South Africa is blessed with a rich selection of top-class South African betting sites. But what exactly do they offer and which betting site should you choose?
To give you an idea as to what you can enjoy and what South Africans think about the top brands, African Betting Guide has delved a little deeper. We’ve taken a quick look at 5 of the top betting sites in South Africa and asked a few local bettors why they are their favorites.
1. Betway South Africa
Betway South Africa is another great international site that has made its name as a top betting site in South Africa. The site offers a 125% welcome bonus up to R1000, which is a great starting point. Decked out in classic green and grey colors, the desktop site has a pared-down look with super-simple functionality.
You will find a great selection of sports here, including Rugby, Cricket, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Volleyball, Handball and Aussie Rules. Clicking on any sport will open up all the upcoming events along with a huge range of markets. Betway also offers a selection of lottery-style games and a live wheel of fortune. Bettors can bet at home or on the go with the mobile app, which is available for Android and iOS.
Jabu from Durban says – “Best app in South Africa and a great range of soccer bets.”
2. Sportingbet SA
Touted as SA’s largest betting site, Sportingbet has a lot to live up to. Styled in classic blue and white colors, the desktop site offers simple navigation and a user-friendly interface. In terms of sports, their focus is firmly on soccer, with an incredible range of markets. That being said, they also have a complete selection of local and international sports with competitive odds, and plenty of free bonus offers.
Sportingbet SA also offers live in-play betting, lottery style games and Live Dream Catcher for those who want casino-style gaming. For mobile users, the site features a mobile-friendly platform available on all devices.
Johan from Boksburg says – “Great site, easy to use with plenty of Rugby bets!”
1xBet is an international sport betting brand that welcomes South African customers. At first, the complicated layout of the homepage may seem a little overwhelming. Set against a backdrop of aqua blue coloring, the site features multiple windows and images with links to bonuses and offers. Looking beyond this, and you will find they offer one of the largest selections of sports and markets in the industry. They also have a particularly strong focus on eSports and European soccer.
The one-click betslip and in-play betting feature are impressive, as are the free bonus offers, and the site also features a casino, live casino, bingo, and virtual sports section. For mobile users, the site has a mobile-ready platform as well as an app that can be downloaded to iOS and Android.
Kobus from Bloemfontein says – “I really enjoy the site and use it all the time for Premier League games.”