Hi there, My wife and I are travelling on an overland trip leaving on the 31st August - really looking forward to it! I've done some research on Visa requirements - guide books, websites and by directly calling the embassies. I believe that on my NZ passport, I will not require visa for any of the countries we will be visiting (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe). I also believe that my wife on her Dutch passport will not require visas for SA, Namibia and Botswana - but will require a visa for Zimbabwe, which can be bought on the border. The reason I am posting, is that I am always nervous about visas! Also, I'm not completely confident on the staff at the embassies - considering I've had different answers on different days! I've had a very close call with a trip to the Dominican Republic and just managed to squeeze the visa through on time (as and aside, if you have a NZ passport, don't even think about going to DR!!). If there are any Kiwis, or Dutch out there who have recently travelled through these countries - I would be very pleased for some reassurance!! Thanks, Danny and Carolien
Hi, Funny that you had problems in the Dominican, as an Australian passport holder didn't have any problems there. As far as Africa goes, I know for a fact that on an overland New Zealanders do not need any visas before they can go and can be obtained on Arrival. Not 100% sure for Dutch but think it is the same for them but you may want to check on this. New Zealand Passport holders don't need visa's at all for SA or Botswana, just some blank pages in their passport. You can at this point in time obtain one going into Zimbabwe as you cross the border. Alot of Overlanding companies actually recommend you do this on route at this time as the guides and the group all have to go through the border crossing anyway. But as with anything Visa relatated it is always wise to check a while before departure with the relevant consulates and immigration.
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