Fibre Coverage Map

Coverage Map for Fibre Internet in South Africa

We’re put together a whole range of fibre coverage maps from different provinces in South Africa and different network providers. For a quick check if there’s fibre in your area, click the button below.

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What Exactly is a Fibre Coverage Map?

A fibre coverage map page is the best place to start for anyone looking for fibre coverage in their area. It’s also a way to verify whether a particular deal you’re after is available on your street and address. For specific fibre network maps visit our Metrofibre , Openserve and Vuma pages. Fibre ISPs will typically show you multiple options available in your area. You can also look at the fibre coverage for each provider by visiting their websites. This article provides some useful information to get you started in your hunt for fibre, including:

  1. Fibre coverage map of South Africa
  2. Fibre overage for SA cities and towns, including Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Sandton, Durban, Soweto and others.
  3. Quick links to the Fibre Networks Provider and the available Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
  4. A map with a quick analysis of the fibre availability in your area.
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How do Fibre Coverage Maps Work?

Fibre coverage maps are essentially a database of physical addresses that carry records on whether or not fibre, LTE (4G) and ADSL is available in a particular area – perhaps the area you live, or maybe the area you intend to live. The statuses are typically either mentioned as active or not. However, some maps have an additional option for the planned deployment of fibre and the choice to request fibre in your area if it is not already available.

Because fibre internet is mapped to an address book, one thing you really need know about fibre coverage maps is that you need to be specific about what you request. If for instance, you type in “Cape Town” into a fibre coverage map, the likelihood is that it will show no coverage at all. However, zoom out and wait a bit for the map to populate and you’ll notice that various parts of Cape Town is covered. This is because the data is mapped to postcodes (note that the data takes a bit of time to load). If you type in an area, for example, “Newlands, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa” you’ll suddenly see a very different picture – and in fact, in this case it should show that fibre is available in that area. But your best bet is to type in the exact address in – street name and house number, and city. It should show you some options that you can pick from in case your address isn’t shown immediately. Don’t get disheartened if you don’t find you exact address. In that case, broaden the search a bit to the wider area, and take note of the fibre ISP email address and phone number so that you call them to check and confirm availability.

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The Expansion of Fibre Connectivity in South Africa

South Africa has seen significant growth in fibre connectivity in recent years, with the government and private companies investing heavily in laying fibre infrastructure across the country. There are now many fibre providers operating in South Africa, including Telkom, Vumatel, Openserve, Frogfoot, and Octotel, among others. These providers have laid fibre cables in many cities and towns across the country, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, and Bloemfontein.

One major development in improving South Africa’s fibre connectivity is the ongoing construction of the 2Africa undersea cable, which will connect South Africa to Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of Africa. The cable, which is expected to be completed in 2024, will have a total length of over 37,000 km and provide a capacity of up to 180 Tbps, significantly increasing the country’s international bandwidth. This development will not only improve internet connectivity for South Africans but also promote economic growth and development by attracting more investment in the country.

Which Parts of South Africa Have Fibre Internet?

Fibre internet is available in various parts of South Africa, with coverage expanding every year. As of 2024, fibre is available in most major cities and towns, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, and Bloemfontein. However, the availability of fibre internet may vary depending on the location and the service provider. Some areas may have limited or no coverage, while others may have a wide range of fibre internet options to choose from. It’s important to check the fibre coverage map of different ISPs to see if the service is available in your area.

Fibre Coverage in Cape Town

Since 2014, Cape Town has made significant strides in providing high-speed broadband internet, with a combined length of over 800 kilometres of fibre optic cable already installed. Furthermore, there are currently 1717 free Wi-Fi zones in Cape Town city with the city’s vision for 2030 to provide affordable high-speed internet for every citizen.

The fibre networks in Cape Town vary by area, but you’ll find that three networks dominate here: OpenServe, Octotel, and Frogfoot. The most dominant network in Cape Town is OpenServe. While you’ll need to check your exact street address, the Openserve network is readily available in the Southern Suburbs including Constantia, Diep River, Tokai, Westlake Retreat, Grassy Park, Plumstead, Claremont, Kenilworth, Bishopscourt and Newlands.

