South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife Tshepo Motsepe welcomed German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier to Tuynhuys for discussions on trade and other issues of mutual concern.
The head of state has not visited South Africa in twenty years.
Steinmeier is on a three-day visit to South Africa, accompanied by German business people.
A military band and a gun salute welcomed Steinmeier and his wife Elke Budenbender.
Tuesday’s meeting follows talks between Ramaphosa and German Chancellor Angela Merkel last month at the G20 Africa Summit in Berlin.
Light rain started to fall at Tuynhuys as the national anthems of both countries were played.
Steinmeier is accompanied by a 15-member business delegation.
There are strong indications that this visit will open new vista for business in the country.