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What Can You Do with a Virtual Phone Number in South Africa?

Make Unlimited Calls from Anywhere on a Web or Phone App

With a virtual number from South Africa, you have the power stay reachable at all times from anywhere in the world. By accessing an easy-to-use app on your phone or laptop, you can make and receive unlimited calls with your South African phone number. No matter whether you are settled abroad, travel often or work remotely, you can always enjoy your virtual presence in South Africa.

Unlimited calls with a South African number

Take Advantage of 50+ Powerful Business Phone System Features

When you get a South African number from Ringover, you get more than just a phone number. You also benefit from powerful calling tools that allow you and your sales and support teams to improve performance, automate tasks, and interact better with your customers and prospects. Businesses that enhance their calling experience generate more sales and improve customer loyalty.

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How to Activate Your Virtual Phone Number in South Africa?


Sign up with Ringover in a few clicks


Select which +27 phone number you want


Start calling and receiving calls instantly online or from a phone app

Make your Business Flourish in the Rainbow Nation

The South African economy is noted for being Africa’s second-largest economy. The country is a manufacturing hub and one of the most diverse and technologically advanced countries on the continent. It can be categorized as an upper-middle-income economy with a nominal GDP of $283 billion in 2020.

The South African economy is driven primarily by the tertiary sector with the agriculture, mining, fisheries, automobile manufacture and assembly and food processing industries being the key contributors. In terms of foreign trade, South Africa enjoys excellent trade relationships with other developed economies as well as the rest of Africa.

In short, the country offers all kinds of businesses an opportunity to grow.

If you want to build a truly global presence for your brand, you need a +27 phone number.

A local number gives your brand a competitive edge. It allows your company to be listed in business directories and makes it easier to reach your target audience through cold call campaigns. After all, people are more likely to pick up calls from numbers they recognize. Similarly, it boosts your advertising campaign ROI and opens a channel of communication between potential customers and you.

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Select your +27 Country Code Number in South Africa

Stay close to your clients, vendors, and prospects by choosing a local or national landline number in South Africa. By strategically selecting your South African phone number, you can display your presence in a specific geographic area. The first few digits of your South African number identify what region the phone number is based out of.

Phone numbers available in South Africa:

  • Cape Town: 21
  • Durban: 31
  • Johannesburg: 11
  • Port Elizabeth: 41
  • George: 712
  • Welkom: 57
  • East London : 431
  • Pretoria: 12
  • Toll Free Numbers: 080

South Africa Phone Number Pricing

Get a South African Virtual Phone Number


A 100% integrated cloud solution that empowers team management and support


A friendly and flexible cloud phone system for your company’s everyday needs


A 100% integrated cloud solution that empowers team management and support

£39 £ User / Month

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All SMART features, plus:

  • Unlimited incoming and outgoing calls - 110 countries
  • International landline numbers - 65 countries
  • Real-time supervision
  • Over 100 call center features
  • Integration with your CRM/Helpdesk


A friendly and flexible cloud phone system for your company’s everyday needs

£19 £ User / Month

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  • Unlimited calls to 110 destinations
  • Local number from 43 countries
  • Mobile, web, and desktop applications
  • IVR and call forwarding
  • Call logs and recordings
  • Call and voicemail transcription
  • Click-to-call
  • Video conference, instant messaging
  • Access to our API

Establish a Local Presence in South Africa

Get Local Roots in South Africa

Your telephone number is an important backbone of your local identity just like a physical address. By activating a South African number, it’s easier to get rooted into the local cities where you choose your number. Whether it be Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, or East London, you can show your regional customers and prospects that you are reachable.

Enhance your Customer Relationships in South Africa

Do you have customers in South Africa? Or do you plan to get them? Use a dedicated business phone number in notable cities like Cape Town or Johannesburg to improve your interaction with your local customers. With a local number, your customers will feel more comfortable calling you and taking your calls. It’s one more way to enhance your customer relationship.

Set the Hours that You’re Reachable

We know you might be working from a different time zone. That’s why you can set the days and times that you allow your correspondents to reach you. Easily set your hours according to the time zone that you’re in or the time zone you are making calls to.

Impress your Customers with a Well-Established Company Greeting

Get your calls started off on the right foot. Show your professionalism to your callers using an official greeting. With a voice menu, let them direct themselves to the person or service they need, with pleasant music during the transfer period. Incoming calls will automatically be assigned to team members according to the caller’s selected preferences.

Maximize the Results of your Local Marketing Campaigns

If you are doing local advertising in South Africa, you can add your virtual number to your publicities to effectively measure the ROI of your campaigns. Call statistics available for each number allow you to track how your callers heard about you and identify your best performing campaigns.

Increase your Pick-Up Rate with a Local South African Number

People are much more likely to answer calls from local phone numbers. When you offer your sales team local South African landline or mobile numbers, they will be able to get a hold of more people faster and increase sales. By allowing them to switch from one number to another, they can reach people with a 02721 number in Cape Town or a 0211 number in Johannesburg, for example.

Access Powerful VoIP Features with your South African Business Phone Number

Multi Devices & Apps

Make and receive unlimited business calls with your +27 number from any device


Custom Greetings

Personalize your greetings with Ringover’s online studio



Categorize your calls correctly with automated greeting and distribution

Call Recording

Record all the business conversations from your +27 number

Call Forwarding

Forward incoming calls to any device from your virtual South African phone number


Video Conferencing

Easily launch video conferences and screen sharing for your business meetings


Live Call Monitoring

Listen in to your teams calls to improve training and performance

Power Dialer

Make more calls, faster from your +27 number with an easy auto-dialing system

South Africa Phone Number FAQs

  • How do I get a phone number in South Africa?
  • How much does it cost to call South Africa?
  • How do I dial a South African phone number?
  • How do I know where a South African phone number is coming from?
  • What international calling code is used in South Africa?

How do I get a phone number in South Africa?

To get a local phone number, create an account, select a local number, and pick a plan that suits your budget. As soon as your number is activated, you can make and receive calls on your smartphones, laptops, and desktops.

How much does it cost to call South Africa?

Getting a local number erases your worries about call costs in South Africa. Ringover offers unlimited calling with plans starting from £19 per month. This is inclusive of over 50 services like group messaging and call supervision. Check out our pricing plans here and start your free trial.

How do I dial a South African phone number?

International calls to a South African phone number must start with the country code, +27 followed by a 9-digit number. South African phone numbers are typically written as +27 (xx) xxx xxxx.

How do I know where a South African phone number is coming from?

All incoming local calls start with 0. The next 2 digits reflect the area code and will give you an idea of where the call has originated from. Numbers starting with 01 originate from the old Transvaal province while those starting with 02 come from the Western and Northern Cape. Numbers starting with 03 are from the KwaZulu-Natal province and those starting with 04 are from the Eastern Cape and parts of the Western Cape. Calls from the Northern Cape and Free State start with 05.

What international calling code is used in South Africa?

South Africa uses a +27 country calling code.

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