List of Fiction Set in South Africa

The following is a list of works of fiction which are set in South Africa:

  • The Settler by Brian Duncan
  • Age of Iron by J.M. Coetzee
  • Karoo Boy by Troy Blacklaws
  • Burger's Daughter by Nadine Gordimer
  • The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
  • Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful by Alan Paton
  • Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  • Too Late the Phalarope by Alan Paton
  • Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
  • Embrace by Mark Behr
  • Fiela's Child by Dalene Matthee
  • Flowers in the Sand by Clive Algar
  • Get a Life by Nadine Gordimer
  • In the Heart of the Country by J.M. Coetzee
  • July's People by Nadine Gordimer
  • Journeys to the End of the World by Clive Algar
  • Life & Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee
  • The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer
  • A Song in the Morning by Gerald Seymour
  • No Turning Back by Beverley Naidoo
  • Tween Snow and Fire;: A Tale of South Africa by Bertram Mitford (novelist)
  • The Gun-Runner: A Tale of Zululand by Bertram Mitford
  • The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
  • Tandia by Bryce Courtenay
  • Whitethorn by Bryce Courtenay
  • When the Lion Feeds by Wilbur Smith
  • The Sound of Thunder by Wilbur Smith
  • A Sparrow Falls by Wilbur Smith
  • The Burning Shore by Wilbur Smith
  • Power of the Sword by Wilbur Smith
  • Nada the Lily by H. Rider Haggard
  • King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
  • Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  • Swallow by H. Rider Haggard
  • The Diamond Hunters by Wilbur Smith
  • White Chief of the Caffres by Alfred Wilks Drayson
  • Great Elephant by Alan Scholefield
  • The Stone Flower by Alan Scholefield
  • Wild Dog Running by Alan Scholefield
  • A View of Vultures by Alan Scholefield
  • Walking the Whirlwind by Brigid Knight
  • Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  • Thunder at Dawn by Henry Gibbs
  • The Covenant by James A. Michener
  • Ridge of Gold by James Ambrose Brown
  • Seeds of Anger by James Ambrose Brown
  • The Pact by James Ambrose Brown
  • The White Locusts by James Ambrose Brown
  • The Servants' Quarters by Lynn Freed
  • House of Women by Lynn Freed
  • The Mirror by Lynn Freed
  • The Bungalow by Lynn Freed
  • Home Ground by Lynn Freed
  • Friends of the Family by Lynn Freed
  • The Curse of the Appropriate Man by Lynn Freed
  • Vortex by Larry Bond
  • Atlantis Loved Kilimanjaro by A.C.


This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.


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