Looking online is your best bet if you want to meet a trans partner in Johannesburg. This dynamic, liberal, and progressive South African city has a vibrant trans dating scene. Our article is about some of the best trans dating sites and apps for locals.


You won’t see derogatory phrases like shemales in Johannesburg on this site. According to its creators, Butterfly is transforming trans dating by bringing people who are looking for a serious relationship together. Butterfly is available not only in South Africa but also the US, the UK, and Greece. It protects user privacy without swiping.

A Word on Classifieds

Classified ads on sites like Locanto are popular, but the people on there are mostly looking for sex.

TS Date ZA

This site markets itself as an interesting and versatile option for Johannesburg’s dating scene. Of course, it’s used by people across the country. The site features profiles in different categories, including love, romance, and casual dating. A similar option is TS Date South Africa.

One Scene

One Scene caters mostly to gay and lesbian users, but it is not exclusively for them. The site draws attention to the fact that Johannesburg has one of the world’s biggest LGBT dating scenes. One Scene has a large community of users who exchange tens of thousands of messages every day.


This decade-plus old, the major dating site has hundreds of thousands of users with different needs, from nurturing a committed and serious relationship to simply having a good time. TransDate has users from all over the world. Many of the users are based in Johannesburg. You can add a video or watch other people’s, have your own webcam, host monthly contests, and more.

You can sign up for free, but if you want full access to user profiles, you will need to upgrade to a paid membership.


There are 22 genders and 14 sexual orientations on this site. It’s also possible to remain anonymous if you’re hesitant about sharing your identity. The site is focused on romance and dating.

My Transsexual Date

No list of the best TS dating sites would be complete without the international My Transsexual Date, launched by a French man and his trans partner. In the few years since its inception, it has become one of the most popular trans dating platforms in the world. It is a safe, tolerant space to explore your and your future partner’s sexual identity .

We hope this list has helped you become better informed about trans dating sites!