Betway South Africa Review 2019 - 1,000 ZAR Welcome Bonus

Betway South Africa Review 2019



Up to 1,000 ZAR

Up to 1,000 ZAR

It accepts ZAR accounts

Easy betting sites to navigate

Mobile Optimized

Competitive Odds

Payout Speed
Bonuses & Offers
Software & Games
Overall Rating

Founded in 2006, Betway has quickly become one of the most popular betting sites in the South African online gambling industry.

BettingTop10’s impartial experts have looked at their range of markets, live-in play options, payment methods, customer service and more, to help you find out all you need to know about one of the best betting sites in South Africa.

This comprehensive BettingTop10 review is the personal opinion of our editors who have worked hard on your behalf to save you time and effort. Read on to find out what our experts have to say.

Bonus Type: Free bet welcome bonus with first deposit.
Bonus Amount: Up to R1,000
Minimum Deposit: R10
How to claim it: Sign-up for an account, make your first deposit and Betway will give you an Extra Bet of 125% (up to R1000).
Bonus & Promotions

Free bets, refer-a-friend scheme, rewards programme.

Promo Code
Conditions The customer must be newly-registered to Betway, successfully pass FICA verification and place bets equivalent to 1x the value of their first deposit.


Bet now with Betway

Betway is one of the easiest betting sites to navigate, with punters in South Africa able to access all their favourite sports via a rotating carousel located near the top of the screen.

The main menu at the top of the page has handy links to sport and live betting, along with access to games, competitions and promotions.

There is a heavy focus on soccer on the homepage, with all the day’s top games listed in a menu to the left-hand side of the screen.

The main part of the page has details of upcoming matches along with links to outright betting for competitions across the world.

The right-hand column features a betting slip, while you can find links to betting rules, banking, help, and more at the bottom of the page.

The site is mobile optimised and can be accessed via your mobile browser. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. There is also a dedicated mobile app that is available from your favourite app store.

Betway offers some of the most competitive odds in the industry. There are more than 12,000 betting markets, including over 50 per game for the Premier League. Other popular sports include rugby, tennis, cricket, golf and many more.

There are plenty of banking options available for South African punters including credit/debit cards, e-Wallets and bank transfers. Betway also provides customer support including live chat 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week.

Company Profile
Company Betway is operated by Raging River Trading (Pty) Ltd.
Founded 2006
License & Regulations Services for residents in South Africa are by licensed and regulated by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board (License Number: 10181496-004).


The Betway Welcome Offer gives you an Extra Bet of 125% (up to R1000) after you make your first deposit. This bonus only requires 1x playthrough at odds of 1.8 or higher. Other promotions include:

  • 4 To Score: Simply make predictions for the first teams to score in four soccer divisions and you could win R50,000.
  • Betway Rewards: Earn rewards every time you wager on any sports fixtures (pre-game or live betting) and live numbers.
  • Refer-a-Friend: Betway now rewards you with R50 for every friend you refer to join the site and share the thrill and excitement of sports betting.
  • Get 30% Back: Bet on this weekend’s biggest EPL fixtures and if you’re unlucky, you’ll get 30% of your bet back.


How to Sign up at Betway



Visit Betway and click on the ‘Sign-up’ button at the top of the site.

Complete the two-step registration process, make a deposit and start betting. Betway also requires punters in South Africa to complete a simple identity verification process.


live-bettingBetway offers live in-play betting on a range of sports including football, cricket, rugby and golf. Each event features a vast array of markets to wager on, giving punters the opportunity to make predictions on the outcome as the action unfolds.

Whether you like betting on the Premier League, tennis Grand Slams, Test Match cricket, top-class rugby or something else, Betway provides punters with plenty of ways to wager on your favourite sports.


What we liked about Betway

Impressive live betting portal available around the clock
Site navigation is quick and easy
Great access to handy statistics
Competitive sign-up offer
Comprehensive customer service with live chat 24/7
Huge selection of sports available
Quick registration process
Safe and secure banking options
Excellent mobile app

Homepage is a little too focused on soccer, although other sports are easy to access

No horse racing available to South African punters 6575
Live streaming of major events would enhance the site 8075
Live streaming of major events would enhance the site 7575


Betway has coverage of sports from around the world. The main focus is soccer betting, with top competitions like the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and the Champions League featuring heavily.

Rugby Union betting is also hugely popular at Betway, with a wide range of markets offered on the Six Nations, the Rugby Championship, the World Cup and other competitions across the globe.

In addition to European sports like the Europa League, Betway also has a great selection of US-based sports including the NFL, NHL, NBA and MBL.

With boxing betting, MMA, handball and snooker also among the sports on offer, Betway’s coverage matches many of the best betting sites in the industry.


  • Availability: Android and iOS
  • Live Streaming on Mobile: No
  • Live Betting on Mobile: Yes
  • Bonus: Extra Bet of 125% (up to R1000)

You will get virtually the same experience on the mobile version of the Betway site as offered on desktop. Both are user-friendly and pleasing on the eye, ensuring that players can bet on their favourite sports at home or on the move.

Betway’s sportsbook app allows you to quickly switch between markets, making it easy to place bets on your predictions in advance or during events. The app is smooth and intuitive, allowing you to confidently wager on markets across a wide range of sports.

You can also access Betway customer support directly from your mobile app with telephone, email contact and a live text chat option available 24-hours-a-day.

Just visit your favourite app store, search for Betway and follow the on-screen instructions to download the app.


Banking Option Deposit Withdrawal
Deposit method Type Minimum Maximum Fee Process time Minimum Maximum Fee Process time
Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard Min R10 Max R1,000,000 Free Instant Min R10 Max R1,000,000 Free Instant
Quick EFT i-PAY Min R10 Max R1,000,000 Free Instant Min R10 Max R1,000,000 Free 1 day
EFT Bank Transfer ABSA Min R50 Max R1,000,000 Free 1-3 days Min R50 Max R1,000,000 Free 1 day
EFT Bank Transfer FNB Min R50 Max R1,000,000 Free 1-3 days Min R50 Max R1,000,000 Free 1-5 days
EFT Bank Transfer Nedbank Min R50 Max R1,000,000 Free 1-3 days Min R50 Max R1,000,000 Free 1-5 days
EFT Bank Transfer Standard Bank Min R50 Max R1,000,000 Free 1-3 days Min R50 Max R1,000,000 Free 1-5 days
EFT Bank Transfer OTT Voucher Min R50 Max R1,000,000 Free Immediate Min R10 Max R5,000 Free 1-5 days

How to Make a Deposit

To deposit funds, log in and click the “My Account” button on the top right hand corner of the homepage.

You will be directed to the deposit page where you can choose a payment method.

How to Make a Withdrawal

To withdraw funds, log in and click the “My Account” button at the top right of the homepage, then click “Withdraw Funds” and enter the details requested.


Email [email protected]
Live Chat Accessible via account only.
Telephone 0861 787 250.
Address 2 Waterview Cl, Century City, Cape Town, 2076, South Africa.


Betway is one of the best betting sites in South Africa, providing punters with a vast array of wagering opportunities.

An impressive live betting portal features a wide range of popular sports, although this could be enhanced by the introduction of live streaming. However, Betway does offer an excellent statistics service to supplement this section of their site.

A competitive sign-up offer, comprehensive 24/7 customer service options including live chat and an ongoing rewards program highlight that Betway values its customers.

A quick registration process, safe and secure banking options and an excellent offering on mobile makes Betway a great choice for both novice and experienced punters.