"I am so excited," Vilakazi tells KickOff.com.
"I have been working hard for this for a long time. I guess this was only my right time to get the call-up.
"I will just keep doing the basics and continue to work hard."
The 23-year-old, who played his 100th game in the PSL against Ajax Cape Town last month, says his mother is naturally also delighted with his inclusion.
"She heard about my call-up on the news before I could even tell her," he says.
"She believes in God and urged me to thank God for everything and continue to pray for more success in my football career."