If invited for dinner to a local’s house, getting a gift along (Wine, flowers or chocolates) is considered polite.
When you are outside, it is considered rude to point a finger at someone, and the action is often considered a gesture of aggression.
As general income is low in several cities of South Africa, it is appreciated if travelers tip the waiters before leaving a restaurant.
In the rural areas of South Africa, one should greet everyone they come across in a polite manner.
It is always considered polite to receive items and gifts with both hands.
Spitting in public is considered rude.
When entering South African homes, shoes must be removed at the entrance of the house or as indicated by the homeowner.
Though most South Africans use forks and knives to eat their food, many locals from the more rural parts of the country eat using spoons or their hands.
Avoid talking about topics related to the Apartheid, politics, racism and other similar issues that the country has suffered from in the past.