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

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

South Africa und United Kingdom compared
Flag: United Kingdom
United Kingdom
GOutlets of type GOutlets
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
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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
Power sockets

Which types of plugs are used in South Africa?

South Africa uses plugs of type C, D, M and N. Plug sockets of type G, which are common in the United Kingdom, are not in use in South Africa.

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 the United Kingdom. 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 the United Kingdom. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in South Africa.

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