Places to travel to without a visa

South Africa - travel  without visaSouth Africa - travel  without visa
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Places to travel to without a visa

Travelling from South Africa can maybe seem like a mission with having to apply, pay a lot of money for and wait for visas to be ready in time for your already booked flight overseas. But there are other places to travel to where all you’ll need is your valid passport, cash and travel journal. Okay, so most people pack in more than that, but you get the idea – no visa required.

The following countries are a few of those gems and their amazing attractions that will let us in with our passport alone.



In Argentina, you can tick two countries off in one visit. Argentina for one and “Switzerland” as another. Okay, so it’s just San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina that is basically a piece of the visa-requiring Switzerland. Its architecture, chocolate shops, snowy mountains and lakes are what transport tourists from Argentina to the Swiss country some 11 800km away. In Santa Cruz, you can also visit the Glaciers National Park or the magnificent Iguazu Falls.

All yours now, for only one valid passport.



Yes, the city of Carnival and the Christ the Redeemer statue (one of the seven wonders of the world) is open for you to come and explore, sans visa. Visit Parati along the Green Coast and the other side of Iguazu Falls that border between Argentina and Brazil.


Costa Rica

Costa Rica holds natural beauties that are waiting to be explored by you. Including Arenal Volcano National Park, Corcovado National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park for tropical beaches, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Cahuita National Park (which preserves their largest coral reef).



Enjoy this island and all its beaches and nature. Get away from the world and explore all the 330 islands of this archipelago. There’s not much more than relaxing required in the island life.


Hong Kong

Moving into the northern hemisphere, we find Hong Kong and all its interesting city life. You can visit Hong Kong Disneyland – the only Disneyland you can visit without needing a visa! There’s also a Madame Tussauds wax museum and markets for days to keep you busy in the city. To take a break, you can always visit Lantau Island, Tai Mo Shan Mountain, or take a spiritual and scenic walk along Wisdom Path.



The beautiful Bali, Gili Islands, Krakatoa, Mount Bromo and Kelimutu are a view natural beauties waiting for you to hike, relax, explore and marvel.



Further North on the globe we have Ireland and its various castles (and a lot of them), Guinness house, national parks, archeological site (the Burren), cathedrals, museums and burial sites on offer for the lucky South African travelling visa-free.


For those more interested in culture and history, travel to Israel. Also, travel here because you can with just your passport. Float in the dead sea, visit Mount Zion, discover caves, walk through the Carmel market and stroll through the Caesarea Maritima beaches and Roman ruins.



A similarly relaxed island lifestyle as Fiji, just a slightly larger island and a completely different culture. The Mountains, waterfalls, beaches and the Bob Marley Mausoleum are a must-see on this island.



Closer to home but a travelling experience nonetheless, Kenya have about 23 amazing national parks, perfect for authentic African safari tours to see the Big Five and truly African plains.



This small, french island and its crystal clear waters should be on everyone’s bucket list. Beaches for days and relaxation like no other. Take a boat trip to smaller surrounding islands like Île aux Cerfs where you can float along the current in pure tropical bliss. Visit Seven Coloured Earths and admire the natural geological formation of colour sands or the busy and aromatic Central Market in Port Louis. But, whatever you do, make a point of swimming in that beautiful sea at least once a day.



Last to be explored without a visa is Thailand and its famous tropical beaches. Visit Sukhothai Old City, the Historic City of Ayutthaya, Tiger Kingdom in Phuket, floating markets, the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Similan Islands, Khao San Road for the nightlife experience, or any of there beautiful beaches.


With a visa

Places that we would love to visit but would need to go through the trouble of getting a visa, include:

  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Portugal
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America


But with everything else there is to see (that can be done with your passport alone) those countries can wait.


South Africa - travel  without visa