Affiliate Marketing is one of the simplest and fastest ways to make money online in South Africa right now…
…The biggest challenge for most people is finding small businesses, companies or organizations that you can send referrals to who will pay you an affiliate commission.
Successful affiliate marketing is totally dependent on having fantastic physical products and services that you can create marketing campaigns for.
In this post, I am going to share 43 different companies in South Africa that have affiliate programs that you can refer leads and customers to right now so that you can start earning an income online.
Before I share these details with you, let’s take a look at affiliate marketing in a bit more detail…
How does affiliate marketing work?
Distilled down to the basics, affiliate marketing is a form of marketing where a business or service provider pays a third party (the referring affiliate) a commission for referring business or leads their way.
If you’d like to learn more about how affiliate marketing works then this post on how to make money online with affiliate marketing in South Africa will be extremely helpful.
The commissions these businesses pay-out on affiliate products will differ from business to business but they can range from 2% through to 50%. How much money you make will also be largely dependent on their conversion rates.
Some of these commissions are also paid out once, while others are paid out on a recurring basis for products of a recurring nature.
The 43 Companies in South Africa that you can earn affiliate commission from right now…
As mentioned before, finding companies that have referral or affiliate programs set up can be a challenge, but I’ve done the hard work for you. Below is the list of the 43 affiliate marketing programs in South Africa and most importantly, how to use them to make money online.
I’ve grouped them by industry to make it slightly easier for you…(You can click on any of the links below to go directly to that section)
- Health and Wellness
- Travel & Accommodation
- eCommerce & Online Shopping
- Business Services
- Tech, Gadgets & DIY
- Beauty, Fashion, Clothing & Make-up
- Affiliate Marketing Directories
Let’s dig into each of the affiliate marketing categories in a bit more detail…
Health and Wellness affiliate programs in South Africa
There is a lot of opportunity in the health and fitness space as a South African affiliate marketer. Here is a list of South African fitness, supplements & health and wellness affiliate programs:
- Coach Parry – Commission ranges from R40 to R600
- USN – 5 to 10% Commission
- eVitamins – 12 to 20% Commission
- The Health Nut – Commission unknown
- Pure Nutracare – 20% Commission
- Natural Wise – 10% Commission
- Master Health Products – 10% Commission
- Faithful to Nature – Commission unknown
If you are a fitness blogger or influencer, promoting these products and services are fairly easy. Here is how to use these health and wellness affiliate programs to make money online:
Lindsey Parry is a running and triathlon coach who has been to 2 Olympic Games as part of team South Africa, coached athletes to world championship titles, to winning the Comrades Marathon and has also helped thousands of athletes reach their goal of simply finishing Comrades as the official Comrades Marathon coach.
Lindsey has built an online training platform that you can promote as an affiliate and earn a commission on any of his monthly or annual training club plans or any of his 12 week running, cycling or triathlon training plans. You can get all the details and register as an affiliate by clicking here.
How to use it: If you have a fitness blog or Youtube channel you can give training tips and promote the Coach Parry training club to your audience and receive an affiliate commission for anyone you refer who joins the Coach Parry Training Club or who buys a 12 week training plan.
USN – Ultimate Sports Nutrition
USN or Ultimate Sports Nutrition is a supplement company that was started in South Africa but has grown into a massive international business. USN’s supplements are available in most retailers in South Africa but they are also available to purchase through the USN online store.
USN has a tiered affiliate programme which pays you a higher commission the more you sell. The referral commission starts at 5% and tops out at 10%.
How to use it: You can create a series of blog posts reviewing their protein supplements and generate commission through your affiliate links in those posts.
You can learn more about USN and sign up for their affiliate program here.
If you blog about any topics related to health and wellness then eVitamins has a great affiliate program. They pay between 12% and 20% in referral commissions so there is great earning potential as an affiliate marketer in South Africa.
How to use it: You can create a comparison video comparing two of their collagen supplements.
The Health Nut
If you’re interested in alternative health and alternative health products then the Health Nut would be perfect for you to promote.
You can learn more and sign up for The Health Nut’s affiliate program here.
How to use it: You can create an in-depth blog post about the benefits and uses of activated charcoal and directly to that product using your affiliate link.
Pure Nutracare has a range of sports nutrition products that you can use to generate an income online by referring traffic and customers their way.
