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10 Websites Expats Need To Visit Before Moving To South Africa

Expats with slightly higher levels of education or unique skill sets are able to find many lucrative job opportunities in South Africa. They are able to live a high quality life here in close proximity to the country’s abundant natural beauty. The stunning coastline, mountains, plains, wildlife and diversity of flora and fauna make South Africa a true natural paradise. Culturally too, the country reflects a great deal of diversity.

Due to the regional differences, expats can choose where to settle depending on their requirements and lifestyle. South Africa recognizes eleven languages as official languages and expats often find it easy to adapt to the vibrant culture.Apart from younger individuals and families, the nation also attracts many retirees who prefer the affordable cost of living and pleasant climate. The following websites may be helpful to expats in the process of relocating to South Africa.


Ananzi is a search engine dedicated to South African websites. A considerable number of these websites do not have domains that end in .za, and Ananzi helps in tracking them down for you. There are nearly 23,00,000 web pages pertaining to South Africa that are indexed in the search engine and the number keeps growing steadily. Ananzi also has a category-based list of some of the best South African sites.

Askalo South Africa

This is a user-generated Q&A community where expats can post their questions about topics relating to South Africa and receive answers tailored to their individual requirements. They can also share their own tips and insights that could be helpful to others. Askalo South Africa is a handy tool for expats that can help them explore their local communities in any of the country’s major cities.

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Department of Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs provides various services to South African citizens and foreigners who are in the country for work, stay or visits. There are sections on the site that provide information on the visa application process, types of visas and the application of temporary and permanent visas.

Golfers Wild Tours and Travel

This site was created in 2005 as an inbound golf and safari tour operation. It provides personalized service taking into consideration the individual requirements and expectations of customers that want to take a golf vacation in South Africa. They site’s creators also run a travel agency and arrange entire trips for customers in South Africa and neighboring countries.

Immigration South Africa

Immigration South Africa provides immigration related news and tips, and also assists those who want to apply for permits. The site puts you in contact with immigration lawyers that provide advice on immigration law issues. They also provide consultations to those who want to immigrate to South Africa. Their services also include full visa and permit application assistance.

Locanto South Africa

Locanto South Africa is a classified community that helps expats in buying, selling and trading goods. There are also sections on real estate, jobs and vehicle rentals.


Seef is a South African property and real estate site that was started in 1964. It has branches throughout South Africa and provides information on residential property sales and rentals, as well as business, industrial and commercial properties.


This website provides useful information about the country such as details about its arts and culture, healthcare, history, sport and social development. The section on doing business with South Africa has information about the country’s economy, trends and growth, and also incentives, regulations and opportunities for those interested in investing and trading here.

South Africa: The Good News

This is a website that chooses to bring to the center the positive developments that occur in the country. It is an attempt to correct the perception that bad news is predominant in South Africa since much of the media tends to focus on the negative aspects. South Africa: The Good News wants to present South Africa as a country of interest, opportunities, excitement, positive developments, investment and travel.

Yalwa South Africa

This is a business directory where expats can conveniently browse and search for different types of local services that are available in any and every city in South Africa.

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