German Consulate General Cape Town

German Consulate General, Triangle House

Welcome to the German Consulate General Cape Town

The Consulate General in Cape Town is the official representation of the Federal Government of Germany in the provinces Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and St. Helena.

The Consular and Legal Section

Going to Germany? Not only will this website help you find out whether or not you require a visa for Germany, but it will also guide you through the application process and allow you to download the relevant application forms free of charge. You can even fill in the forms electronically prior to printing them.

Wreath Laying

German National Day of Mourning 2014

On the occasion of the German National Day of Mourning the German War Graves Commisison and the German Consulate General in Cape Town invite you to a public memorial service and a wreath laying ceremony.

solar photovoltaic (PV) plant

Solar electricity powers sustainable Community Dairy in Western Cape

On March 19, a 20 kW thin film solar photovoltaic (PV) plant was inaugurated at Camphill Village in the Western Cape, South Africa. German companies contributed more than 50.000 Euro to ensure the successful installation.

Henkel Foundation grant

Launch of new grant for African doctoral students at University of Stellenbosch

The Gerda Henkel Foundation in Germany awarded a five-year grant of 750,000 Euro to Stellenbosch University to support and strengthen intellectual capacity in South Africa and across the African continent. The University’s Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences will be the implementing partner of this five-year fellowship grant. The Gerda Henkel Foundation’s Lisa Maskell Fellowship Programme was launched in the presence of Ambassador Horst Freitag on March 18 in Stellenbosch.

April Fools’ Lunch with Pieter-Dirk Uys

The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce & the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Cape Town have pleasure in inviting you and your business associates to our APRIL FOOLS’ LUNCH with PIETER-DIRK UYS.

Visit of Dr Günther Beckstein

Former Premier of Bavaria in Cape Town

The former Premier of the German Federal State of Bavaria, Dr Günther Beckstein, attended a German-South African conference of leaders in the fields of business and religion.

SciFest 2014 German Cluster

SciFest Africa brings science to everyone

Grahamstown, a quaint college town in South Africa's Eastern Cape, annually hosts SciFest Africa, the continent's largest science festival. Germany has broadened its participation in the festival this year, coordinating a German Cluster exhibition stand, hosting three Science Slams and bringing a performing physicist with a great stage show to the event. SciFest runs from March 12-18.

The city of Frankfurt am Main

Germany attracts talent and investment

Germany retains second place in this year’s Nation Brands Index, recognised as the second most attractive country right after the United States.

Consulate General Cape Town

German Consulate General, Triangle House

Dr Bernd Rinnert

Consul General Dr Bernd Rinnert

Our Consul General, Dr Bernd Rinnert, commenced his duties in Cape Town in July 2014. His previous assignment was in the Foreign Office/Berlin as head of the unit 'Nuclear Non-Proliferation including ...

Opening hours and contact details of the Consulate General

Visa Section Cape Town

Application submissions only after prior booking online or via phone
0861 00 22 45 (Mon-Fri, 8:00-17:00).

Online Appointments

Intergate Application Centres

Cape Town

Centurion

Port Elizabeth

Opening hours Application Centre

Consulate General
Online Appointments

Telephone and e-mail enquiries:

Monday - Thursday only

14:00 - 16:00

Telephone

+27 (0)21 405 3052

Fax

+27 (0)21 405 3010

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on visas

Public Holidays 2014

Directions to our office

Address

Physical address:

19th floor Triangle House
22 Riebeek Street
Cape Town

Postal address:

P.O. Box 4273 

Cape Town, 8000

Consular/Passport Section Cape Town

PASSPORT

Opening Hours for Applications:
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:00

Public Holidays 2014

Directions to our office

Telephone and e-mail enquiries:

Monday - Thursday only

14:00 - 16:00
Telephone
+27 (0)21 405 3052
Fax

+27 (0)21 405 3010 (South Africa)

+49 (0) 30 1817 67209 (Germany)

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on passports

OTHER CONSULAR SERVICES

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:00

Public Holidays 2014

Directions to our office

Telephone and e-mail enquiries:

Monday - Thursday

08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 13:00
Telephone
+27 (0)21 405 3000
Fax

+27 (0)21 421 0400 (South Africa)

+49 (0) 30 1817 67209 (Germany)

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on consular services

Address

Physical address:

19th floor Triangle House
22 Riebeek Street
Cape Town, 8001

Postal address:

P.O. Box 4273

Cape Town, 8000

Consulate General Cape Town

Consular jurisdiction:  Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape as well as St Helena and neighbouring islands.

Opening times: Mondays to Fridays 9-12 am
Address

Physical address:

19th floor Triangle House
22 Riebeek Street
Cape Town

Directions to our office

Postal address:

P.O. Box 4273

Cape Town, 8000

Contact via e-mail

Phone:
+27 (0)21 405 3000
Fax:
+27 (0)21 421 0400

Emergency Contacts

In case of emergency, please contact the Consulate General as follows:

Mondays - Thursdays

07:30-16:45

+27 (0)21 405 3000

Fridays

07:30-13:30

+27 (0)21 405 3000
After hours

+27 (0)83 325 6513

also via sm

Please note that the after hours number should only be used by German citizens in cases of emergency, not for visa enquiries.

Embassy and Honorary Consuls

German Embassy in Pretoria
Address

180 Blackwood Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0002

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8900

Fax
+27 (0)12 343 9410
Contact via e-mail

Honorary Consul in Durban

Address
9 Kensington Drive, Westville, Durban 3629
Postal address
P.O. Box 1166,Westville, Durban 3630

Telephone

+27 (0)31 266 3920
Fax
+27 (0)31 266 3925
Contact via e-mail

Honorary Consul in Port Elizabeth
Address
Maritime Motor Building, Circular Way; Walmer, Port Elizabeth, 6070
Postal address
P.O.Box 211100, The Fig Tree, Port Elizabeth, 6033

Telephone

+27 (0)41 397 4700
Fax
+27 (0)41 397 4730
Contact via e-mail



Newsletter

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Here you can subscribe to the Newsletter (Cape Despatch)

of the German Consulate General in Cape Town.

In the Archive you find past editions.