Pure Nutracare offers a 20% commission on any sales that you refer and you can also earn an additional 5% on any sales of other affiliates that you refer. You can learn more and sign up here.
How to use it: You can create a detailed video review of their Rapid Recovery and post it on your Youtube channel.
Naturalwise is another fantastic website to partner with as an affiliate marketer in South Africa. They have an extensive range of health and wellness products that you can generate an affiliate income off of.
They currently pay a 10% affiliate commission on any sales that are generated through your affiliate links. You can sign up as an affiliate of Naturalwise here.
How to use it: Naturalwise have an amazing range of products! You can review and compare some of their higher ticket items like their juicers or dehydrators and make a very significant amount of affiliate commission on each sale.
Master Health Products
Master Health Products is another homegrown South African business that has an affiliate program that pays a handsome commission. They pay 10% on any sales that are generated through your social media platforms, blog and email list.
You can learn more about Master Health Products and their affiliate program here.
How to use it: You could write a blog post about the benefits of using ear candles and link to that specific product on the Master Health Products website.
Faithful to Nature
If you’re into all things organic, then Faithful to Nature is a business you definitely want to promote as an affiliate. Faithful to Nature believes in sustainable, organic products and ensures that every single one of the products they sell are as safe and natural as they say they are.
To learn more about Faithful to Nature and to sign up to their affiliate program, click here.
How to use it: You could create a Youtube video series on the benefits of probiotics and the importance of a healthy gut and link to their extensive range of pre- and probiotics.
Travel Affiliate Programs in South Africa
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be a travel blogger? There is something romantic about travelling the world and writing about it. And if you can get paid for it, what a bonus! Not many of us can travel the world full time, but we can write about it.
Here is a list of travel affiliate programs in South Africa:
- Travelstart – Between R90 and R170 per booking
- JustGO – R15 per booking
- Tripadvisor – Minimum of 50% of the booking commission
- SafariNow – Up to 15% Commission
- Travel Check – R100 per flight booking, R250 per package booking & 4% per hotel booking
- Cape of Good Hope Tours – 1% to 5% commission on confirmed sales
- Camper Travel Africa – Commission unknown
- Bags & Baggage – 5% Commission
- Cape Town Pass – 5% Commission
- Avis – Up to 4% Commission
If you are a travel influencer or blogger then here is how to use these travel and accommodation affiliate programs to generate an income online in South Africa:
Travelstart has got to be one of the easiest websites to search and book any flights or accommodation through on the internet today. Like, seriously. It is so easy. Plus they pay between R90 and R170 per booking that you refer to them.
If you have a have anything to do with the travel industry and you’re not using the Travelstart affiliate program you are missing out. You can learn more about what they do, test their site out for yourself and register as a Travelstart affiliate here.
How to use it: Writing blogs about great destinations? You can link to flights to get there, accommodation to stay in AND activities to do there.
JustGO is an online travel platform for price-conscious travellers. They have direct links to 30 bus companies as well as all the low-cost airlines in Southern Africa.
Compared to some of the other travel affiliate programs the commission offered by JustGo is on the lower side of the scale at R15 per booking that is made from your referral.
How to use it: Perhaps you have travelled through sub-Saharan Africa by bus and have documented your journey online, JustGO would be a great way to earn a commission when sharing the details of those bus trips.
TripAdvisor is the world’s Travel website. They receive millions of hits every month and you can get in on this action. You can earn commission on linking to any of the service providers that are listed on the TripAdvisor website. With flights, hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions, you literally have millions of options to earn from.
If you’d like to find out more about the TripAdvisor affiliate program and to sign up you can click here.
How to use this: you can write an extensive blog post about attractions in a specific town or city. within that post, you can deep-link to various hotels restaurants and attractions on the TripAdvisor website that you can then earn an affiliate commission on.
Safarinow is the largest website for travel bookings to South and East Africa on the planet. If you create content around African safaris, the SafariNow’s affiliate program would be a perfect match for you. They offer a 15% commission for every completed booking that you refer, so if you can start driving traffic and referrals up there is a lot of money to be made with this affiliate program.
If you would like to find out more about the SafariNow affiliate program you can by clicking here.
