South African Songs

This page is for South African campfire songs - not just songs sung at campfires in South Africa, but songs which come from South Africa itself.

Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God Bless Africa)

This hymn is the National Anthem of South Africa.

Lyrics for Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika


Shosholoza is a song in the Zulu language. It has become one of South Africa's most popular songs, especially as an anthem at sporting events.

Lyrics for Shosholoza


A song in Zulu or Xhosa meaning "We Are Walking in the Light of God"

Lyrics for Siyahamba

Sarie Marais

A traditional Afrikaans folk song, created during the Anglo-Boer war around 1900.

Lyrics for Sarie Marais

Die Alibama

This is a traditional Afrikaans song, especially popular among the Cape Malays in Cape Town.

Lyrics for Die Alibama

Zulu Warrior

This is an action song, sung as a round. The words are apparently nonsense.

Lyrics for Zulu Warrior