Next tie 2014
South Africa will compete in Europe/Africa Zone Group II for the third successive year following their promotion from Group III in 2011.
Last tie 17-20 April 2013
South Africa found themselves battling in a relegation tie against fellow seeds, Estonia. Estonia took the lead through an impressive 62 61 victory for Eva Paalma over Madrie Le Roux. Chanel Simmonds replied for South Africa with a comfortable 63 62 win over Erika Hendsel. The tie went to a deciding doubles, which was decisively won by Natalie Grandin and Madrie Le Roux 61 63, keeping South Africa in Europe/Africa Zone Group II for next year.
South Africa played in the inaugural Fed Cup in 1963 and were crowned champions in 1972, defeating Great Britain 2-1 in the Final. The mid-70s was a glorious period for South African tennis, as the men's team also won the Davis Cup in 1974.
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