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Best 404 pages from South African sites

Many South African companies are making the most of their 404 pages using awesome images and messages. A 404 page, which appears when a user requests a page which cannot be found on a server, has been part of the Internet since the nineties. The 404 or Not Found error message is an HTTP standard response code, showing the client was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested.

While many websites opt for the default 404 message – such as “Not Found – The requested URL was not found on this server” or “The webpage cannot be found” – it is possible to create a custom message. Entertaining 404 pages from large South African websites and companies are shown below.


Raru – 404: This is not the page you’re looking for.

Raru


OneDayOnly – This is probably not what you were looking for, but isn’t he just so cute?

OneDayOnly


Axxess – 404

Axxess


ABSA – David Attenborough would be proud of your ability to find this rare and almost one of a kind “broken link”.

ABSA 404


Capitec – This page has hit a blank

Capitec


Takealot – The page or product you’re looking for has vanished into thin air.

Takealot


News24 – Signal problem

News24


DSTV – 404 page shedding

DStv


Careers24 – We’ve searched everywhere. But can’t seem to find the page you’re looking for.

Careers24


Soccer Laduma – So close!

SoccerLaduma


Vodacom – Oops!

Something went wrong

Vodacom


Importitall – Error 404

Importitall


Renewable Energy – Hey I think you got lost, you found a pile of Coal which is a non-renewable energy source.

Renewable Energy


Now read: Firefox feature gets rid of 404 pages[1]

References

  1. ^ Firefox feature gets rid of 404 pages (mybroadband.co.za)