Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

Yes, many, don't know about importing. - Jan 2020

My dog was quarantined for two weeks. I know of several people who had major problems getting their dogs into the country due to the tests required. I highly recommend using a local pet shipper such as Menlyn. - Dec 2019

There was a lot of paperwork to get our cats here, but they didn’t need quarantining. Vets are good, and similar to US standards and prices. - Mar 2019

Yes. No quarantine, but they have to stay around three days at the airport for a vet certificate. You can't use the parks here because there is too much crime so it is not an easy place to walk them. - Jun 2018

There are significant regs. about pets. I know this only indirectly through friends with dogs. Consult GSO for the full story -- and brace yourself for South African bureaucracy, which is vast and unresponsive. - Jan 2018

Yes. There are numerous reports of pets being in quarantine for a month or more and the vet check is extensive. We know some people whose pets were not admitted to the country after arriving. - Feb 2009

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