Gambia (Republic of)
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Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info
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South Africa and The Gambia established formal diplomatic relations on 7 August 1998.
South African Representation in The Gambia
The South African Ambassador in Dakar, Senegal is accredited to The Gambia on a non-residential basis.
Gambian Representation in
High Commissioner Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
High Commission of the Republic of Tne Gambia
requirements for South Africans
High Commission of the Republic of The Gambia
Bookfield Office Park
Tel: 012 004 0374
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.
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.
up-to-date weather information click here.
The monetary unit is the Dalasi, divided into 100 bututs.
The symbol for the Dalasi, which is not convertible outside The Gambia, is "D".
current exchange rates click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
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.
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.
Groups and Information