If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Camping gear - get it here. Car - no left hand drive vehicles allowed. - Jan 2020

Prejudices including what "real Africa" is like. SA is real Africa even if it has nice roads, clean water, and a large and vibrant culture. - Dec 2019

Skiis. - Mar 2019

Everything. You can buy anything here. - Jun 2018

Fur coats and snow boots. It's cold but not that cold. And your expectations of customer service in the local economy, which is often dazzlingly bad. - Jan 2018

Your expectation of timely response. It can takes weeks or months to get paperwork processed with the local government offices. - Oct 2014

consumables and wine. Everything is available here. SA wine is great and affordable. - Jun 2012

Heavy coat. - Dec 2009

Heavy winter clothes and your idea that this is hard-core Africa. You will be confused and think you are in Europe half the time. You can chose how much you want to surround yourself in the diplomatic, Westernized lifestyle or how far into the bush or rural life you want to go. - Aug 2009

initial feelings that South Africa is like the States, this is still Africa! - Feb 2009

Old ideas about South Africa - it is dynamic and changing quickly. - Oct 2008

Heavy winter duds (unless you are skier) and U.S. car. Expectations for service in restaurants and sense of time. - Sep 2008

U.S. model car. - Jun 2008

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