10 things South Africans abroad miss most

South Africa is an undeniably beautiful and unique country. Those who have left the country can’t help but miss the many small things that make South Africa home.

1. Being able to watch live South African sports games at a reasonable time, not 2am.

When you are too tired to watch the game because it is on at 2am your time. Image: Disney / Via thebestgifsforme.blogspot.com
When you are too tired to watch the game because it is on at 2am your time. Image: Disney / Via thebestgifsforme.blogspot.com

2. Cosmos blooming at the end of summer to show that winter is coming.

Cosmos grows along most roads to signal the start of lowered tempretures. Photo: Jack Holloway
Cosmos grows along most roads to signal the start of lowered tempretures. Photo: Jack Holloway

3. South African Sunsets and Sunrises.

Sunset silhouette of Johannesburg. Photo: Samantha Camara
Sunset silhouette of Johannesburg. Photo: Samantha Camara

4. Buying fresh biltong hanging in the butchery.

Biltong selection. Photo: fabulousfab
Biltong selection. Photo: fabulousfab

5. Supporting South African Sports teams with other South Africans instead of being the only South African fan in the room.

A lonely South African Supporter. Photo: Peter Baker
A lonely South African Supporter. Photo: Peter Baker

6. The diversity of the South African nation.

A small representation of South African cultural diversity. Photo: Chrisna Herbst
A small representation of South African cultural diversity. Photo: Chrisna Herbst

7. Simple South African foods.

Simple South African food menu offered at the Kruger National Park. Photo: Vaiz Ha pap
Simple South African food menu offered at the Kruger National Park. Photo: Vaiz Ha pap

8. Having people understand your South African accent and slang.

9. The Abundance of natural beauty.

The beautiful Blyde River Canyon. Photo: Fiver Locker
The beautiful Blyde River Canyon. Photo: Fiver Locker

10. Finding South African sweets easily.

Yumminess 101: South African Goodies
An illustration of favourite sweets that many South Africans abroad miss. Image: Dimitra Tzanos

 *This article originally appeared on Wits Vuvuzela

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