Website Design And Development Services

Preferred Marketers is a top website design company in South Africa. We have a team of skilled marketers and website designers that build awesome lead generating websites from the ground up and also do redesigns for small businesses throughout South Africa.

Your new website will be designed and built leveraging our user experience (UX) expertise in such a way that it will help generate more leads and clients. If you are looking for good web designers here in South Africa, then you are in the right place.

A good website advertises your business 24/7, and in most cases is the first impression for most of your clients when they are searching online for your business in South Africa! If you are looking to choose the right South Africa website design team for your new website then you have come to the right place!

Here at Preferred Marketers, we strive to give every single client of ours, a 5-star experience regardless of location. Our goal is to impress each and every client not just with our remarkable set of website design, website development and marketing expertise, but with our ability to communicate efficiently, meet project goals and deadlines.

We welcome you to have a look at our South Africa website design portfolio, pricing and client reviews below. Then if you are interested in potentially working with us, contact us to discuss your unique website design project.

Picking us as your South Africa website design team will keep you from wasting money and time hiring an unprofessional person that will end up with you needing a new website design!

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“We truly care about each and every project and always put ourselves in the shoes of our clients. We understand the fears, confusion, and apprehensions you may have when looking for the right website designer and strive to provide the best possible website design and development experience here in South Africa.”

~ Gift Shava (Founder of Preferred Marketers)

Featured Website Design Projects

We have built a ton of websites in alignment with each of our client preferences, needs and goals. Below we just featured a small part of our portfolio just to give you a sample of our website design and SEO work and we invite you to have a look at some of those past website design and development projects.

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Featured WEBSITE Project

Brendmo Website Design and SEO Marketing

Brendmo is a growing modern accounting firm in South Africa, Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom. We built their current website and are helping them to attract the type and quantity of clients they want online through SEO marketing.

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Featured Website Project

Finnovate Website Design and Development

Finnovate Consulting is a professional accounting firm in South Africa offering accounting, tax, payroll, secretarial, compliance, and business advisory services to small and medium-sized businesses. We built their current website.

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Featured Website Project

Samuel and Sonz Website Design and Development

Samuel and Sonz is a professional accounting firm in Johannesburg offering accounting, tax, payroll support, secretarial, and corporate finance services. We built their current website.

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Featured Website Project

Wade Theron Website Design and SEO Marketing

Wade Theron Inc. Attorneys is a law firm in Boksburg, East Rand and Johannesburg, providing effective solutions to a variety of legal problems. We built their current website and are helping them to attract the type and quantity of clients they want online through SEO marketing.

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Featured Website Project

LoneStar Medical and Aesthetic Website Design and SEO Marketing

LoneStar Medical and Aesthetic provides general medical and cosmetic services in Johannesburg, South Africa. We built their current website and are helping them to attract the type and quantity of clients they want online through SEO marketing.

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Featured Website Project

Motion Tech Installers Website Design and SEO Marketing

Motion Tech Installers provides DSTV Installations, TV Mounting, Extra TV Points, Plugpoints, WiFi Access Points, and CCTV installation services, and more in Johannesburg, East Rand, Roodepoort, Centurion and Krugersdorp. We built their current website and are helping them to attract the type and quantity of clients they want online through SEO marketing.

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Featured Website Project

Hardwired Electricians Website Design and SEO Marketing

Hardwired Electricians provides a range of electrical services throughout Durban and surrounding areas. We built their current website and are helping them to attract the type and quantity of clients they want online through SEO marketing.

Now that you’ve seen our portfolio of some of the website design and development work we’ve done, let’s talk about what you’re probably most interested in………

Our Website Design Pricing

The question “how much does it cost to build a website? can only be answered once the details are in place and after both parties understand the scope of the website design project. The big thing to remember here is that a professionally designed website is an investment, not a cost. Sounds like a cheesy tagline we know but for many of our clients, the websites we build for them are the lifeblood of their business and can be yours too.

Below is our current pricing structure to give you somewhat of an idea on what to expect but ultimately, all clients are unique and we encourage you to contact us to discuss your unique project and pricing.

Need something more custom? No problem! Feel free to contact us to discuss your unique website design and/or marketing project. We look forward to learning more about your organization, and how we can help you achieve even greater success.

