Country code South Africa

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How to call South Africa

Country code South Africa

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

How can I call South Africa?

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 among the most expensive international calling destinations.

You can save money by using an international call service like toolani.
By calling a local number in United States, 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 United States:

  • only 9.9¢ to a landline number
  • only 14.9¢ to a mobile number

Area codes in South Africa

Cities in South Africa have their own area code.

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 code City
010 Johanesburg
012 Pretoria
021 Cape Town
031 Durban
041 Port Elizabeth
016 Vereeniging
043 East London
051 Bloemfontein
033 Pietermaritzburg

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.