SIM card for South Africa

  • No roaming in South Africa

  • We register and activate the SIM card for you, so that you can use the SIM immediately

  • Will receive local South African number (once order has been processed)

  • Cheap local rates

  • Complete cost control. No hidden fees or charges. (Prepaid SIM)

  • No credit check. No contracts

  • Perfect for iPhone, iPad, tablets, smartphones of all kinds, laptops or UMTS sticks and mobile Wi-Fi routers. (Any SIM lock free device)

  • Step by step instructions on how to use

  • Fast mobile internet data -  see available options and packages

Delivery Time: 1-3 working Days in the EU and 3-10 working days worldwide

Availability: In stock

Incl. Tax, incl. Shipping Cost

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We offer you a worry free way to make calls, send SMS’s and connect to the internet in South Africa. You get a local South African SIM card and can enjoy the cheap local rates in South Africa. Depending on the option you choose you get free minutes to the South Africa landline and mobile networks. You also get SMS bundles and mobile data to use with your smartphone, tablet or laptop. The SIM card is suitable for all kinds of devices. Please ensure that the devices you want to use are SIM lock free.

Never pay for roaming in South Africa again! We created travSIM for you to enjoy an easy, worry-free way of staying connected wherever you are!

Your Benefits

  • No contract, no roaming, no extra cost, no worries. Simple cause its prepaid
  • We register and activate the SIM for you so you can start using the SIM the minute you arrive in South Africa
  • Fast and FREE shipping worldwide
  • We offer all SIM card sizes (standard, micro & nano) for all kinds of devices
  • Fast mobile internet wherever you are in South Africa
  • Good network quality everywhere in South Africa
  • The internet is uncapped to the data amount offered in the option.
  • Good Network Quality everywhere in South Africa. See map

Countries included in the International call option

Calls to landlines and mobile numbers of following countries and regions are included.

Alaska, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hawaii, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea,Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom,USA

You can call other countries as well only the amount of minutes will be less. See under tariff for more details. 

Check if your device is SIM lock free

If you have any questions, please click here to go to our FAQ.


Network coverage map for South Africa

coverage map for South Africa

This above coverage map is for the network coverage of Vodacom in South Africa. All populated areas are covered and big cities have a LTE coverage. This picture is just to give you a general overview. Please go to following website to view the interactive map.

The network provider is Vodacom South Africa. For more information please also view the website of the network provider.travSIM is not a network provider and therefore cannot guarantee for the quality or network coverage. However we choose Vodacom as the network provider as it has the best voice and data network quality in South Africa.


Standard Tariff plan for our South African SIM card

Price plan Cost
Vodacom Anytime per Second
Calls to landlines R1.20
Calls to any mobile number in South Africa R1.20
SMS – All Day R0.50
International SMS – All Day R1.74
International calls without a international option from    R4.80
International calls with international option from R0.89


If you can to do any international calls please buy one of the international otion to qualify for very cheap international call rates.

If you booked one of the international call option, you qualify for following rates

Zone Zone1 Zone2 Zone3 Zone4 Zone5 Zone6 
Calling rate R0.89 per Minute   R1.19 per Minute R1.79 per Minute R2.89 per Minute R3.79 per Minute  R4.19 per Minute   
Countries Included  
  • Alaska
  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Laos
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Angola
  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Darussalam
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Northern Mariana
  • Islands  
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Taiwan
  • Argentina
  • Bahrain
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Sudan
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates 
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia  
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia 
  • Botswana
  • Central African Republic  
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Lithuania
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mongolia
  • Mozambique
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yemen
  • Central African Republic  
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Oman
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda 
  • Malawi
  • Mali

Additional Info

Additional Info

Shipping time 2-4 working days within the EU and 3 to 10 working days globally
Can be used in following countries South Africa
Network Type 2G, 3G, 4G/ LTE/UMTS
Network provider Vodacom (Vodafone)
Activation Yes, We activated the SIM card for you the day before your departure date
Credit valid for: all options are 30 days valid after activation, credit is 90 days valid
Credit included depending on the chosen option
Free minutes depending on the chosen option
Data bundles depending on the chosen option
Contract No
Can make and recieve calls depending on the chosen option
Can it be used for SIM locked phones? No
iPhone/ iPad compatible Yes
Smartphone /Tablet compatible Yes
mobile WIFI router usage possible Yes
UMTS stick compatible Yes
Laptop with SIM slot compatible Yes
Tethering allowed Yes
ID/ Passport information required? No


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I travel to Africa quite often and it was the first time I used this sim card. The other sims that I have used MTN and Cell C didn't work as good as this one. I will use again when I am back in Africa . (Posted on 1/22/2015)
Danke Review by Lars
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Hello ....just wanted to share with you that my entire experience with travsim was great. Put in my order and it was delivered in 2 days. When I went to South Africa - it worked really well. Had to order more data and it was sent immediately. So vielen danke ... (Posted on 12/16/2014)

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