Ambassador's message

I would like to welcome you to the official website of the South African Embassy in Portugal. It is my sincere wish that through this website you may find useful information not only about our services but also on a vast array of topics related to South Africa, thus inspiring you to come and experience our country for yourself.
The Mission is looking forward to assisting you, whether to visit South Africa on holiday or business, to study, work or invest in the country as well as looking after the needs of South African nationals visiting or residing in Portugal.
South Africa offers a wealth of opportunities to those looking for their next destination, whether it be their next family vacation or the internationalization of their business.
Portugal is a land of discoverers and there are certainly a great number of Portuguese tourists and business people who have already discovered both the country’s beautiful scenery and wildlife as well as the possibilities for establishing fruitful business partnerships.
Still, many others have yet to do so and we would sincerely like to encourage you to come and explore our country’s natural beauty, cultural diversity and heritage, wine and cuisine, events and festivals and the many attractions and opportunities it has to offer. From the bushveld of Limpopo in the north-east to the flat top of Cape Town’s Table Mountain in the south-west and throughout our nine provinces you will come across a bustling nation that is eager to greet you.
We are here to assist you and thus to also further strengthen the longstanding friendship that binds our two countries since Bartolomeu Dias rounded the Cape of Good Hope opening up the world to new maritime routes. That is what we are here to do – to open up new routes for an even stronger relationship between Portugal and South Africa from which we can all benefit!
Thank you for visiting our website. South Africa is looking forward to welcoming and inspiring you.
Ambassador Mmamokwena Gaoretelelwe
South African Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal


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