Expat Guide to Living in Cape Town
Whether you're already living in Cape Town or preparing to move to Cape Town, our Expat Guide to Living in South Africa offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Cape Town. For answers to specific questions, visit our South Africa Forum to talk with expats in Cape Town.
Culture Shock Report
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Cape Town handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Cape Town by filling out our Culture Shock Report.
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Living Overseas Report
What are people's priorities in Cape Town - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Cape Town by filling out our Living Overseas Report.
Submit a Living Overseas Report
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Cape Town Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Cape Town? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Cape Town? Below are some of the responses from expats in Cape Town:
International School Report
Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Cape Town with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Cape Town, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.
Submit an International School Review
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Cape Town. If you are already living in Cape Town, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Cape Town by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Cape Town? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Cape Town? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report