Top 10 online shopping sites in South Africa

Finding the best price for some items has got a lot easier with online shopping.


There are a few things that prevent more people from shopping online. One is that a small percentage of our population have access to the Internet, and online shopping generally requires you to have a credit card or online banking facility. There is alsoa lot of misformation regarding the security risks and people are cautious when faced with giving banking or credit card details.

Nevertheless it is becoming increasingly popular, and safe to shop online. Here are some of the best stores.


Takealot  stocks electronics, beauty, movies & TV series, games, books, music and toys. The company has been around for years and has a good reputation.

Takealot allows payment by VISA, Mastercard, EFT, American Express, Diner’s Club, MiMoney and Standard Bank AutoPay.


The online site that most people know about is (previously Kalahari is a massive online shop, carrying books, music, DVD’s, electronics, photographic equipment, jewelery, toys, gifts, flowers, wine, arts and crafts, appliances – and more! Kalahari just keeps growing and is a good place to start if you want to get an idea of prices.

Kalahari allows you to pay by VISA, Mastercard, EFT, American Express, Diner’s Club, PayU, direct deposit, Standard Bank autopay, eBucks, MiMoney and Edu-Xtras.

A shop that compares well to Takealot and Kalahari, is Loot has a large selection of  books, DVDs & Blu-Ray, games, music, electronics, computers and toys.

Loot unfortunately only allows payments by VISA, Mastercard, EFT or Absa direct deposit.


Bid Or Buy

Another online store that has grown in leaps and bounds is Starting out as an auction site, bidorbuy is now a massive online marketplace that brings buyers and sellers together to trade almost anything through online auctions and fixed price sales.

At  bidorbuy you can pay by VISA, Mastercard, American Express, bobPay, PayPal or direct deposit to the seller.


wantitall has categories for baby, beauty, Blu-Ray, books, digital cameras, DVDs, electronics, health and personal care, musical instruments, jewellery, music, PC hardware, photography, software, toys, video games and watches.

At Wantitall you can pay by VISA, Mastercard, EFT, eBucks or MiMoney.

exclus1vesIf you are a bookworm then you have to visit the Exclusive Books online store. Here you will find the range of books you expect at Exclusive as well as ebooks, music, films, games, gifts and stationary, corporate gifts and electronics.

You can pay by VISA, Mastercard, EFT, American Express, Diner’s Club, direct deposit or Exclusive Books voucher you are a wine connoisseur, you may want head to Hell,  if you like wine at all, this is the place to go. Ewine have over 3500 wines listed and you can buy a bottle or make up a case.


Some of the major retail stores have created sites to showcase their products, here are links.



Happy shopping!



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