Doves

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About – Doves

The Doves Group in South Africa have been one of the longest standing funeral insurance providers in the country.

Since 1883, we have been assisting clients with all their funeral policy needs, at affordable premiums and expertise of our staff members.

Personal Service all the Way

Doves are well known in the country for our personal service.

We care about the living and the not living, and provide a dignified and consoling service when clients need that compassion for what they are going through.

We provide a full service, not just an insurance document or legal cover.

160 Branches Across 9 Provinces

We get personally involved in the after care process after a family members death. In the years, we have managed to build a funeral business consisting of over 160 branches over 9 provinces throughout the country.

We are underwritten by Union Life, allowing us to provide more than funeral insurance.

A Full Range of Funeral Services

We offer our clients burial, cremation and handling of ashes. We also help organise memorials or even home funeral arrangements. We care passionately for the deceased, with respect and compassion. 

Services – Doves

Doves funeral insurance policy holders can experience a service like never before from a group that really cares about their clients.

We know how much you love your family member, and show them the same love through our services. 

With time not being guaranteed in our lives, having funeral insurance in place will be a safety net for financial reasons when dealing with a death in the family.

Pushing Financial Needs to the Side

The death of a family member can be the most traumatic part of life, and having to deal with the mourning of this and trying to scrape up the finances to pay for a funeral can push you to the brink.

Support when it's Needed Most

You need cash now, and you need the support of a funeral expert to assist you with the arrangements. You have to think of catering, car hire, caskets, tombstones, funeral stationary and the list continues.

Offering Solutions Every Step of the Way

Where do you find the time to mourn in between all the arrangements and financial stress?

Doves have the answer. Our funeral insurance plans cover everything that is involved in the planning of a funeral. 


Summary of Services

  • Repatriation
  • Service-Registration of death
  • Caring for the Deceased
  • Telling others about the Funeral
  • Assistance with administration of Policy Claims
  • Meeting your Needs or Special Requests
  • Arrange the funeral event of your loved one
  • Burial Services
  • Cremations and the handling of Ashes
  • Memorials
  • Coping with Grief
  • Grave Removals or Exhumation


Doves Cover all your Funeral Insurance Needs

Doves offer our clients more out of their insurance policies. With Doves, you get a partner for life and a carer in death. We will guide you throughout the trauma of losing a loved one, from beginning to end of the funeral preparations.

Support and Guidance all the Way

Depending on which funeral plan you choose, we will assist with all the support and guidance as well as the arrangements to make the day less traumatic.

We will even assist you to register the death of your loved one. Just one more reason why Doves is your funeral provider of choice. Doves offer clients more than a funeral insurance cover.

Specialists in Funeral Arrangements 

Because we specialise in funerals, we can arrange the entire funeral for you. From the church, casket, pamphlets, catering and more, Doves are the full provider of everything that goes into a dignified funeral.

We have extensive experience in this area, our staff are empathetic to your needs, and we understand that during this time, you need the time to mourn and deal with the loss of your loved one.

We want to take the burden of arrangements off your hands, and with our funeral insurance cover, take away the financial aspect of this area as well.

More Advantages and Benefits with Doves

Doves offer more advantages to our funeral insurance cover than most other insurance providers. Financially, when you pass away, there is usually a mound of debt left behind, in the form of home loans, car loans, personal loans, credit cards and more.

A Unique Savings Option

What makes us different, is our unique individual savings option, which is an addition R99 per month, and pays out up to R50 000 to cover your debts left behind and acts as life insurance.

This also provides a R250 000 family cover as well as an airtime voucher, to support the funeral arrangements with family out of town. To get an insurance quote online contact us via our website or by email. 

Coverign the Extras

The savings can also be used to pay for catering, unveiling and transport costs for the funeral arrangements. Our funeral insurance cover is activated immediately one set up, no waiting period.

Our fast claiming process allows clients to receive their pay out within 24 hours of claiming. We also offer a disability cover which pays out a portion of your funeral cover in the event that you are unable to earn an income.

 Contact Details

199 Church St, Pretoria West, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, Johannesburg, 0183, South Africa
Ph: 012 327 4714 / (031) 308 9200
Fx: (031) 308 9281
Em: callcentre@doves.co.za

 Postal Address

P.O Box. 1265, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7551, South Africa