Culture of South Africa
Discover the traditions and culture of South Africa with our travel tips.
In South Africa you will experience the unique combination of tradition and modernity
Have you ever wondered why South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation? That’s because it is one of the world’s top multicultural countries. There are immigrants from Europe, India, China, not to mention many indigenous groups. South Africa has eleven official languages, including are English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Setswana, South Sotho, North Sotho, Tsonga, SiSwati, Venda and Ndebele. Because of this, a special slang language, called funigalore, was developed in the culturally diverse mines, which combines them together!
The majority of South African people are Christian (68%), 2% are Muslim and 1.5% are Hindu. Today, there is still a significant proportion of beliefs that are traditional and animist – about 28.5%.
With its media portrayal heavy on its apartheid past, you may believe that it is not safe to go on South Africa tours. Crime does occur, but as much as anywhere else in the world and you can avoid challenging situations by exercising caution as usual, such as avoiding certain riskier areas at night.
Top South Africa Travel Tips: Culture
- South Africa is popular for wood-carvings, handmade articles, ostrich leather goods, paintings and pottery and a wide, diverse selection exists from area to area.
- You can also purchase amazing 18th and 19th century antique furniture, copper and silverware.
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