While you are able to roam on your network of choice while travelling, it can get rather expensive.

For that reason MTN has announced the launch of Traveller Bundles for visitors to South Africa.

These bundles are valid for 30 days from activation and present an alternative to travellers looking to stay in touch with friends and family while visiting South Africa.

The bundles are exclusively available for prepaid tourist customers and are available at MTN Stores at OR Tambo International Airport, King Shaka International Airport and Cape Town International Airport.

In order to purchase a Traveller Bundle, customers will need to present a valid passport and seat number or flight ticket when purchasing a Bundle Bonanza SIM pack.

The Traveller Bundles available, as well as pricing follow on below.

Anytime Data Night Express Data Validity Period Price
10GB 0GB 30 days R449
20GB 20GB 30 days R799

 

In terms of pricing, these bundles are slightly cheaper than regular one month data bundles non-tourists would purchase from MTN. According to MTN’s pricing, 10GB of regular data costs R499 while 20GB of regular data costs R899. These Traveller Bundles then are slightly more affordable.

The question we had is why these bundles are so much more affordable than the bundles locals have to purchase. According to MTN this is a once-off bundle and once the data is depleted, tourists will have to purchase a regular bundle for the prices listed above.

For those travelling to South Africa then this is a rather good deal and you may want to tell friends or family heading this way about the offer should they be in need of a SIM card upon arrival.