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4 Things expats love about South Africa

Ask any proudly South African to give you reasons to live in South Africa and they’ll rattle off a long list in seconds. The examples will range from the extraordinary to the sublime. Fact is, many of South Africa’s best qualities and attractions can’t be found anywhere else on earth! If you have decided to make South Africa your home, firstly, welcome! If you’re still on the fence about living here, maybe these four things we know expats love about living here will help swing your vote.

The scenery

South Africa has some of the most beautiful and wild beaches on the planet, undulating mountain ranges, lush forests, and desert skies that turn brilliant shades of amber at sunset. Moving to South Africa will allow you to explore the country’s extremely diverse landscape. It’s frequently described as “A World in One Country” and there is good reason for this. South Africa is the only country in the world to have its own floral kingdom (the Cape Floral Kingdom) and it is known as one of the most biodiverse countries in the world! On Table Mountain alone (one of the 7 wonders of nature) there are around 1500 different plant species.


South Africans are known around the world as some of the friendliest, most welcoming people in the world. You’ll always be greeted with a smile and a helping hand will be extended whenever you need it. The South African flag and people are not only the only reason why they should be called “The Rainbow Nation”. South Africa offers the best variety of beaches, animals and scenery in one place at one time. South Africans are completely spoilt for choice, with all the different options of country and city lifestyles to choose from. We have the best winelands, animals, beaches and natural beauty that one country has to offer.

The weather

If nothing else persuades you to move to South Africa, the weather will. The sun shines during all four seasons. In conjunction with the weather and the many attractions, South Africa offers expats a change from the indoor lifestyle of many of their home countries.


South Africa, its cities, and its citizens win plenty of international awards each year. In 2017, South Africa was voted the 5th Most Beautiful Country in the World, while Cape Town was named the World’s Best City to Visit. Our beaches come out tops too. No less than 46 of South Africa’s beaches were deemed worthy of Blue Flag Status for the 2018/2019 season. Fine dining more your thing? Then head on over to The Test Kitchen in Cape Town, which earned a spot on the 2019 World’s 50 Best Restaurant list.

Expats moving to South Africa will find a world of wonders within the borders of a single country. From its immense geographic diversity to its 11 official languages and friendly South Africans, there is much to be enjoyed in the range and rhythm of life in Africa’s southernmost country.

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