Win with Hisense


Gumtree and Hisense are giving away one brand new phone every week for 1 month!  All you have to do to enter is to keep an eye on our Facebook posts and Twitter feed, answer the simple question posted and email it to us on Your answer must be submitted by the end of each […]

Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

Are you in need of a last minute Halloween costume? No fear, we have some awesome and easy DIY costumes for you, that should take no time at all! Zombie: With The Walking Dead on the rise, this couldn’t be anymore perfect timing for a Zombie costume. Grab some fake blood, rip up some clothes […]

Watch out for a new payment scam doing the rounds on Classifieds


Scammers are targeting potential car, trailer and caravan buyers by claiming to asking users to pay money into Gumtree or Western Union accounts. Claire Cobbledick, Head of Gumtree South Africa Marketing, says that their customer service desk has received numerous enquiries asking to validate Gumtree accounts and invoices – even from users who responded to […]

Gumtree Me Please Competition Details


Gumtree is giving away a whopping R100,000 to a lucky poster who posts a FREE AD between the 14th October and the 20th of November. To stand a chance to win, post an ad during the required time period using the hashtag #GumtreeMePlease in the ad title. (See sample below) So dig through your cupboards, […]

Gumtree Laptop Price Checker

To assist prospective buyers and sellers, Gumtree has created a laptop price checker that enables shoppers to quickly and easily determine which models are selling at which price. “The checker displays the average selling price of each model and allows you to drag your cursor along the pricing scale to determine the price point at […]

Gumtree School Fund: Terms & Conditions

RULES/TERMS & CONDITIONS By participating in the Gumtree School Fund competition (the “Competition”), which is being facilitated on the online advertising platform provided to you at (“Gumtree Website”) by Marktplaats B.V. (“Gumtree”), entrants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below (“Rules”). You may not participate in this Competition if you do […]

Braain Webber Giveaway Terms & Conditions

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GUMTREE ME, PLEASE! – Terms and Conditions Gumtree me, please! competition (“Competition”) RULES/TERMS & CONDITIONS By engaging in the Competition, prospective winners agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below (“Rules”) applicable to this Competition which is being facilitated on the online advertising platform provided to you by Marktplaats BV (“Gumtree”). A copy […]

What sort of a housemate are you?


Sharing a house or digs is all the rage lately, especially for students and young professionals. There are endless positives to having roommates, like split bills, more affordable rent, a bigger property, safety in numbers and of course, making friends. But where can you find the perfect house share for you at the click of […]

Lekkerkampplekke and Gumtree are giving away smartphones!

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Gumtree and Lekkerkampplekke are giving away one Hisense Glory U smartphone every week for the month of September! All you have to do to enter is place a FREE AD on with the hashtag #LKP in the title before 30 September 2015. For your ad to be considered: Items must be real and for […]

Join us on our Cyberstoep!


A stoep, stoop, porch, veranda or portico (whatever tickles your colloquial fancy) is loosely defined as a roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground floor. It is, however, more than that … It’s a place where you can enjoy a sundowner after a hard day’s work, a place where you […]

Suzelle DIY Terms and Conditions

GUMTREE DIY – Terms and Conditions Gumtree DIY – How to sell with Suzelle (“Sale”)  RULES/TERMS & CONDITIONS By engaging in the Sale, prospective purchasers agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below (“Rules”) applicable to this Sale which is being facilitated on the online advertising platform provided to you by Marktplaats BV […]

Terms and Conditions of Use: 3rd party services.

An important note to individuals who elect to make use of endorsed third party services: Gumtree may promote, endorse and/or contain links to third party sites and/or services and/or goods. These sites, services and and/or goods are beyond the control of Gumtree. Gumtree is not involved in transactions between users and the operators of such […]

We are giving you R100 towards bling for your mobile!


We know you love your mobile, which is why we are giving away R100 vouchers to spend on Houdt accessories at a iFix store near you! Claiming your voucher is as easy as taking a selfie. All you need to do is: 1. Go to the Gumtree Price Checker Page. 2. Use the Gumtree Price […]

Post and Win!

Post and Win

We are giving YOU the chance to win a brand new smartphone! All you have to do to enter is to post a free ad on Gumtree before the 30th of June 2015. Every unique ad posted will count as an entry – in other words, the more you post, the better your chances of […]

Watch out for these common payment scams


Payment scams are once again doing the rounds and sellers are warned to be careful when trading online. Hundreds of thousands of South Africans safely buy and sell second hand goods online every day, especially cars and electronics, to supplement their income or to recoup the money spent on unwanted items. However, there have been reports […]

Reply and Win!

