Top 20 Female Bloggers in South Africa

by Claire Minnaar

Given blogging is such a big deal at the moment, I couldn’t resist putting together this blog post on the Top 20 Female Bloggers in South Africa (other than myself of course :P). These women are very well known in the blogging community and given their popularity, I’m sure we can all learn a thing or 2 about these lovely ladies!

I’ve included links to their Twitter profiles and websites to help you get to know them a little better AND I have included what blogging platform they are using in case you are thinking of starting your own blog and are still deciding what to run it on.

Please Note:

  • These have not be done in ANY particular order.
  • Top bloggers listed below are based on various aspect in research me and my team has done – includes Twitter popularity, Social Media, general media coverage, aggregators, search engine rankings and general popularity.
Mandy de Waal
Writer. Thought Activist. Journalist.
Twitter: @mandyldewaal
Blog System: Typepad
Eve Dmochowska
Web strategist, Internet addict. (Updated 4 July 2018 – Website no longer active)
Twitter: @EveD
Blog System: Wordpress
Glen and Wanda Coustas
Environmental activists.
Twitter: @urbansprout
Blog System: Drupal
Sarah Britten
Communication strategist, brand ambassador for Land Rover, writer of books, painter of pictures with lipstick, experiencer of existential crises.
Twitter: @Anatinus
Blog System: Wordpress
Sam Wilson
Digital content chick at Woolworths, but tweeting for myself. Obviously. Big believer in the power of the piñata. (Edited: Blog no longer active)
Twitter: @SamWilson1
Blog System: Wordpress
Tertia Albertyn
Mother, author, blogger and baby-maker. The Queen of Everything.
Twitter: @Tertia
Blog System: Typepad
Vanessa Raphaely
Editorial Director of Cosmopolitan SA and editorial director of Associated Magazines.
Twitter: @hurricanevaness
Blog System: Wordpress
Alex van Tonder
Blogger for of all kinds of creativity including beauty, fashion, writing, movies, music and art, as seen from under a rock called Table Mountain.
Twitter: @CapeTown_Girl
Blog System: Wordpress
Dawn Jorgensen
Traveller Writer Photograph at The Incidental Tourist. Dream holiday maker. Co-spirit at JD7. Anti-Seal Cull Activist. Best friend to Tuscan and Dakota Storm.
Twitter: @DawnJorgensen
Blog System: Tumblr
Tamaryn Watkins
ExMi can make the most unmaternal woman think being a mom is cool. Swearing like a trooper and being hilariously honest is her forte.
Twitter: @ExMi
Blog System: Wordpress
Kim Gray
Fashion, decor, beauty and lifestyle blogger, lover of beautiful things…
Twitter: @kimgray
Blog System: Wordpress
Milisuthando Bongela
Journalist, Trend Observer, Fashion Commentator, Artist Promoter and Blogger.
Twitter: @missmillib
Blog System: Blogger
Natalie Roos
Cat lady (in a creepy way) Avid amateur swimmer. Wine obsessive. Keen on oysters.
Twitter: @NatalieRoos
Blog System: Blogger
Jen Thorpe
Feminist, Writer, researcher.
Twitter: @Jen_Thorpe
Blog System: Wordpress
Brand Slut
Commentary on advertising, branding and cool new products, with a dash of tech and a touch of food.
Twitter: @brandslut_
Blog System: Wordpress
Diane Moss
Miss Moss posts an eclectic collection of classic photography, art and illustration, quirky objects and original design.
Twitter: @miss_moss
Blog System: Wordpress
Janine Garner
This blog is full of pretty girly things and kind words, from bunny heart-shaped necklaces to beautiful Gossip Girl dresses.
Twitter: @BeingBrazen
Blog System: Blogger
Heather Moore
I am an illustrator and designer from Cape Town, South Africa, with a design label called Skinny laMinx
Twitter: @skinnylaminx
Blog System: Wordpress
Vicky Sleet
Editor, writer & stylist – a blog that showcases interesting people in the decor, design, arts, food and creative world (both in South Africa and abroad) and the things they do.
Twitter: @iwantthatnow
Blog System: Wordpress
Angie Durrant Batis
One of South Africa’s most relevant and popular lifestyle blogs.
Twitter: @miss_luckypony
Blog System: Wordpress

If you think I’ve left someone out, or if you think someone else must be added here, please feel free to leave their name in the comment box below.

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Nicole October 18, 2012 - 11:06 am Reply
Megan October 18, 2012 - 12:54 pm

If this comment comes through twice, apologies.

I thought I would introduce myself. I am not a huge twitter user and feel that bloggers who don’t use it are easily overseen. I’m not counting myself up there, but just wanted to say, hey, I’m also here.

Tamlyn Dollie October 18, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Heard of Sue Faith Levy? Brilliant motivational blogger, mother and woman. have a look at her site, great read for any man/woman.

“Just Pursue it” is a GLOBAL motivational blog founded by Sumia “Sue” Levy, it Inspires, encourages and empowers, all youth, mothers, students, girls and guys. go to and be inspired!

Nazneen October 23, 2012 - 7:07 am

Hi I also wanted to refer ‘Just Pursue it” by Sue Levy. Very inspirational blog. Love it! Love it! My got to have good cuppa inspiritation every day!

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Lebogang M. November 2, 2012 - 4:30 am

I’m not sure of her “rankings” because she just made her blog public, but a definite up and coming female blogger is Aisha of My Fro and I. She blogs about her natural hair and offers great advice and insight into hair care, styles and inspires other women who are or were too scared to wear their natural hair, like me. Now that I found her blog, I’ve stopped relaxing my hair. A great read and she’s really cute too!

Karen February 4, 2013 - 6:45 am


I run a blog called and was wondering whether you’d like to pay us a visit?

Seleko December 4, 2014 - 8:16 am

Hi Claire

Thank you for compiling this list! I think its fantastic that there are so many talented female bloggers in SA. I have just moved back from Switzerland and the UK and loving being back home. I also wanted to introduce myself and my blog called Truffles and Velveteen and the url is I talk about travel, food and fashion! My twitter handle is @seleko


Nicola January 16, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Definitely Chereen from For the Beauty of It!

Amina February 3, 2015 - 9:50 pm

Have you seen fun with mama? Fun blog with kid related activities empowering mothers to embrace motherhood and take a hands on approach

Rose McClement October 18, 2015 - 6:01 pm

We have been blogging as The Design Tabloid since 2011. Our niche is interiors.


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