Vietnam Tours from South Africa

Some useful information for travelers from South Africa to Vietnam

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The number of South African tourists coming to Vietnam has increased every year, due to the good relations between the two countries and South African tourists are impressed by Vietnam because it has many beautiful beaches, diverse culture and wonderful scenery.

There are no direct flights from South Africa to Vietnam, but it is very easy to buy flight tickets to Vietnam through many airlines. In addition, applying for an electronic visa is also very simple, so it is easy for you to plan a Vietnam tour from South Africa.

What's Included on Our Tour Packages?

All domestic/internal airfares

All Domestic/Internal Airfares

All domestic transportation

All Domestic Transportation

All accommodation

All Accommodation

Most meals included

Most Meals Included

All sightseeing tickets, guides & daily tours

All Sightseeing Tickets, Guides & Daily tours

Taxes & Services charges

Taxes & Services charges

The best time to visit Vietnam from South Africa

What is the best time to plan Vietnam tours from South Africa? The period from September to March of the following year is ideal for visiting Vietnam. During this time, it is autumn and winter in the North, and the South is also not too hot. This period is also the peak season for international visitors to Vietnam.

Traveling during this time will provide the most comfortable experience, with thoughtful service and the best quality service. Additionally, visiting Vietnam during this time allows you to experience both winter and summer in Vietnam.

The best time to visit Vietnam from South Africa
Tourist visa to enter Vietnam

Vietnam visa for citizens of South Africa

Do South African citizens need a Vietnam tourist visa?

Yes, all South African citizens wishing to enter Vietnam for tourism or business purposes must obtain a Vietnamese visa.

In addition to a visa, you must also meet the following entry requirements:

  • A valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining from the date of entry into Vietnam.
  • At least 2 blank pages in the passport.

How to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam for South African citizens?

Apply for an e-visa at

Some notes when applying for a Vietnamese e-visa:

  • Ensure that the photo is uploaded according to the requirements.
  • Make sure the information provided in the application form is accurate.
  • The system will not notify the result via email, so tourists need to check the system for the result.
  • Processing time is usually 3 working days, but may take longer depending on the number of applications being processed.

Flights from South Africa to Vietnam

Flight time from Cape Town, South Africa to Hanoi, Vietnam is about 19 hours. Some flights between Vietnam and South Africa:

  • Hanoi – South Africa / Hong Kong Airlines
  • Hanoi – South Africa / Emirates
  • Hanoi – South Africa / Singapore Airlines
  • Saigon – South Africa / Hong Kong Airlines
  • Saigon – South Africa / Vietnam Airlines
Flights from South Africa to Vietnam
Exchange Vietnamese currency from South African Rand

Exchange Vietnamese currency from South African Rand

South African Rand exchange rate against Vietnam dong according to

  • 1 ZAR = 1,400 VND
  • 100 ZAR = 140,000 VND
  • 1000 ZAR = 1,400,000 VND

Vietnamese law stipulates that foreign currencies cannot be freely exchanged. So it is the best to go to the banks for money exchange. This is the legal, safe and quick method.

Destinations in Vietnam for tourists from South Africa

South African tourists especially like the type of cultural tourism because they can both visit and learn about the diverse culture in Vietnam. The place is favored by many tourists such as Hanoi capital with a thousand-year history of civilization, Hoi An ancient town, craft villages, festivals and culinary enjoyment.

If you have about 3 weeks in Vietnam, we recommend 10 destinations that you should not miss in Vietnam: Hanoi capital, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Thanh Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho and Phu Quoc.

Destinations in Vietnam for tourists from South Africa
It's easy to plan a Vietnam tour from South Africa

It's easy to plan a Vietnam tour from South Africa

With human factors, rich culture, arts and cuisine, Vietnam is becoming an attractive destination for many South Africans.

If you still have questions about trip planning, don’t worry! We are always here to assist you, to make sure you will have the perfect trip to Vietnam.

What our clients from South Africa say about our Vietnam tour Packages

Recommended Vietnam tour packages from South Africa

The following tour packages are particularly suitable for South African tourists to explore Vietnam.

Discover Vietnam Caves and Karsts
Best of Vietnam and Cambodia
Explore Vietnam
Vietnam and Cambodia Family Holiday
Amazing Vietnam
Vietnam Discovery
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