How to use this: Once again, the sky is the limit with the types of content you can create using the SafariNow affiliate program. A great example of content that you can create is a series of blog posts on safari lodges in South Africa that are family-friendly.
Travelcheck is a website that gives users the opportunity to book flights and hotels as a package and in doing so they get them at a discounted price. Travelcheck pay affiliate commissions on plane tickets, hotel bookings as well as packaged travel deals.
Travelcheck pay R100 per flight booking, R250 per package booked and 4% of every hotel booking made through your affiliate links. If you’d like to find out more about the Travelcheck affiliate program and to sign up, you can click here.
How to use it: If your Instagram account is travel based, you can share photos of various destinations and link to them in your bio. You can refer people to the Travelcheck website to make bookings to the destinations you’re sharing on social media.
Cape of Good Hope Tours
Cape of Good Hope Tours specialises in private tours around Cape Town and the Garden Route and have accredited nature, adventure, and tour guides.
They pay between 1% and 5% affiliate commission on any tours booked and paid for through your affiliate link. This is where you can join their affiliate program.
How to use it: You could create a YouTube video about visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach and link to Cape of Good Hope Tours for a specialist tour of the area.
Camper Travel Africa
There are few better ways to see Africa then by road tripping in the campervan. If you’re a travel blogger that creates content about roughing it in Africa, then camper travel Africa is the company for you.
They offer campervan hire on the continent and have pick-up and drop-off points right throughout Africa. This is where you can learn more about their affiliate program and how to sign up.
How to use it: If you are the travel blogger that specialises in African travel you could create a series of posts that review campsites throughout Africa and link to the camper travel Africa website.
Bags & Baggage
As a traveller, who doesn’t need luggage? Bags and Baggage offer a wide range of travel suitcases and bags that you can link to from your blog, YouTube channel or social media channels
Bags and Baggage currently pay 5% for the commission on any sales generated through your affiliate links. if you would like to sign up to their affiliate program you can do so by clicking here.
How to use it: Product reviews are a fantastic way to generate affiliate income and you could take each one of the products on the Bags and Baggage website and do an in-depth review which will then link back to their website in order for you to generate referral commission.
Cape Town Pass
Cape Town Pass gives visitors to the Mother City the opportunity to buy one single pass to many of the tourist attractions available in Cape Town. Through their app and website users are able to plan their trip and gain access to these attractions.
Cape Town Pass offers a 5% million commission on all sales that are generated through your unique affiliate link. you can find out more about the Cape Town pass and sign up for their affiliate program here.
How to use it: You could create a series of blog posts about what there is to see and do in Cape Town and on each of those posts link to Cape Town Pass so that your website could possibly purchase one.
Avis is one of the most recognised travel brands in the world and you can partner with them as an affiliate. They offer vehicle hire globally which means you can promote their brands across your channels anywhere in the world.
Depending on the amount of volume you refer to Avis you can earn up to 4% as an affiliate. to find out more about Avis’s affiliate program and to sign up you can click here.
How to use it: Road tripping is a fantastic niche within the travel industry and you can create posts or videos about some of the best roads to drive in various countries.
eCommerce & Online Shopping Affiliate Programs in South Africa
E-commerce and online shopping is exploding in South Africa right now. with more and more consumers turning to the internet to do their shopping there is a fantastic opportunity as an affiliate marketer to generate income in the e-commerce space.
Here is a list of e-commerce and online shopping affiliate programs in South Africa:
- Loot – 5% Commission of the first order
- Zasstra – 5% Commission
- Mantality – 10% Commission
- Zalemart – 5% Commission
- 4aKid – Up to 20% Commission
- Bid or Buy – Up to R100 per new user referred
- Future Light – 7% Commission
- Hannah Pad – 10 % Commission
- Mrs Martins – 10% Commission
Let’s dig into each one of these in a bit more detail and how you can generate an income online from them as an affiliate marketer…
Loot is one of the largest online retailers in South Africa and they have a very extensive range of products that they sell online. As an affiliate marketer Loot will pay you 5% of the first order of any customer that you refer to their website.
If you would like to find out more about the Loot affiliate program and how you can sign up this is the page to visit.
How to use this: The Loot affiliate program gives you endless opportunities to promote different products on your website from sports goods to electronics to books and more. It doesn’t matter what your niche is there are bound to be products that loot stock that you can create content about.
