The cost of a funeral depends upon the extent of the services provided by the funeral director and upon the quality, and therefore the cost, of the coffin selected by the family.

There are three main components in the cost of a funeral- these are:

  • Cost of the coffin: Like all reputable funeral directors, we offer a large and varied selection of coffins so that we can meet the requirements of everyone- from simple chip board to veneered coffins, right up to solid timber or steel caskets. The choice of how much or how little is spent on the coffin is entirely the decision of the family members. Whilst the choice of coffin is the family’s, we suggest that the least expensive coffin that is suitable for the service being planned, is used. We encourage them to take their time in this choice in accordance with what they feel is appropriate to their preferences and financial circumstances.

  • Disbursements: These represent any payments made on behalf of the family for items such as flowers, church fees, doctors fees, cremation fees, newspaper notices, and purchase of a cemetery plot.

  • The Funeral Director’s charges and Service Fee: The service fee is designed to cover all the overhead costs. These overhead costs relate to items such as: the use of facilities; use of the hearse; liaising with clergy, cemeteries or crematoria, newspapers, florists etc.: the funeral director’s availability at any time of the day or night, providing trained personnel; salaries and wages, administration costs etc.

Regardless of what you decide to spend on the funeral, you will find that our complete services offer alternatives to meet your individual wishes and to suite your means. We are prepared to provide any type of service desired, from the inexpensive to the more elaborate, and to us it is a matter of great personal pride that no family will ever be denied our assistance.

If you wish to discuss funeral costs in more specific detail please feel free to do so at your convenience. We are always available, and there is never any obligation on your part whatsoever.


We are able to claim the benefits from most funeral policies directly from the Underwriters.

These policies include:

  • Metropolitan Life
  • Any Doves or Saffas policy issued up to 1992
  • Hollard Life
  • Thebe
  • ABSA
  • Moriteng
  • Bonlife
With all other policies, we will complete the claim forms on behalf of the family, and the Underwriters will pay the benefits directly into the next-of-kin’s bank account.