The Gambia (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 The Gambia established formal diplomatic relations on 7 August 1998.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in The Gambia

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

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Gambian Representation in South Africa

High Commissioner Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary

High Commission of the Republic of Tne Gambia

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

High Commission of the Republic of The Gambia
Bookfield Office Park
1st Floor
North Block
Nieuw Muckleneuk

Tel: 012 004 0374

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 Gambia has a dry tropical climate with a rainy season from June to October and a dry season from November to May. Annual rainfall ranges from 760mm to 1 400mm, with the rainy season characterised by increased humidity. Average temperature in the capital, Banjul, varies from 15-23 degrees C in January to 23-31 degrees C in June, while annual rainfall averages 1 295mm.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Dalasi, divided into 100 bututs. The symbol for the Dalasi, which is not convertible outside The Gambia, is "D".

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 Info

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

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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