Many foreign nationals, including Kenyan citizens, must obtain travel authorization before entering South Africa. As Kenyans are not permitted to apply for a visa on arrival for South Africa, approval to enter the country must be obtained by applying for a visa in advance.
For simple tourism and business trips, Kenyan visitors should apply online for a South Africa eVisa.
Available via an online application system, the South Africa eVisa for Kenyan passport holders is a fast and easy way to gain authorization to enter the country. Using the online application system is much more convenient than applying at a South African embassy or consulate.
Passport control officers at Lanseria and Ortia airports can confirm a traveler’s eVisa by scanning their passport. However, it is also a good idea for travelers to carry a printed copy of their eVisa for Kenyan citizens in case there are any problems with the system.