Namibia's telephone numbering plan was originally devised when the country, then known as South West Africa, was under South African administration, and integrated into the South African telephone numbering plan.
Area codes beginning with 06 were allocated to Namibia, including Walvis Bay, a South African exclave, which was not transferred to Namibian sovereignty until 1994.
Following Namibia's independence in 1990, direct dialing between Namibia and South Africa was discontinued, and calls were classed as international. Consequently, subscribers were required to use the international access code and country calling code, omitting the trunk code 0. Namibia had already been allocated its own country code by the International Telecommunication Union, +264.
Windhoek, Namibia to Johannesburg, South Africa
Before 1992: 011
After 1992: 00 27 11
Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek, Namibia
Before 1992: 061
After 1992: 09 264 61
After Jan 2007: 00 264
61 xxx xxx
- Windhoek International Airport
- Swakopmund, Walvis Bay
- Telecom Switch cellular mobile (GSM; seven-digit subscriber numbers)
- MTC cellular mobile (GSM; seven-digit subscriber numbers)
- Paratus Telecommunications IP Voice (IP; seven-digit subscriber numbers)
- Cell One cellular mobile (GSM; seven-digit subscriber numbers)
The international access code is now 00 but was previously 09.