Prime Minister John Key leaves for South Africa on Saturday to watch the All Whites play in the FIFA World Cup.
While there, Mr Key will also open New Zealand's new High Commission premises in Pretoria and meet South African business leaders.
It is the first Prime Ministerial visit to South Africa since 2002.
Mr Key is patron of the All Whites for the World Cup tournament. He will be accompanied by his son Max.
They will attend the pool match against Italy in Nelspruit on 21 June (NZT).