Top Five Scary Things About Living in South Africa

hadeda on green lawn in Johannesburg

For expats moving to South Africa, the list of scary things you're led to believe will happen to you there is long and grisly. Smash-n-grabs, carjackings, hacked off limbs - you will find dire warnings of all of those when searching the Internet. So we thought you might enjoy a humorous break from the gruesome. Nevertheless a warning: contains disturbing pictures!


Attack in the Twilight

The following is a guest post by Barbara Bruhwiler.

We are lucky in that no member of our family has a birthday in October. Because during that month, having an evening party is risky in Johannesburg.

You might be attacked.

No, it’s not what you think. The culprit, in this case, is nature.

Picture yourself ... 


Should I Get Pest Control?

(or: Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite!)

As I am now – about two weeks into our new life here – on my third bottle of Doom (or rather Mortein Target, which even though it came recommended I find less powerful than Doom, in that it only kills but does not seem to create a barrier for future invasions), researching pest control options ...