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South Africa postal Code

South Africa is a country which is located in the southernmost region of Africa, and the country is very rich in natural resource like gold, platinum, and diamonds. South Africa has the 4th largest coal reserve in the world and they have the 9th largest port in the world [Durban]. South Africa is famous because of its natural resources, there was always been an inhabited land in South Africa, that is why now we can find many natural areas.

Land Area

South Africa covers the total area of 1.22 million km², which is ranked 24th among other nations in the world. South Africa shares the borders with countries like Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Eswatini. South Africa completely surrounded by Lesotho in the east.

Water Area

South Africa has a total water percentage of 0.38%, and their main source of water is from surface water. The South African people use 9% of ground water and 14% of recycled water from the industries. Some of the people even use water from the orange river because some people don’t get clean water from the underground and because of that people uses the water from the orange river.


There are a total of 84 mountains are there in South Africa out of which 12 of them are most attractive in view and has become one of the important places visit for the tourists. The mountains in South Africa elevates from 672 meters and ranges up to 3482 meters. Thabana Ntlenyana is the highest mountain range in the South Africa.


PIN = Postal Index Number

How to find a pin code?

Each administrative division maintains its own postal code for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mails delivery.

South Africa uses 4 digit pin code system in which each 2 digits has different indications,

  • The first two digits indicates the postal area in South Africa
  • The last two digits indicates the post office in the destination place.

Postal stamps

These are some of the most common and frequently used stamps in South Africa and the prices of these stamps are shown in the above picture.

Postal and courier service companies in South Africa

  • The courier guy
  • Fast way
  • Dawn Wing
  • Time Freight
  • Globe Flight
  • Door 2 Door
  • Post Net
  • City Logistics
  • Courier IT
Eastern Cape | Free State | Gauteng | KwaZulu-Natal | Limpopo | Mpumalanga | North West | Northern Cape | Western Cape |

Postal Code details for Major States in Eastern Cape

Postal Code details for Major States in Free State

Postal Code details for Major States in Limpopo

Postal Code details for Major States in North West

Postal Code details for Major States in Northern Cape

Postal Code details for Major States in Western Cape

South Africa Postcode
Postcode type and position 4 digits to the right of the locality name, separated from the latter by a dash.

Mr Kion
25 long street
South Africa
Coding method XXXX
XX ---> First 2 Digit Postal area
XX ---> Last 2 Digit locality or postal office
Address format The postal code should be placed on a new line or in front of the suburb/town.
Examples Mr Kion addressee
25 long street sub-office (area /street /village)
Colbuy city (delivery post office)
XXXX locality - postcode
South Africacountry

About South Africa
Capital: Pretoria
Country name in local language: Suid-Afrika; iNingizimu Afrika; uMzantsi Afrika
Region: Africa
International phone code: +27

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • What is the postal code for the capital of South Africa?
    The capital city of South Africa is Johannesburg, its postal code starts in 2000 and ends in 2198.
  • How many digits are found in the South African postal code?
    There are four digits found in the South African postal code.
  • What is the official name of the postal service in South Africa?
    The official postal name of South Africa is the ‘South African Post Office (SAPO)’.
  • How many postal codes does South Africa have?
    There are more than 3,044 postal codes in South Africa.
  • Do all villages in South Africa have postal codes?
    Only important towns and villages in South Africa have postal codes.
  • Give the alpha three-letter country code of South Africa.
    The three-letter country code of South Africa is ZAF.