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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jun 06, 2023

Summary: Retirees are attracted to South Africa for its diverse culture, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities. South Africa also offers retirees a lower cost of living than many other countries, making it an attractive destination for those looking to stretch their retirement savings. The weather in South Africa varies greatly depending on the region, but generally the temperatures range from the mid-50s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (12-30°C).

What is it like to retire in South Africa?

"Retirees in South Africa and its surroundings enjoy a vibrant and active lifestyle. There is an active expat community, with many retirees from other countries choosing to settle in the area. There are plenty of cultural attractions to explore, such as the many museums, galleries, and historical sites. There is also plenty of recreation to be had, from outdoor activities such as hiking and biking to more leisurely pursuits such as golf and tennis. For those looking for a bit of nightlife, there are plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants to choose from. All in all, South Africa and its surroundings offer retirees a great place to enjoy their retirement," remarked one retiree in South Africa.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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