Van's Auctioneers proudly stands as South Africa's biggest auction house

Who We Are

Van's Auctioneers proudly stands as South Africa's biggest auction house, boasting over five decades of dedicated service and trust. As leading online auctioneers in South Africa, we offer seamless online auctions, providing convenience and accessibility to our customers.

Throughout our long history, we've earned a reputation for unwavering reliability, honesty, and service excellence. We leverage the latest advancements to streamline administrative, accounting, and payment processes. This ensures swift, cost-effective, and secure transactions for our diverse clientele, delivering an exceptional auction experience.

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Farms on Auction/Farm Auctions

Discover diverse agricultural auctions featuring prime farms ready for cultivation and development. Whether you're an experienced farmer or new to the market, our curated listings offer opportunities for all. Join us in exploring the potential of rural investments.

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Residential Property Auctions

Explore our range of residential properties, each a unique opportunity to find your dream home or investment. Our curated listings cater to every taste and budget from apartments to spacious family houses. Let us guide you through the journey of finding the perfect place.

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Commercial Property Auctions

Dive into our collection of commercial properties tailored to meet your business needs and aspirations. From storefronts to expansive office spaces, our listings offer diverse opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors alike.

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Loose Asset Auctions

Explore our eclectic array of loose assets, where you'll find everything from practical tools like wheelbarrows to heavy-duty machinery such as tipper trucks, alongside office furniture and everything in between. With each auction offering a unique assortment, no two experiences are alike.

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General FAQs

The following fees may be included:

  • Commission
  • Transfer fees Before participating in an auction, it is important to make sure you have reviewed all of our auction terms and have an understanding of what fees are associated with an auction.

Yes. If you have not made a purchase at one of our auctions, you will receive a refund for your registration fee.

If you are the highest bidder and win the auction you are liable for the payment of the deposit and sometimes commission. This payment is typically required immediately, and your registration fee is subtracted from it.

Advantages include:

  • Buying a property at auction offers a quick process.
  • You may secure a property at a lower price compared to the open market.

Disadvantages include:

  • You need to ensure you have available funds to pay the deposit upfront
  • There are no guarantees on the condition of the property

It's essential to carefully consider these factors before participating in a property auction to ensure it aligns with your financial capabilities and risk tolerance.

Here are a few tips to ensure bidding is successful:

  • Decide on a maximum price you are willing to pay beforehand
  • Set yourself a clear budget and stick to avoid overextending yourself financially during the bidding process.
  • Ensure you have done research on the property or item before bidding
  • Stay calm and composed while bidding to ensure you do not overbid and go past your predetermined budget

Overall, careful planning and preparation are essential for successful bidding at an auction.

Visit our Contact Us page: We offer a variety of ways to connect with us, including a contact form, email address, and phone number. Find the method that best suits your needs.

Whether you have inquiries about upcoming auctions, need assistance with registration, or have questions about specific properties or items, we're here to help.


  • This is common for an immovable properties auction
  • The seller will decide whether to accept the highest bid
  • Movable assets of high value can also be subject to confirmation

Fall of the Hammer:

  • The item will be automatically sold when bidding closes
  • No seller confirmation is needed

An auction can be subject to either confirmation or fall of the hammer.

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