Cheap Calls to South Africa Landlines and Mobiles

From a mobile or landline to South Africa

Make cheap international calls to South Africa landlines and mobiles from your UK mobile or landline

1. Top up with credit

Purchase DialAbroad credit

Top up securely using your credit/debit card or PayPal. We receive your payment then text you your DialAbroad calling PIN.

By using this service you consent following: You must have a UK mobile or landline and have the bill payer’s permission. Calls charged per minute. A 5p connection is charged per call. Cost of calls to the 033 access number will be charged at your standard rate to a landline or can be used as part of your inclusive minutes. Credit is valid for 90 days, and each time you top up you extend the remaining balance by a further 90 days. You can use the credit directly from the mobile you topped up from or in most cases from other mobiles and landlines using a PIN. Content provider for UK services is 2Abroad Limited, 033 3232 0032. For support please email

cheap international calls with no registration  Talk from 3p/min 
quick cheap and easy top up by text  Instant top up online
use any UK landline or mobile  Use any mobile or landline
no separate bills and call anywhere  Call anywhere

From a UK mobile or landline Rate
South Africa 3p/min
South Africa Cape Town 3p/min
South Africa Durban 3p/min
South Africa Johannesburg 3p/min
South Africa Mobile Cell C 12p/min
South Africa Mobile MTN 12p/min
South Africa Mobile Telekom 12p/min
South Africa Mobile Vodacom 12p/min
South Africa Value Added Network 45p/min

2. Make your calls using our access number

Dial 033 3232 2323 from your UK landline or mobile

This is a standard UK landline number, so if you have free calls to landlines, should be a free call

You don't need to use the PIN if you call from the mobile phone you topped up. However you can access your DialAbroad credit from any other mobile or landline by dialling the access number and entering the PIN (which means that friends and family can use the same credit).

3. Enter number to call

At the prompt, enter the number in South Africa you want to call (not forgetting the 0027 international dialing code). Do not press the call button again.

That's it! Call South Africa 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

From a landline to South Africa

Make cheap calls from your home or office landline to landlines and mobiles in South Africa

no registration  talk from 4p/min
quick cheap and easy   quick cheap and easy
no separate bills  no separate bill
use any landline  use any landline

From a UK landline Rate Access Number
South Africa 4p/min 0844 838 0021
South Africa, Mobile 6p/min 0844 904 6616

1. Dial landline access number

From your home or office landline, dial the access number for calling landlines or mobiles

For 4p/min calls to South Africa dial 0844 838 0021
For 6p/min calls to South Africa, Mobile dial 0844 904 6616

Your phone company will also charge a per minute access charge, so you may find it cheaper to use the top up service instead

2. Enter number to call

At the prompt, enter the number in South Africa you want to call followed by (not forgetting the 0027 international dialing code)

That's it! Cheap international calls to South Africa 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

No registration, no pre-payment, no accounts to open and no separate bills: all calls to our access number are charged to your normal phone bill as the per-minute service charge shown above plus your phone company's access charge.

Callers must ensure they have bill payer's permission before making a call. Calls to DialAbroad access numbers cost the per-minute service charge shown here, plus your phone company's access charge, which varies by phone company. We suggest checking in advance with your phone company for their access charge. The service provider for the access number is New Call Telecom. Calls are charged from time of connection to the access number, so we advise replacing the handset after a short period if your calls are engaged or unanswered.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common queries below. If you have any further questions, please get in contact

How to call South Africa landline from UK?

Before calling a South African landline from UK, you need to purchase credit. Topping up your credit can be done online with a credit or debit card. Shortly, you'll receive a PIN via an SMS. Once you receive it, you can starting making calls to South African landlines from your UK landline or mobile number. Just dial the access number and enter your PIN if prompted. Then enter the full South Africa landline number and you'll be on your way to the cheap international calls from UK to South Africa.

How to call South Africa mobile from UK?

With DialAbroad, you can purchase credit in 2 ways: at the DialAbroad web site using a credit card or debit card, or at PayPal using your PayPal account. However you top up, the PIN number will be sent immediately afterwards, indicating a completed purchase. After this, calling a South Africa mobile or landline can be done simply by dialling the access number shown. When connected just enter the international number of the person you are calling.

Enjoy the cheap international mobile calls to South Africa!

South Africa's international dial code is 0027, which you must include before the number you dial.

International calls to South Africa landlines and mobiles from as low as 3p/min.

For convenience, you can save our access number in your contacts for seamless dialing.

You can either save the number into the phone book on your phone in the regular way, or you can edit the numbers in your phone book to include the access number and dial using pause dialing.

How to save a speed dial

1 Select the contact to edit
In front of their number, enter the DialAbroad access number for your country eg. 033 3232 2323
2 Add a pause
Tap the + * # key at the lower left of the screen and the keyboard layout will change to show a 'pause' button. Tap the Pause key
Tap the menu key then the 'add 2-sec pause' button, or just press the ',' button on your keyboard
Press * 3 times to show ' p '
Press and hold 0 to show ' + '
Motorola/Sony Erricson
Press and hold * to show ' p '
(Only if outside the UK)
Enter the DialAbroad PIN and add another pause
3 Enter the person's number
Ensure the destination number includes the full international code starting 00 followed finally by #
4 Click Save

Example: If 033 3232 2323 is your DialAbroad access number and 1234 is your PIN and 00336987654321 is your contact's phone number, then the finished entry should look like this:

03332322323 ,1234,00336987654321
03332322323 p1234p00336987654321

Useful info for South Africa

International dialing code: 0027

Capital city: Pretoria (administrative capital), Cape Town (legislative capital)
Currency: South African rand (ZAR)

Principle languages: English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Sotho, Tswana, Venda, Tsonga, Swazi, Ndebele

South Africa embassy in the UK
High Commission for the Republic of South Africa

South Africa House Trafalgar Square London


Telephone: (020) 7451 7299

Opening Hours: Mon–Fri: 0830–1300 & 1345–1700

Check the time in South Africa

With UK Daylight Saving Without UK Daylight Saving
(Britsh Summer Time)
South Africa 2 hours 3 hours

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Calling South Africa from other countries

You can use DialAbroad to make cheap international calls to South Africa from the following countries also:

  • Calling South Africa from Australia Calling from Australia 02 8279 8661
  • Calling South Africa from Belgium Calling from Belgium 02 80 82 535
  • Calling South Africa from Cyprus Calling from Cyprus 022 007 072
  • Calling South Africa from France Calling from France 01 70 71 02 70
  • Calling South Africa from Germany Calling from Germany 069 204 57 872
  • Calling South Africa from Ireland Calling from Ireland 01 43 72 479
  • Calling South Africa from Italy Calling from Italy 06 94 80 67 83
  • Calling South Africa from Malta Calling from Malta 2778 1728
  • Calling South Africa from Netherlands Calling from Netherlands 02 02 62 39 72
  • Calling South Africa from Poland Calling from Poland 22 116 58 57
  • Calling South Africa from Spain Calling from Spain 951 011 248
  • Calling South Africa from Sweden Calling from Sweden 08 509 279 49
  • Calling South Africa from Switzerland Calling from Switzerland 03 17 77 00 88
  • Calling South Africa from USA Calling from USA 1-646-813-7894

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