Are you interested in browsing with an IP address from South Africa for secure browsing or unblocking geo-restricted websites? Keep reading to find out how to get one. Learn about South Africa IP address.
What is a South Africa IP address?
A South Africa IP address is assigned to an ISP or hosting provider from South Africa. The most common such IPs have the following format:
- 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 (Vodacom)
- 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 (MTN SA)
- 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 (Teraco Ggsn)
- 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 (MTN SA)
- 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 (MTN Network Solutions Pty Ltd)
2 Ways to get a South Africa IP address
1. Use a VPN service
By far, the best option to change your IP address is to subscribe to a VPN service. Especially if you care about security or if you want to unblock streaming sites.
The VPN servers located in South Africa are less common than servers located in United States, United Kingdom or the Netherlands. Here are the VPN providers that I found and that provide South African IP address:
- HideMyAss – Johannesburg (1 server)
- ibVPN – Johannesburg (1 server) – You may access it through the Chrome, Firefox, Opera browser extensions as well. You may read our complete ibVPN review here.
- PureVPN – Gauteng (2 servers)
- NordVPN – 4 servers in South Africa.
If you know other South African VPN, please share them in the comments. Also, you may check the following list of active VPN promotions.
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2. Use web proxies
A free method to get South African IP addresses while browsing the Internet is by using web proxies (HTTP proxies). They are a handy solution, but it is not suitable for online streaming as they are usually too slow and unreliable. To use such a web proxy simply visit the proxy site, type in the desired URL and press the Go or Submit button. Thus, the site is loaded from the IP of the proxy, not from your IP address.
One such a web proxy with IP address in South Africa is Teleport. If you know more feel free to share them in the comments below.
Before using a web proxy make sure you read: Risks of using proxy servers.
To sum up: there are options to get access to a South Africa IP address. You should go for a VPN service especially if you are interested in streaming or downloading, but you may also try the web proxy listed above. Also, you may decide to manually setup a proxy from this proxy list.