Hitching in South Africa is possible.
Hitchiking in South Africa is possible and can be easy, but not as easy as in Europe. Along main roads it can be helpful to use a cardboard sign with your destination written on it. On smaller roads through the suburbs, just thumbing it should be fine. When travelling long distances between towns and cities, hitching from gas station to gas station (called petrol stations in South Africa) will help one to avoid be dropped off in an isolated area. Approaching drivers at these petrol stations can get you lifts, or you can use the cardboard sign suggestion mentioned earlier.
In 2010, South Africa hosted of the FIFA World Cup.
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