Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to South Africa?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Australia to South Africa. In South Africa, people are using different power plugs and power outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Australia!

South Africa und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: South Africa
South Africa
COutlets of type CDOutlets of type DMOutlets of type MNOutlets of type NOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in South Africa?

South Africa uses power plugs of type C, D, M and N. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in South Africa.

Country information

About South Africa

Flag: About South Africa

South Africa is a country in Africa (Southern Africa) with about 53.7 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 1.2 Millionen km². The capital of South Africa is Pretoria (1.6 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English, Tswana, Sotho, Tsonga, Swati, Venda and South Ndebele.

The neighbors of South Africa are Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

TLD: .zaCurrency: ZARCountry calling code: +27Country Code : ZA
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in South Africa?

The voltage in South Africa is 230 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is equal to the 230 volts in Australia. This means that you can use all your electrical appliances without any problems.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in South Africa?

The utility frequency in South Africa is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Australia. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in South Africa.