• There are no parking facilities for the public at the Embassy, although street parking spaces sometime can be found nearby. However, If you plan to visit the Embassy for consular services, please plan to arrive by public transportation or drop-off.

Attention Applicants:

  • The South African Embassy in Washington DC will no longer accept $16.00 fee but prepaid envelope from FedEx and USPS with tracking number with immediate effect to facilitate return services.

The White House website advised that nationals from foreign countries interested in a tour of the White House should request their Embassy in Washington DC to arrange a tour. However, the US State Department requires that foreign nationals be accompanied by the most senior diplomats. Unfortunately, due to the strict requirements, time and resources compulsory for these tours, the Embassy is not in a position to arrange White House tours. Those interested may wish to take a virtual tour of the White House here.

Alternatively, visitors may also consider a tour of the US Capitol Building (https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/plan-visit) and the Pentagon in Washington DC. Requests for visiting the US Capitol Building can be submitted up to three months in advance and no less than 21 days prior to the visit. For a tour of the Pentagon (https://pentagontours.osd.mil/) visitors may request tickets from 14 days up to 90 days prior to the tour. Visitors’ passports are required for entry. There are also many museums to visit in DC and they are free of charge.

We are holding the 2nd Mandela Run/Walk to honor the legacy of Tata and continue to celebrate the spirit of unity, community and respect for our fellow mankind. Fletcher’s Cove Park run has graciously offered to co-host the event and will partner with the Embassy of South Africa in Washington DC, to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

  • All first time runners/walkers should please register for the Fletcher’s Cove parkrun at: https://www.parkrun.us/register/\. Only participants with the parkrun registration barcode will be eligible to participate and due to limited spaces a RSVP is a requirement.
  • For more details on Fletcher’s Cove parkrun, click here: http://www.parkrun.us/fletcherscove/

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