27 is the country calling code for South Africa.
South Africa is a country on the continent of Africa. The capital city of South Africa is Pretoria.
How to Call South Africa from the UK
To call a telephone number in South Africa from the UK:
- Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
- Dial the country code for South Africa - 27.
- Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.
When calling South Africa from the UK, please note there is a time difference between South Africa and the UK.
The time right now in South Africa is . The date is .
The current time in the UK is . The date is .
The time difference between South Africa and UK (United Kingdom) is 1 hour.
The currency used in South Africa is the South African rand (ZAR).
The current exchange rates between the South African rand and the British pound (ZAR to GBP, GBP to ZAR) are:
- 1 South African rand (ZAR) = 0.043 GBP
- 1 British pound (GBP) = 23.017 ZAR
Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .
South Africa – Facts and Figures
According to data from the World Bank, the population of South Africa in recent years is:
- 2018 - 57,779,622
- 2017 - 57,000,451
- 2016 - 56,203,654
- 2015 - 55,386,367
- 2014 - 54,545,991
- 2013 - 53,689,236
Useful information about South Africa
- Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): ZA
- Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): ZAF
- Region: Africa
- Capital: Pretoria
- Area: 1,221,037 square km
- Language(s): Afrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swati, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
- Borders: Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
Map of South Africa
The location of South Africa is shown on the map below.