Know your South African visitor

There are 11 official languages:

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Ndebele
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu
  • Northern Sotho
  • Sotho
  • Tswana
  • Swazi
  • Venda
  • Tsonga
  • Afrikaans – Goeie dag
  • English – Good day
  • Ndebele – Lotsha
  • Xhosa – Molweni or Bhotani (less common, mostly used in the Eastern Cape)
  • Zulu – Sawubona
  • Northern Sotho – Dumela
  • Sotho – Dumela
  • Tswana – Dumela
  • Swazi – Sawubona
  • Venda – Ndaa
  • Tsonga – Avuxeni

Being treated as less important than international visitors.

Being treated the same way international travellers are treated.

There are different codes of social behaviour for each of South Africa’s many cultures, but in general you should make an effort to be polite.