Cape Town Fibre Coverage Map
AreaFibreLTEAvailable NetworksUpstream RangeCheck Coverage
City CentreLTE CoverageOpenserve, Vuma, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE25 - 1000 Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R1299Check Coverage
ObservatoryFibre + LTE CoverageOpenserve, Vuma, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE20 - 1000 Mbps20 Mbps - 500 MbpsR199 - R1299Check Coverage
RondeboschFibre + LTE CoverageOpenserve, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE10 - 300 MbpsR549 - R799Check Coverage
ClaremontLTE CoverageOctotel, Openserve, Vuma, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE10 - 300 MbpsR549 - R799Check Coverage
KenilworthFibre + LTE CoverageOpenserve, Vuma Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE10 - 1000 MbpsR399 - R1599Check Coverage
AthloneFibre + LTE CoverageOctotel, Vuma Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE25 - 500 Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R899Check Coverage
PinelandsFibre + LTE CoverageOpenserve, Frogfoot, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE25 - 500 Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R899Check Coverage
Camps BayFibre + LTE CoverageOpenServe Fibre, Telkom LTE25 - 1000 Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R1399Check Coverage
Sea PointFibre + LTE CoverageOctotel Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE25 - 500 Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R899Check Coverage
ConstantiaFibre + LTE CoverageOpenServe Fibre, Metro Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE20 - 1000 Mbps5 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R1499Check Coverage
Diep RiverFibre + LTE CoverageVuma Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE25 - 500 Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R1099Check Coverage
PlumsteadFibre + LTE CoverageOpenServe Fibre, Metro Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE20 - 1000 Mbps10 Mbps - 500 MbpsR199 - R1499Check Coverage
BergvlietFibre + LTE CoverageVuma, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE20 - 1000 Mbps5 Mbps - 180 MbpsR699 - R1399Check Coverage
TokaiLTE CoverageTelkom LTE, MTN LTE10 - 20 MbpsR549 - R1349Check Coverage
Hout BayLTE CoverageTelkom LTE10 - 20 MbpsR549 - R799Check Coverage
Camps BayFibre + LTE CoverageMetro Fibre, Mitsol Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE10 - 1000 Mbps2 Mbps - 500 MbpsR199 - R1299Check Coverage
Bantry BayLTE CoverageTelkom LTE, MTN LTE10 - 20 MbpsR549 - R1349Check Coverage
CliftonFibre + LTE CoverageMetro Fibre, Openserve Fibre, Telkom LTE20- 1000 Mbps10 Mbps - 500 MbpsR199 - R1499Check Coverage
LlandudnoFibre + LTE CoverageOpenserve Fibre, Vodacom Fibre, Telkom LTE20 - 500Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R1099Check Coverage
GardensFibre + LTE CoverageMetro Fibre, Openserve Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE20 - 1000 Mbps10 Mbps - 500 MbpsR199 - R1499Check Coverage
Fibre Coverage Map of Cape Town
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Fibre Coverage in Johannesburg

There is a good connection to fibre internet in the neighbourhoods surrounding Johannesburg, including Bryanston, Woodmead, Sunning Hill, Ferndale, Parkton, and Northcliff. Some regions only have partial coverage, as you’ll discover. The Fourways Mall area, for instance, is not covered in the map below, only the Fourways Gardens Residential Estate. These regions’ two main networks, Vuma and Openserve, provide reasonably priced fibre bundles with download speeds ranging from 20 Mbps to 1000 Mbps per second. The centre of Rosebank is a little uneven, but the outlying neighbourhoods are generally fine (Melrose, Dunkeld, Parkwood and others).

Fibre Coverage Johannesburg
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Fibre Coverage in Durban

The table below is based on random spot checks for areas in Durban including Athlone, Avoca, Beachwood, Briardene, Brighton Beach, Broadway, Essenwood, Glen Anil, Glen Ashley, Glenhills, Morningside, Park Hill, Prospect Hall, Red Hill, Riverhorse Valley,  Sydenham, Umgeni Business Park, Umgeni Park, Virginia, and Windermere. Note that this only data from WebAfrica’s fibre coverage map. It’s intended as an overview of the coverage not a full coverage check of these areas. For accurate results click to check coverage or visit a known ISP or service provider to get more information.
Durban Fibre Coverage Map
AreaFibreLTEAvailable NetworksUpstream RangeCheck Coverage
AthloneFibre + LTE CoverageOpenServe Fibre, Vuma Fibre, Telkom LTE25 - 1000 Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R1299Check Coverage
AvocaFibre + LTE CoverageMetro Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE20 - 1000 Mbps20 Mbps - 500 MbpsR199 - R1299Check Coverage
BeachwoodLTE CoverageTelkom LTE, MTN LTE10 - 300 MbpsR549 - R799Check Coverage
BriardeneLTE CoverageTelkom LTE, MTN LTE10 - 300 MbpsR549 - R799Check Coverage
Brighton BeachFibre + LTE CoverageZoom Fibre, OpenServe Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE10 - 1000 MbpsR399 - R1599Check Coverage
BroadwayFibre + LTE CoverageOpenServe Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE25 - 500 Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R899Check Coverage
EssenwoodFibre + LTE CoverageOpenServe Fibre, Telkom LTE25 - 500 Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R899Check Coverage
Glen AnilFibre + LTE CoverageOpenServe Fibre, Vuma Fibre Core, Vodacom Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE25 - 1000 Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R1399Check Coverage
Glen AshleyFibre + LTE CoverageOpenServe Fibre, Vodacom Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE25 - 500 Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R899Check Coverage
GlenhillsFibre + LTE CoverageOpenServe Fibre, Metro Fibre, Vuma, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE20 - 1000 Mbps5 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R1499Check Coverage
MorningsideFibre + LTE CoverageOpenServe Fibre, Vodacom Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE25 - 500 Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R1099Check Coverage
Park Hill Fibre + LTE CoverageOpenServe Fibre, Metro Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE20 - 1000 Mbps10 Mbps - 500 MbpsR199 - R1499Check Coverage
Prospect HallFibre + LTE CoverageVuma, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE20 - 1000 Mbps5 Mbps - 180 MbpsR699 - R1399Check Coverage
Red HillLTE CoverageTelkom LTE, MTN LTE10 - 20 MbpsR549 - R1349Check Coverage
Riverhorse Valley LTE CoverageTelkom LTE10 - 20 MbpsR549 - R799Check Coverage
SydenhamFibre + LTE CoverageMetro Fibre, Mitsol Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE10 - 1000 Mbps2 Mbps - 500 MbpsR199 - R1299Check Coverage
Umgeni Business ParkLTE CoverageTelkom LTE, MTN LTE10 - 20 MbpsR549 - R1349Check Coverage
Umgeni ParkFibre + LTE CoverageMetro Fibre, Openserve Fibre, Telkom LTE20- 1000 Mbps10 Mbps - 500 MbpsR199 - R1499Check Coverage
VirginiaFibre + LTE CoverageOpenserve Fibre, Vodacom Fibre, Telkom LTE20 - 500Mbps10 Mbps - 250 MbpsR199 - R1099Check Coverage
WindermereFibre + LTE CoverageMetro Fibre, Openserve Fibre, Telkom LTE, MTN LTE20 - 1000 Mbps10 Mbps - 500 MbpsR199 - R1499Check Coverage
Durban Fibre Map
Avoca, Durban, Fibre Coverage
Briardene, Durban, Fibre Coverage Map
Beachwood, Durban, Fibre Coverage Map

