Living in South Africa
A Guide Book to Moving - Working - Enjoying Life

Living in South Africa, one of the most popular expat destinations in the world, is both exciting and challenging. Our new South Africa guide book will tell you all you should know about this beautiful country, whether you are a foreigner or a South African, expat or local.

Have a look at some sample pages taken from our book...

… and be amazed at the plethora of facts and insights presented in this unique South African guide book.

The comprehensive and practical handbook on moving to, working in and enjoying life in South Africa is useful to all interested in embracing life in this country. It will assist especially those in the process of relocating to and settling in this country and is a must-read expat guide for all planning to make South Africa their new home.

Have you ever considered living in South Africa?

The carefully researched information is complemented with personal experience and includes helpful hints and recommended resources.

  • Thinking of relocating?
  • Needing help coping with culture shock?
  • Need advice on housing and schooling?
  • Want to know about working and business?
  • Need to know about cultures and customs?
  • Looking for information on day-to-day-life?
  • Want to learn about the country and its provinces?

The book contains 296 pages in colour-coded sections with plenty of graphics and photos for easy reference. You will consider this guide an indispensable tool when planning to make South Africa your new home. The first guide book of its kind covers a wide range of topics on South Africa. Therefore, in this unique book, you will not only find lots of facts, but also plenty of helpful tips, links and resources useful for a smooth and manageable settling-in process.

'Living in South Africa is the perfect welcome to our amazing country. This book is filled with vital information, practical tips and social insights. A must-read not only for expats, but for all who want to embrace living in South Africa.'

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

African Union Commission Chairperson

Written by German expat Regina Gräff, editor of ExpatCapeTown, and South African Derryn Campbell, co-founder of Awesome SA and author of the best-selling book Awesome South Africa, this practical guide book is based on a rich collection of personal experiences and insights. 

Why South Africa

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South Africa is the ninth best country for overall expat experience. - HSBC, 2013

South Africa is the number one Dream Destination in the World. - WAYN, 2013

South Africa is the third friendliest country in the world. - Forbes Magazine, 2011

Read more accolades for South Africa here

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Your book is fabulous. It will be of great benefit to any inbound expat to the country.
~ Alta McMaster, Global Mobility Manager, PwC

South Africa Facts

  Culture Guide    

Provinces Overview

    City Portraits     

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    Daily Living      

Jobs in South Africa

   Work & Study    

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