Top 12 crypto exchanges to buy and sell bitcoin in South Africa

Here are the top crypto exchanges in ZA, handpicked and updated by buybitcoinsmart.

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Binance

Founded in 2017.

Binance is available in South Africa

Binance is one of the biggest and most innovative crypto exchanges.

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Cex.io

Founded in 2013.

Cex.io is available in South Africa

Cex.io is a time-tested British exchange with over 3 million users.

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Coinmama

Founded in 2013.

Coinmama is available in South Africa

Coinmama is the perfect choice to buy bitcoin with credit & debit card.

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Kraken

Founded in 2011.

Kraken is available in South Africa

Kraken is one of the largest and oldest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.

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Yellow Card

Founded in 2019.

Yellow Card is available in South Africa

Yellow Card is a simple, fast and secure platform to buy digital currencies

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Luno

Founded in 2013.

Luno is available in South Africa

Luno is trusted across 40 countries by over 5 million people.

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Paxful

Founded in 2015.

Paxful is available in South Africa

Paxful is a peer-to-peer marketplace for buying and selling bitcoin.

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LocalBitcoins

Founded in 2012.

LocalBitcoins is available in South Africa

LocalBitcoins is a peer-to-peer marketplace for buying and selling bitcoin.

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OKCoin

Founded in 2013.

OKCoin is available in South Africa

OKCoin is the perfect exchange for an experienced trader.

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Changelly

Founded in 2013.

Changelly is available in South Africa

Changelly is an intermediary platform between crypto exchanges and users.

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Bittrex

Founded in 2014.

Bittrex is available in South Africa

Bittrex is a US regulated crypto exchange with high focus on security.

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Bitstamp

Founded in 2011.

Bitstamp is available in South Africa

Bitstamp is a crypto exchange focused on reliability and safety.

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How to buy bitcoin in South Africa

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Follow these 3 steps to buy bitcoin safely in South Africa.

Step 1

Choose the exchange

Browse through our list of top 12 crypto exchanges in South Africa

Step 2

Register + KYC

Register on the exchange and go through the Know Your Customer process to purchase crypto in South Africa

Step 3

Deposit fiat & buy bitcoin

Buy bitcoin with credit/debit card in South Africa if you need it quick, or fund your exchange account with fiat and purchase BTC after arrival of funds. Buying crypto with debit and credit cards usually results in higher fees.

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