Embassy of South Africa in Asmara


The South African Embassy in Eritrea is a bilateral mission in Asmara and promotes South African interests in Eritrea. The embassy of South Africa also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Eritrea. The South African Embassy in Asmara is headed by M. Iqbal D. Jhazbhay - Ambassador of South Africa to Eritrea.


South African Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea, House 51/53, Hitseito Street 245, Tiravalo, P. O. Box 11447, Asmara, Eritrea


((+291) 1 152 517 (and +291) 1 152 539


(+291) 1 153 072





M. Iqbal D. Jhazbhay - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Eritrea require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the South African embassy in Asmara you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for South Africa

For all South African visa related matters contact the embassy in Asmara before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website () or contact the visa department by telephone ((+291) 1 152 517 (and +291) 1 152 539 or email mashishia@dirco.gov.za

Consulates of South Africa in Eritrea

Next to the embassy in Asmara there could be additional South African consulates located in Eritrea.

Please check below for the locations of the South African consulates in Eritrea.

South African Consulates in Eritrea

Next to the embassy in Asmara, South Africa has consulates in the following cities: (if there are no cities mentioned here that means that South Africa does not have any consulates located in Eritrea ).