How Does Coverage Differ for Each Network?

Webafrica Fibre Coverage Map

The fibre coverage map from WebAfrica below covers the entire country – Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria and other major cities and towns. You can also check the map against key ISP in your area including Openserve, Zoom Fibre, Vumatel, Frogfoot and others.

Once you’ve found the fibre network that works for you, select a package that works.

Afrihost Fibre Coverage Map

Like the majority of ISP’s Afrihost has a wide fibre coverage across South Africa, but not for all networks in all areas. This requires each prospective customer to check on the fibre coverage map for available providers. You will need to enter your address and select from the drop-down options. Once you’ve found the fibre network that works for you, select a package that works.

4 Steps to Finding Fibre in Your Area

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1. Check Coverage

coverage map. If you’re unsure of which ISPs serve your area then check our fibre coverage map where we’ve split the map into ISPs serving major SA cities and towns – Cape Town, Joburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Soweto.  

 

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2. Add Your Address

Type in the address where you’re looking to install the fibre connection. Select the right street address from the options provided. There’s usually a button to run the search. Some ISPs do this automatically

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3. Fibre Availability 

If there’s fibre already available in your area you will usually be shown a selection of fibre packages that are available. Review the packages against your needs. You don’t want to buy a package that’s so expensive that you end up paying for unused data and bandwidth. 

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4. Requesting Fibre

If you find that fibre isn’t available in your area, don’t disappear, you have a couple of options. Firstly, you might want to look at alternative packages – e.g. LTE. Alternatively, if you’re set on getting the fibre you can still apply for it. The ISP will usually provide you with an email notification when fibre becomes available..

 

Questions related to Fibre Coverage and Fibre Coverage Maps

Here’s a list of common questions about fibre coverage and coverage maps in South Africa

What is a Fibre Coverage Map?

A fibre coverage map is simply a map of the country (a Google Map) that shows shaded areas where fibre is available. With the support of Google Maps, you can zoom right down to a street level to see if your area is covered.

Which Areas have Fibre in South Africa?

Fibre is available widely across South Africa. If you live near any of the main suburbs in SA – Joburg, Durban, Cape Town, or Pretoria then you’re likely to have a good fibre connection in your area.

Are All Areas of a City Covered by a Network?

No, they’re not. Oftentimes the coverage is limited to very specific areas within a city. For this reason, we encourage first-time visitors to search for their street address on the fibre coverage map.

Is the Fibre Coverage Map Expanding?

Yes, it is. Fibre will continue to expand across South Africa as demand for it increases.

How do I Check My Fibre Coverage?

The best place to check fibre coverage in your area is by visiting one of the main internet service providers (ISPs) and checking if they have coverage. This is a good place to start. Once you’ve done that double-check on the fibre coverage map of the provider you’re looking at, just to make sure you’re covered on your street (i.e. fibre to the home)

What percentage of South Africa has fibre?

There are 51.39 Million people in South Africa. Of those there are 1.5 million fibre customers in South Africa polled in 2020, up from only 31,843 recorded in 2015.  roughly 2.9% of South Africa as a whole have fibre. But considering that 38.13 million active internet users in South Africa, then 3.9% have fibre. 

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