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South Africa SIM Cards For Indian Tourists

South Africa SIM cards for Indian Tourists

South Africa is a vast country and fortunately staying connected back in India with a local SIM is easy and inexpensive. Internet connectivity and network coverage are good in the main cities, but can take a hit as you move towards the remote areas. South Africa has some good prepaid plans (most of them are pay as you) to reduce your bills.

Documents Required

To obtain a SIM card in South Africa you must produce your passport and your hotel address. The activation process takes a few minutes.


Local prepaid SIM cards can be obtained from approved resellers. Official stores/kiosks of all the main cellphone carriers are available at all pf South Africa’s international airports. Credits/refills can be found at the same retailers, corner stores, most supermarkets or service stations.

Cell Phone Carriers in South Africa

There are four main cell phone carriers in South Africa: MTN, Telkom, Cell C, and Vodacom. Alongside these, there are a few other resellers operating as MVNOs.

MVNOs in South Africa

Resellers operating as MVNOs in South Africa are:

  • FNB Connect
  • Lycamobile
  • Virgin Mobile
  • MRP Mobile
  • Hello Mobile
  • Me&you Mobile
  • Boksel
  • Afrihost Mobile
  • PSB Network
  • The Unlimited
  • SmartMobile

Best Packages For Indians Traveling to South Africa

NetworkVodacomMTNCell CTelkom
Name of the Product Red More Data 10 GBMTN Pay Per SecondCell C Ultra Bonus prepaidTelkom More Prepaid
Price R1049
Incoming FreeFreeFreeFree
Outgoing Local 150 minutes 99cR1.74R1.90/minute
Outgoing IndiaR7.69/minuteR1.4R1.51R0.58/minute
SMS local 25 SMS50c50c50c
SMS IndiaR1.74R1.6R1.74R1.50
Data10 GBR0.99/MBR1.75/MB30c/MB
 Validity One month
Notable InfoSIM card costs R0.99
Value added services @ R1.28
To join MTN Pay Per Second,
dial *136*4*4# 

ULTRABONUS offers customers triple the value on every recharge every time!

All new customers activating a Cell C prepaid SIM will be activated on ULTRABONUS by default
Prepaid customers automatically default to Telkom More
Voice and data bundles @ *180#

South Africa Tourist SIM in India

Though local SIMs in South Africa are easily available, call rates to India can be quite high. To buy a SIM in India itself that has great deals to call India, click on the product below.

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