Just like Loot, Zasstra has a very extensive range of goods that they sell online. The big difference between the two websites, however, is that Zasstra pays you a 5% referral commission for life for every purchase a client who you referred makes, whereas loot doesn’t.
If you’d like to find out more about Zasstra product offering and their affiliate program you can do so by clicking here.
How to use it: If you are a mommy blogger, for example, you could write a product review on any of their mom and baby products and then link through to that product on the Sasstra website.
Mantality is a South African based online retailer that targets men specifically with their range of products and services. Like loot and Zasstra, they have a wide variety of products for sale from men’s grooming products through to gadgets for your man-cave.
Mentality offers a very generous 10% referral commission to any affiliate marketers who refer customers to their online store. You can learn more about the mentality affiliate program how it works and how to sign up here.
How to use it: If your online audience is primarily male, Mantality has products that you can promote. Whether it’s creating a YouTube video about the ultimate man-cave or if you write blog posts on how to trim your beard, you can link through to products on their website.
Zalemart is a brand new South African general online retailer that offers an affiliate program. They are offering a 5% affiliate commission and larger kickbacks on your own personal purchases.
You can learn more about Zalemart here and sign up for their affiliate program while you’re at it.
4aKid is a South African e-commerce store that targets parents with young children. They have a wonderful range of children’s toys, clothing, decor, books and a whole lot more.
They also offer a very generous affiliate commission of up to 20% on sales generated through your affiliate link. You can learn more about their affiliate program here.
How to use this: Perhaps you are someone who blogs about interior design yeah, you could create a series of posts around decorating children’s bedrooms and link to the decor items in the 4akid online store.
Bid or Buy
Bidorbuy has been around the South African e-commerce landscape for many years. They are a general online retail platform and also run online auctions. They don’t offer an affiliate commission on sales but they do offer a one-time payment for registered users of up to R100 per user.
If you would like to find out more about the Bid or Buy affiliate program and how it works you can do so by clicking here.
How to use it: You could select specific actions to promote on your website, for example, let’s say you blog about stamp collecting you could find an auction that is selling stamps and promote that with your affiliate link on your website.
Future Light are an online light retailer based in South Africa that literally sells anything to do with lights. If you need lightbulbs, a light for your bicycle or LED strip lights, they’ve got you covered. If it lights up, they sell it!
They currently have an affiliate program up and running that pays a 7% referral commission for any sales generated through your affiliate links. You can learn more about it here.
How to use it: If you own a YouTube channel that creates video content around home renovations or DIY projects, Future Light is a great option for you, as you can promote their various lighting products within your videos.
Hannahpad is a truly unique South African Online retailer that was born out of the search for sustainable alternatives for disposable tampons and pads. Amongst other products, Hannahpad sell organic reusable cloth pads.
Hannahpad pay a 10% affiliate commission on any sales that are generated through you unique affiliate URL or coupon code. You can learn more about Hannahpad, what they do and their affiliate program here.
How to use this: If you blog about women’s health issues, you could perhaps write a post about endometriosis and include Hannahpads as a recommended product.
Mrs Martins sell locally manufactured, eco-friendly, biological cleaning products and accessories. If you are looking for cleaning products that are safe for both you and your family then Mrs Martins is a great business to promote.
They currently also offer a 10% affiliate commission for any sales that you may refer to them. You can sign up for their affiliate program here.
How to use it: If you blog about environmental issues and you could create a series of posts about products to use in your home that are not harmful to the environment and link through to the Mrs Martins product range.
Business service affiliate programs in South Africa
Many of us create online content in the niche of business and finance. The good news is there are also companies in South Africa in this sector of industry that have affiliate programs.
Here is a list of business service affiliate programs in South Africa:
- Wonga – Commission unknown
- Linuxweb – 10% Commission
- Eflex Sourcing – Commission unknown
- Stallion Hosting – 25% Commission
Wonga offers short-term loans of between R4000 and R8000 to South African consumers. They are able to grant the loans a lot quicker than traditional South African lenders and in doing so have built an extremely successful business.
Wonga does have an affiliate program but you do need a minimum of 25 000 unique visitors a month to your website and their affiliate program is by application only. You can learn more about it here.
How to use it: you can create a blog post comparing South African lenders and interest rates and in that post you can link through to longer.
