Yes, your Kindle will work in South Africa. And trust me, you’ll want to have one, if only to pass the time when standing in line to get your new cell phone! With books being fairly expensive in South Africa, you’ll be saving money as well. Personally, I also enjoy having the New York Times at my fingertips every day.
All you’ll have to do is go to the Manage Your Kindle page and scroll down to the “Your country” section where you select “Edit” and choose “South Africa.” You’ll then be able to choose an existing home address from your Amazon.com account or enter a new one.
Your periodicals will be delivered to you wherever you are, at no additional charge. So even when I travel back to the U.S., I will still get my New York Times. I’m not sure what will happen if we go to, say, Uganda, but there is a Using Kindle If You Live Outside the United States Help page that has tons more information on this topic.
So, tuck your Kindle under your arm and head towards the closest Joburg coffee shop for a leisurely morning!