International travel eSIM for South Africa
- High speed and stable connection in South Africa.
- Receive your QR code and surf instantly.
- Easy to set up and activate.
- Keep your WhatsApp number on your cellphone.
- Connect to the best network in South Africa.
- Forget about roaming or searching for public WiFi networks.
You'll receive an email with your eSIM in seconds, no matter where you are.
Connect to the Internet in South Africa with a prepaid eSIM with data. Keep in touch with your family and friends through your favorite apps like WhatsApp, iMessage, or Skype. Forget about roaming and start saving on your trip.
It’s easy to activate and use. After your purchase, we will send you a QR code to your email. Scan it to install the eSIM for South Africa and start using the service. No paperwork or waiting.
From the iPhone XS, XR onward; Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Fold 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and onwards; Huawei P40, P0 Pro, Huawei Mate 40 Pro and later models; Google Pixel 3, 3a (some versions do not allow eSIM), Google Pixel 4, 4 XL, 4a, 5 and later models; Oppo Find X3 Pro, Oppo Reno 5A, Motorola Razr (2019) and Motorola Razr 5G (dual SIM).
Check the compatibility of your cell phone by following the steps below:
On iOS devices (Apple iPhone): go to Settings > Cellular or Mobile Data; if you have the option to “Add Cellular Plan” or “Add Data Plan”, your iPhone supports eSIMs.
On Android devices (Samsung): go to Settings > Connections > SIM Card Manager; if you have the option to “Add mobile plan”, your smartphone supports eSIMs.
For the Holafly eSIM to work, it is essential that your phone is unlocked (it means that you can use it with any carrier).
Do you have any more questions? Write to us via chat.
- Speed: 3G/4G/LTE
- Networks: MTN SA/Vodacom
- Tethering / Hotspot: Yes
- Data packages: 6 GB
- Days of use: 15
- Phone number: No
- Plan type: Prepaid
- SMS: No
- APN: cmlink/orange
- Analog calls: No, only through apps (VOIP).
- Activation: Automatic, activated when connected to a cellular network.
- Compatibility: all smartphones with eSIM technology enabled. Operation on smartwatches and tablets is not guaranteed.
- Shipping: via email.
- Delivery time: immediate, after purchase.
- Installation: scan a QR code.
- ID required: No
- Technology: eSIM
- Coverage: You will enjoy good coverage in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and other cities and tourist destinations in South Africa.
- Designed for: tourism, backpackers, vacations, digital nomads, and business.
Conoce por qué nuestra eSIM de viajes internacionales es tu mejor elección de datos móviles para tener internet en el extranjero y mantenerte conectado en tu próxima aventura.
Very easy to use
Set up your data plan by scanning a simple QR code. Activate the eSIM when you land and you’ll be connected instantly. All products come with thorough instructions.
Share your data with family and friends
You can share data with family, friends or whoever you’re traveling with. Use your cell phone to generate a WiFi network and connect multiple devices.
Keep your WhatsApp number
You can call and message all your contacts on WhatsApp, like you’re in the same country. Don’t lose touch with family and friends.
24/7 customer support
The eSIM is easy to use, but if you have questions or experience technical issues you can reach us by email or our 24 hour chat support. We’re here to help.
If you’re in a rush or you’re already traveling, don’t worry about waiting for delivery. We send the South Africa eSIM immediately to your email, so you can connect in seconds.
Keep your original SIM for calls
The eSIM is digital, so your original SIM will work as usual if you need it.
How does the South Africa eSIM work?
Check your phone is compatible with eSIM
Check your phone is compatible with eSIM
Buy your eSIM
Chose the plan that suits you best and buy your South Africa eSIM card from our online store.
Scan the QR code
It’s easy. Just scan the QR code we send you and turn on data roaming from your settings. Now you can enjoy browsing the web.
What you should know
No local phone number
This eSIM only includes data. It does not allow you to make cell phone calls or send SMS messages. You can still use WhatsApp or Skype to call your contacts.
Your phone must be compatible with the eSIM
Make sure that your phone is unlocked and that it is one of our supported devices: Apple iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, 12, 12 Mini and Google Pixel 3, 4, 5.
Install before you travel and take off
Scan the QR code from your smartphone settings and add the data plan. But don’t activate it until you land at your destination. Take the printed QR code on your travels just in case.
We will send you the eSIM to your e-mail
As soon as you make your purchase, you will receive the instructions to install and activate your international travel eSIM and have unlimited internet on your next adventure!
Installation instructions with QR code
Manual installation instructions
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Frequently Asked Questions about the South Africa eSIM
When does my data plan start?