Reply and Win

Wouldn’t you love a new smart phone – mahala? I know I would, which is why Gumtree is rewarding you for being a fan by giving   you the chance to win a brand new smart phone! All you have to do is to reply to our #phonegiveaway ad with your name, number and location […]

The Consumer Protection Act and your new car


The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) was introduced four years ago with the aim of empowering and better protecting consumers. Many consumers are quick to threaten action by the CPA if they feel they’ve been duped, but the law isn’t always on their side. “The Consumer Protection Act does favor the consumer in many instances,” says Jeff […]

“Mystery Box” revealed


Gautengers travelling along major highways, particularly the R21, have whipped up a Twitter frenzy speculating over the contents of a large container marked “#secretstash. The container was suspended in the air with a large crane for several weeks, prompting Jacaranda FM personality Mal-Jan to clamber on top of the crate to investigate. However, curiosity was […]

Gumtree’s new, slicker Autos page


Gumtree Automotive is introducing big changes to ensure that a smoother user experience for both prospective car buyers as well as the thousands of professional sellers that already make use of the site’s ad management dashboard. “Since the introduction of the Gumtree Automotive Inventory Tool last year, thousands of professional sellers, including dealerships and brokers, […]

Hisense Terms and Conditions


You could win one of hundreds of amazing Hisense smart devices if you post a free ad between 1 – 30 April 2015! All you have to do is post a free ad, using the hashtag #Hisense in the title. So dig through your cupboards, garage, storerooms and spare rooms to find something you could […]

Expresso Show Competition T & Cs


Post an ad using the hashtag #Expresso and you could win your share of R35,000! Tune into the Expresso Show for details! Terms and Conditions apply and are as follows: The Expresso Gumtree competition (“the competition”) will be run by Cardova Trading (Proprietary) Limited (“the organisers”) in partnership with Gumtree (“the Promoters”). By entering the […]

Has load shedding killed the electric car dream for good?

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Two years ago, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies announced a whopping 35% reimbursement on production costs over three years as an incentive for local electric car manufacturers. Thus far, only Ethiopia and South Africa have attempted to launch electric cars on the African continent which some have hailed as an environmental victory for both […]

Success! A Staffer’s Gumtree Experience


What do Gumtree staffers do on their holidays? The honest answer is that we spend it on Gumtree! I found my success quite early in December when I sold my car on Gumtree – you can read the blog post about my experience here. So I was inspired to gain a little more cash for […]

Selling my car via Gumtree – Tips and a real life success story

Buy your car on Gumtree

Having found my dream car on Gumtree, I obviously needed to sell my old car. My Mazda had been a loyal and trustworthy companion for some time, but she was getting a little long in the tooth and I needed an upgrade. I was very sad to see her go, but I knew I could […]

I bought and sold my car via Gumtree!


The best measure of a product is whether or not the people who sell them, actually use them. At Gumtree it’s true – the staff buy and sell on the site all the time. So when I decided to sell my car to buy a new one, I wasn’t going to use any other site. […]

Success Story Terms and Conditions


GUMTREE SUCCESS STORY COMPETITION Do you regularly buy and sell goods on Gumtree? Have you found your dream job on the site? Or perhaps achieved something you never thought possible? Share your success story before 31 January by replying to this ad and you could win R50,000 in cash. All you have to do to […]

Gumtree is giving away iFix vouchers!


Congrats on receiving your iFix Voucher!  You can repair your Apple or Samsung device, chose from a range of cool accessories or keep it for a rainy day up until December 2015. Terms and conditions apply and can be found below. If you’ve been awarded a voucher, you can redeem it by: 1. Going to any […]

Gumtree Christmas Gift Ideas


We recently did a poll among our users asking the question, Would you mind if you found something under the tree that has been “previously owned”? 51% of Gumtreers said that they didn’t mind whether a gift was bought second hand, while 17% said it was not acceptable and gifts should be bought new. The […]

How to avoid holiday rental scams


Most of us have started planning our December breaks already, and the online world has made it so much easier to compare prices and hunt for bargain holidays. However, there have been reports of unlucky vacationers who have been duped by fraudsters. There are definite safety tips that one has to follow before putting down […]

What kind of Gumtreer are you?


During my time at Gumtree, I’ve met lots of interesting people…but none are more interesting than Gumtreers themselves. Some like very specific items and scour the site looking for collectibles, others prefer to sell rather than shop. Some have even quit their day jobs to become full time Gumtrepreneurs. The beauty of the site is […]

Gumtree Digital Showroom Event

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On the 14th of October, Gumtree hosted a networking/knowledge share breakfast aimed at role players in the automotive sector at SA Automotive Week. Guest speakers including Marcus Bardach from Auto SLM and Brett St Clair from Google SA, as well as top speakers from Gumtree Automotive, presented topics relevant to the digital age of automotive […]

Gumtree Summer Promotion Terms and Conditions


UPDATE! We’ve selected our ten funniest Summerbonus ads! Vote for your favourite by sharing the ad you like on Twitter, Facebook or other social media channels! (Don’t forget to use @gumtreecoza or #gumtreecoza in your post!)  View the ads here:   Gumtree is making sure that the summer of 2014 is going to be the […]

Gumtree WinBack Promotion Terms and Conditions


HOW TO ENTER Purchase a car that you find on Gumtree and you stand the chance of driving off with up to 250k back in cash! All you have to do to complete your entry is to reply to the WinBack Ad with: Your name and contact number The model, year, colour, price of purchase of the […]

