Online South African stores that accept PayPal

Online South African stores that accepts PayPal
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There are a couple of good reasons why someone in South Africa would want to use their PayPal account to pay for online goods. Whether you have it linked to your South African credit card, or you have some spare bucks hanging around in it, here are some online South African stores that will be happy to take your hard-earned money.

This is an ongoing post. Please suggest corrections, explanations, etc. in the comment section at the bottom of this page.


With about ten years under its belt, bidorbuy is one of South Africa’s foremost online destinations. Through their sellers, they offer a huge variety of goods. Sellers that accept PayPal can be filtered by choosing PayPal as Payment option on the left of the page.


At Mantality they love and sell manly stuff. Their online store features 1000’s of ‘the coolest gadgets and products aimed exclusively at men’. Items range from South African sourced to imported products. Mantality is a recent addition to this post (thank you for letting us know in the comments section), but they have been operating since 2008.

MDF Models

MDF Models is a South African online store that sells plastic model kits, books & DVDs, model paint and accessories. There’s not a lot of information about them on the internet, but their Facebook group has been active since 2015 and they have 259 members at the time of updating this post.


Netflix logo

We all know Netflix. Being an American company, the South African branch of Netflix also accepts PayPal.

PC Direct Online

Situated in Cape Town, South Africa, PC Direct online sells PCs, laptops and PC equipment. At the time of writing, they had a great rating on OneShop with only one complaint on Hellopeter. Although they have an order-before-pay system, they offer free delivery on higher-priced items.

Shelflife Online Store

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Shelflife Online Store is an international online sneaker, graffiti and streetwear store. They have a good rating on Facebook, with over 600 000 fans.

Vape Store

Vape Store is a proudly South African online store with the “largest selection of tabletop and portable vaporizers”. On Facebook they have a good rating, with over 1 300 followers.

Honourable mentions


BangGood is an online Chinese store that sells thousands of products including toys, computer and electronic accessories, tools, etc. They accept PayPal and deliver (often for free) to South Africa.


Skillshare is an American online learning community for people who want to learn from educational videos. South Africans are also welcomed to join. Turn your PayPal debit into knowledge.

The majority of courses focus on interaction rather than lecturing, with the primary goal of learning by completing a project. Skillshare offers courses in almost anything you can think of, including programming, art, web design, social media, and many, many more.

You can now try out Skillshare for two months without paying anything (for FREE). Simply use this link to sign up.

Other stores that accept PayPal

Please get in touch with us if you know of any other online South African shops, or your own online shop, that accepts PayPal as a payment option. Also let us know if any of the abovementioned shops stopped accepting PayPal as a payment method.

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