Sao Tomé and Principe (Democratic 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 enjoys full diplomatic relations with the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe since 10 May 1994.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Sao Tome and Principe

Chargé d'Affaires
Mr G N Ngwenya

South African Embassy

Sao Tome and Principe Representation in South Africa

Honorary Consul
CRG Hellinger

Honorary Consulate

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

The embassy of Sao Tomé and Principe in Libreville can be contacted on:

Tel: 09 241 721 527

Fax: 09 241 721 528

Address: BP 489, Libreville, Gabon

For more information contact the Hon Consulate-General of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.


Health Requirements

A yellow fever certificate is required. Malaria is a risk. Immunisation is recommended for hepatitis A and B as well as for tetanus. Bilharzia, rabies and typhoid are present. Immunisation is recommended for polio.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.


Climate Info

An equatorial climate with heavy rainfall and high temperatures. It is very humid. The main dry season is June to September.

For up-to-date weather information click here.


Currency Info

The legal tender is the Dobra which is not freely convertible. It can only be used on the islands of Sao Tome and Principe. One US Dollar is approximately 9000 Dobra.

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 at 012 351 0872/0851/0837.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Sao Tomeand Principe, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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