Mike Baley

Travelled to 10 countries / regions

Written 18 briefs
Visited Cape Town in April 2018



Africa > South Africa > Useful Info
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 Useful Info

What language to use to get around in South Africa

  • English is an official language in South Africa and the most widely spoken language according to Wikipedia
  • From personal experience, I had no trouble getting around Cape Town in English. There's a distinct accent but I had no issues understanding it
  • I don't speak Dutch but from what I learned from locals while there, if you speak Dutch you can also get around quite easily as Afrikaans originated from Dutch and there are many similarities