A complete guide to 24 of Mzan

A complete guide to 24 of Mzanzi’s favourite Afrikaans-isms

If there’s one thing all tourists should get to grips with before travelling to South Africa, it’s our very unique and often confusing lingo and this would be the best place to start.

A complete guide to 24 of Mzan

Look, between the 11 different languages and each language’s different dialects depending on where it’s spoken; it’s not hard to see why some folks from abroad might find it a bit difficult to navigate South Africa with only English as a means of communication.

Sure, English will get you to where you want to be, but in order to truly connect with the locals you’re going to need a bit more linguistic currency than that.

So, Traveller24 made a nifty list of the most important and often confusing Afrikaans words and perfectly explained what they actually mean.

24 Afrikaans words