citizens in Botswana. 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 South African High Commission in Gaborone, if you find this information is not correct.


Nicole Lazarus

Short term work visa

Shathiso Mothetho

Good day. Can you kindly assist me please i and my husband to be who is a South African tried to book for marriage registration but i was told to go to the South African Embassy in Botswana to go ask for a letter to verify the letters from home affairs Botswana for non marriage and verification. We tried to book in Mmabatho but the letter from the South African embassy in Botswana was the only document we didnt have. They long sent emails to ask for the letter in december but still there is no response.. Can you kindly look into that i check if you received our email please. Regards

Justin Ryan

Dear Sir, I am an Irish citizen resident in Botswana. My wife Jacqueline Ryan died on 19/12/23 in gaborone and we have Botswana death certificate. We jointly owned a house in St Helena bay and FNB who are assisting with the will and astate have asked for a SA death certificate. How do I get one.

MANGWE Mogalakwe

Good evening! Please help me with the procedure to apply for a spousal visa. Me and my wife have been married for four years now. So l need a spousal visa.

Matt Zhang

I am a Chinese citizen who's planning to pay a visit in Botswana this month. I would like to visit SA also after the trip in Botswana. As applying 2 visas consecutively from Embassies of both Countries in China will take a long time, Can I apply a visa to visit South Africa at South Africa High Comission in Gaborone? If I can , Could you please advise how to do it? Best regards

Norman Pearson

I have had passport, SA ID, SA Drivers Licence and other documents stolen. I have been to the Police and have a case number and their report. I wish to make an appointment to see you.


i would like to apply for etention of number of days