Living in South Africa

The ‘Living in South Africa’ expat guide is available as eBook to download now as  pdf-version and epub-version.

In this first compilation of its kind on South Africa, a German expat and a passionate South African have joined forces to create a new and unique guidebook on living in this beautiful country.

After the resounding success of the print version, we can now offer an updated 2015 digital version of this South Africa expat guide.

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This comprehensive handbook will guide and assist you through the process of settling in to ensure you get the most from your experience. 

What's in the book?

South Africa is both one of the most popular expat destinations in the world and one of the most challenging.

The Living in South Africa guide is useful to all interested in embracing life in South Africa. The book provides relevant background information about South Africa’s history, economy and cultural heritage as well as a comprehensive overview of more practical topics related to daily living.

The book covers the following topics in seven comprehensive chapters:

The book is packed with 292 colourful pages of information and useful tips and gives a comprehensive overview of this unique country. Many colourful graphics and photographs complement the information which includes personal experience and helpful hints.

Make the most of your experience!

What makes this South Africa guide so unique?

The book is based on personal experience and shares lots of tips and answers on the many of the common questions expatriates ask when planning to move to South Africa.

Besides being a valuable resource for all who want to know more about this beautiful country, this book contains answers to queries sent to us or posted onto our Expat Cape Town forum on Facebook. 

When relocating to South Africa, you will most certainly want to know:

  • What do I need to bring when relocating or moving with my family?
  • What are the living costs and how is the living standard?
  • What is culture shock and how can I cope with culture shock?
  • What do I need to know about the business environment?
  • Where can I read tips and advice on housing and schooling?
  • Where to find any reliable information on day-to-day life?
  • What do I need to know about cultures and customs?
  • What is available at the shops and what is difficult to source?
  • Where to go on weekend breaks and what to explore and see on travels in South Africa?

How to order your ebook?

The ebook version of the popular print book is available now in pdf-Format, which can be read on any Adobe Reader. The Adobe Reader is available for free download from Adobe here or many other sites, such as google play. The book is also available for Apple's ibooks reader in an epub version. Please select accordingly.

After payment via PayPal you will receive immediately a link to download your ebook onto your Adobe Reader. 

The e-book is available at Euro14.59

or at R220 (via EFT if you contact us directly here)

Payment via Creditcards will be effected via the secure PayPal system which will convert to your currency of choice.

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... and receive immediately a link to download your 'Living in South Africa' digital version onto your Adobe Reader. 

An epub version is available to download on ibooks from us as well. Contact us to get a link to download this version.

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What Readers say about 

Your book is fabulous. I can just imagine how much work went into setting this up. It will be of great benefit to any inbound expat to the country.
~ Alta McMaster, Global Mobility Manager, PwC

We thank you very much for the wonderful books. They are absolutely stunning. We are sure they will please our members a lot. ~ Belgian Chamber South Africa

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

‘A great exposition of various facets of the SA Brand. Great work!’ ~ BrandSouthAfrica

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The book is written by two passionate authors living in South Africa. Read more about the book's authors here.

Regina Gräff is a German expatriate living in Cape Town/South Africa with her family and editor of, an insider’s guide to living and working in Cape Town.

Derryn Campbell is a passionate South African and the creator of the best-selling book 'Awesome South Africa' which was short-listed for the Nielsen Bookseller’s Choice Award.


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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

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