Southern Africans have a passionate following of sport. Soccer, Cricket and Rugby are the most popular sports.
Soccer is the most popular sport in Southern Africa. The national soccer team sports the nick-name Bafana Bafana (meaning the boys, the boys/GO BOYS GO BOYS). South Africa hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the first one hosted in Africa.
Cricket is traditionally the popular sport. The South African national cricket team is nicknamed The Proteas.
Rugby has historically been particularly popular. The national South African rugby team, The Springboks, have enjoyed considerable success since the early 20th Century, including two Rugby World Cup victories in 1995 & 2007.
Other popular sports include: cycling, marathon running, boxing, hockey, tennis, golf, surfing, netball and also running. Ask your iGO Africa expert about booking you a sporting holiday to Southern Africa
South Africa also hosts the Saddle Seat World Cup every four years, which includes the American Saddlebred, Morgan horse, and South African Boerperd horse breeds. It is the highest level of competition for Saddle seat Equitation riders.