Your plan starts the moment you activate your eSIM by scanning the QR code on your smartphone.
Can I renew or extend the data on my eSIM?
At the moment, you cannot renew the data on your South Africa eSIM. However, you can purchase another eSIM if you need more data.
Can I make phone calls and send messages with my Holafly eSIM?
The South Africa eSIM only allows you to use mobile data. It does not include a local phone number for mobile calls or messages. You can still make calls using apps like WhatsApp.
Can I share data with other devices?
Yes, with the South Africa eSIM you can share data between devices by generating a WiFi connection on your cell phone. Please consult your device instructions on how to generate a WiFi connection through a mobile hotspot.
Which devices work with the eSIM card?
Currently only the following devices are compatible with the Holafly eSIM: Apple iPhone SE (2020), XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro and Pro 11 Pro Max,12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini, Samsung S20, Galaxy Z Flip, Note 20 Ultra, Fold LTE, Huawei P40, P40 Pro, Google Pixel 3, 3a, 4, 4a and Motorola Razr 2019. Some iPad models are also compatible (iPad Pro 11 and 12,9 inches 3rd generation, iPad Air 3rd generation, iPad 7th generation, and iPad Mini 5th generation), and the Apple Watch Series 4. Make sure your smartphone is unlocked (i.e. not tied to a specified mobile provider).
How do I set up the eSIM on my device?
After your purchase, we will send a QR code to your email. Either print the QR code or open it on your computer. On yor cell phone, go to Settings > Mobile Data > Add Data Plan and scan the QR code. Your phone will allow you to assign a specific name to this data plan. You will now be able to switch between your Holafly data plan and the original plan from your provider. The Holafly data plan will only be operational once you arrive at your destination. Once you land, turn on data roaming on your cell phone settings and activate the Holafly data plan. Consult your phone’s user manual for more details on adding a data plan. All eSIM products come with comprehensive set-up instructions.
When will I receive my eSIM?
Once you purchase an eSIM, you will receive it immediately to your email address. You then just need to scan the QR code to activate the SIM. Note that no refunds can be made once you purchase your eSIM. See our refund policy for more information.
When should I set up my eSIM?
Set up your eSIM before your departure. Once you reach your destination, just activate the data plan and turn on data roaming. We recommend you print the QR code and take it with you on your vacation just in case. Remember that you need internet access to activate the eSIM. Set up is quick and you will be able to enjoy your data plan right away.
Can I keep my WhatsApp number?
You don’t need to do anything to keep your WhatsApp number. You’ll automatically keep your number, contacts and conversations.
How can I check my data balance?
You can check how much data you have by going to your device’s data settings. Our support team cannot tell you how much data you have remaining.
How quick is the Holafly eSIM?
The Holafly eSIM offers maximum speed coverage (3G/4G/LTE). But bear in mind that in some areas of limited coverage there may be a lower speed connection.
How many times can I use my eSIM card?
Your eSIM can only be activated on one device. If you delete the eSIM from your device, you will not be able to reuse it. You cannot scan the QR code on two devices, but you can share data between devices by setting up a hotspot on your cell phone.
Do I have to activate data roaming on my device?
Yes. To ensure that your eSIM gets the best coverage, you must turn on data roaming on your mobile settings. This will not incur any additional charges, as long as you have already set up the Holafly eSIM.
How can I delete the Holafly eSIM once I’ve used my data?
You don’t need to delete the eSIM. But if you want to, please see how to delete eSIM on iOS and Android.
What do I do if I delete or lose my eSIM’s QR code?
If you cannot find the code, please contact our 24/7 customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or our online chat function. We will resend the code to your email.
Can I use my SIM card and Holafly eSIM at the same time?
If you are using an Apple device, you can use your SIM card and your eSim at the same time. Choose the Sim card for phone calls and SMS, and Holafly eSIM for data from your device. Please remember that if you leave your Sim card activated, your network provider may apply data roaming charges to receive or make phone calls as well as SMS.
What happens if I use up my data or my days of validity?
If you use all your data or run out of days, your eSIM card will no longer work and you will lose internet connection.
How do I get a refund?
The eSIM is a digital product. Holafly cannot check if you have used the data plan associated with the eSIM card. Therefore, once your eSIM is delivered, we cannot offer a refund. Please see our eSIM Refund Policy for more information.
What eSIM data plan should I choose for South Africa?
You can choose 6GB for 15 days. You can contact us at any time if you’re not sure which plan is best for you.
Which eSIM carrier will I connect to in South Africa?
The South Africa eSIM uses MTN SA/Vodacom, two of the best eSIM providers in the country.
Check that your device is compatible with eSIM
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