Betway South Africa Review

Betway are fast on the way to becoming South Africa’s favourite online bookmaker. The brand has grown from strength to strength in the last few years and we’re going to have a closer look at some of their features, bonuses, promotions and more. So let’s dive into our Betway South Africa review and see how they measure up to our high standards.

Betway South Africa

Betway South Africa is backed by the popular Betway UK brand, which gives the site a lot of credibility and it’s a great brand for Betway South Africa to piggy back off of, although in recent months the Betway brand has started to show it’s muscle locally as well through out Africa.

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Is Betway Legal in South Africa?

Yes, Betway are fully licensed and legal in South Africa. They currently hold a full license from the Western Cape Gambling Board, license number 10181496-005

Betway Sign on Bonus 

Betway South Africa Sign on bonus is one of the best in South Africa when it comes to wagering. The sign on bonus is a 125% deposit match up to R1000, with no complicated play through terms. Meaning you only need to bet the bonus once before you can withdraw it. It’s a great offer and you can claim it here or by using code BSB01 when registering.

Site Layout 

Betway South Africa has a fairly simple site layout that is clearly optimized for mobile devices and tablets. Exactly what the African market needs as there are not as many PC users as there are in Europe but there are tons of mobile users in Africa. The site is easy to navigate and has big icons for all the popular sports, as well as a responsive and exciting banner carousel.

It does feel like using a tablet when on PC but we mentioned that before. What we didn’t like was that you can’t really navigate the banner carousel as there are no buttons (you have to swipe or click and swipe), something we hope they’ll improve moving forward. We do like the style and the artwork if one could call it that on the Betway South Africa banners, they look crisp and professional which is a great touch and really makes the site pop.

Betway Mobile

The mobile website is as good as the desktop version and fantastic to use, being a mobile based site and all. The experience is seamless and a lot of thought has gone into the mobile side of things and it’s one of the best mobile sites we’ve encountered.

Betway’s innovative online and mobile betting platform is the perfect tool that lets sports betting fans bet on thousands of games anywhere, anytime. This means that you can skip all the queues at the betting shop and place all of your bets directly from your mobile phone. But how is this possible? In order to start betting on all the latest football action, customers will first need to learn how to deposit using Mobile Money.

Betway integrates seamlessly with Mobile Money in order for customers to easily transfer their funds from their Mobile Money accounts into their Betway betting accounts. This process happens instantly and works for both deposits and withdrawals, meaning customers never have to worry about waiting for their winnings.

Betway Lucky Numbers

Betway have a comprehensive Lucky numbers offering with lots of markets to chose from. We’ve covered their lucky numbers betting here, in case you’d like to know more.

Betway App

Betway have an app available for both Android and Apple users. You can read how to download the app for your specific device here.

Betway Vouchers

Betway currently offer 1Voucher as a deposit method for punters who do not have access to a card or bank account. If you’d like to know more about 1Voucher and where to buy them read through our 1Voucher article linked here.

Betway Free Bet

Received your Free Bet and are unsure how to use it? Betway have put together this handy guide on how to place your Free Bet.

Betway Promotions 

Betway South Africa have various promotions which are all event orientated, they run promotions almost on a daily basis. Ranging from cash prizes, bet boosts and more. They are setting a great example of how to give back to the punters via promotions. Click here to see their current promotions.

Cash Out

Betway are one of only three bookmakers in South Africa to offer a cash out facility to it’s punters. You can read all about how it works here. It’s a fantastic feature and punters should take full advantage of it,

Betway Sign up Code

Not sure what code to use when registering your Betway account? Use Betway sign up code BSB01 to let Betway know you’ve read this review!

Does Betway return your stake?

Yes! Betway do return your stake once your bet has won. The confusion comes in with punters who are used to Hollywoodbets odds display, Betway use a different odds display which includes your stake.

Deposit Options

Betway accept 1Voucher,Absa, Capitec, EFT, FNB, I-Pay, Investec, Mastercard, Nedbank, OTT, SID, Standard Bank, Visa. If you’d like to know more about how to deposit at Betway then see our guide here.

Betway Vouchers

Betway currently offer OTT and 1Vouchers, available at retailers nationwide.

Withdrawal Options

You can withdraw to Absa, Capitec, EFT, FNB, Investec, Mastercard, Nedbank, Standard Bank and Visa. Betway offer most withdrawal options that are available to South African customers.

Betway Branches in South Africa

Betway currently do not have any active retail branches in South Africa.

Betway South Africa contact details

Customer support is available via the live chat feature on the Betway South Africa website.

Overall Experience 

Betway South Africa is a fantastic option for new and experienced punters. The markets on offer are competitive and the promotions excellent. The site is a pleasure to use on both mobile and desktop which is a real plus in our books. The odds could be slightly better but they’ve made up for that with win boost, cash out and several other great inclusions.

There really isn’t too much else that we can criticize about the site. It’s an enjoyable experience, especially on mobile. If you’re in South Africa we definitely recommend signing up with Betway. Click here to sign up and claim your R1000 deposit match bonus.

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Betway is fast becoming South Africa’s favourite betting site. With a fantastic bonus with almost no wagering, Cash out, Betgames and several other features it’s understandable why they are so popular.

Betway is licensed and regulated by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. No persons under the age of 18 years are permitted to gamble. South African Responsible Gambling Foundation toll free counselling line: 0800 006 008. Winners know when to stop.

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Thanks for the review, was helpful. No idea why people complain about the bonus, it looks very good.


I love betway cash out


Betway are the bomb! They have the best bonus and promos all the time. I just wish they had horses.… Read more »


Bet horses at other sites bro


I have been trying to login into my account the whole day. Please can anyone assist I have more than… Read more »

samuel siyaphi msiza

My love with betway simple and straight forward ,and you receive 125% welcome bonus only you follow instructions,and perfect odds,support… Read more »

motshegwe moche

I want to fica


Betway have grown so much in the last year and are definitely one of South Africas best betting site. Freebies,… Read more »


My Betway experience after signing up this week has been horrible. First the FICA staff took 2 days to FICA… Read more »


Btw Way they updated their Bonus, 125% but you must spend 4x ur deposit before you get a bonus.. By… Read more »


This sites a Laugh, Signed up after seeing the Advert last night in the opening EPL Match. 19 Markets for… Read more »


Very frustrating to use Betway, they don’t have handicaps for Super Rugby and it’s THURSDAY WTF. You are a bookie… Read more »


When are we getting the full Betway experience?


Not going to lie, it’s miles behind the real Betway site. Markets are a joke too.


Rubbish Durp, the markets are fine and I’m enjoying the site. Yes the bonus could be better but lots of… Read more »


Thanks for adding the 20% bonus, absolute joke. Won’t see a cent from me. Zero promotions and kak bonus.


I’d rather deposit money at 101 other places that at least give a half decent bonus.


I’m not sure if this site is legit. Nothing like the real betway site.


They do now have a sign on bonus, a pathetic 20% match up to R1000. Absolutely shocking, please add to… Read more »


So Betway SA, UG and KE are all the same but SA does not get Betway Club?


Can you guys help me in getting in contact with Betway support? I’m struggling to get hold of them. Thanks… Read more »


The site has been there for a few months now. I dont know why they are taking so long to… Read more »


Betway South Africa, hmmmm. I’d like a Bet365 South Africa first!

Willie Appel

Will we get the real Betway experience or a betway light? The UK site is amazing and if it has… Read more »