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Country Code South Africa –
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The international country code of South Africa is +27. Alternatively you can also dial 0027.

How can I call South Africa from the USA?

You can call South Africa directly from your cell phone or landline phone. International calls can get very expensive when made directly trough the phone provider. South Africa and other countries in Africa are often very expensive calling destinations.

You can save money by using an international call service like toolani.
By calling a local number in the USA, toolani will connect you to any phone number in South Africa. Find out more about how toolani works.
Our rates for calls to South Africa from the USA are:
only 1.9¢/minute to a landline number only 14.9¢/minute to a mobile number.

Area codes in South Africa

To call a number in South Africa from abroad, for example in Johanesburg, you need to dial +27 (code for South Africa) + 10 (area code Johanesburg) + rest of the number.
These are local area phone codes for the most important cities in South Africa:

Local area codeCity
021Cape Town
041Port Elizabeth
043East London

Mobile numbers in South Africa

Mobile or cell phone numbers in South Africa start with 6, 7 or 8.
There are four mobile operators in South Africa: MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom.
More information about telephone numbers in South Africa is available on Wikipedia.