Denmark (Kingdom 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 first opened a Consulate General in Copenhagen on 1 September 1975 and this was upgraded to an Embassy in May 1990. South Africa has close relations with Denmark dating back to the constant and strong support for democracy in South Africa. Bilateral political relations are warm and sound. Denmark is also an important partner with regard to overseas development assistance.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Denmark

H E Ms F S Magubane
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Danish Representation in South Africa

H E Mr T E Rehfeld
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Royal Danish Embassy

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Royal Danish Embassy in Pretoria.

Health requirements

If there are uncertainties about health requirements, contact the Danish Embassy.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

The climate is humid and overcast with mild, windy winters and cool summers. February is the coldest month of the year, with an average temperature of 0,4 degrees C. July is the warmest with an average of 16,6 degrees C.

For up-to-date weather information click here.


The Monetary Unit is the Danish Krone (plural Kroner), divided into 100 Ore.

For 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 Denmark, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

Confederation of Danish Industries (Dansk Industri)

Dansk Industri

H.C. Andersens Boulevard 18

1787-Copenhagen V.


Tel: (45) 33 77 33 77

Fax: (45) 33 77 33 00



Danish Chamber of Commerce

Royal Stock Exchange Building

1217-Copenhagen K.


Tel : (45) 33 95 05 00

Fax : (45) 33 32 52 16




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