10 Places Where You Can Spend Your Bitcoins in South Africa


Bitcoin adoption in Africa continues to build momentum, with South Africa leading the race. Since 2013, when local cryptocurrency exchanges became operational, there has been growing enthusiasm for bitcoin spurred by the belief that cryptocurrency is an excellent way of safeguarding value. Recognizing its ease of use, fintech startups and SME’s are beginning to accept bitcoin transactions, further driving demand for the cryptocurrency. If you are looking to spend your bitcoin in South Africa, here is a list of online and offline merchants that allow you to pay using the digital currency.


Checkout is a leading retailer of food and household appliances in South Africa. The independent retail chain established in 1976, now allows shoppers to pay for purchases using bitcoin across its network of 45 corporate stores. The company aims to offer customers affordable prices across its product range and was the 2nd place recipient of the “Good Practice Award 2015/2016.” is an online retailer that deals in phone accessories, mobile phone devices, clothing accessories, electronic gadgets and other imported products. Customers can pay for their purchases via PayFast using bitcoins and have the products delivered to their homes. Deliveries are free and usually sent immediately once the payment has been processed.

The Sun Exchange

The Sun Exchange allows you to purchase solar energy cells and lease them to schools and enterprises as a means of generating income. The company enables you to receive rental income through a blockchain-based payment system, regardless of your location. They accept fiat currency, as well as bitcoin and all of its solar projects, are insured against theft, damage, and theft. is the largest online retailer in South Africa. It offers amazing deals and is renowned for its customer-oriented shopping experience. You can pay for any product on their platform, through the Payfast option, by selecting Payfast Instant EFT when checking out. When it comes to making the payment select bitcoin.

Silver Ribbon Gifts

Silver Ribbon Gifts specializes in the delivery of high quality personalized and corporate gifts to anywhere within South Africa. You can pay using bitcoin by choosing the Payfast debit/credit card option on the billing page and the gifts will be delivered to you at no delivery charge.


If you are looking for a place to stay anywhere in South Africa then AccomoDirect is the right place for you. With over 20,000 listings, thousands of reviews and access to 2,000 locations, you can make a booking for any location listed on the platform using bitcoin. All listings are pre-verified and guest transactions scrutinized and confirmed.

Action Gear

Action Gear is South Africa’s leading online store for outdoor gear. You can use your bitcoins to purchase outdoor electronics like any type of drone, GPS cameras, activity trackers, and so much more. In addition, for orders above R 1,000, shipping is free.

Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre

Located on 76 Strand Street, Cape Town, Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre has a unique bar and theatre. Intimate live performances are held upstairs and it is essential you book early. You can also buy drinks and snacks at the cozy bar using bitcoins while listening to a soothing jazz soundtrack.


Applebee is a Johannesburg-based online retail store that deals in stationery. Customers can compare and products and brands that are designed to cater for personal and corporate tastes. Payment can be made in bitcoin though you have to create a user account before you can purchase any item.

Baseline Studio

Baseline is an independent skateboard shop that aims to service the needs of Cape Town skaters. You can browse their online store and purchase any of the premium skateboards and streetwear using bitcoins. You can also order any of their premium products through the mail and it will be delivered to you, locally or internationally.

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Wellington Ayugi

The author Wellington Ayugi

Wellington Ayugi is a Nairobi-based freelance writer who is passionate about personal finance, micro-finance & new developments in financial technology.