Betway South Africa Review

Betway are fast on their way to becoming South Africa’s favorite online bookmaker. The brand has grown from strength to strength over 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.

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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. You’ll likely have seen a Betway tv ad at some point on Supersport too, so their market presence is being felt. As a brand grows it’s important that they also continue to improve their service, something that Betway is well known for doing.

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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. They are also fully licensed to offer lucky numbers and Betgames.

Betway 125% First Deposit Offer

Betway South Africa’s Sign on bonus is one of the best in South Africa when it comes to wagering and terms. The sign on bonus is a 125% deposit match up to R1000, with no complicated play through terms. For example, if you make a deposit of R800 you’ll unlock R1000 in free bets, Deposit 100 and get R125 in free bets, you get the idea.

The bonus wagering is 1x at 1.8 or more. So in order to withdraw you’ll need to have bet your free bet once on a bet with odds of 1.8(4/5) or more. Once that’s done you’ll be able to withdraw the cash 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.

Betway Sports Site

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.

Betway integrates all their best seamlessly on mobile. Giving punters access to cash out, win boost, promotions and more, all from their mobile. You are also able to deposit, withdraw and place bets from your phone. If you can do it on the desktop site you can do on the Betway mobile site too. The speed of the mobile site also surprised us, no having to refresh the browser to update the feed either, which makes live or inplay betting a much better experience than some other bookmakers.

Betway Minimum Bet

The minimum bet for punters at Betway South Africa is currently R1. The maximum winnings on a single bet for a new account are around R20,000 but payout increases with multiple bets and established accounts.

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 Download and APK

Betway have an app available for both Android and Apple users. You can read how to download the app for your specific device here. We’ve also posted instructions on how to download and install the Betway APK, you can read the guide 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 No Deposit Bonus

Users can get a Free R10 from Betway when signing up a new account. You’ll need to get your account activated by Betway but this is usually done as soon as your FICA documents are in. Punters can claim both the R10 free bet offer and the 125% Deposit Match offer.

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How to use the 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.

Betway 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.

For those who want a quick explanation on cash out, it allows you to close your bets inplay regardless of if they are winning or not! It’s proven to be incredibly popular since its launch, and we’re excited to see what other features they’ll implement next.

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!

Topping up my Betway Account

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

The minimum withdraw at Betway South Africa is R50. 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 South Africa contact details

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

Overall Betway 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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Betway South Africa FAQS

Common questions that punters might have or have asked about Betway.

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.

How long does a Betway Withdraw take?

Once you’ve withdrawn it should take 24 – 48 hours for the funds to reflect in your account. This does vary from bank to bank though. Punters doing a ABSA cashsend withdrawal can expect to receive their funds in around 72 hours. Betway South Africa only process withdrawals during the week. If you withdraw on the weekend it will not be process until Monday.

How to Fica with Betway

In order to safely and securely bet with Betway, we are required by South Africa law to verify your identity. Should your identity not be automatically verified on registration of your Betway account, you will be required to submit a copy of your identification document.

You’ll need one of the following documents to Fica with Betway

  • Green ID book
  • Smart Card ID
  • Passport
  • Drivers License

Uploading your Fica documents

  • Click on the “Upload Now” button
  • You will be presented with a Document Upload page
  • You will have one of two options, you can either Upload your ID copy via the website through your mobile device or desktop computer or you can send your documents to
  • Allow us 24 to 48 hours to verify your ID document
  • You will receive an e-mail once your documents have been verified.
  • Deposit and start betting

Betway Branches in South Africa

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

What is the minimum bet at Betway?

The minimum bet with Betway South Africa is R1.


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Best site in SA. You can’t go wrong with Betway.

Daniel Edwane

Worse. Bad app don’t show any records of what you betted . Live chat consultant say it’s the but they… Read more »


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 »