Mauritius (The Republic)

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

Relations between South Africa and Mauritius were formalised in 1992 with the establishing of Representative Offices in both countries. Full diplomatic relations were established in 1994. Upon South Africa's return to the Commonwealth, relations have been conducted at the level of High Commission.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Mauritius

H E Dr H N Manzini
High Commissioner

South African High Commission

Mauritius Representation in South Africa

H E Mr P V Lutchmum
High Commissioner

Mauritius High Commission

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans


Holders of private South African passports do not require visas to enter Mauritius.

Health Requirements


For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

The climate of these tropical Indian Ocean islands is cooled by the South East Trade Winds. The hottest season extends from December to April, with an average temperature of 30 degrees C. The period July to August is the coolest, with temperatures varying between 14 and 22 degrees C.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Mauritius Rupee (MUR), which is divided into 100 cents.

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

Interest Groups and Information

No Information


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