How to call South Africa

dial 011 + 27 + area code + phone number

Calling South Africa from the United States explained:

Area Codes:

Benoni 11 Kimberley 53 Potchefstroom 18
Bloemfontein 51 King William's Town 43 Pretoria 12
Botshabelo 51 Klerksdorp 18 Rustenburg 14
Cape Town 21 Nelspruit 13 Soweto 11
Carletonville 18 Newcastle 34 Vaalkraal 51
Durban 31 Nigel 11 Ventersburg 57
East London 43 Pietermaritzburg 33 Vereeniging 16
George 44 Pietersburg 15 Welkom 57
Johannesburg 11 Port Elizabeth 41 Witbank 13

Neighbors of country:

Botswana | Lesotho | Mozambique | Namibia | Swaziland | Zimbabwe

Information about country:

South Africa is one of the first human inhabited areas of the world. The first Europeans (Portuguese expeditions) came there in 1480s, and the Cape of Good Hope was officially named so by John II, then-king of Portugal. Dutch and British colonization started in the XVII century. Anglo-Boer Wars ended up in forming of the Union of South Africa, a British dominion. Independence gained in 1961, a republic was proclaimed that time. The apartheid policy was suspended in early 1990s, significant contribution was made by African National Congress and Nelson Mandela as one of its leaders. Since the XIX century the key factor of South African economy is mining gold and diamonds, as well as other natural resources. Tourism is another notable source of revenue. The level of economy and living standards is the highest among the countries of African Continent.