Top 10 YouTube Channels and YouTubers in South Africa (2023)


Check out YouTube’s most Subscribed, most popular and the best YouTube Channels & YouTubers in South Africa. The YouTube culture in South Africa is on a steady rise as more South Africans now have more access to data and are tuning onto the platform to watch the fun, new and engaging content.

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10 Top South African Youtubers 2020

1. Casper Lee

Casper Lee was born in London but grew in South Africa when his family moved to the country but he later returned to London. He is nevertheless considered to be one too and it seems that settles it.

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He joined Youtube on November 10, 2011 uploading videos comprising different formats, from pranks and challenges to celebrity appearances. Cassper Lee has over 7 million subscribers and has gathered over 900 million views.

  • Subscribers: 7,325,452
  • Total views: 952,673,752
  • Joined YouTube: Nov 10, 2011
  • 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) have taken to YouTube to post their videos.

They joined Youtube on 20 January 2012 uploading their videos and audio tracks onto their channel. Die Antwoord has over 2 million subscribers and has gathered over 700 million views.

  • Subscribers: 2,894,293
  • Total Views: 811,049,692
  • Joined YouTube: 20 January 2012
  • Most popular video: Ugly Boy Music video (100,804,483)
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3. Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is known as one of the top comedians in South Africa and even worldwide. He has a Youtube channel named “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” which has over 4 million subscribers.

His personal YouTube account has over 1 million followers and was created on Oct 19, 2006, having over 50 million views.

  • Subscribers: 1,552,994
  • Total views: 78,655,410
  • Joined YouTube: October 19, 2006
  • Most popular video: Zambia loves escalators, just don’t be gay (6,575,530 views)
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4. Sixpackfactory.COM

This Youtube channel is dedicated to helping men lose weight, burn fat, get ripped and gain muscle, and is hosted by Peter Carvell. The channel has over 1 million followers and was created on August 7, 2006, having over 200 million views

  • Subscribers: 1,473,756
  • Total views: 220,607,886
  • Joined YouTube: August 7, 2006
  • Most popular video: Get 6 Packs Abs in 12 minutes, This Workout Works! (12,584,583)

5. Kruger Sightings

This channel was created by Nadav Ossendryver for the main purpose of uploading only videos of wildlife sights from national parks across Africa. Subscribers are also welcome to submit their recorded sightings to make for diversity and to keep the channel functional

Nadav Ossendryver created the Youtube channel on January 5, 2011 uploading videos comprising wildlife sights from national parks across Africa. The channel has over a million subscribers and has gathered over 900 million total views.

  • Subscribers: 1,405,287
  • Total views: 972,835,629
  • Joined YouTube: January 5, 2011
  • Most popular video: Lions shows tourists why you must stay inside your car (94,271,597 views)

6. Cobus Potgieter

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

He joined Youtube on August 1, 2006 uploading videos comprising himself drumming while a few show his tours with bands as well as playing gigs. Cobus Potgieter has over eight hundred thousand subscribers and has gathered over 200 million views.

  • Subscribers: 879,079
  • Total views: 247,602,818
  • Joined YouTube: August 1, 2006
  • Most popular video: Avenged Sevenfold – Afterlife (Drum Cover) (9,919,050 views)

7. CRASH driven

The brain behind this youtube channel has actually been unknown since its creation. The channel is part of top ten youtube channels in South Africa, featuring clips around their gameplay on The gameplay involves a lot of vehicle crashes which therefore reveals how it got its name.

The channel started on May 17, 2016, currently has over 600,000 subscribers and also gathering over 170 million views.

  • Subscribers: 678,342
  • Total views: 197,993,309
  • 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

Number eight on our list is Caitlin De Ville whose YouTube content consists of her electric violin cover of songs and vlogs about her life. She has performed in well over 25 countries and uses her channel to share clips of her performances while also using the platform to promote her music and brand.

  • Subscribers: 520,663
  • Total views: 148,891,856
  • Joined YouTube: March 23, 2009
  • Most popular video: Rockabye (Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne Marie – Electric Violin Cover (8,238,017 views)

9. MCPEMike

The videos uploaded on this channel are usually centred on Minecraft Pocket Edition gameplay by the creator of the channel. South African Gamer that focuses on bringing you the latest and greatest in Minecraft Pocket Edition (Minecraft PE / MCPE) Glitches and Tricks

  • Subscribers: 293,417
  • Total views: 71,198,532
  • Joined YouTube: 25 December 2012
  • Most popular video: Mine Craft PE 0.12.0 Gameplay (CONCEPT) (1,950,691 views)

10. Theodora Lee

Theodora Lee is an advice and lifestyle YouTuber turned podcast host. She is also the sister of popular YouTuber Caspar Lee and has also made her very own mark in YouTube content creation. Theodora posts broadcast videos with her brother but the clips uploaded on her own Youtube channel revolve around the physical, mental and spiritual wellness.

  • Subscribers: 215,513
  • Total views: 12,525,951
  • Joined YouTube: October 16, 2010
  • Most popular video: Avenged Sevenfold – Boyfriend vs. Brother (1,710,051 views)


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