South African Lifestyle and Culture

South African Lifestyle

As a German, Dutch or French expat living, working or studying in South Africa you will experience a breathtakingly beautiful country with plenty of outdoor space; a culturally diverse people and a wide variety of activities and attractions to enjoy.
In general South Africans are fun-loving and laid back. This is a place where visitors almost always feel instantly at home as friendly faces welcome them and where Simplicity is the keyword to the South African lifestyle.
So what sort of lifestyle & cultural activities can you expect to enjoy in South Africa? During the day you can choose between a number of massive shopping malls complete with cinema complexes, excellent restaurants, wine farms, delightful theme parks and a wonderful variety of natural and historical attractions. When the sun sets in a dazzling array of colours, you will find that there are literally hundreds of bars, clubs and restaurants available which cater to all tastes and preferences.
Restaurants offer a variety of exotic dishes and traditional cuisine so that you can not only satisfy your appetite, but also your sense of taste. After a relaxing drink and some fine food, you’ll find that the nightlife scene in South Africa doesn’t disappoint! We suggest you check out website such as Cape Town Magazine, Eat Out and Johannesburg Live for more local and up to date information.
Because South Africa is a place where the weather is good and there is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy, there are a wide variety of great activities to enjoy. Indeed, virtually every activity imaginable is available in various parts of the country. You can enjoy, kite surfing in Blouberg Strand horseback riding, sand boarding, paragliding from Lions Head, hang gliding, skate boarding, surfing, 4x4 trails, snow skiing, rock climbing, abseiling, quad biking, mountain biking, shark cage diving and much, much more!
If you are in a festive mood then you must visit the one of our many festivals and events. The National Arts Festival is one of the most important events of South Africa, but don’t forget Rock the daisies, the Klein Karoo Kunsfees, the Grahamstown festival, Arts alive, Opikoppie and may more. which you must visit.
Whatever your palate or sense for adventure calls for you will find it in South Africa! So don't be surprised if you bump into one of Foreign Language Placements staff members on the beach or on Table Mountain when they take a well deserved break over the weekend!