Calling South Africa Long Distance
Want to call South Africa? First you’ve got to figure out what time it is there. South Africa operates in South Africa Standard Time, 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. South Africa does not participate in Daylight Saving Time; this means that from mid-March to early November, South Africa is only 6 hours ahead of the Eastern U.S.
When calling South Africa, you will need to know the country calling code, which is 27. Next, you will need to know the area code. These always have 2 digits. Local subscriber numbers have 7 digits. For example, a call to Durban would require 31-xxx-xxxx. See our list of major city codes