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Home contents insurance

It is easy to underestimate the value of your home’s contents. Sadly, this can be an expensive oversight should something ever go wrong. We are here to help you make sure your home contents cover is sufficient.

Santam claims statistics indicate that one out of three homes in South Africa are underinsured by some 30%. Make use of our online risk calculators or arrange for a professional assessment to determine the correct replacement value of the contents of your house.

Make sure your home contents are sufficiently covered by using our online calculator to establish the true value of your belongings.

Our basic contents insurance covers the following benefits and convenience, at no additional cost:

  • Accidental breakage of mirrors and certain glass inside your house;
  • Rental amount for alternative accommodation should your house be damaged and not suitable to live in;
  • Fire extinguishing charges incurred to prevent or reduce damage to your property;
  • Cover for the personal effects of guests and domestic employees;
  • Contents of your refrigerators or freezers.

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Cover for connoisseurs

Personal legal liability


Personal legal liability provides insurance cover if you are legally responsible for the accidental death, illness or injury to someone who is not a member of your household. This cover includes your legal responsibility for accidental physical loss or damage to someone else’s property or belongings.

Extended personal legal liability


No matter where you go in the world, we will ensure that you are covered against eventualities which you are not covered for under our Personal legal liability section.

Legal costs and expenses


This option provides cover for any personal legal costs and expenses. This includes legal defence costs of family matters, as well as criminal, civil or labour court actions.

Personal accident


We provide cover for your accidental death or permanent disability as a result of bodily injury due to, and within 12 months of an accident.

All Risks

We carry expensive lifestyle items and other valuables with us every day. Our All Risks solution provides cover for loss of or damage to items you normally wear or carry with you outside your home.

Our All Risks section includes cover for:

  • Clothing and personal effects - the clothes you wear, as well as the personal items you carry with you, including personal sporting equipment; and
  • Specified items – items that need to be specified for cover, based on their correct value. This includes keys, locks, remote control units, certain collections, bicycles, laptops, tablets and cellphones. All specified items will be reflected in your policy.

Cellphone

Jewellery

Audiovisual

Special collection

Laptop

Home contents calculator

Make sure your home contents are sufficiently covered by using the online calculator to establish the true value of your belongings.

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Even the slightest structural damage to your house can lead to an unexpected disaster. Santam’s 24/7 SOS service and claims line will put you in touch with the necessary support in times of need.

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