Top 10 South African Youtubers (2019)


Watching some videos on YouTube might be a hobby for many but it’s not always the same for the YouTubers who create the videos. However, successfully operating a channel can bring a spike in the number of subscribers as well as views.

Top 10 South African YouTubers

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Trevor Noah

There are many South Africans who are doing exceptionally well on YouTube but a few stand out because of the time and effort they put into their content. Keep reading to know the top 10 South African YouTubers.

1. Casper Lee

Calling Casper Lee a South African can only be possible if you’re willing to admit some technicalities. He was born in London but grew in South Africa when his family moved to the country but he later returned to London; nevertheless, many South Africans consider him to be one too and it seems that settles it.

Coming to his uploads; his videos comprise different formats, from pranks and challenges to celebrity appearances. He comfortably ranks first on the list, beating the second placed channel by almost than 5 million subscribers. Check out quick facts about his channel:

  • Subscribers: 7,398,421
  • Total views: 946,048,787
  • Joined YouTube: Nov 10, 2010
  • Most popular video: Girlfriend pranks my roommate (21, 321, 518 views)

2. Die Antwoord

Die Antwoord is one of the top hip-hop groups in South Africa and slightly controversial too. The duo of Yolandi Visser and Ninja (real name Watkin Tudor Jones) has taken to YouTube to post their videos and audio tracks onto their channel. Their Zef style has attracted many users of the site, making them the second most subscribed YouTuber.

  • Subscribers: 2,842,325
  • Total Views: 781,001,262
  • Joined YouTube: 20 January, 2012
  • Most popular video: Ugly Boy Music video (100,804,483)

3. Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is one of the top comedians in South Africa and even on the continent; so it is little surprise that he takes the third spot on the list. His other channel named “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has over 4 million subscribers but his official account isn’t doing badly too.

While he sticks to what he knows how to do best, his personal YouTube account consists of clips from his many comedy performances which have made many YouTube users roll in laughter.

  • Subscribers: 1,195,745
  • Total views: 59,938,080
  • Joined YouTube: Oct 19, 2006
  • Most popular video: Zambia loves escalators, just don’t be gay (6,575,530 views)


Dedicated to helping men lose weight, burn fat, get ripped and gain muscle, Sixpack Factory is hosted by Peter Carvell. A part of the channel’s description reads:  “…these videos will also make you feel better with huge health benefits. As well as workouts, I will give you motivational tips as well as nutrition tips and diet plans that work.”

  • Subscribers: 1,467,154
  • Total views: 218,722,141
  • Joined YouTube: August 7, 2006
  • Most popular video: Get 6 Packs Abs in 12 minutes, This Workout Works! (12,584,583)

5. Kruger Sightings

Wildlife lovers will find this channel to be an extremely fascinating one. Created by Nadav Ossendryver, only videos of wildlife sights from national parks across Africa are uploaded onto it. Subscribers are welcome to submit their recorded sightings to make for diversity and to keep the channel functional so the entire content is not created by Ossendryver alone, an arrangement that’s not so common on most channels.

  • Subscribers: 1,319,241
  • Total views: 919,180,351
  • Joined YouTube: Jan , 2011
  • Most popular video: Lions shows tourists why you must stay inside your car (94,271,597 views)

6. Cobus Potgieter

An ardent lover of cheese according to his channel’s description, Cobus Potgieter is a South African musician with a keen interest in drumming. Most of his videos are about himself drumming while a few show his tours with bands as well as playing gigs.

This part of his description is apt and sums up it up well: “I am a normal dude from a small town in South Africa and I’m just trying to purse the things that I’m passionate about, while connecting with people the world over. Connection over attention, always.”

  • Subscribers: 856,565
  • Total views: 243,051,974
  • Joined YouTube: Aug 1, 2006
  • Most popular video: Avenged Sevenfold – Afterlife (Drum Cover) (9,919,050 views)

7. Crash driven

The person behind this channel has been unknown since its creation and it looks like the person is not revealing their identity anytime soon. Nevertheless, the channel easily makes it to the top ten in South Africa, featuring clips around their game play on The game play usually involves a lot of vehicle crashes which is obviously how it got its name.

  • Subscribers: 604,759
  • Total views: 174,925,772
  • Joined YouTube: May 17, 2016
  • Most popular video: Avenged Sevenfold – BEST OF INSANE CRASHES 10,000 Subscriber Special (3,425,155 views)

8. Caitlin De Ville

Caitlin De Ville YouTube content consists of her electric violin cover of songs and vlogs about her life. Having performed in well over 25 countries, she shares clips of her performances while also using the platform to promote her music and brand.

  • Subscribers: 604,759
  • Total views: 174,925,772
  • Joined YouTube: May 17, 2016
  • Most popular video: Rockabye (Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne Marie – Electric Violin Cover (8,238,017 views)


Gaming is a favourite pastime in South Africa and that’s what this channel was created to show how passionate South Africans can be about gaming. The videos are usually centred on game play Minecraft Pocket Edition by the creator of the channel.

  • Subscribers: 238,779
  • Total views: 48,382,612
  • Joined YouTube: 25 Dec, 2012
  • Most popular video: Mine Craft PE 0.12.0 Gameplay (CONCEPT) (1,950,691 views)

10. Theodora Lee

Theodora Lee is the sister of well-known YouTuber Caspar Lee and has made her own mark in YouTube content creation. Occasionally, she posts broadcast videos with her brother but the clips on her channel revolve around physical, mental and spiritual wellness.

  • Subscribers: 218,493
  • Total views: 12,480,104
  • Joined YouTube: Oct 16, 201
  • Most popular video: Avenged Sevenfold – Boyfriend vs. Brother (1,710,051 views)

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