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South Africa

Travel to South Africa?

South Africa  receives a high number of tourists from all across the globe as well as from within the country

Currency:  South African rand CapitalPretoria * Population: 59,750,000 * Calling code+27


Buying a SIM card in South Africa

Local SIM Cards: Currently, there are five major mobile phone providers in South Africa: MTN, Rain, Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom, all of which offer prepaid plans with various data packages. These sim cards can be purchased at the airport, as well as at various electronics stores and mobile phone shops throughout the country.

Prepaid SIM cards in South Africa are available in provider outlets, airports and almost all retail chain stores usually at R5 or less. Since 2009 all SIM cards need to be registered before activation by a RICA agent with registration usually done at the point of purchase. RICA stands for the SIM registration scheme and requires an ID card or passport and proof of residence.

On average, a prepaid sim card with a small amount of data will cost around ZAR 50 ($3.50) in South Africa.

When purchasing a sim card, it is recommended to avoid buying an expensive one at the airport or in the last minute, as prices tend to be higher and you may be limited in your options.  Travel to south africa? 

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Buying a SIM card in South Africa

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1 GB With no expiration =  €3.12
3 GB With no expiration =  €9.10
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10 GB With no expiration = €28.08
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In terms of electrical plugs, South Africa uses Type M plugs with three round pins, which are unique to the country. Visitors from other countries will likely need an adapter in order to use their electronics. Buy it here.

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South Africa Tourism

South Africa is a popular tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors each year. The country is known for its diverse landscapes, wildlife, and cultural heritage. Some of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa include Cape Town, the Kruger National Park, and the Garden Route. In terms of hotel options, there is a wide variety of options available to visitors, from budget-friendly options to luxury resorts. On average, a hotel room in South Africa will cost between ZAR 700-1500 ($50-100) per night.

There are numerous airlines that serve South Africa, including both domestic and international carriers. Some of the major airlines that operate in the country include South African Airways, Mango, and British Airways. Visitors can easily fly into Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport or Cape Town International Airport, which are the two largest airports in the country.

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