Foreign visitors leaving South Africa may claim back Value Added Tax on purchases from the VAT refund administrator. The goods have to be shown to the administrator before check-in.
The VAT refund office is on the ground level of International Departures. Only after a passenger has checked in and passed through passport control is the value of the VAT (less the administrator's commission) paid back. This happens on the ground level of International Departures, between passport control and the boarding gates.
Website: www.taxrefunds.co.za. Tel: +27 (0) 21 934 8675