The Best Visa-Free Destinations for South Africans

The New Kid on the Block…

With an increasing number of visa-free countries available for South Africans to travel to, travelling is in higher demand than ever. Travelcheck, the new kid on the block in the online travel world, has made holiday booking easier than ever. In just one booking process, travelers can seamlessly book their accommodation and flights.

Travelcheck doesn’t only offer pre-defined packages, travelers can also book their very own custom-made holiday by themselves in a few easy steps. Often the biggest decision is; where to go. The team at Travelcheck has put together a small selection of visa-free destinations, to provide you with all the travel inspiration you need.


Thailand is a visa-free destination for South Africans and it offers great value for the volatile Rand. Being renowned for its pristine beaches, its many cultural sights, and delicious food, Thailand is a great destination to get a taste of Asia.


For travelers who want to stay closer to home, Zanzibar is a great getaway. With a short flight from Johannesburg, Zanzibar is easy and quick to get to. The old part of Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and definitely worth a stay for a night or two. The North and East Coasts of Zanzibar are home to stunning beach resorts, ranging from budget accommodation to five-star luxury hotels.


Did you know that the Republic of Ireland is a visa-free destination for South Africans? Visitors from South Africa will most likely set foot into Ireland via Dublin, it is definitely a city worth discovering. Apart from sightseeing attractions like the Dublin Castle and the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin also offers vast shopping opportunities and a great choice of pubs to choose from at the end of a busy day spent strolling around the city.

Besides Dublin, Ireland as a whole is definitely worth discovering; from viewing the rolling green hills to visiting medieval castles and driving through the countryside, Ireland will certainly be an adventure for couples as well as for families with kids.


With two airlines flying directly from South Africa to Brazil, access to the South American continent has never been easier. The two major cities tourist go to are Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. We like to compare Rio with Cape Town and Sao Paulo with Johannesburg. Rio being the prettier little sister and Sao Paulo being the energetic, driven, and richer older sibling. Both attractive in their own right. Of course, Brazil has much more to offer, a visit to the Iguazu Falls or the Amazon Forest will fill your Instagram timeline and camera roll with unique pictures.

“Travelers can save up to 25% by booking flights and hotels in a bundle rather than reserving these components separately, and features such as dynamic packaging will give South Africans more choice when booking travel online,” says CEO, Odette Faling.

Simply go to Travelcheck’s Bundle & Save feature to check out the best hotel deals, bundled with flights to get you to your visa-free destination of choice. With a local service team just a phone call or email away, the team at Travelcheck will be able to assist.  I  +27 21 879 2255  I

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