Sometimes skipping the lines and crowds in a mall is the best. That’s why online shopping is a favourite option for many. You can be comfortable in bed on a Sunday morning and shop away bagging all the online deals those more accustomed to pounding the mall sidewalks aren’t in the loop of.

In the current digital space we’re in, us South Africans are spoilt for choice when it comes to online shopping destinations based in our backyard. Gone are the days of wishing, we now have great options for online deals and purchases. We’ve decided to list five firm favourites you can never go wrong with.



Dare we say the king of South African online stores, Superbalist gets the experience right all of the time – and they have an app! Whether you’re looking for stylish kicks, the latest fashion pieces or something to spruce up your home, Superbalist has it all and more.


Takealot has everything. We wouldn’t recommend it for fashion but instead for good beauty deals – mainly fragrances. Other items they’re experts on are DVDs and books (ebooks too for those gone digital). With free delivery for orders over R350, Takealot are always on top of the game. Adding new categories to their already large catalogue of departments, it’s only a matter of time until they’d add groceries too we think.

Mr Price Home

Mr Price is synonymous with good deals so can you imagine the bargains you can pick up online at Mr Price Home? From couches and dining room sets to a simple throw and accent piece, you’re bound to find a deal to match your budget. Bonus: Can’t find something in store? The Mr Price Home Team will help you find it online in-store and order it for you.


For a mix of South African and international fashion brands, Zando is the online store to head to. Yes, with such a wide variety of brands to enjoy you may as well never go to a real mall again. With so many options to choose from, there’s no wonder Zando makes the cut for top five best online stores in South Africa.


We like options, and Spree is just as good as Zando when it comes to fashion. With designer items from Gert Johan Coetzee and Leigh Shubert, they have a good mix for everyone which included designer and big name fashion names.