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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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Bismarck du Plessis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Jacques Kallis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Allan Donald is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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François Steyn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Oscar Pistorius is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Shaun Pollock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Ernie Els is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Kevin Pietersen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Dale Steyn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Hashim Amla is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Hansie Cronje is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Cameron van der Burgh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Graeme Pollock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Danie Gerber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Bobby Locke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Butch James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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David Pocock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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AB de Villiers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Graeme Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Herschelle Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Mark Boucher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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David Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Jonathan Trott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Jonty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Gary Player is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Jean de Villiers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Os du Randt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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

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Francois Pienaar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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JP Pietersen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Jannie du Plessis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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

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Andries Bekker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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

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Heinrich Brüssow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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

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Bakkies Botha is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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

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

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Bert Vogler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa
Bert Vogler

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Liezel Huber is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Alexei Kervezee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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John Traicos is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Dale Benkenstein is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Charlene, Princess of Monaco is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Andrew Pattison is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Andrew Strauss is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Dave Richardson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Colleen De Reuck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa

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Allan Lamb is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from South Africa