As bitcoin becomes a bigger part of our payments ecosystem, more and more people are wondering where they can actually spend it.
Here’s a list of merchants in South Africa, both online and offline, that accept bitcoin and certain other cryptocurrencies as a payment method.
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Any merchants listed here should not be viewed as an endorsement by Luno. We are not affiliated with any of the merchants listed. All descriptions are sourced from the respective merchants’ websites.
Bitcoin Merchant Directory - South Africa (2020)
|Aphrodata||Aphrodata is an IT services company headquartered in Stellenbosch. Aphrodata aims to be innovative and deliver cutting edge solutions.|
|Baseline Skate Shop||SA's leading skateboarding and streetwear store. They’re based in Cape Town, with the option to mail-order products nationally and internationally daily.|
|Bidorbuy.co.za||As a leading online marketplace, bidorbuy has created a safe and convenient way for people to buy and sell virtually anything online at a fixed price or in an auction format.|
|Bitrefill||Purchase gift cards or mobile refills quickly, safely, and privately with bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and more.|
|Boerbier||Homebrew beer kits, locally crafted.|
|Bukhara||Indian cuisine restaurant, open for sit-down and takeaway orders. *BTC payment option for takeaways only.|
|Cape Firewood Supplies||Cape Firewood Supplies offers the finest quality firewood providing comfort and warmth throughout the year. Delivery to selected areas in Cape Town.|
|Checkout||Checkout is South Africa's largest, independent retail supermarket chain. Since 1976, Checkout has been offering customers the lowest prices on all grocery, household and small appliance goods.|
|Digiwallets||An online retailer providing South Africans with a trusted place to purchase hardware wallets.|
|Expedia||Expedia Travel is one of the world’s leading travel companies, with an extensive portfolio that includes some of the world’s most trusted online travel brands. They allow you to pay for car rental, flights and hotels with bitcoin.|
|ExpressVPN||ExpressVPN defeats content restrictions and censorship to deliver unlimited access to video, music, social media, and more, from anywhere in the world.|
|Future Light||Future Light is South Africa's premier online LED Store. They ship their LED Lights nationwide and only sell the highest quality products.|
|Gotaclick.com||Gotaclick.com is a full-service internet marketing company specialising in professional Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) services to clients worldwide.|
|House of Sacks||Hessian bags for multi-purpose use. Their products are 100% eco-friendly and made with love. #ShopConscious|
|Modlito River Lodge||Situated at the heart of the Blue Canyon Conservancy, Modlito Private Game Reserve offers a memorable wildlife encounter, luxury accommodation and a stay especially tailored for the discerning traveller.|
|Monstrance Digital Art Studio||Specialists in video post-production, web design, graphic design, animation, photography and copywriting.|
|NameCheap||One of the world's leading sites to register international and local domain names. They offer domain names at some of the best prices in the industry, along with full-featured hosting packages, secure SSL certificates, WhoisGuard privacy protection service, and more.|
|NordVPN||NordVPN provides you a secure, encrypted tunnel for online traffic to flow.|
|OKCupid||OkCupid is one of the largest international online dating, friendship, and social networking sites. Pay with bitcoin for account upgrades.|
|PureVPN||A VPN service with a mix of security-centric features.|
|Second Skin||Second Skin provides car soundproofing products from vibration dampers to thermal insulation.|
|Shopify||Shopify is one of the easiest ways to start selling online. You can use the platform to set up and design your online store, manage inventory, accept payments and more.|
|TenBits||Offering an array of custom ID sport wrist bands and are excited to announce their partnership with Parkrun.|
|The Blockchain Academy||Training and consulting on blockchain and digital currencies in South Africa and various other countries. They teach attendees about the opportunities that exist and how to use this technology in order to innovate and better prepare for the future.|
|The Sun Exchange||Through The Sun Exchange you can purchase income generating solar energy cells powering schools and businesses throughout Africa. Their platform has been specifically built around Bitcoin payments and won the award for Best Bitcoin Business in Africa at the Africa Fintech Awards 2016.|
|VapeClub||Cost-effective, top-quality vaping equipment.|
|Waterzicht Breweries||Treat yourself to a range of craft beers brewed in the heart of the Cape Winelands at the Waterzicht Breweries.|
|Wikipedia||Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world. Commerce is fine. Advertising is not evil. But it doesn't belong here. Not in Wikipedia. Consider making a donation instead to help us protect and sustain Wikipedia.|
|Zappie Host||Zappie Host offers low-cost OpenVZ servers and a host of other custom specifications.|
|Zasstra.com||Zasttra.com offers an extensive range of tablet PC accessories, phone accessories, tablet PCs, electronic gadgets.|
Original blog published in November 2016. Updated on 3 November 2020.