South Africa has 11 official languages: English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele, Sotho, Northern Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga and Venda. There are also more indigenous languages that are not included in the 11. So you have a good selection of languages to study when you go to South Africa.
First hand accounts of studying language in South Africa
“I studied isiZulu through my university, Global College, while I was in Durban. It can be a challenge learning languages in South Africa since most people speak English you have to be motivated. On the other hand Africans seem to appreciate that you are making the effort. I really enjoyed learning isiZulu. The language is beautiful and it taught me a lot about the culture.” -Chaya, South Africa, spring 2008