Don't you worry about getting shot!" 

As soon as you tell people you are moving to South Africa, the usual response isn't positive!

With no one to ask, its easy to start worrying and doubting your decision,

Are we making the right decision, can it really be that dangerous? 

Stop relying on google and your friends back at home, who will only fill your head with horror stories.

Let us give you the information you need.

We can connect you with people who are choosing to extend their contracts. 

Families that feel safe, whose kids are jumping in and out of the swimming pool 101 times every day. 

Couples who are escaping to the bush for their weekend break, before heading to the coast to relax on their own private beach. 

Let us connect you with expats who have started their own company, reinvented their careers and taken the time to know who they are and what they want from their time overseas.  

The opportunities here are endless.

Allow us to help you discover them, but be warned you probably wont ever want to leave.      

How we can support your move to South Africa

Source your Perfect Home

We are able to perfectly match your brief with a number of houses which are specifically reserved for expat leases. These properties never even hit the public market. Making it easier for you to secure before you even arrive. 

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An Extra Pair of Hands

Your own LOCAL ASSISTANT to take care of all the details

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Your Local Assistants will take care of everything for you. Allowing you to arrive and walk into your new home which is all set up and ready to go! Your own local assistant is on call to give you the information you need when you need it. Drawing upon their own personal experiences together with advice from previous expats you are given trustworthy recommendations quickly and effortlessly. 

They will even book in your first bush break to ensure you are maxmising your time from the get go. 



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There is no need to do this all on your own. Reinventing your life abroad whether its your first move or every 2-3years is incredibly tiresome and very isolating. Allow us to support you throughout each stage the set up through to continuing your career.




Why Translating Me? 

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  • First Hand Experience of life in South Africa 
  • We guide you through the practical and emotional
  • Settle in 6 Steps - We have simplified the process. 
  • Accessible - just an email or phone call away 
  • Tailored Service - we personalise our service to your specific needs
  • Support for all the family - we provide services to assignee, partner and children
  • Limitless - we will support you throughout your time abroad, not just for the first few months 

Translating - Hannah 


I'm a British expat who relocated to South Africa in 2010 and since then we have grown our little family with twin boys, a beautiful daughter and a ridgeback dog (in reverse order). 

I didn't really know what to expect when agreeing to move to South Africa, other than it will be an fun 2 year adventure. Little did I know 7 years later we would still be here. Both my husband and I completely underestimated the impact the move would have on my career, my confidence and my identity.  

There have been many highs and lots of lows, regrets and periods of depression. However, I can honestly say moving here was the best thing that could have happened. It has given me a new perspective of whats important, on who I am as a person rather than being defined by my job, and the chance to redesign my life without the cultural expectations and judgements from friends and family back at home.  

Now, each morning I work with wonderful expats such as you, to ensure you see and experience the best of South Africa, its people, products and places. From figuring out where's the best place is to live, through to creating your own portable career, I want to make sure you make the most of your time here, and invest your skills and passion to make an impact. Its my aim that when the time comes to leave, you know who you are, who you have helped, and have a bucket load of experiences and stories that will last a lifetime. 

Want to know more about expat life in South Africa, be sure to pick up all her hints and tips on Instagram Stories. 

Come join the conversation over on Instagram - @translatingmeabroad

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