South African Web Directories

The success of almost any website depends hugely on the amount inbound links coming to that particular website. But getting those links is not always an easy task especially when your website is relatively new and may not have a lot of quality content.

So how to you start getting some inbound links then?

Well the first step I always suggest is to get your website listed on as many free web directories as possible. This will at least give you a platform to get started and allow your entries to be indexed by search engines. Another benefit is that many times people actually land on directories before individual websites and if you are listed under your specific industry then chances are you will be found that way as well.

Getting listed in directories id by no means the be-all or end-all of getting inbound links, but simply the beginning. Getting your website to rank very highly in search engines is a lengthily process and requires a lot of time and dedication, but the rewards are worth the effort.

If you would like to get your website listed in some free South African based web directories, simply visit the urls below:

Have you found any great free website directories that you would like to share?


  1. Carmia Cronje on May 16, 2011 at 11:25 am

    This list was exactly I was looking for! Thanks for doing the work finding these directories.

    • Graham on May 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      Hey Carmia,

      Thanks for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚
      It is our pleasure – please let me know if there is anything else you would like to see on our blog in future.

  2. Andy Cue on June 9, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Finally finding something in 2014 that was posted in May 2011 ๐Ÿ˜€
    Any more posts with great Web directories in SA is always welcome.
    Great site.

  3. GlobeCore on August 31, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Thank you for the list.
    Do you also know social bookmarking websites in Africa?
    And industrial portals?

    • Graham on August 31, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Thank you for your comment and questions ๐Ÿ™‚

      At this stage I am not aware of African specific social bookmarking websites or any industrial portals. I will however add these to the list if I find some, but please also feel free to find your discoveries here as well.

  4. Natalija Cameron on January 6, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Thank you for this information. Very useful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. JC on August 24, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Thank you for sharing with me and our colleagues.

  6. Mzansi Corporate Services on April 9, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Thank you very much.

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