Where is the easiest place to buy and activate a pre-paid SIM card in Cape Town after arriving at CPT airport?

Are there any special requirements? (A local address, etc)

  • To whomever voted to close this: 1) This is not a price-shopping question. Notice nothing in the question asks about price at all. 2) It is not opinion-based, where SIM cards can be purchased is not a matter of opinion, but a matter of fact. (I suppose there might be some matter of opinion in the term "easiest", but I believe that is a reasonably objective qualifier to put on a question) – Flimzy Nov 3 '13 at 20:22

I was in South Africa earlier this year and rented a SIM card for my iPhone 5 at the Vodacom store in the Johannesburg Airport. You should be able to go into any mobile store off the street and buy a prepaid SIM card for your device. Make sure your device is unlocked and able to be used with another carrier other than the carrier you originally bought it through.

Vodacom Shop
Cape Town 8001
South Africa

The only information I needed were my passport, home address, credit card, and contact information. They made copies of both my credit card and passport for their records.

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