South Africa is a paradise for those who enjoy life in the outdoors. Offering diverse geography, natural beauty, wildlife, vineyards, 2800 kilometres of spectacular coastline, mountain terrain and a fantastic climate in which to enjoy it all.
Out of 221 popular expat destinations, the 2016 Mercer Quality of Living Survey placed the South African cities of Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg in 85th, 92nd, and 95thposition respectively, evaluated on quality of life factors including political, economic, environmental, personal safety, health, education, transportation and other public service factors.
The post-apartheid rainbow nation is a culturally diverse country, in which there are eleven official languages. With a large and friendly expat community and widely spoken English, the transition for many expats when they first arrive in South Africa may be easier than other African cities.
Newly arrived expats can expect a reasonably high standard of living at a lower cost than they may have been used to in their home countries.
Outdoor living and sports are well catered for in South Africa, the sunny climate make participation in outdoor sports and water activities possible year round.
All in all, the climate and cosmopolitan life style make South Africa a wonderful destination to work, live and play. The rich mix and cultural diversity and lifestyles combined with a lively dining and entertainment scene, ensure that quality of life in South Africa is high.