Phone calls to South Africa
How to call South Africa from the UK
South Africa uses the country code +27.
To call South Africa from the United Kingdom you need to dial:
then the full national number minus any leading 0
South Africa number:
Dialled from the UK as: 00 27 234 234567
Numbers beginning with +27
Sometimes, the number you want to call may already be written out including the +27 country code. For example:
- +27 234 234567
- +27 (0)234 234567
In such cases, you just replace the '+' with the UK international access code of 00 and ignore any reference to '(0)'. Both the examples above would be dialled as: 00 27 234 234567.
How to call the UK from South Africa
To call a United Kingdom landline or mobile phone from South Africa, dial 00 44, then the UK number without its leading zero.
For example, the UK number
These codes and instructions apply when dialling any part of the UK including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.