Unpacking Building Insurance


by Guest Blogger, Stanford Legodi Buying a house  is probably the single biggest purchase someone will make in his or her lifetime. It stands to reason that, because life has no guarantees, this big purchase needs to be properly insured with adequate buildings cover. We’ve compiled a list of possibly the most important questions and […]

Gumtree Best Ads Contest Rules

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BEST ADS OF GUMTREE COMPETITION RULES/TERMS & CONDITIONS By participating in the Best Ads of Gumtree competition(the “Competition”), prospective advertisers agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below (“Rules”), which is being facilitated on the online advertising platform provided to you by Marktplaats BV (“Gumtree”). A copy of these Rules are available online […]

South Africa’s Top Tourist Destinations


by Guest Blogger, Standford Legodi Are you thinking of going on holiday, but are not sure where to go?  You should  consider taking time to explore more of what  Mzansi has to offer, find reliable travel agents right here. Sure, you may live in South Africa and may take the odd trip from one province […]

Hidden Gems in Your Home to Sell


Have a look at your cupboards, the space beneath the stairs, and the boxes in the garage; you might be surprised how much value is just gathering dust in your home. The adage ‘one person’s junk is another’s treasure’ can certainly apply to unused items in your home. Furniture Many people move furniture around with […]

Buying for baby on a budget


Baby boutiques and their extensive product ranges can be extremely attractive for any new mom – but the reality is that nursery furniture and baby clothing gets outgrown very quickly. Used goods and home businesses can provide an attractive and cost effective alternative, but is it safe to buy secondhand items for your baby? Buying […]

Managing your debt in a recession

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Are you in debt or struggling to make it through the month on your salary? Then you need a plan of action! Stop and evaluate the options available to you on how to get out of this debt sinkhole. If left unattended, debt will only get worse and may land you in serious financial trouble. […]

Good Debt vs. Bad Debt, Know the Difference


‘Good debt’ (Noun): An investment that will appreciate and / or generate income over time. Seems that no matter what you do, its always difficult avoiding the debt trap. You could try, but you might never be able to own your own house, car or any other high value item; unless, of course, you have […]

Gumtree Extreme Refresh was a resounding success!

Extreme Refresh

Thanks to the hard work and generous hearts of our amazing Joburg Gumtreers, we’ve managed to transform the Little Pina Pina Educare Centre in just four weeks. Feedback from Mama Lorraine is that the children are so pleased with the makeover that parents are having trouble convincing them to leave in the afternoons – they […]

Fine dining in the sky


Many of us associate flying with big confusing airports, lost or damaged baggage, cramped cabins and being seated next to loud and obnoxious passengers, which ultimately ruins the experience of the flight. Airlines have picked up on this hesitation of passengers to fly and have devised clever ways to keep passengers satisfied. Not only are […]

Gumtree at a Glance

Gumtree South Africa #1 Free Classifieds Site

Our amazing team at Ogilvy put together this infographic that gives you a little glimpse into the Number One Locally-Owned Website in SA. Thanks to you, we have over 7 million unique visitors every month, we’re the number 1 most trafficked website in South Africa, and we have over 800,000 Facebook likes! Thank you for […]

Looking for Extra Money?


We’re living in a time where it’s getting more and more difficult for your budget to keep up with your lifestyle. And it is not always possible for you to make cutbacks on your expenses, nor would you necessarily want to. Luckily, you do have options; you can get a second job or take out […]

Create Storage in Your Kitchen for < R,1000

Create Kitchen Storage

If you are longing for more space in your kitchen, these tips can help you use wasted space and create clever, affordable storage solutions. Firstly, de-clutter your surfaces. Clean lines create the illusion of space as does a neutral colour scheme. Cork or peg boards (aka notice boards) transform an empty wall into handy storage. […]

We’re Number One!


Effective Measure, the official online audience measurement supplier of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (formerly the DMMA), has announced that Gumtree is the most trafficked South African website based on unique browsers received. “Gumtree is now officially the largest Effective Measure tagged IAB member site in South Africa for South African users,” says Effective Measures MD, […]

Gumtree It and Win R10K!

Gumtree Free Classifieds

GUMTREE IT AND WIN BIG COMPETITION The basics: Post at least 2 new ads on Include “#GumtreeIt” in your ad title Ads posted through 26 September 2014 are eligible to win Double your chances to win by posting from a Gumtree mobile app Click here to post and win! OR download our APP now Blackberry: Android: iOS: […]

Preparing for a New Baby

Preparing for a New Baby

The homecoming of your brand-new baby can unnerve even the most conscientious parent-to-be. Whether it is your firstborn or a sibling added to an already bustling nest, the happy event requires careful planning. One of the smartest things to do is arrange help for when you get home. Ask your mother, friends, and neighbours to […]

Gumtree It – The Game!

Gumtree It- The Game

We here at the Gumtree Office are excited to announce our newest project, Gumtree It – The Game! You have 30 seconds to sell as much unused stuff as you can, and earn cash as you go! To play, Click highlighted items as fast as you can for the full 30 seconds. You can play two […]