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Sandro Pedace

Living in South Africa, from Switzerland

"With InterNations, you'll meet interesting expats wherever you go - both online and offline."

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Living in South Africa, from France

"InterNations provided me with an "entrance" to the expat circles of Pretoria, so to speak, and helped me get to know other French expatriates. "

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in South Africa

  • Join our community and get to know members of South Africa’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the South African expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Cape Town, Johannesburg and many other regions

Working and living in South Africa with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in South Africa? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Cape Town, Johannesburg or some other international South African city?

The expat relocation to South Africa is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the Garden Route, a scenic stretch along the south-east coast, getting to know how South African folks celebrate the Day of Reconciliation, or acquiring a taste for South Africa’s popular dishes like bobotie…

We certainly provide other expat communities than our members in South Africa with useful information on everyday life. Our guide features a range of topics, from living in Portugal to living in Brazil.

South Africa Expat Locations

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch

Restaurants & Nightlife

Modder Sports Complex

Modder Sports Complex

Restaurants & Nightlife

Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill

Culture & Sights

Mont Rochelle Wine Farm

Mont Rochelle Wine Farm

Restaurants & Nightlife

Die Werf

Die Werf

Restaurants & Nightlife

Butcher Block Executive Grill

Butcher Block Executive Grill

Restaurants & Nightlife

Bridge House School

Bridge House School

International Schools & Education

L. Ron Hubbard Hertigate Site

L. Ron Hubbard Hertigate Site

Culture & Sights

Reliable Information about living and working in South Africa

Relocating to and living in South Africa necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of South African expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in South Africa: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to South African income tax law?ʺ, ʺWhich types of insurance does an expat commonly need? Household insurance? Car insurance? Anything else?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Cape Town?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a South African residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in South Africa is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for South Africa is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in South Africa. Various topics are covered in our South Africa Expat Guide from sports and leisure, to local infrastructure or housing and household, up to administration & finance. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺWhich natural hazards may affect my stay in South Africa?ʺ will no more remain open.

We certainly do not limit ourselves to South Africa, though. Our guide includes many more expat hotspots, with advice ranging from living in Thailand to living in Malaysia.

From serviced apartments to postal services –
Advice on living and working in South Africa

In addition, our expat listings for South Africa include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like serviced apartments or postal services. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in South Africa. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Siya namkela nonke, welkom, isibingelelo among our InterNations members living and working in South Africa.

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