Send money to South Africa online

From Musina to Cape Town, WorldRemit has South Africa covered.

  • The fast, simple way to send money to friends and family
  • Industry-leading payment security


No fees on your first 3 money transfers. Use promo code 3FREE on each payment

Already a customer? Save $20 instead! Just refer your friends and you'll both get $20 off.

How to send money to South Africa online

1. Choose how you want to send money to South Africa: select bank deposit, cash pickup or airtime top-up, and enter the amount you want to send. You'll see our low fees and exchange rate up front.

2. Enter the details of the person you’re sending to: choose from a list of people you’ve sent to in the past, or add a new recipient.

3. Pay for the transfer: both you and the recipient will get notifications by SMS and email when the money is sent and received.

Visit our FAQ page for more information on sending money to South Africa

Bank transfer

1 working day

Transfer to major banks within 1 working day

Please Note: Due to South Africa Exchange Control Regulations, our local partner may contact your recipient to complete a Reporting Mandate.

You can find out more about the Reporting Mandate here and by looking through the FAQs for South Africa.

First National Bank NedbankStandard BankCapitec ABSA

Cash pickup

Instant transfer

Cash is available to collect instantly from all branches of Mukuru.

View the full list of pickup locations in South Africa

Please Note: Due to South Africa Exchange Control Regulations, our local partner may contact your recipient to complete a Reporting Mandate.

Airtime top up

Instant top-up

Cellphone airtime is added instantly to phones on 8ta, Cell C, MTN and Vodacom.

8TA cell c mtn vodacom

Where can you send money to South Africa from?

Whatever transfer type you choose, you can send money to South Africa online from more than 145 countries around the world. Some of our most popular transfer routes include sending money to South Africa from the UK, Australia, America and Canada. Transfers can be made online using any device so you can support your loved ones from home or on the move.

How much money can you send to South Africa online?

The amount of money you can transfer to South Africa depends on the transfer type and the method of payment you choose. The maximum transfer limits are imposed by the country the payment is being made to. To see if your transfer is allowed, select your desired transfer type and amount, and you’ll then be told if it exceeds local limits.

What exchange rate will you receive?

Whatever transfer type you choose, we’ll show you exactly how much South Africa rand you’ll receive upfront and any fees that apply so you can check you’re getting the best deal. As international transfer specialists, we consistently give you more South African currency for your money than most banks. Simply enter the transfer amount to see the exchange rate we offer.

Why choose WorldRemit?

  • An illustration of a piggy bank

    Low cost

    Our low fees and exchange rates are shown upfront

  • An illustration of a spaceship


    Get your money to family and friends in minutes

  • An illustration of a desktop PC and a mobile phone


    It’s easy to use and we’re here to help round the clock

  • An illustration of two hands forming a heart


    Believe the hype: 120,000+ 5 star reviews

Safe and Secure
Your money’s in safe hands with us

Our industry-leading technology protects your money and guarantees it arrives safely every time. We’re licensed by government regulators around the world, so you can be sure we meet the highest possible standards.

A better way to send money

Faster, simpler, safer – send to those you love today.

Here’s the proof
Trustpilot rates WorldRemit as excellent

Awesome service. Urgently needed to get money to Uganda...A friend recommended it, and it worked fast and no issue.

Mama Shima - 3 months ago

Absolutely fantastic! Helpful and friendly people to deal with if u have any questions. Also very fast service! Paid from NZ to SA and money was showing in less than 12 hours.

Giselle de Beer - 3 months ago

I recently linked up with WorldRemit and I am truly happy with the services I get from them. For over 20 years I sent money to my friends and relatives in Nigeria and many times, it was like they were doing me a favor. I am glad I found this site, and I am here to stay. Thanks so much WorldRemit!

Marcellina John - 2 months ago

Amazing service, faultless and easy to use. What can I say, the whole process of transferring money was made easy with help always at hand and with professional service I cannot fault this WorldRemit at all. I highly recommend people who need to make money transfers to use this service. Thank you WorldRemit.

R Gore - 2 months ago

I am really impressed with the service. Transaction was concluded within minutes.

Haji Ahmed - 3 months ago

The easiest, quickest and most cost effective way of sending money abroad. Very efficient.

Clement Addai-Bempah - 3 months ago

The app is easy to used and zero hassle. The customer service is very good and would keep on using the app and I will highly recommend if you want hassle free transactions.

Cesar Ortiz - 4 months ago

I’m so happy for the service that WorldRemit provide. I paid for the service yesterday night and receive the money today! Even faster than the standard time.

Ivves Hermosilla - 6 months ago