South Africa Postal Code (Zip Code List)

South Africa (SA) Postal Code is the range from 0001 to 9811. The postal code was used by SA Post as Post service in South Africa can as well be referred to as Zip Code. It is made up of four digits, not six or five digits like in the one in Nigeria or the United States.

Name South Africa
Postcode 0001 – 9999
Area Code +27
Capital Pretoria (Executive)
Region Africa

For more details on the list of Postcodes or ZIP codes in South Africa, find the code along with the Provinces.

Postal Code of South Africa (SA)

Province ZIP Code Area Code Capital
Eastern Cape 4731 – 5999 +27 Manila
Free State 8300 – 9999 +27 Bangued
Gauteng 0299 – 2199 +27 Cabadbaran
Kwazulu-Natal 2900 – 4730 +27 Prosperidad
Limpopo 0500 – 0999 +27 Kalibo
Mpumalanga 1000 – 2499 +27 Legazpi
North West 0300 – 0499 +27 San Jose de Buenavista
Northern Cape 8100 – 8999 +27 Kabugao
Western Cape 6500 – 8099 +27 Baler

Complete Zip Code for South Africa (Look-up)

Code Range Area
Northern Region (Gauteng, Mpumalanga, most of North West, Limpopo)
0001–0299 Gauteng—Pretoria/Tshwane
0300–0499 North West—northern part
0500–0698 Limpopo—south and west
0699–0999 Limpopo—north and east
1000–1399 Mpumalanga—Northern half
1400–1699 Gauteng—East Rand / Ekurhuleni Metro
1700–1799 Gauteng—West Rand, Mogale City/Krugersdorp, Roodepoort (now part of Johannesburg)
1800–1999 Gauteng—Soweto and Vereeniging/Vanderbijlpark Region (Motsweding)
2000–2199 Gauteng—Johannesburg (original Johannesburg, Randburg, Sandton)
2200–2499 Mpumalanga—southern half
2500–2899 Northwest Province—southern and central
Eastern Region (KwaZulu Natal, eastern part of Eastern Cape)
2900–3199 KwaZulu Natal—Northern KwaZulu Natal
3200–3299 KwaZulu Natal—Pietermaritzburg and surrounds
3300–3599 KwaZulu Natal—Midlands
3600–3799 KwaZulu Natal—Region between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, including satellite towns, such as Westville.
3800–3999 KwaZulu Natal—Zululand Region (including Richards Bay)
4000–4099 KwaZulu Natal—Durban / Ethekwini (original area)
4100–4299 KwaZulu Natal—South Coast
4300–4499 KwaZulu Natal—North Coast
4500–4730 KwaZulu Natal—Griqualand East and Umzinkulu
Southern Region (Eastern Cape, eastern parts of Western Cape)
4731–5199 Eastern Cape—Former Transkei
5200–5299 Eastern Cape—East London
5300–5499 Eastern Cape—historical “Border” region
5500–5999 Eastern Cape—Northern part
Western Region (Western Cape (Cape Town and West Coast), Northern Cape)
6000–6099 Eastern Cape—Port Elizabeth
6100–6499 Eastern Cape—Western part
6500–6699 Western Cape—Garden Route and Oudtshoorn area
6700–6899 Western Cape—Klein Karoo
6900–7099 Western Cape—Groot Karoo
7100–7299 Western Cape—Area South-East of Cape Town
7300–7399 Western Cape—West Coast
7400–7599 Western Cape—Northern parts of Cape Metropole
7600–7699 Western Cape—Areas East of Cape Town, such as Stellenbosch
7700–8099 Western Cape—Cape Town and Cape Peninsula
8100–8299 Northern Cape—Namaqualand Region
Central Region (Northern Cape and Free State)
8300–8799 Northern Cape—Eastern Part
8800–8999 Northern Cape—Gordonia Region
9000–9299 formerly assigned to South West Africa—see below
9300–9399 Free State—Bloemfontein and surrounds
9400–9699 Free State—Northern Free State
9700–9899 Free State—Eastern Free State
9900–9999 Free State—Southern Free State

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Postal Code?

A Postal code (used locally in many English-speaking countries) is a series of letters or numbers or both, sometimes including spaces or punctuation, included in a postal address for mail sorting purposes.

What is ZIP Code?

ZIP Code is a postal code used by the postal code service in America, namely the United States Postal Service (USPS).

What is ZIP Code for South Africa?

South Africa (SA) does not use ZIP Code but its name is Postcode. ZIP code are used in the United States.

What is Nigeria Postcode or Postal Code?

The South African Postcode is a numeric code consisting of a 4 digit number. The lowest Postal code in SA is 0001 and highest 9999 (Free State).

Is +27 South Africa Postal code?

+27 is not a Nigerian postal code but +234 is an international dialing code for a Nigerian phone number.

Is 23401 The ZIP code for Nigeria?

23401 is not a valid ZIP code for Nigeria. If you are still curious, please check the official SA Postal code search site.


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