Preferred Marketers is a top South Africa website design company. We care about each and every client. But you don’t have to take our word for it………

Hear From Some Of Our Clients

Nomvume Ncapai
Nomvume Ncapai
Good web design services!
Luvuyo Nongalaza
Luvuyo Nongalaza
Excellent customer service!! Gift is really passionate with marketing and generating clients
Yazini Luyanda
Yazini Luyanda
They provide friendly and affordable seo marketing services that actually deliver results - leads and clients
Tinashe Ndlela
Tinashe Ndlela
Good seo services for plumbers
Mkhululi Maphosa
Mkhululi Maphosa
Excellent communication skills and customer service
Lily Msimango
Lily Msimango
Good website design and SEO company in Johannesburg

Website Design Services FAQs

Here are some of our most frequently answered website design and development questions. Feel free to contact us to speak to a human website design and development consultant.

Do you work with clients anywhere in South Africa?

Yes! We work with clients all over South Africa and can communicate and collaborate through email, phone calls, and virtual meetings. Be it you are in Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Sandton, East London, Mbombela, Randburg, Bloemfontein, Germiston, Gqeberha, Polokwane, Pietemarizburg, Rustenburg, Durbanville, Boksburg, Bellville, Benoni, Gauteng, Fourways, Somerset West, Mpumalanga, Umhlanga, Alberton, Stellenbosch, Ballito, Potchefstroom, Centurion, Vaal Triangle, Krugersdorp, Vanderbijlpark, Kempton Park, Soweto, East Rand, Midrand, Mossel Bay, or anywhere in South Africa, we can help you. Please contact us to discuss your website design project.

Who provides the content for the website?

We require that you provide all of the text, images and/or video content for your website and we will help with the design and development side of things. You are the expert on your business, so it’s mostly best if the content comes from you.

However, we also understand that it can be very hard for you to provide good content without really knowing in advance how the structure of your website will look. Hence we are more than happy to guide you in the content creation process because your content directly affects the end product – “how your completed website will look.”

It’s important to note that a successful website design and development project is reliant on teamwork between both the web designer (us) and the client (you). 

How much input do I have in the website design process?

A lot! Your input and feedback is crucial to our website design and development process. We’ll start with a lot of questions about your needs, your likes, your wants, and work with you to design and develop just the right look and functionality for your website.

We also request you to provide sample or example websites before we begin your website design and deveopment project. Remember this is your website and we need your help and direction as to your final vision. We believe in teamwork and look forward to hearing your ideas.

Do these website design packages include a logo design as well?

No, our monthly packages do not include a logo. If you need a professional logo, we can recommend professional graphic designers who can assist with the logo design.

There are so many good and bad website designers and developers in South Africa charging different prices. But for you as a business owner, how do you know what makes good pricing for your website design and development project?

How Much Does Website Design Cost in South Africa?

Nowadays there are so many people doing websites such that you can basically go outside kick a tree and a couple of web designers will fall out and they’re basically charging all kinds of pricing.

We’ve seen websites as low as R1000 all the way to R50,000+ pretty much all for the same service. So that leaves a lot of business owners like you wondering how much does website design cost in South Africa?

Below, we’re going to go through the basic cost or investment to build a decent website and discuss some of the hidden costs that you don’t want to be surprised about.

What Is the Cost to Develop a Website in South Africa?

When answering the question of how much does it cost to build a website we need to break it down into details because this question is just way too general for a proper answer. It’s like asking how much does it cost to buy a car? Well, it depends – on a lot of things.

Do you want a BMW or a Sedan? Do you want to Mercedes Benz or a Toyota? What model do you want? Do you it new or used? The answer to the question – how much does it cost to buy a car – is it literally depends on multiple factors.

Well, the same applies to the question, how much does website design cost in South Africa? When you’re dealing with a professional website design and development company, they’re going to ask you questions like (among other questions)…

1. What is the purpose of your website?

2. Does it need membership capabilities or online registration capabilities?

3. Do you need e-commerce or any kind of financial transactions going through your website?

4. Do we need to do any kind of custom programming because you have something very specific for your website that you need us to build which is not standard?

These four questions (among others) will impact the final price but right now I’m going to give you a general average if you are tire kicking a few website developers or web developers you are interested in.

Generally, a 3 to 10-page small business website built in South Africa by a professional website design agency is going to cost you anywhere between R5,000 and 15,000. For a larger type of business that may have 30 to 40 pages with a little bit of customization, will cost you anywhere between R45,000 and R55,000. When it comes to e-commerce websites, We have not seen a properly built e-commerce website for less than R100,000.

