🇿🇦 South Africa Area Code

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Area Code, Long-distance Call VoIP, Mobile/Cellular Locator and Telephone Number of South Africa.

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South Africa's country code '+27' depicted with the national flag, Table Mountain, African penguins, a lion, a mobile phone, and a landline.

South Africa International Dialing Code

  • Name: South Africa 🇿🇦
  • Code: 27, also +27, 0027, 00 27, 00-27, +27-, +0027, 027, 00027, 011-27 etc.

General Information

  • South Africa country code: 27
  • Trunk Prefix: 0
  • International Prefix: 00
  • Number Details: South African numbers are nine digits (10 including a leading‘0’that is dropped when calling from outside the country). The first digit (not including a leading‘0’) designates whether the phone number is a mobile or landline. The second digit of a landline phone number is part of an area code that designates a geographic part of the country. Mobile numbers are represented by area codes starting with 6, 7, and 8. The second digit of a mobile phone is part of a carrier code that designates the mobile carrier.

An example of a South African phone number

The Apartheid Museum lists its phone number in Johannesburg as +27 11 309 4700.

Detail of Numbering Plan

Geographic Number

Digits Area or Status
010 Johannesburg region
012 Tshwane region(including Pretoria)
013 Nothern and western parts of Mpunmalanga(including Middleburg, Witbank and Nelspruit)
014 Nothern part of North West and southern and western parts of Limpopo(including Rustenburg and Nylstroom)
015 Nothern and eastern parts of Limpopo(including Polokwane)
016 Vaal Triangle(including Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark and Sasolburg
017 Southern part of Mpumalanga(including Ermelo)
018 Southern part of North West(including Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp)
019 Protected
020 Southern part of Northern Cape(including Fraserberg) and the North-Eastern part of the Western Cape(including Leeugamka and Merweville)
021 Cape Town region(including Stellenbosch, Somerset West and Gordons Bay
022 Western coast of Western Cape and Boland(including Malmesbury)
023 Karoo(including Worcester and Beaufort West)
024 Protected
027 Namaqualand(including Vredendal, Calvinia, Clanwilliam, Springbok, Alexander Bay and Port Nolloth
028 Southern coast of Western Cape(including Swellendam, Caledon and Hermanus
029 Protected
031 Durban region
032 KwaZulu Natal central coast(including Stanger)
033 KwaZulu Natal Midlands(including Pietermaritzburg)
034 Northern KwaZulu Natal(including Vryheid and Newcastle)
035 Zululand(including St. Lucia and Richards Bay)
036 Drakensberg(including Ladysmith)
037 Protected
039 Eastern Pondoland and southern coast of KwaZulu Natal(including Port Shepstone)
040 Bhisho region
041 Port Elizabeth region(including Uitenhage)
042 Southern and central parts of Eastern Cape(including Humansdorp)
043 East London region
044 Garden Route(including Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay and George)
045 Northern and eastern parts of Eastern Cape(including Queenstown)
046 Southern and eastern parts of Eastern Cape(including Grahamstown)
047 Eastern part of Eastern Cape(including Mthatha)
048 Northen part of Eastern Cape(including Steynsburg)
049 Western part of Eastern Cape(including Graaff-Reinet)
050 Protected
051 Southern and central parts of Free State(including Bloemfontein) and far eastern part of Eastern Cape(including Aliwal North)
052 Protected
053 Eastern part of Northern Cape(including Kimberley) and far western part of North West
054 Gordonia(including Upington)
055 Protected
056 Northern part of Free State(including Kroonstad)
057 Free State Goldfields(including Welkom)
058 Eastern part of Free State(including Bethlehem)
059 Protected

Non-geographic Number

Digits Signature or Status
060 Mobile Services
066 Protected
070 Mobile Services
075 Protected
076 Mobile Services
080 Toll Free Services
081 Mobile Services
085 Protected
086 Inbuound Services
087 Voice over the internet services(VoIP)
088 Future non-geographic services
089 Mass Calling
090 Premium rate services
091 Protected
096 Machine related services
099 Protected

Important Numbers

Number Service category
10111 Police
999 Medical

Dialing Plan

Domestic Dialing

  • For local call: 0 - area code - local phone number
  • For long distance call: 0 - area code - local phone number

Foreign Dialing

  • To call South Africa from abroad: exit code - 27 - local phone number(exit code can also be written as “+”)
  • To call abroad from South Africa: 00 - country code - area code - phone number

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