South Africa Duty-Free Allowances
Duty Free allowances in South Africa, like many countries, fall broadly into the category of residents and tourists/travellers. This guide applies to visitors and tourists only.
Visitors and Tourists.
Goods falling within the following allowances may be imported without the payment of Customs duty and VAT as accompanied baggage.
- 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars.
- 250g of cigarette or pipe tobacco.
- 50ml perfume.
- 250ml eau de toilette.
- 2 litres of wine.
- 1 litre in total of spirits and other alcoholic beverages.
These duty free allowances for South Africa also apply to children under the age of 18 (both accompanied or unaccompanied) with the exception of alcohol and tobacco products - provided they are for their personal use.
All baggage will be cleared at the first airport or port
of entry to SA.
For tourists and non residents, 5000 ZAR (South African Rand) in cash, travellers cheques or foreign currency is allowed. The same amounts apply when leaving RSA.
Tax Refund for Tourists to South Africa.
In South Africa you will have paid a 14% Value Added Tax (VAT)/Duty/Sales Tax when you purchase goods.
Tourist and foreign visitors to South Africa can make an application at their point of departure for a refund of the VAT paid. The tax invoices/receipts for whatever you have purchased together with the goods must be presented to the VAT Refund Administrator. The VAT Refund Administrator will make a charge for this service. If your in a hurry/short of time, you may have your tax receipts stamped by a Customs Officer who will forward your claim on.
Website : http://www.taxrefunds.co.za