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  1. Amanda

    Thank you for sharing your experiences! How recently was it that you were travelling in and out of South Africa to reset your 90 days in the country? You mentioned that Johannesberg was much more strict – did they not let you back into the country at times?

    • The Blonde Abroad

      Hi Amanda! From my experience, you are allowed a 90-day visa in the country. Legally, in order to reset your visa you need to leave before the visa expires and re-enter AFTER it has expired. So it’s a very specific window. That’s the legal way to reset it.

      However, if I had a 90-day visa and I left the country and I returned through Cape Town, they would always stamp my passport with a fresh 90-day stamp. If I flew into Joburg, they never reset my visa there. So it depends on how you want to operate, but legally the only way to reset it is to leave before the 90 days and return after the 90 days.

      Like I said, I got stamps in my passport that showed a new 90 days. If I ever got in trouble, I’m sure they could argue I didn’t do it the right way, but I definitely did enter the country and go off of whatever my stamps said. That’s my experience so it may be entirely different for someone else!

  2. Brittany

    Hi Kiki! Thanks for the guide! I’m wondering what sites are best to find apartments for 1-2 month stays? Thanks 🙂

    • The Blonde Abroad

      Hi Brittany! offers some options (though it’s on the pricier side). VRBO and Airbnb often have long-term rentals for discounts – that’s what I did!