Linuxweb offer a variety of products in the web hosting and internet service provider space. They offer shared and WordPress hosting, as well as reseller hosting. They are an internet service provider offering both capped and uncapped ADSL.
By referring potential clients to Linux web you are able to earn a 10% affiliate commission on any services they purchase. You can sign up for the Linux web affiliate program here.
How to use it: You could create a series of videos for your YouTube channel on the difference between the various types of website hosting and the advantages thereof. In that video you can link to Linuxweb.
Eflex Sourcing offer their customers the opportunity to source products from various international markets to sell within the South African market. They pay an affiliate commission on any business generated through your affiliate links.
You can learn more about the Eflex Sourcing affiliate program here.
How to use it: You may teach people how to set up e-commerce stores through Shopify and one of the biggest problems your students might have is finding products to sell online. By linking to Eflex sourcing you can earn a commission on the products they source for your students.
Stallion Hosting is a South African company that provides website hosting for businesses both here in South Africa and abroad. They offer a very competitive 25% affiliate commission on any hosting packages that are signed up for using your unique affiliate link.
You can learn more about Stallion Hosting and their affiliate program here.
How to use it: You may have a YouTube channel where you create videos teaching users how to build their own websites. As part of those tutorials, you could teach someone how to set up a WordPress website and you can then link to Stallion hosting.
Tech, Gadgets & DIY affiliate programs in South Africa
I’m gadget, tech and power tool crazy! I love all my devices and tools from my Macbook Pro to my GoPro 7 through to my Ryobi Jigsaw. If you are currently creating content in this niche, you’ll be pleased to know there are a few South African affiliate programs that you can start using and make money from today.
Here is a list of tech & gadget affiliate programs in South Africa:
- Xtreme accessories – 5% Commission
- iToys – 5% Commission
- Home Improvement Hub – R50 per form submission
Xtreme Accessories is a leader in selling GoPro accessories in South Africa and they stock a very wide range of both cameras and accessories. They also sell drones and gimbals and everything else you may need as an outdoor adventure enthusiast.
Xtreme Accessories offer a 5% referral or affiliate commission on any sales that are generated by traffic you send to them through your unique affiliate link. If you would like to read up further about their affiliate program you can do so by clicking here.
How to use it: You may be a drone enthusiast and create a podcast and specifically at drone pilots and within that podcast you can share your affiliate link to Xtreme accessories.
iToys sell a variety of Apple accessories online in South Africa. Through their affiliate program you are able to earn a 5% referral commission on any sales of their iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch accessories.
You can learn more about iToys and sign up for their affiliate program here.
How to use this: You may be a tech writer who creates a lot of content around Apple’s suite of products and you could write a blog post comparison between two new iPhone cases on the market.
Home Improvement Hub
Home Improvement Hub is a lead generation platform for businesses in the home improvement and renovation market in South Africa. They pay R50 per form submission for new enquiries about home improvements or renovations.
You can find out more about Home Improvement Hub’s affiliate program here.
How to use it: You can create a video on how to plan a bathroom renovation and post it on YouTube and within that video refer your viewers to Home Improvement Hub.
Insurance affiliate programs in South Africa
Insurance companies around the world generally pay a lot for lead Generation. there is a lot of competition in this niche but if you can drive traffic to these companies you will be rewarded handsomely for the leads:
Here is a list of South African insurance affiliate programs:
Let’s learn a little more about these affiliate programs now…
Insurance Hound is a lead generation platform for the insurance industry. Consumers who are looking for competitive insurance quotes submit their details and Insurance Hound then pass those onto different insurance companies.
This is where you can find out more about Insurance Hound’s affiliate program.
How to use this: As a financial blogger, you could write a post about the importance of having short term insurance and link through to the Insurance hound website.
There is also a lot of money to be made in the life insurance lead generation game. Instant Life is also a lead generation business but in the life insurance niche. Just like Insurance Hound, Instant Life doesn’t advertise what their referral commission is but life insurance companies, in general, do pay a lot for lead generation.
How to use it: If you create videos about family-related issues, a specific video on Estate planning could include a link to Instant life
Pet affiliate programs in South Africa
Anyone who owns a pet knows exactly how much money gets spent in this industry every year. From pet food to pet accessories and even outfits, if you have an online presence that is dedicated to our furry, feathered and scaled friends there’s a pet affiliate program for you.
