To perform a South Africa reverse telephone lookup the right way, an individual will need to use SA social media, South Africa phone contact information databases, and Google.co.za as an investigative aid. This is how a South Africa citizen can find out who a phone number belongs to.
Unfortunately, South Africa paid phone lookup services will offer no help.
This might seem to make a South Africa phone lookup search appear like a difficult ordeal. There are multiple on-line SA phone research services on the web that will promise results for a small amount of rand. However, many of these SA reverse-phone-lookup services are simply clickbait scams or are just trying to get a small fee from the SA citizen:
These SA phone search services will not be able to provide the South Africa phone number information the user is looking for.
Furthermore, South Africa protects the cellular phone data for their SA population, so a SA service that claims to offer reverse phone lookups in South Africa is almost always a scam. A DIY reverse lookup will always be the best option for a SA phone search.
South Africa Phone Lookup Using Cyber Investigation
So, is a South Africa reverse-phone-lookup even a reality? Yes, but it will require an OSINT effort. OSINT, or open-source intelligence, is the use of public information to gain intelligence or “info.”
Public Numbers in SA
Fortunately, a lot of South African telephone numbers/ cellphone numbers in SA are available to the pubic, they are just surrounded by a lot of other data/ info which makes the task of a reverse number lookup require some effort.
SA Phone Numbers on the Net
By available to the SA public, we mean the SA numbers are available on the web. So, how does a South African start to perform a correct SA reverse phone lookup? By free reverse phone lookup methods. This is done by utilizing Google.co.za, on-line SA phone directories, and SA social media. These are just a few of the ways to perform a quality and "no cost" reverse phone lookup in South Africa.
South Africa Reverse Phone Search Summary
Use the Google.co.za Search Operator: "Exact Phrase Match." This is used in our Free Google Reverse Phone Lookup Tool!
Insert the number in SA phone number directories, such as South Africa White Pages.
Do a reverse number lookup by searching the SA number in social media platforms.
Google.co.za Reverse Phone Lookup
Google.co.za is typically where a South African should start when beginning a reverse phone lookup to find someone in SA. This is a great way to start a SA phone number research task when it is combined with "Google Search Operators."
This also answers the question:
"how do I do a South Africa reverse phone lookup for free on Google.co.za?"
The answer is using Google Search Operators. Search Operators are special text characters and commands that greatly extend the capabilities of a regular Google.co.za search.
Google.co.za Search Operator
The one Google.co.za Search Operator that works with a South Africa phone number lookup is quotes (""). This Operator searches Google.co.za for 100% the exact phrase that is being searched within the quotes:
The SA phone number!
If the South Africa phone number is searched inside quotes, only results containing that number will appear. This will get rid of a near infinite amount of unwanted similar South African phone numbers that will not help in the SA phone number search.
South Africa Phone Number Directories
SA phone numbers, including cell numbers, can also be found in on-line South Africa phone directories. This means that the SA telephone number information is sometimes located on the "Dark Web."
The Dark Web is not as scary as people make it out to be
Rather, The Dark Web is just the part of the internet that is not able to be accessed by Google.co.za and many on-line South Africa directories have information that requires access to their database.
A lot of these South Africa telephone databases will not be indexed by Google.co.za. So, this means that looking up a number through SA phone directories will need a lot of work. The telephone number will have to be searched in the search-box of each SA directory that has a database that is not indexed by Google.co.za. These South Africa directories can be phone lookup services such as White Pages South Africa.
SA Phone Lookup Via Social Media
As with on-line SA telephone directories, social media accounts will sometimes have cellular phone information that is not accessible by Google.co.za.
Many South Africa social media users will have their SA phone information available with a fast search in the social media's search box. Similar to SA phone directories, the phone number will need to be searched individually in each of the social media platforms.
It should be obvious now why South African paid phone lookup services cannot be used. These SA services are always disingenuous and if they can get information on a SA phone number, it will be fragmented information that has been aggregated from Google.co.za. This is true even for services that claim to be the best free South Africa reverse phone lookup service.
The free South Africa services are usually just trying to get and sell personal data from the South African population.
Thankfully, a basic reverse SA reverse phone lookup can be done simply and without a paid or free service. All one has to do is utilize Google.co.za, SA telephone databases, and social media. After these three basic steps, a South Africa phone search will yield the most accurate information available.
South Africa Phone Number Area Code List
Bloemfontein: +27 51
Cape Town: +27 21
Durban: +27 31
East London: +27 43
Ermelo: +27 17
Garden Route: +27 44
Grahamstown: +27 46
Humansdorp: +27 42
Johannesburg: +27 10/ +27 11
Kimberley: +27 53
Kroonstad: +27 56
Ladysmith: +27 36
Malmesbury: +27 22
Middelburg: +27 13
Northern Cape: +27 27
Pietermaritzburg: +27 33
Port Elizabeth: +27 41
Port Shepstone: +27 39
Pretoria: +27 12
Queenstown: +27 45
Richards Bay: +27 35
Rustenburg: +27 14
Stanger: +27 32
Steynsburg: +27 48
Swellendam: +27 28
Umtata: +27 47
Upington: +27 54
Vereeniging: +27 16
Vryheid: +27 34
Welkom: +27 57
Worcester: +27 23
About the Author
Peter Sandru is an Instructor & Co-Founder of NDIL with over 14 years as a Professional Investigator. Peter has spent more than a decade conducting investigations throughout the world, primarily for corporations, law firms, and government agencies. Peter has assisted in the creation of many investigative training programs in various capacities. Peter has helped many in South Africa on their journey to learning to utilize search engines to their full potential.