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History of Relations
Africa and Mongolia established diplomatic relations on 25 May 1994.
South African Representation in Mongolia
accredited from South African Embassy, Beijing, China.
Chargé d’Affaires a.i.
Ms D Balatseng
Mongolian Representation in South
Mongolia has no resident Ambassador in South Africa. Mongolia's
Ambassador to Cairo, Egypt is accredited to South Africa.
H E Mr C Bayarmunkh
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Tel: + 20 (2) 235 86012
Fax: + 20 (2) 235 91670
Visa Requirements for South Africans
more information see list of Mongolian Embassies at http://www.mol.mn/mer/Addrem~1.htm
tourist must be in possession of a valid passport, entry and exit visa. Visas
can be applied for at any Mongolian Embassy.
completed visa application form
statement of travel dates
authorisation from tour operator (list of tour operators available
Since Beijing is a natural gateway to Ulaanbaatar (offering return flights
between Beijing and Ulaanbaatar) visitors may want to consider combining a visit
to Mongolia with a visit to China.
Address of the Embassy of Mongolia in
No 2 Xiu Shui Bei Jie,
People's Republic of China
Tel: (8610) 65321203 / 65321810
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
is high, cold and dry. It has an extreme continental climate with long, cold winters
and short summers, during which most precipitation falls. The country averages
257 cloudless days a year and it is usually at the centre of a region of high
atmospheric pressure. Precipitation is highest in the north, which averages 20
to 35 centimetres per year and lowest in the south, which receives 10 to 20 centimetres.
extreme south is the Gobi, and some of its regions receive no precipitation at
all in most years. The name Gobi is a Mongol name meaning desert, depression,
salt marsh or steppe, but which usually refers to a category of arid rangelands
with insufficient vegetation to support marmots but with enough to support camels.
Mongols distinguish gobi from desert proper, although the distinction is not always
apparent to outsiders unfamiliar with the Mongolian landscape. Gobi rangelands
are fragile and are easily destroyed by overgrazing, which results in expansion
of the true desert, a stony waste where not even Bactrian camels can survive.
temperatures over most of the country are below freezing from November through
to March and are about 0 degrees Celsius in April and October. January and February
averages of -20 degrees Celsius are common, with winter nights of -40 degrees
Celsius most of the time. More than half the country is covered by permafrost,
which makes construction, road building and mining difficult. All rivers and fresh
water lakes freeze over in the winter and smaller streams commonly freeze to the
bottom. Ulaanbaatar lies at 1,351 meters above sea level in the valley of the
Tuul Gol river. Located in the relatively well-watered north, it receives an annual
average of 31 centimetres of precipitation, most of which occurs in July and August.
Ulaanbaatar has an average annual temperature of 2.9 degrees Celsius and a frost-free
period extending on the average from mid-June to late August. (Source: Mongolia:
A country study at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/mntoc.html)
for comparative table of temperatures, humidity and precipitation)
weather information click here.
unit is the Tugrug. The symbol for Tugrug is MNT.
For 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.
Trade is negligible.
For current information on trade
statistics between South Africa and Mongolia,
visit the website of the Department
of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.
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