Instructions for calling from the UK to international locations requires special calling codes that allow you to connect to countries outside of the United Kingdom.
Calling out to South Africa
Here are the instructions on how to call the country of Canada from the United Kingdom.
To call South Africa, dial 0027 and then enter the phone number of the person or location you’re trying to reach. If the phone number is displayed with a leading +27 omit the 27 and replace it with the UK international dialing code of 00. For example:
Phone Number in South Africa
Dialed from the United Kingdom
+27 xxx xxx xxx
00 xxx xxx xxx
163 996 862
00 163 996 862
How to call the UK from South Africa
To call a landline or mobile phone in the United Kingdon from South Africa, dial 00 44, then dial the UK phone number, minus the leading zero. For example: