A big question lingering on our minds is who are the most followed South African celebrities on Instagram and who has the most followers on Instagram in South Africa in 2022?
Instagram, shortened as IG, is one of the social media platforms that enables celebrities all over the world have been able to use to share pictures with their fans.
In reality, the higher your followership on Instagram, the more popular you can be since many people will interact with your posts by leaving likes and comments.
In this article, our research has led us to understand that you want to know about the top 10 most followed South African celebrities on Instagram so we have brought you just that.
Most followed South African celebrities and influencers on Instagram
In recent times, IG has become a platform on which most of our loved celebrities show off their wealth by sharing pictures and videos of cars, private jets, houses, and plush lifestyles.
1. AB de Villiers
On Instagram as @abdevilliers17 with 17.2 million followers, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is a former South African international cricketer. He was named the ICC ODI Player of the Year 3 times during his 15-year international career.
2. Candice Swanepoel
Candice Susan Swanepoel known on Instagram as @candiceswanepoel with 17.1 million followers is a South African model and philanthropist. She is known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. In 2016, she was listed 8th on the Forbes top-earning models list.
3. Trevor Noah
Born in Johannesburg, Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, television host, actor, and political commentator. He is the host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central. He is on Instagram as @trevornoah with 7.4 million followers.
4. Charlize Theron
Known on Instagram as @charlizeafrica with 6.8 million followers, Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and producer. She is one of the world’s highest-paid actresses and a recipient of various accolades.
5. Boity Thulo
Boitumelo Thulo, popularly known as Boity, is a South African television personality, rapper, actress, businesswoman, and model. Boity was named one of Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 for her contribution to the music and entertainment sector. Her Instagram handle is @boity with 5.5 million followers.
6. Cassper Nyovest
Going by the Instagram handle @casspernyovest with 5.4 million followers, Refiloe Maele Phoolo, professionally known as Cassper Nyovest, is a South African rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and record producer who was born and raised in Mahikeng, North West.
7. Natasha Thahane
Active on Instagram as @natasha_thahane with 5 million followers, Natasha Thahane is a South African actress, model, and media personality who is best known for her roles in the television series Blood & Water, Skeem Saam, and The Queen.
8. Amanda du-Pont
Sharing her work on Instagram through the handle @amandadupont with 4.6 million followers, Amanda du-Pont is a Swazi-born South African actress, model, and television host. She is known for her portrayal of Senna in the CW drama series Life is Wild.
9. Minnie Dlamini
Working on Instagram under the handle @minniedlamini with 4.6 million followers, Minenhle Dlamini is a South African on-air personality, actress, and model who was in the year 2010 selected as the new presenter for the SABC 1 Friday live-music show Live Amp.
10. Bonang Matheba
Known on the Instagram handle @bonang_m with 4.6 million followers, Bonang Dorothy Matheba is a South African television presenter and radio personality. She was born in Mahikeng, North West, she is known for her excellent presentation skills and her signature voice.
Who is the most followed South African celebrity on Instagram?
The most followed South African celebrity on Instagram is AB de Villiers with 17 million active followers and still counting.
The top 10 most followed South African celebrities are;
1. AB de Villiers with 17.2 million followers
2. Candice Swanepoel with 17.1 million followers
3. Trevor Noah with 7.4 million followers
4. Charlize Theron with 6.8 million followers
5. Boity Thulo with 5.5 million followers
6. Cassper Nyovest with 5.4 million followers
7. Natasha Thahane with 5 million followers
8. Amanda du-Pont with 4.6 million followers
9. Minnie Dlamini with 4.6 million followers
10. Bonang Matheba with 4.6 million followers