Internet Access

It was with a heavy heart that we decided to pull the plug on PhilGuides Southern Africa, it was a passion project and circumstances beyond our control made it impossible to continue. We saved all the information and carried it here. Geraldine and Pascal will try to keep it up to date and add more information as time goes by, you may even find a tour or two in the future.

Internet access in South Africa is relatively easy. Most hotels and lodges have some form of access and Wi-Fi is becoming a standard. If not offered, ask your hotel or lodge to connect to their Wi-Fi. There might be a fee for this service.

Various restaurants and coffee shops supply free Internet to their patrons; this is usually advertised on the window front.

South Africa has some paid hotspots, Telkom, Fon and AlwaysOn, as well as a few others, supply these, and they are usually available in airports and shopping malls with a limited amount of complementary data.

When in the rural areas, your only option may be 3G/LTE.

Do not use any open Internet access over Wi-Fi, unless you have a VPN; these are prone to hacking and viruses.