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South Africans in Germany


For many, August is synonymous with holidays, especially in Europe, where it is the peak vacation season.
If you’re still looking to snag a last-minute getaway, you might try browsing holiday deal websites like Secret Escapes and Last Minute. These websites offer a wide range of options to suit any budget and preference. So why not take advantage of the remaining days of summer and book a spontaneous trip to create some unforgettable memories before the autumn leaves start to fall?
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Tourist accommodation types

The hotel descriptions in Germany are very different from those in South Africa. Here is a shortlist, of some of the most popular types, with a short description and

Travel ideas within Germany

Germany is a beautiful country with diverse landscapes and many regional specialties.To add your suggestions please submit it via this form Below are some travel inspiration for each German

Where can I travel with my SA passport

The general rule is that entry requirements are determined by your passport. Passport index website. A very handy tool to see for which countries you need a visa. Wikipedia has

Travel in the Schengen Area

Travel within the Schengen Area “The Schengen Area is a zone made up of 27 European states which have officially abolished passports and other types of border control at their

TimeCentral European Time (CET), Summertime – the same time as South Africa until the last Sunday of October, when Wintertime starts (29 October 2023).

The temperatures average between 13.9°C and 23°C. It could be warmer or colder, depending on the location. The average daily sunshine is 5.2 hours.

Plan your month

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Germany is known for its vibrant and exciting summer concerts and festivals. Each year, people flock to Germany to experience the unique and festive atmosphere that the country is renowned for. Check out the list of events below and prepare to be dazzled!
Another great festival is the Pumpkin Festival in Ludwigsburg. With the festival running from 25 August until 05 November 2023, there is ample time to book your trip and immerse yourself in the colorful and magical world of pumpkins. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to taste incredible pumpkin dishes, witness stunning pumpkin sculptures, and create unforgettable memories with your family and friends. Plan your trip today and join in the fun at the Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival!

Events listed on our website

Virtual get-together 7 December 2023

07/12/2023 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Join us for a casual monthly get-together. The idea is to get to know other Southern Africans, support each other and share our ideas and tips on life in Germany. Follow the Skype link: Skype Meeting  – You do not need a Skype account to participate  

Online Wine Tasting

25/11/2023 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Online Tasting with Gerard Holden from Holden Manz You’ll get to know one of the most beautiful wineries in South Africa. But Holden Manz is not just a visual delight – their wines are a true dream. Gerard acquired the estate with his partner Migo Manz in August 2010, when it was still known as “Klein […]

The Travelling Art Gallery

02/11/2023 – 25/11/2023 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm – The Travelling Art Gallery is an artists’ initiative of contemporary artists from South Africa. Visit one of our upcoming exhibitions or browse through our online art catalogues at your leisure. Click on the images to open the respective catalogues. For art purchases and questions, please contact them by email at  

Charity Wine Tasting

23/11/2023 @ 6:00 pm – It is time for our pre-Xmas charity walkabout wine tasting and Xmas shopping for charity! Walkabout and taste wines with purpose from South Africa – wines grown at a protea sanctuary, WWF-certified wines, organic and vegan wines and much more. Snacks will also be provided. And if you are on a dry November before you […]

Juanita du Plessis “live in Amsterdam”

27/01/2024 @ 7:00 pm – Juanita du Plessis live in Amsterdam Tickets available at Disclaimer: This event is not organised by the admin of this website, we only share it for information purposes


17/06/2023 – 25/11/2023 @ 12:00 am – In her new album „Read My Lips“, Thabilé’s musical range encompasses genres such as jazz, soul, Afro, gospel, pop and R’n’B. The musical arrangements of the highly talented producer Steve Bimamisa are immensely captivating due to their instrumental clarity, without being obtrusive. Her vocal presence is varied, perfect, embracing and warm. Songs such as „Read […]

Some foods and drinks to try



Make your own Rote Grütze and serve it with Ice cream, Milchreis or pudding. You can find some more recipes here.


Ice Cream

Do you know the difference between Ice Cream and Gelato?  Taste Atlas has a great infographic.  One of my favourite treats is Spaghettieis



Aperol Spritz

Summer drinks

Some of the best summer drinks are: 



Another seasonal fruit is the Damask Plum ( Zwetschgen). It is not to be confused with normal plums (Pflaumen). Most bakeries will sell Zwetschgenkuchen or Zwetschgendatschi. Eat it with a big dollop of cream or ice cream. You can also substitute the Zwetschgen for Mirabellen



Pumpkin season is in full swing

Fruit and Veggies in Season


Holiday / Vacation der Urlaub
Holiday home das Ferienhaus
Accommodation die Unterkunft
Lake der See
Ocean das Meer
Beach der Strand / der Badestrand
All inclusive price die Pauschale


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