Famous Athletes from South Africa

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List of famous athletes from South Africa, listed alphabetically with photos when available. South Africa has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best South African athletes of all time, so if you're a native of South Africa and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from South Africa then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different athletes, including Louis Tancred and Jeff Coetzee.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest South African athletes?" and "Which athletes are from South Africa?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of South Africa in order to get more information about each one.
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    Bethlehem, South Africa

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    Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa

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    Bloemfontein, South Africa

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    Aliwal North, South Africa

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    Sandton, South Africa

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    Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth, Africa

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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    Phalaborwa, South Africa

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    Durban, South Africa

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    Bloemfontein, Free State, Africa

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    Pretoria, South Africa

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    Durban, South Africa

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    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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    Germiston, South Africa

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Gweru, Zimbabwe

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    Pretoria, South Africa

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Green Point, Australia

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    East London, South Africa

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    Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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    Cape Town, South Africa

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    Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Paarl, South Africa

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    Elliot, Eastern Cape

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    Rory Sabbatini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

    Rory Sabbatini Durban, South Africa

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    Vereeniging, South Africa

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    Stellenbosch, South Africa

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    Bethlehem, South Africa

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    Charl Schwartzel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

    Charl Schwartzel Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Goodwood, Cape Town, Cape Town

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    Tim Clark is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

    Tim Clark Durban, South Africa

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    Bloemfontein, South Africa

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    Juan Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

    Juan Smith Bloemfontein, South Africa

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    Newcastle, South Africa

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    Cecil Afrika is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

    Cecil Afrika Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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    Barry Richards is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

    Barry Richards Durban, South Africa

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    Bert Vogler South Africa

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    Durban, South Africa

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    Walvis Bay, Namibia

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    Zagazig, Egypt

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    Zimbabwe, Harare, Africa

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    Pretoria, South Africa

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Vryheid, South Africa

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    Langebaanweg, South Africa

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