Dear Visitors,

I would like first of all to hold this opportunity to convey to this Website’s honourable visitors my heartfelt thanks and gratitude for choosing our Website as a source of information about the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

Here, you will be able to find accurate, timely, useful and complete information about the country and the Embassy activities in South Africa and in the following brotherly countries as well: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, and Zimbabwe.

Actually, Mauritania is a very friendly, safe and welcoming country. A country of great civilization that is deep rooted in a very open and tolerant Islamic culture of Sunnite Maliki School.
The people are tremendously friendly and glamorously proud of their bestowing legendary hospitality.
Geographically, the country is strategically well located between North Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa, and about few hours’ flight away from most European and Golf countries with easy access to the American continent through the Atlantic Ocean.
Mauritania enjoys one of the most attractive and safe desert in the world, the country offers around 750 km of Atlantic coastline, with endless untouched beaches and famous with the past vestiges of an ancient desert civilization still noticeable in four ancient cities, classified by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage.

To date Mauritania, politically wise, is one of the most stable African democratic countries, thanks to its top political authorities’ successful and inspiring leadership based on wisdom and foresight that had guided all their decision while implementing sustainable development policies that are focusing on the well-being of the people who remain at the centre of their main concerns.
Mauritania is a country open to the World, known for its bountiful investment opportunities likewise in mining, fishing, agro-pastoral and tourism sectors among others. The country is famous for its healthy economic environment, where transparency and equity, in doing business, are prevailing.

All these economic and social enviable conditions witnessed in the country, are nowadays supported by a strong legal institution framework ready to deal with any potential conflict issue.
With South-Africa and the other countries, Mauritania entertains very cordial and close bilateral relations of friendship and mutual understanding for the sake of all our countries and their brother people. Today, more than ever Mauritania is keen to reinforce its bilateral cooperation with South Africa and the other brotherly countries as well, thus build stronger south-south cooperation for the achievement of countless win-win outcomes.
I am confident that this Website will be of good help to all of you looking for answers to your diverse inquiries relating to Mauritania. I would hope, at the same time that you would enjoy its content and visit again and again to learn much more about Mauritania.

Once again, you are the most welcome to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

Best regards.