No visa needed for these countries South Africa!

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Let’s be honest, the South African passport (or Green Mamba as we affectionately refer to it), can be slightly limiting when it comes to traveling.  We currently hold the spot of the 3rd most powerful passport on the African continent, behind Seychelles and Mauritius, but with Africa in general having the least powerful passports, this is small consolation for avid travelers.  For interest sake, the countries with the most powerful passports are Germany and Sweden who have access to 158 countries visa-free.

Don’t despair!  There are actually an astonishing 90 countries that South Africans can visit without a visa.  You heard right.  No queues, no embassy nightmares, you simply buy a ticket and get on the plane.  Plus, there are a further 31 countries for which you only need a visa upon arrival.

All of a sudden the travel opportunities don’t look so bleak anymore!

Here is a list of all the countries South Africans can visit with absolutely no visa required:

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Bahamas

Belize

Benin

Botswana

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Fiji

Gabon

Georgia

Grenada

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Jamaica

Kenya

Kosovo

Lesotho

Macao

Malawi

Malaysia

Mozambique

Namibia

Nicaragua

Palestinian Territories

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Singapore

South Korea

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Swaziland

Tanzania

Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Uruguay

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Zambia

Zimbabwe

For these countries you will need a visa upon entry:

Armenia

Bolivia

Burundi

Cambodia

Cape Verde

Comoros

Djibouti

Ethiopia

Guinea-Bissau

Iran

Jordan

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Madagascar

Maldives

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Micronesia

Nepal

Oman

Palau

Rwanda

Samoa

Seychelles

Tajikistan

Timor-Leste

Togo

Turkey

Tuvalu

Uganda

  • This information was correct at the time of writing this blog post.  ClickClickGo will not be held liable for any changes to this resulting in incorrect information.

Singapore Airlines

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About the airline

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Singapore Airlines is the national airline of Singapore with its base at Changi Airport.  The airline was the first to launch the Airbus A380 which currently is the world’s largest passenger plane.  The airline is 56% owned by the Singapore government and holding company Temasek Holdings. Voted ‘world’s best airline’ from passengers, there is no doubt that this airline is in a class of its own.

The fleet

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Singapore Airlines flies to 62 destinations in 32 countries on 5 continents.  Their presence is mainly in the Southeast Asian region of the world and together with their subsidiary airline, SilkAir, they connect to more international destinations than any other Southeast Asian Airline.

Their fleet consists of some of the most comfortable and spacious aircraft in the world and currently consists of 106 planes.  Rest assured that when you fly with this airline, you’ll be enjoying the comfort of the most modern and fuel-efficient aircraft in the skies.  The fleet consists of 23 Airbus A330-300, 19 Airbus A380-800, 11 Airbus A350-900, 11 Boeing 777-200, 10 Boeing 777-200ER, 5 Boeing 777-300 and 27 Boeing 777-300ER.

Flying with Singapore Airlines

In order for your flight experience to be extra comfortable, the airline offers various choices of cabins including suites, first class, business class, premium economy class and economy class.

During your flight, you can expect meals that has literally been tested under pressure to ensure the best taste is served to you.  They also make sure to taste more than 1000 wines each year in order to offer you the best.  While you dine, you can stay entertained by watching one of over a 1000 movies, various television programmes, music and kiddies entertainment to ensure a pleasant flight for you and the young ones.

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Baggage allowance

As per any airline, there are certain limits as to what you can carry on board and check in.  When checking your luggage, always make sure to have your travel documents, medication and valuables on hand as you won’t have access to checked baggage.

For flights to and from all destinations the allowances for checked baggage is as follows:

Class of travelAllowancePPS Club members    KrisFlyer Elite Gold / Star Alliance Gold members
Suites and First Class50kgExtra 100%
Total: 100kg
    Extra 20kg
Total: 70kg
Business Class40kgExtra 100%
Total: 80kg
    Extra 20kg
Total: 60kg
Premium Economy Class35kgExtra 100%
Total: 70kg
    Extra 20kg
Total: 55kg
Economy Class30kgExtra 100%
Total: 60kg
   Extra 20kg
Total: 50 kg

 

Two bags of carry on luggage are allowed, depending on the class you travel, and all luggage must be able to be stowed away in the overhead compartments.

Class of travelAllowanceLimitations
Suites
First Class
Business Class
2 pieces
  • Up to 7kg each
  • Sum of length, width and height of each piece should not exceed 115cm.
Premium Economy Class
Economy Class
1 piece
  • Up to 7kg each
  • Sum of length, width and height of each piece should not exceed 115cm.

 

You are also allowed various items of additional luggage which includes ladies handbags, camera or camera bags, document bags, overcoats, umbrellas, laptops, walking sticks or crutches and a small amount of duty free goods.

Contact Singapore Airlines

The airline can be contacted via email or phone depending on the city you will be traveling from.  For specific information regarding your departure city, please click here.  For Frequently Asked Questions, please refer to the airline’s website where you will also be able to find more in-depth information on your trip with them.