Retire in South Africa

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Retirees share their experiences living in South Africa. What are the challenges and rewards of retiring in South Africa?

How do I meet people in South Africa?

When we asked people living in South Africa about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"I would suggest either an involvement with the Women's International Club or a similar group. I am not personally involved with any such groups, but have found I have met many people through going to the gym. Also, if you have children, you can always get involved with the school (generally) and meet other parents that way," said a retiree who moved to Johannesburg, South Africa.

What is life like in South Africa?

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