Calling & Communication

Calling and Communication – How to Call To and From SA

You’ll be pleased to find out that South Africa has a very well-developed communications infrastructure with over five mobile phone service providers that has nationwide coverage as well as fixed-line phone networks.

So how do I make an international call from and to South Africa, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth or Durban?

We’ve provided an extensive list of how to call using wide variety of extensions, countries and area codes.

How to Call Out of South Africa

To phone out of South Africa you can use various methods of communication.

  • We have many internet cafes to do Skype calls or send emails.
  • Coin- or card-operated public phones can be used by buying a phone card from certain shops, the post office or at the airport.
  • You can activate the ‘international roaming’ function via your mobile service provider and use your mobile phone.
  • You can also buy an affordable South African sim card to get a South African number, with which you can make calls in South Africa.

Dialing instructions for Making Internationals Calls from SA

CountryCode.Org: Top Resource for Country Codes, Phone Codes, Dialing Codes, Telephone Codes, ISO Country Codes.

  1. Dial the International Direct Dialing (IDD) number. 
  2. Dial the Country Code.
  3. Dial the city/area code. 
  4. Dial the phone number you are calling.

How to Call USA from SA

  • 001Area CodeLand Phone Number
  • 00110 Digit Mobile Number

For E.g;

011231234567
IDDCOUNTRY CODECITY CODEPHONE NUMBER

How to Call Germany from SA

  • 0049Area CodeLand Phone Number
  • 004911 Digit Mobile Number

How to Call the UK from SA

  • 0044Area CodeLand Phone Number
  • 004410 Digit Mobile Number

How to Call China from SA

  • 0086Area CodeLand Phone Number
  • 008611 Digit Mobile Number

How to Call Netherlands from SA

  • 0031Area CodeLand Phone Number
  • 00319 Digit Mobile Number

How to Call Australia from SA

  • 0061Area CodeLand Phone Number
  • 00619 Digit Mobile Number

How to Call India from SA

  • 0091Area CodeLand Phone Number
  • 009110 Digit Mobile Number

How to Call Canada from SA

  • 001Area CodeLand Phone Number
  • 00110 Digit Mobile Number

How to Call Brazil from SA:

  • 0055Area CodeLand Phone Number
  • 005510 Digit Mobile Number

How to Call Switzerland from SA

  • 0041Area CodeLand Phone Number
  • 004112 Digit Mobile Number

How to call Portugal from SA

  • 00351Area CodeLand Phone Number
  • 003519 Digit Mobile Number

You can find a list of international dialing codes in Telkom’s Phone Book. Calls are cheaper after 8pm and before 8am Monday – Friday and between 8pm on Friday and 8am on Monday.

How to Call Into South Africa

How do I call South Africa, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth or Durban from abroad?  How to dial internationally. In South Africa, each city or mobile network has its own area code. Most mobile phones (cellphones) have the “+” sign on the same key as “0”. To call internationally from most mobile or smart phones simply dial the “+” sign. Dialing Instructions to Call into South Africa

  • Dial the International Direct Dialing (IDD) number. 
  • Dial the Country Code.
  • Dial the city/area code. 
  • Dial the phone number you are calling.

For E.g;

How to Call South Africa from USA

  • 01127Area CodeLand Phone Number
  • 0112710 Digit Mobile Number
11271231234567
IDDCOUNTRY CODECITY CODEPHONE NUMBER
  • South Africa’s international country code is +27. This usually takes the place of the 0 in the 3 digit area code.
  • For Cape Town’s area code is 021, you would dial (+27)21 and then the 7 digit phone number code.

How to Call While in South Africa

How do I call a South African destination or number, while in South Africa? If you make a call within South Africa, you will need to include the area or mobile network code at the front of the number. This means that the number will start with a 0, instead of +27.

  • Landline: E.g. 0(national prefix) +21(area code) +7 digit phone number = 021 123 4567
  • Mobile(Cellphone): E.g. 072(service provider) +7 digit mobile-phone number = 072 123 4567

List of South African mobile and landline service providers:

Click here for an extensive list of area and mobile network codes for SA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_numbers_in_South_Africa

Local Phone Directories

Telkom has two print directories to search for landline numbers.

  • The Phone Book for residential subscribers.
  • The Yellow Pages for businesses, services and products.

Click here for more information:

South African Area Codes

AreaCode
Cape Town 21
Durban 31
Johannesburg 11
Pretoria 12
Soweto 51
Port Elizabeth 41
Pietermaritzburg33
Benoni11
Vereeniging16
Bloemfontein 51

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