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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.

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Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in Cape Town

An expat in Cape town discusses health insurance coverage and gap insurance in South Africa. His insurance has covered virtually all of his medical costs over the past five years.

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

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:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

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

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Cape Town? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Cape Town by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby 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
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10 Tips for Living in South Africa

The reviews of expat life in South Africa are mixed. Some expats feel that crime is a big problem and causing an expat exodus. Others debate that the crime rates match those of other big cities in the world.

The reviews of expat life in South Africa are mixed. Some expats feel that crime is a big problem and causing an expat exodus. Others debate that the crime rates match those of other big cities in t...

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