10 hilariously stupid questions tourists ask about SA


Most South Africans have had encounters with foreign tourists that left them, well, gobsmacked. Speechless, really.  

Like, for example, when you meet an energetic American smeared with sunscreen (shem...) at the airport and his first words to you are, "Well I'll be dammed, you're white?!"

Yes. That happened.  But that's not even the half of it.  Here are more of those most-ridiculous questions tourists ask when visiting South Africa. 


1.       Do you speak African?

Not fluently, no. But here are a few words I can teach you:

- Eish (An exclamation, eg: Oh dear!)
- Lekker (Nice, Good)
- Songololo (millepede)


(Source: memegenerator.net)


2.       Where is South Africa?  


(Source: Facebook - SA People)


3.       Are there wild animals roaming the streets?

You want to laugh and tell people "no", then this happens. 





4.       Do you have electricity in South Africa?

Eish. 


(Source: GIPHY)  



5.       Are there any ATMs in South Africa? Can you send me a map of where they are situated?

Here you go, red marks the spot:


(Source: Google Maps) 



6.       Do you hunt your own food?

No...? Okay yes. Yes, we do. 


(Source: Louzel Lombard) 




7.       Do you celebrate Christmas in SA?

Of course. 


(Source: Facebook - SA People




8.       Do you have pet lions?


We really don't. But then Coronation sends out this misleading ad. 


(Source: YouTube) 



9.       Do you live in huts?

Some of us do, yes.  


(Source: SAPA) 



10.     Do you have supermarkets in SA?  

We do. And then we also have these:


(Source: Louzel Lombard)


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