Embassy of France in Pretoria


The French Embassy in South Africa is a bilateral mission in Pretoria and promotes French interests in South Africa. The embassy of France also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of South Africa. The French Embassy in Pretoria is headed by Mr Jacques Lapouge - Ambassador of France to South Africa.


French Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa 250 Melk Street, Cnr Middle Street New Muckleneuk, 0181 Pretoria - 0181 South Africa


(+27) (12) 42 51 600


(+27) (12) 42 51 609






Mr Jacques Lapouge - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in South Africa require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the French embassy in Pretoria 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 France

For all French visa related matters contact the embassy in Pretoria before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.ambafrance-rsa.org ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+27) (12) 42 51 600 or email france@ambafrance-rsa.org

Consulates of France in South Africa

Next to the embassy in Pretoria there could be additional French consulates located in South Africa.

Please check below for the locations of the French consulates in South Africa.

French Consulates in South Africa

Next to the embassy in Pretoria, France has consulates in the following cities: Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth