It may or may not surprise South Africans to find that the Afrikaans accent has been ranked the second sexiest in the world in the most recent Top 50 Sexiest Accents in the World list by Big Seven Travel.

Big Seven Travel, a travel website with an audience of 1.5-million, provides information on everything travel, providing readers with recommendations, holiday inspiration and travel trends. In 2017, Afrikaans took first place for the sexiest language in the world, after another travel company, Lovin.IE based in Ireland, shared its rankings of the world’s sexiest accents.

Big Seven Travel explained on its website why the local accent was voted to the second spot, saying that it is well-liked across the world.

“Afrikaans is a hugely popular accent with many people across the globe, thanks to their unique tones and Saffa slang.”

In order to generate the rankings, the website gathered data for an online poll. Readers from across the world voted for the accent they believed to be the sexiest.

The accent which took first place in the rankings was the Kiwi accent from New Zealand. On the other end of the spectrum, the Croatian accent got the 50th spot, and is considered to be the “least popular Slavic accent”.

Out of more than 7 000 languages’ accents in the world, Afrikaans has proven that local truly is lekker, and this popular advert for Wimpy may be a small reminder why.


Here are the top 10 sexiest accents in the world for 2019:

1. Kiwi (New Zealand)

2. South African

3. Irish

4. Italian

5. Australian

6. Scottish

7. French

8. Spanish

9. South USA (drawling Texan accent)

10. Brazilian Portugese

The full list of the Top 50 can be found here.

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Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about animals, social issues, the environment and current affairs.