Most website design and development agencies charge by the hour and if you want to hire a decent agency, they will charge on average between R300 to R500 per hour for website development.

So if a website design and development agency is charging you R10,000 for a website and their hourly rate is R300, you know you should be expecting that agency to be spending at least 33 hours on your website.

In our years of developing websites and with developers and marketers working for us, it takes on average about 30 to 45 hours to build a decent or good 10-page small business website.

So when we get a business owner come to us telling us that they got a quote for R500 for a website, we know in our heads that it’s going to take about 30 hours or more at least for a decent website. Hence our immediate question is, what corners are they going to have cut or how good could that website even be?

Remember that at the core it takes about 30 to 45 hours to build a good 3-10 page website any way you slice it. You got to get the content right, you got to get the pictures right, you got to get the titles, the heading, and all that stuff, and trust us, We’ve been doing this for years. Building a good website in less than 30 hours is very challenging.

More Detailed Breakdown

Let us break it down for you to show you how you get to thirty hours or more. Let’s take the average small business website to be about a 10-page website.

It will take the average web designer/developer between five to eight hours to develop the home page alone so that’s eight hours right there, gone.

Once the home page has been built, you’ve got a big chunk of the development done but you need to do the other pages and We would expect a web designer/developer to take about two to three hours per interior page and if you have about nine of them, that’s almost twenty-seven hours just for the interior pages.

So twenty-seven hours for the interior pages and five to eight hours for the home page. Well, you do the math, it’s about 32 to 35 hours.

And remember we haven’t even discussed managing the project which means that there’s going to be at least one, two maybe three conference calls that are going to need extra time.

We should allocate probably four to five hours just for that then there’s going to be the tweaking or revisions phase. That’s probably three to four extra hours just for that.

The estimates above are for a small business website with standard features. Your website may need more advanced features which significantly add more hours to the project.

You can add up all these hours and can see that it easily takes you 30 to 40+ hours any way you slice it. So now that you have a good sense of the time it takes, a good website design and development agency is going to charge you about R300-500 an hour but there are some freelancers out there that are willing to work for less.

The only real challenge may actually be finding good enough freelance web designers who can work with you long-term and not only understand website design and development but understands digital marketing as well.

What Are Some Hidden Additional Costs Related to Website Design You Should Be Aware Of?

We all want a website designed for a reasonable price, and that’s exactly what we do! But there are some additional add-ons that you might want to think about before you spend all your money on the design.

If your budget for everything is R6,000 and you spend all of that on your design, you will be upset when you can’t get the hosting you want or the fact you can’t spend any money on marketing to bring in traffic and sales.

This is why we always let people know about the additional charges, that are usually required if you want to start running a website. These extras are:

1. Domain Name and Web Hosting

Every single website out there must have a domain name, which means you’ll need one as well. You can purchase these through popular domain registrars and most of the time you can purchase them when you set up a web and email hosting plan for your website. You’ll need to pay to renew your domain name each year and your hosting can be paid every month or on an annual basis, that’s up to you.

We always recommend you get your domain name and hosting from a popular domain registrar and hosting provider in South Africa called

2. Website Maintenance

Most website design and development agencies are going to offer a bundle price for maintenance and basic support. We would say you would need to budget at least R200 to R500 a month to get the maintenance and the support that you’re going to need.

Having someone you can rely on to help you with support and maintenance on your website is probably easily worth that R200+ a month. You also need to be aware that if your website is on WordPress, it is going to have to be maintained which means that the plugins, theme, and WordPress itself need to be properly updated on a monthly basis.

Otherwise, your website will gradually become slower over time, it may break, stop working and/or even get hacked.

3. Digital Marketing

Most new website owners think “If you build a website, the traffic, leads and clients will come” and that’s far from the truth. In order to get plenty of visitors to your website and then leads, you will need a proper marketing campaign up and running for at least a few months before you start to see a positive Return on Investment.

There is a small chance that you could be profitable relatively quickly, but we wouldn’t expect it since it tends to be competitive when you’re a new website fighting your experienced and older competitors in order to obtain clients.

There are various marketing methods out there each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Hence we highly recommend working with a credible marketing company if you want to start doing any sort of digital marketing or advertising.

See our SEO marketing service here.


There is a lot that goes into building a good website. In the front end, it may seem simple but we hope we shed some light on true website design cost and other hidden fees you may not be aware of as a small business owner. Finally, we welcome you to also have a look at our website design pricing.