Here is the list of pet affiliate programs in South Africa:
PetMania doesn’t have the biggest range of pet accessories, but some are better than nothing. They do offer a 5% referral or affiliate commission for any sales that traffic you send their way generates.
You can discover more and sign up for PetMania’s affiliate program here.
How to use this: If you have a podcast about pet care you can use your PetMania affiliate link when talking about how to care for a pet rabbit for example.
4aPet is a South African online retailer specialising in pet accessories. They offer a very generous 20% referral commission on any sales from traffic that you send their way.
You can find out more about their affiliate program right here.
How to use it: You may create videos for your YouTube channel on pet care and you could record one on how to trim your dog at home and link to a dog trimmer that they sell on 4aPet.
Fashion, Beauty, Make-up & Clothing affiliate programs in South Africa
The fashion industry online is massive and there is a lot of opportunity to generate an income online as a successful affiliate marketer. There are many fashion, beauty & cosmetic and clothing affiliate programs to choose from to promote online.
Here is the list of fashion, beauty and clothing affiliate programs in South Africa:
- Zando – Commission unknown
- Ever Beauty – 10% Commission
- Vaadi Organics – between 10% and 20% Commission
- Pro Gifts – 15% Commission
- Shape Wear Shop – 10% Commission
Let’s learn a little more about these fashion & beauty affiliate programs now…
Zando is the largest online clothing retailer in South Africa and they have a very extensive range of men’s and women’s clothing from 700 different brands around the world.
If your online platforms have anything to do with fashion, then Zando is a great company to partner with. If you’d like to find out more about the Zando affiliate program you can do so here.
How to use this: You could write a series of posts on how to create a diverse wardrobe with only a certain number of items that you can mix and match You would then obviously link through to those products on the Zando website.
Ever Beauty sells cosmetics and makeup online in South Africa. They offer a 10% commission on any sales so if you’re a fashion or beauty influencer there is a fantastic opportunity here to generate income online.
To join Ever Beauty’s affiliate program simply click here.
How to use this: makeup tutorials online generate a ton of traffic and you can demonstrate products that ever beauty sells and link through to them with your affiliate link.
Vaadi Organics sell a very extensive range of organic body products from face washes and scrubs to sunscreen, shampoos and pedicure kits.
As an affiliate marketer, you can earn between 10 and 20% commission on any sales generated through your referred traffic. You can learn more about it and sign up for the Vaadi Organics affiliate program here.
How to use it: You could create a step-by-step tutorial on how to do a deep cleansing facial at home and in that tutorial you could demonstrate the Vaadi Organics products and link through to their website.
ProGifts is a South African online retailer that sells a wide variety of products that include flowers and gifts but as a beauty and fashion influencer or blogger, their fragrance range is what is super interesting.
They offer up to a 15% referral commission and they stock a very wide range of some of the biggest and best fragrance brands in the world.
How to use this: you could create a series of review blog posts on different fragrances for different events or occasions and link through to the ProGifts website.
Another South African online retailer that you can promote as an affiliate marketer is the Shapewear Shop. They have a wonderful range of swimwear, gym wear and butt shaping pants.
They offer a 10% referral commission and you can sign up for their affiliate program by clicking here.
How to use this: you can create a blog post featuring the latest swimwear styles and link through to the Shapewear website with your affiliate text link.
BONUS: Affiliate Marketing Directories in South Africa
There are also a handful of reputable marketplaces that will put you in contact with other South African companies that will pay you a referral or affiliate commission.
Many big businesses in South Africa offer you the opportunity to market their products or services on their behalf but they handle the tracking and payouts through a third party.
It can be very lucrative as an affiliate marketer in South Africa to register with these companies so that you can start generating an income from affiliate marketing as soon as possible.
I’ll dig into those three platforms in future blog posts and how you can generate money online in South Africa through affiliate marketing by standing out from the crowd.
In future posts, I will be digging into each of these topics in more detail in the coming weeks and moths. I’ll also be showing you exactly how to build affiliate marketing income in various video tutorials that I’ll be uploading to my YouTube channel.
If you know of any other South African Affiliate Programs that I have not put on this list or have any questions about generating an income online in South Africa today feel free to be in touch via Facebook or Twitter.