About the Embassy of South Africa

The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Washington, D.C. is the official diplomatic mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United States of America.

It is located at 3051 Massachusetts Avenue, North-West, Washington, D.C. in the Embassy Row neighborhood.

Areas of Jurisdiction

The Embassy of South Africa is responsible for the states of Alabama, Arkansas, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Wisconsin.

Holidays Observed

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, 16 January
  • Human Rights Day – Tuesday, 21 March
  • Good Friday – Friday, 7 April
  • Family Day – Monday, 10 April
  • Freedom Day – Thursday, 27 April
  • Memorial Day – Monday, 29 May
  • Youth Day – Friday, 16 June
  • Independence Day (US) – Tuesday, 4 July
  • Thanksgiving Weekend – 23 and 24 November
  • Christmas Day – Monday, 25 December
  • Day of Goodwill – Tuesday, 26 December


  • Consular Clerk
  • Chauffeur


No tenders at this time.

Visiting the South African 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.

White House Tour

The Embassy of South Africa cannot arrange tours of the White House for South African citizens. The US Department of State has advised the Embassy 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 on the website immediately if conditions change.

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