Welcome to Canasta

Your online playing card shop

Made Right Here in South Africa Since 1968

Our selection of cards are supplied directly from Protea Playing Cards who have been manufacturing the finest quality playing cards since 1968. Their superior standard make these playing cards a firm favourite for both novices and experienced players alike.

Now you can get South Africa’s best loved playing cards delivered straight to your door.

Order Today, Play Tomorrow

Have a look at our range of playing cards, we also stock single decks and beautifully photographed sets. Perfect as gifts or to play a variety of card games.

Use our easy and secure online ordering system and pay via credit card or EFT. Place your order before noon and receive your cards the very next day*. 


NEW: Wooden Solitaire Boards

Solitaire is a game most of us have played at some time and it still remains a popular favourite – have a look at our beautiful handcrafted solid wood boards. 

Solitaire isn’t a game at all really – it’s a puzzle which has baffled the best of minds for centuries. It was first invented by a French nobleman in the Bastille to while away the hours.

Our Products

Every Protea playing card deck is manufactured from premium quality materials and hand checked to ensure that you can enjoy quality that you can feel, hand after hand. Perfect for all card games including: Canasta, Poker, Bridge, Gin, Rummy, Spoons, Blackjack, Speed, Patience, Hearts, Solitaire, Texas Holdem, Crazy Eights, Cribbage, Euchre, Bluff, Egyptian Ratscrew, Spit and Spades.


  • R99 via Aramex to your door, overnight if you order and pay before noon. Please note: outlying areas may take slightly longer.
  • R99 Postnet to Postnet. Takes 2-3 working days. Up to 20 sets (of Canasta) for this option and R20 per kilo after that.
  • Please also note that this excludes weekends and public holidays and whilst we always do our best, we are still in the hands of the courier service.
  • Or, of course, you can also collect from us in Ferndale, Randburg. Just get in touch and let us know when.

Card Games Are Like Life

You get the chance to beat the odds, you just have to make the most of the hand you were dealt. Perhaps not knowing the outcome is what makes it so addictive. Whatever your reason, it remains a fantastic way to bond and connect. Enjoy the game!

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