On 7 January 2013 Dane van Niekerk bowled her first five-wicket haul in One Day Internationals (ODI) against the West Indies. During this she bowled a hat-trick, dismissing 3 tailenders. She was part of South Africa's 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup squad, where she played 7 matches. On the match against Pakistan she made her highest ODI score of 55* runs. She finished the tournament as South Africa's second highest both run scorer (174 runs) and wicket taker (8 wickets), helping the team to finish 6th place in the tournament.