South Africa Flag

We carry authentic South Africa Flags in both indoor and outdoor varieties. Our flags are proudly made in the United States from durable nylon and are printed with vibrant long-lasting inks. The South Africa national flag is often displayed at embassies, outside of businesses associated with South Africa, and at the homes of people who take great pride in their South African heritage.

Our indoor flags are finished with a pole hem and your choice of with or without golden fringe. Gold fringe is the traditional way to display an indoor flag, however, some people choose without fringe for a simple and clean look that is also less expensive. If you are looking for a complete indoor presentation set, our Build Your Own Indoor International Flag Set program allows you to select a durable nylon indoor South Africa Flag and choose between premium quality poles, bases, and ornaments, and tassel. For indoor applications, most buyers choose a 3ft. x 5ft. flag with an 8ft. pole, however, if you have a low ceiling, you may opt for a 7ft. pole, which is designed to work with drop ceilings. If you are looking for a very substantial international flag display, our 4ft. x 6ft. indoor flags can be paired with a 9ft. pole for our largest indoor display option.

Our outdoor international flags are finished with a canvas header and brass grommets and are offered in four sizes: 2ft. x 3ft., 3ft. x 5ft., 4ft. x 6ft., and 5ft. x 8ft., to fit any sized flagpole. Typically, outdoor flags are flown outside of government organizations, businesses, and institutions on in-ground and wall-mount flagpoles, however, some people also buy these flags to display their international pride at home. If you are looking for a wall-mount South Africa flag set to display outside of your home, our Build Your Own Outdoor International Flag Set program will allow you to choose between premium quality 6ft. poles and brackets to display the South Africa Flag on your front porch. Outdoor flags can also be displayed indoors on interior walls of your home with screws anchored in the wall to attach to the grommets.

In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of the audio and lyrics of the South Africa National Anthem, historical information about the South Africa flag, demographic data about South Africa, and free high resolution images of the South Africa flag for use in projects and on websites.

Regardless of your application, we are looking forward to working with you to provide the required flags, flagpoles, and hardware for your application. If you need assistance, please reach out to us by phone, email, or chat, and we will be happy to help.

History of the South African Flag

The South Africa Flag consists of the colors red, blue, black, green, gold, and white. It features three horizontal bands, red, green, and blue. The green band splits into a horizontal "Y" (which end at the top right corner and at the bottom left corner) and is bordered by a thin white strip. On the left-hand side of the flag is a black isosceles triangle that is bordered with a gold strip. The red color represents the battle fought and blood-shed in the struggle for independence, the green color represents the agriculture and fertility of the land, the blue color represents the sky and the opportunities for the South Africans, the black color represents the natives of South Africa, the white color represents the peace between Africans and Europeans, the gold represents the wealth of the country, and the horizontal "Y" on the South Africa flag represents "the convergence of diverse elements within South African society, taking the road ahead in unity."

The flag, as a whole, was designed to represent unity. The South Africa flag was adopted on April 27th, 1994 and was designed by Frederick Brownell, following a public competition that was held to design the flag in 1993. At the time it was introduced, it was the only flag in the world to have six colors.

South Africa is the most Southern country in Africa and shares borders with Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. The country has three capital cities, which are Cape Town (which is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world), Bloemfontein, and Pretoria. The largest city in the country is Johannesburg. South Africa is also referred to as "Rainbow Nation" due to the many different groups of people and languages that it has. South Africa has over 11 official languages.

South Africa was founded in 1652 by the Dutch East India Company's Jan Van Riebeeck. In 1806, it became a part of the British Empire, following the Napoleonic war.

In 1867 diamonds were found in South Africa and in 1884, gold was discovered. From this period South Africa had a major increase in its economic growth. In 1948, "Apartheid" was introduced which was a law that separated the different racial groups (the whites from the blacks), for example, the white people were not allowed to marry the black people and certain jobs were only offered to white people. This law remained until 1994, even though South Africa gained independence during this period, on May 31st, 1961 and had become a sovereign state. In 1994, Apartheid had come to an end and, Nelson Mandela (who was in prison for 27 years due to his resistance to Apartheid and the battle he fought) had been elected as the president of South Africa. He became the first black president as well as winning a Nobel Peace Prize in the same year.

Geographic Coordinates
29 00 S, 24 00 E
1,219,090 sq km
Life Expectancy
49.2 years
Government Type
$495.1 billion (2009 est.)
24% (2009 est.)
Rand (ZAR)
Calling Code
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South Africa National Anthem

First segment (Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika)



God bless Africa
Raise high Her glory
Hear our Prayers
God bless us, her children

God we ask You to protect our nation
Intervene and end all conflicts
Protect us, protect our nation, our nation, South Africa - South Africa

Ringing out from our blue heavens,
From our deep seas breaking round,
Over everlasting mountains,
Where the echoing crags resound

Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom,
In South Africa our land.

Download South Africa Flag Images

We offer free images of the South Africa Flag in four sizes (small, medium, large, and high resolution). These images are distributed royalty free for both personal and educational use and are ideal for use in projects and on websites. If you choose to use one of our images, attribution is appreciated, but not required.

Add the South Africa Flag to your Website:

The following html code snippets can be copied and pasted to add an image of the South Africa Flag to your website:

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Geographical Location of South Africa