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South Africa

Choose from our range of eSIM packages

Available eSIM Packages

South Africa


US $4.50


1 GB


7 Days

South Africa


US $11.00


3 GB


10 Days

South Africa


US $15.50


5 GB


15 Days

South Africa


US $26.00


10 GB


30 Days

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eSIM South Africa

The eSIM is a highly beneficial innovation that has made a significant impact on the mobile industry. With a multitude of advantages, it is emerging as the indisputable replacement for the SIM card.

Purchasing a South Africa eSIM plan is the most recommended alternative to roaming or normal SIM cards for accessing the internet quickly, easily, and affordably.

If you travel to South Africa, it is vital that you have internet access, especially in this country with so much to see and do. Imagine being on a safari trip in Kruger National Park, and you happen to be lucky enough to see a kill. You want to share your experience and the photographs with loved ones, but you can’t due to expensive roaming costs.

Smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices all come with an eSIM, a digital SIM card. With an eSIM, you can use your phone number and data connection without a physical SIM card.

You can make use of multiple profiles on your eSIM for business or travel. There is no potential for loss or damage, as with physical SIM cards.

It is also easy to manage, as you simply switch to the service or service provider of your choice, such as KnowRoaming, when you need it.

In this article, we will look into how eSIMs work in South Africa and how to activate your eSIM after you have purchased it.

How does a South African eSIM work?

By utilizing an eSIM, one can effortlessly have access to the Internet by simply going to the website of a service provider such as KnowRoaming and purchasing a data package. This is a superb choice for individuals who travel frequently.

Before buying an eSIM package, make sure that your mobile device is compatible with eSIM technology. Once you have verified the compatibility of your phone, you can select a South African eSIM provider that is linked to the country, such as KnowRoaming.

Also, ensure that your phone is not network locked, as you would not be able to activate your eSIM if it were locked.

We recommend purchasing an eSIM prior to your arrival in South Africa. Your mobile device's eSIM will then display a QR code that you can activate to install the plan. You are now free to start browsing the internet or message a friend right away.

The use of eSIMs provides multiple benefits, and the underlying technology is very impressive. It is versatile, functional, efficient, and ecologically sustainable; in essence, it reduces the need for plastic SIM cards.

How to activate your South African eSIM?

Today, you connect to mobile networks in a whole new way, thanks to the simplicity of eSIM technology. Installing and activating an eSIM couldn't be easier. After purchasing an eSIM, you will receive detailed instructions on screen and via email.

After purchasing an eSIM from KnowRoaming for South Africa, the installation and activation are easy processes.

To ensure a smooth setup process, we recommend installing your eSIM just before your departure, as installation requires a stable Internet connection, which might not be the case when you arrive in South Africa.

After you have installed your eSIM in your home country, you can turn the eSIM off until you reach South Africa. Activation of the package only occurs when you use your eSIM in the country.

Scan the QR code on the checkout page or the confirmation email you received from KnowRoaming, and accept and continue all prompts.

When you arrive in South Africa, follow these steps to activate your eSIM on your iOS or Android device:

On iOS devices

  • You need to first switch mobile data to your eSIM.
  • Go to Settings and tap on Mobile Data or Cellular Data.
  • On the Mobile Data page, select the Mobile Data option at the top.
  • Select your eSIM.
  • Turn on roaming for your eSIM.
  • On Android devices

  • Go to Settings on your phone.
  • Tap on Connections.
  • Tap on Sim Manager.
  • Tap on Mobile Data, and set it to your eSIM.
  • When you arrive, go to Settings.
  • Tap on Connections.
  • Tap on Mobile Networks.
  • Turn on data roaming.
  • You are now ready to use the South African eSIM to connect with family and friends and surf the internet.

    Why Choose KnowRoaming?

    KnowRoaming's eSIM plans guarantee you access to more than two hundred international destinations. It is adequate to utilize a single global eSIM when traveling across multiple countries or regions. One of the foremost advantages of using an eSIM is the elimination of the financial burden associated with expensive roaming charges.

    Specific eSIMs exhibit variability in quality. KnowRoaming, a pre-paid, preconfigured network provider boasting over 15 years of industry experience, is a pioneer in resolving connectivity challenges encountered by travelers.

    Your eSIM will immediately establish a connection with the local network upon your arrival at your destination. For the duration of your journey, you will have access to fixed-rate data, which is both convenient and dependable.

    Obtaining an eSIM through KnowRoaming is a simple process that takes only a few minutes to complete. Upon completion, the eSIM will be activated, enabling the user to send messages and browse the internet.

    KnowRoaming provides exceptional support as well. Customers who visit the website will have the opportunity to obtain comprehensive responses to any inquiries they may have concerning eSIM.

    We provide assistance through live conversation, WhatsApp, or the completion of an online form. A member of the support staff is consistently available to help.

    Additionally, the portal is user-friendly, and the 'Frequently Asked Questions' section provides comprehensive responses to a range of inquiries, including those pertaining to installation, troubleshooting, and general matters.