Does South Africa accommodate international roaming for mobile phones?

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South Africa’s mobile phone operators utilize the GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) system. If your phone is GSM compatible, set up international roaming with your service provider before you leave home. Alternatively, you can rent a mobile phone at the airport on arrival in South Africa, and purchase pre-paid airtime at retail outlets during your stay for outgoing international calls.

Upon your arrival, you will receive your own personal cell phone for use in receiving international calls and for making local calls to your guides and fellow travelers.

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