Coffins can range in cost from R1,000 to R15,000. Do you need a simple oak coffin or a varnished, upholstered coffin? It’s up to you.
Funeral providers in South Africa generally offer coffins as well so you won’t have to deal with a coffin manufacturer. Your funeral service provider will give you a range of options when you choose a coffin and will often start with the higher-end models. You can either request a lower cost coffin from your funeral provider, or you can opt for the private route and purchase your own coffin. As with most things when it comes to a funeral, it is entirely up to you how much you choose to spend when planning your funeral or organising a loved-one’s send-off, the most important thing is to provide for these costs beforehand and let your closest relatives know what you want to happen at your funeral.