Die Antwoord
  • Animals behaving badly make up three of the top ten YouTube channels that generate content from within South Africa.
  • Other than now international musicians Die Antwoord, other top channels are by surprisingly regular people.
  • Our ranking is according to subscriptions rather than video views – so these are the channels viewers actually value.

South Africa’s most followed YouTube channels are a mix of weird and wonderful ordinary people – except for one strange musical outfit

This is according to Social Blade, a statistics website that allows you to track Youtubers and measure growth across multiple social media platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and Instagram.

“What I found super interesting about the list was it's actually a lot of channels that people didn't know of. Only Die Antwoord is like the big inverted comma 'brand channel' that has the backing behind it to really made it into the top 10. At least 6 of the channels I'd never even seen before. Ever,” said Carla Harris, a Youtuber and founder of Social Bard, which helps businesses to grow their channels.

The ranking exclude any channels where the creators are no longer living in South Africa, as well as the channels that repurpose videos from TV, so leaving out celebs like Casper Lee (who moved to the UK) and popular kids channels like Disney Africa.

Our ranking is according to subscriptions rather than video views – so these are the channels viewers actually value.


10. Rob The Ranger Wildlife Videos 

Subscriptions 206 850; Views 192 247 154


9. Theodora Lee

Subscriptions 229 117; Views 12 107 969


8. Caitlin De Ville 

Subscriptions 286 902; Views 74 583 898


7. MCPEMike

Subscriptions 288,529; Views 63,553,834


6. Africa Adventures 

Subscriptions 292 314; Views 117 149 898


5. CRASH driven

Subscriptions 331 809; Views 103 969 143


4. Liezl Jayne Strydom 

Subscriptions 428 238; Views 24 333 642


3. Kruger Sightings 

Subscriptions 669 087; Views 633 899 435


2. Sixpackfactory.com 

Subscriptions 1 225 006; Views 194 989 254


1. Die Antwoord 

Subscriptions 1 796 323; Views 530 766 218

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