Online payments built to build your business

Get super-fast and super-secure online payments from just about anywhere in the world with South Africa’s most-loved payment platform – letting you get on with the business of running your business.

Introducing the new-look Payfast

You may find that we look a little different, but under this shiny, new hood we’re just as slick, secure and seamless as ever.

Your Payfast account.
The smartest way to get you paid.

No one does payment processing better than we do, making your Payfast account the fastest, smartest and safest way to receive payments online.

How would you like to get paid?

Integrate and immediately accept 9+ payment processing methods, including credit cards, Instant EFT, QR codes, Mobicred and store cards.

No monthly fees. Zero. Zip. Nada.

Yup, you only pay a small transaction fee when you make a sale. No monthly, setup or hidden fees.

Our support system’s pretty darn great.

We’re determined to build South African businesses. That commitment means email support for you, 7 days a week.

We work with the best

You deserve success. You also deserve options. That’s why Payfast works with 80+ of the world’s best shopping cart platforms, plus our super-smart API lets you integrate your custom-built websites.

Loved by developers

You’ll love how easy it is to build payment flows for any use case — from online collections to automated subscriptions and everything in between — by integrating our SDKs and API endpoints.

Our documentation includes:

  • Custom integration
  • Robust APIs
  • Onsite payments
  • Recurring billing
  • Pay Now button
  • Shopping carts

Integration built in

Payfast integrates with 80+ platforms and plugins to ensure that no matter what platform you use, you can get paid instantly and securely online.

Custom integrations

Have a custom-developed website? No problem. With a custom Payfast integration, you’ll start receiving payments instantly on your digital platform. The Payfast Developer Documentation includes everything you or your developer needs to know to successfully integrate Payfast into your website.

Trusted by more than 100,000 South African businesses.

Real-time reporting to help you
grow your business

We know how busy building a business can be. That’s why we built the one dashboard to rule them all, a single, super-responsive online dashboard that lets you manage your entire account, customise your settings, easily enable payment methods and features, plus action payouts, refunds and more.

Payfast.
Pay it safe.

Our security systems exceed industry standards, ensuring that every payment made on our platform is absolutely secure.

More ways to get you paid

We support pretty much every popular payment method out there in South Africa. So when your customers want to show you the money they, well, can. In just about any way they like.