Saturday, 19 November 2011

Download South African postal codes list for free

I’ve seen various requests for the postal codes of South Africa (or zip codes) to be made available in a downloadable format but couldn’t find any available for free. 
There’s the official South African Post Office (SAPO) page that allows you to only search for the one you are looking for: Search by location name or by post code
As well as the listings on SouthAfrica.co.za

So, I decided to create my own and make it available to all for free download here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/201gi68niys161n/SapoPostalCodesSouthAfrica19Nov2011.xls

Did you know that there are 16,740 postal codes in South Africa?

Please post comments if you notice any errors or omissions.

22 comments:

  1. Thank you!! you saved me a lot of time.

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  2. Wow, thank you a lot for this, it is much appreciated. Most sites will say free but there is a catch at the end. thank you

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  3. Brilliant! You've done a really good job of this. Thank you.

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  4. Hi

    Is there a new link for this file? I would love to get my hands on it.

    Thanks

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  5. Hi Christo

    Why do you need a new link?
    I just downloaded it successfully using the link that was provided:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/201gi68niys161n/SapoPostalCodesSouthAfrica19Nov2011.xls

    Let me know

    HTT ;)

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    1. Hi there,
      not all computers are set-up to be able to download some files.. this is ever since microsoft stopped supporting XP I believe... I too cannot download your generous gift to humankind - Thank you so much for your achievement to share such a blessing to others! I say this on behalf of those who do not have the manners or the respect to sy how they appreciate your time and effort.. OK - I do - Thanks a Billion Blessings to YOU ! Jude !

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  6. Thanks man. You are a star

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  7. Thank you. Incredible useful. I hope you are a manager somewhere. The absence of this on the SAPO page shows management problems, that you do it initiative and sound management thinking. I hope the Post office links to it and as sign of appreciation offers you free postage for life.

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    1. Hi Citizen Niko,

      No, I'm in now way linked to SAPO... and I agree that it should be available from the SAPO web site.
      Free postage for life - would be nice I suppose ;)

      Thanks for taking the time to comment!

      HTT ;)

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  8. I got mine from GeoNames.org. They have a daily data dump by country :) http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/

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  9. Hi Dria,

    Thanks for this site.
    The postal codes for South Africa are here: http://download.geonames.org/export/zip/ZA.zip

    Thanks for commenting ;)

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  10. Latest Postal Code Updates

    To get a updated postal code DB from SAPO, u just need to SMS your email address to 36245, cost R3

    Ta
    Tony

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  11. I can't seem to open the file, is it me? i get an error saying the file is in a different format than specified by the file extension... Been looking for this desperately for days, hope someone can help!

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    1. Hi Francisca

      I've just tested the file download and it works fine - it is a .xls file (Microsoft Excel)

      Try downloading the file again - if it doesn't work then let me know and we can make a plan

      Regards HTT ;)

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  12. You're an absolute star!
    Thank you!
    Johann

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  13. Thanx HTT - just saved me a few days of compiling data !!!!!!!!!! Dankie Boet !

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  14. Thank You SO MUCH!!!!

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  15. Hey, thank you so much for this. Would you believe the official postoffice.co.za site allows you to download the postal codes database but its completely useless in terms of postal codes since all the street codes are the same and no box codes are filled in either. The only thing you can get from it is a list of suburbs per area.

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  16. Thanks Guy, your a hero!

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  17. You the man,
    Thank you so much

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