South Africans may not have the strongest passport, but we have a bit of leeway regarding places we can travel to without going through the visa process.
In Asia, there are 13 countries we can fly to without worrying about being granted a visa in time, if at all.
1. Hong Kong
In Southeast Asia, Malaysia is a diverse and multicultural nation with rainforests, beaches, and mountain peaks. It’s a melting pot of cultures that blend Chinese, Indian, Malay, and indigenous traditions. Malaysia offers many experiences, from its UNESCO Heritage Site, George Town, to its bustling capital city, Kuala Lumpur.
Singapore is a small island city-state at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It’s celebrated for its diverse culture, modernity, and efficiency. Singapore’s rich culinary scene and vibrant neighbourhoods like Little India and Chinatown are born from their diverse number of ethnicities.
This mountainous and landlocked country is known for its rugged natural beauty. 90% of Tajikistan is covered by mountains, including the Pamir Range or the ‘roof of the world.’ It has scenic landscapes like alpine lakes, deep valleys, and the Wakhan Corridor along the Panj River.
Thailand is a diverse and captivating destination known for its beaches, vibrant cities, and rich cultural heritage. It offers a wide range of experiences, including tranquil temples, delicious street food, historical sites, and tropical islands.