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:

0027
then the full national number minus any leading 0

Example

South Africa number: 0234 234567
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 01632 312829 should be dialled as 00 44 1632 312829 from South Africa.

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.

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