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South Africa and Bahrain concluded diplomatic relations
in 1993 and a South African Embassy was opened in Manama in November 1993. With
the establishment of a South African Embassy in Saudi Arabia in 1996, the Embassy
in Bahrain's responsibilities was taken over by the latter.
Ambassador to Saudi Arabia is accredited to Bahrain on a non-resident basis.
South African Representation in Bahrain
is no South African representation in Bahrain, but the South African Ambassador to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is
accredited to Manama on a non-resident basis.
H E Mr J A Davies
Wednesday: 08:00 to 16:30
Bahrain Representation in South Africa
has no representation in South Africa.
requirements for South Africans
Information regarding visas to Bahrain
can be found at www.bahrain.gov.bh.
There are no specific health requirements for travellers
from South Africa.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
is very hot and humid during summer with temperatures sometimes in excess of 50C.
Winter months from December to March are moderate.
For up-to-date weather
information click here.
unit is the Bahraini Dinar, divided into 1,000 Fils. The symbol for the Dinar
is BD. The Bahraini Dinar is pegged to the US Dollar at US$1.00 = BD0.377.
currency is freely convertible.
For current exchange rates click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please
contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0851/0837
South Africa's main exports to Bahrain are machinery and
mechanical appliances, as well as textiles. Bahrain's main exports to South Africa
are base metals and electronic equipment.
For current information on trade
statistics between South Africa and Bahrain, visit the web site Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
Groups and Information
Kingdom of Bahrain offers a fascinating blend of eastern and western culture -
it is modern and cosmopolitan with large shopping malls and high rise buildings,
but also traditional in some parts where ancient traditions and historical sites
As an Islamic country, visitors are reminded to respect
the culture and religion accordingly.
Bahrain is also home to a relatively
large South African expatriate community.
The Bahraini work week is from
Sunday to Thursday.
During summer vacations (June to September), the holy
month of Ramadan and Hajj, most government and business activities in Bahrain
slow down. Potential business visitors to Bahrain should consult with the South
African Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia regarding the most suitable time to plan