Embassy of South Africa in Cotonou


The South African Embassy in Benin is a bilateral mission in Cotonou and promotes South African interests in Benin. The embassy of South Africa also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Benin. The South African Embassy in Cotonou is headed by Mr G. D. Gwadiso - Ambassador of South Africa to Benin.


South African Embassy in Cotonou, Benin, Lot F4, (Behind Air France), DIP B. 7696, Cotonou, Benin


(+229) 21 307 217 and (+229) 21 306 865


(+229) 21 213 0685 and (+229) 21 213 0695





Mr G. D. Gwadiso - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Benin require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the South African embassy in Cotonou 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 Cotonou before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website () or contact the visa department by telephone (+229) 21 307 217 and (+229) 21 306 865 or email saembassybenin@gmail.com

Consulates of South Africa in Benin

Next to the embassy in Cotonou there could be additional South African consulates located in Benin.

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

South African Consulates in Benin

Next to the embassy in Cotonou, 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 Benin ).