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Hout bay in Cape Town, South Africa.

  Expatriate Resources and Articles on South Africa

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 Global Expatriate Resources

Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in South Africa
Five Unforgettable Adventures in South Africa by Ted Campbell
Cycling South Africa’s Cape and Winelands by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
How to Enjoy Cape Town on a Budget: 12 Must-Dos in South Africa’s Mother City by Lies Ouwerkerk
Camping Safari in Northern South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe by Lies Ouwerkerk
20 Sensible Rules for Safe Travel in South Africa: Tips to Enjoy a Beautiful Country by Pearl Harris
Coffee Bay: The Culture of the Xhosa People of South Africa's Wild Coast by Tanya Linnegar
A Visit to Soweto by Lucy Corne
Volunteer in South Africa Rehabilitating the Penguins of SANCCOB by Jane Stanfield
Volunteer at a South African Game Preserve: Getting Up Close to an African Safari by Giving of Yourself by Lisa M. Chavis
Volunteer in South Africa’s Lion and Safari Park by Sergio and Pat Pastore
Study Abroad in South Africa by Adam Karlin
Finding Community at a Tomb Unveiling: A Sacred Zulu Ritual in South Africa by Amanda Penn

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources for South Africa

Expat Arrivals: Moving to South Africa offers a section that includes resources, and helpful advice on moving and living.

Expat Focus: Move to South Africa Easily provides information and resources for many countries, including forums and blogs for expats. Living in South Africa as an Expatriate is a worldwide directory of resources and blogs.

InterNations – Your Expat Community in South Africa provides essential information with an option for paid registration with an expat community.

Justlanded: South Africa offers resources and background on living in visas, working, living, and moving to the country.

Numbeo: Cost of Living in South Africa is a fine crowdsourced site that provides much aggregate and itemized information about the cost of living in the country, the main cities, and bigger towns which should help prepare you for the transition.

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 Recommended Reading on South Africa
Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland 
DK Eyewitness South Africa (Travel Guide)  
Fodor's Essential South Africa: with the Best Safari Destinations and Wine Regions 
Southern African Wildlife: (Bradt) 
The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland 
Africa Overland: Plus a Return Route through Asia; 4x4, Motorbike, Bicycle, Truck (Bradt Travel Guide)
Nelson Mandela: A Life from Beginning to End (History of South Africa)
A History of South Africa 

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 Travel Information for South Africa

Welcome to South Africa is the official South African Tourism website.

Lonely Planet: Complete Guide to South Africa makes it easy for travelers to deal with the daily challenges independent travelers face: how to get around, where to stay, where to eat, and much more.

Rough Guides: Travel Guide South Africa describes various attractions and destinations, while also providing practical travel tips about transportation, safety, and other travel essentials.


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