Baxter's men will first play Cape Verde on an artificial pitch in Praia on Friday, September 1 (20h30 SA time kick-off).
The return duel takes place four days later at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban (19h00).
The national team earned a 1-1 draw against Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou in October 2016 and followed it up with a 2-1 win over Senegal in Polokwane in November in their previous qualifiers.
Baxter stayed in South Africa over the weekend as his assistant Thabo Senong oversaw the side's 2-0 loss to Zambia in Ndola in the final round of CHAN qualifying. Bafana were eliminated 4-2 on aggregate.
Goalkeepers: Khune, Williams, Keet.
Defenders: Mphahlele, Mathoho, Coetzee, Gould, Hlatshwayo, Mobara, Hlanti, Langerman.
Midfielders: Kekana, Dolly, Jali, Mokotjo, Zungu, Zwane, Serero, Furman, Claasen.
Forwards: Manyama, Tau, Rantie, Grobler, Erasmus.