Local and South African holidays observed by the Embassy in Washington DC:

New Year’s Day

Monday, 1 January

Human Rights Day
Good Friday (Easter)

Wednesday, 21 March
Friday, 30 March

Freedom Day

Friday, 27 April

Memorial Day  Monday, 28 May

Independence Day

Wednesday, 4 July

Women’s Day

Thursday, 9 August

Heritage Day

Monday, 24 September

Thanksgiving Weekend

Thursday, 22 November
Friday, 23 November

Christmas Day
Day of Goodwill

Tuesday, 25 December
Wednesday, 26 December

Notice: No parking facilities for the public at the Embassy
  • 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.
Gateway to the Nation

Inspiring New Ways

Global South Africans

Visit the GSA website


A Gift for Madiba


Please consider making a donation to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital? If you are in the US, please click here to make your tax-deductible gift.

Consular Section Special Notice

The Consular section is Relocated Back to Massachusetts Avenue, Embassy Row, as of 24th of March, 2014

30 51 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20008

Job Openings:

There Are Currently No Positions Available




Special notice about the White House Tours

The Embassy of South Africa cannot arrange tours of the White House for South African citizens. The US Department of State has advised us that, at present access for foreign citizens to White House tours as part of an Embassy-sponsored public tour group, is on hold. We are therefore unable to process any requests at this time.

We will post an update to the website immediately if conditions change.

SA Tourism