Cabo Verde (Republic of)

History of Relations| Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa and Cabo Verde established formal diplomatic relations on 4 April 1994.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Cabo Verde

The South African Ambassador in Dakar, Senegal is accredited to Cabo Verde on a non-residential basis.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Cabo Verde Representation in South Africa

Cabo Verde does not have any resident diplomatic or consular representation in South Africa, but the Cabo Verdean Ambassador to Angola is accredited to South Africa on a non-residential basis.

H E Mr D D P Mascarenhas (Designate)
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary

Embassy of the Republic of Cabo Verde in Luanda, Angola

Rue Oliveira Martins No 3

Tel: 09 244 2 32 1765/0412/0436
Fax: 09 244 32 0832


Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

South African passport holders require entry visas for Cabo Verde. (issued on arrival)

Health requirements

While a valid international health certificate proving vaccination against yellow fever only is required, vaccination against hepatitis A and B and meningitis is also recommended. Preventative measures against malaria are strongly advised.

For further information go to Travellers' Health.

Climate Info

The ten islands constituting the Cabo Verdean archipelago are characterised by an arid sahelian climate with periodic droughts. The weather is moderately warm and dry from December to June with temperatures rising in the summer months (July to November). The annual rainfall is low and varies between 127mm and 304mm. Average annual temperature in the capital, Praia ranges from 19-25 degrees C in March to 25-29 degrees C in October, while annual rainfall averages 250mm.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Escudo, divided into 100 centavos. The symbol for the Escudo, which is not convertible outside Cabo Verde, is "CVE".

For information on current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Statistics

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Cabo Verde, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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