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Special offer: Reduced rates on all lodges in Timbavati Game Reserve, Kruger National Park. Enquire...
Expedition style Quatermain's Safari Special at Amakhala

SAFARI SPECIAL: Big 5 safaris finally made affordable: Quatermain’s Camp at Big 5 Amakhala Game...
The Oyster Box Beach House Food Lovers special

Delicious Food Lovers Package of The Oyster Box Beach House, a fantastic Kenton accommodation...
Travel tips for Southern Africa
Traveling in Africa is different to traveling anywhere else. Find out more about it!

Fettnaepfchenfuehrer Suedafrika PDF Print E-mail
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Ich empfehle allen meinen deutschsprachigen Reisekunden den humorvollen Fettnaepfchenfuehrer Suedafrika von Elena Beis, erschienen im Conbook Verlag.

Das kleine Taschenbuch im handlichen Reiseformat beschreibt alle Situationen, die man als internationaler Reisender in Suedafrika erlebt, und dies auf aeusserst zutreffende und amuesante Weise.

Warum reagiert der farbige Mann auf die Frage, ob er Xhosa spricht, so perplex? Warum kann man das Minitaxi nicht ans Hotel bestellen? Wie bittet man einen Pavian wieder aus dem Auto heraus? Warum bestehen alle darauf, der Grill sei 'KEIN barbecue!'?Handelt es sich beim 'Highway' um eine Autobahn oder eine Fußgängerzone? Warum starren die Polizisten Silvie so schamlos auf den Busen? Und nicht zuletzt: Wann schwebt man in Lebensgefahr - und wann in Paranoia?

Dieser Reisefuehrer ist ein absolutes Muss und eine Superlektuere bei der Reisevorbereitung - und auch waehrend der Reise!

Expat Guide for Johannesburg PDF Print E-mail

Expat Living Guide

Living in Johannesburg has become much easier for foreigners: They can turn to the Guide to Johannesburg.

Written by Swiss author Barbara Brühwiler (“Boerewors und Chardonnay – Ein Jahr in Südafrika”), this Guide helps expats in providing them with lots of practical advice, and it even includes personal consulting.

The Guide to Johannesburg consists of 20 chapters that deal with subjects people need to be in the know in order to plan their international transition (like visa and residence, prices, accommodation, education, accompanying children, moving), when they just arrived (like safety and health, getting around, financial services, communication, domestic employees) and in the first years of living in Johannesburg (like making friends, hobbies and leisure, going out, house maintenance). The information provided by this Guide is impressive; in the chapter about domestic employees, for instance, they not only give an introduction to the legal situation, but also provide a sample work contract, and the author shares pages of very useful hints and tips on how to become a successful employer.

Unique and extremely helpful is the personal consulting service that is part of the Guide: clients can send their questions via email to the author. “We call it the Friend-in-Town-Service: because it’s like having a friend in Johannesburg”, says Brühwiler.

We recommend this guide to expats and their employers, who care for their employees, alike. It makes settling down in Johannesburg so much easier and more pleasurable.

The Guide is exclusively available from <>

Please refer to African Twist Travel when you order a copy. Thank you!

Insider tips about the Eastern Cape PDF Print E-mail

(The original German article was printed in the Swiss newspaper NZZ)

Unknown South Africa – tour buses not welcome

Table Mountain, Waterfront, Gold Reef City – you won’t find touristic attractions of the same calibre in the South African Eastern Cape. The province is less glamorous, but all the more genial and multi-layered. Here is some advice on how to explore this province in a luxurious way and on a budget.

Interested in property in South Africa? PDF Print E-mail
African Twist Travel recommends Horizon Consultancy for property purchases in South Africa:

Want to buy a property but don’t know where to start?
Afraid of hidden costs?
Don’t want to worry about defaulting tenants?

Horizon Consultancy can help!

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We offer an end-to-end property solution in the following areas:

South Africa

- Western Cape

o Cape Town & surrounding areas

- Gauteng

o Johannesburg and Pretoria

- Eastern Cape

o Port Elizabeth & Kenton

United Kingdom

- London

We also offer international forex transfers & international mortgage finance services.

If you require more info, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the following:

Eric Doms, Horizon Consultancy

Mobile +44 79 0630 9038


Skype: ericsdoms

South Africa climate and South African weather PDF Print E-mail
When is a good time to visit South Africa? Study the South Africa climate and South African weather to choose the best time for your trip.
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