Cape Town

Living and
Working in Cape Town

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Pascal Tremblay

"Fortunately, I received lots of supportive tips from other InterNations members before moving to Cape Town."

Nora Godfrey

"Here in Cape Town, InterNations consists of a great crowd of expats. Not just anyone can join the site, and I am happy about that."

Make the most of living and working in Cape Town

Expat living in Cape Town raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from South African authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺWhich natural hazards may affect my stay in South Africa?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend serviced apartments in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Cape Town takes a lot of time. Our Cape Town expat guide is there to make your relocation to Cape Town as easy as possible. Starting with housing and household to information about local infrastructure, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Cape Town.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Cape Town. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from moving to London to living in Munich.

Top Articles in the Cape Town Expat Guide

  • Moving to Cape Town

    When relocating to Cape Town, make sure you know all the details about the oldest city in all of South Africa! Our InterNations expat guide on Cape Town introduces you to the city’s neighborhoods, gives tips on the search for a new home, and offers info on visas and more.
  • Living in Cape Town

    Don’t get intimidated by rumors: living in Cape Town has often been described as one of the best expat experiences worldwide! This is no reason, however, to let your guard down: our expat guide to Cape Town has details on crime, safety, healthcare, and much more.
  • Working in Cape Town

    As in the rest of the country, expats in Cape Town are in for a treat. Not only are the chances of scoring a great position very high due to the unfortunate brain drain in the city, but you will also reap the benefits of being employed at the Cape Town offices of national and multinational giants.

Information on the Expat Life in Cape Town

Are you looking specifically for postal services in town or a doctor speaking your native language in South Africa? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Cape Town provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Cape Town. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Cape Town expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Cape Town and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Siya namkela nonke, welkom, isibingelelo among our expats living and working in Cape Town.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Cape Town? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Brisbane or living in Moscow!

Pascal Tremblay

"Fortunately, I received lots of supportive tips from other InterNations members before moving to Cape Town."

Nora Godfrey

"Here in Cape Town, InterNations consists of a great crowd of expats. Not just anyone can join the site, and I am happy about that."

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