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Why leave? Reason #21: Totally 100% and more in love with South Africa

The most important reason is our last: we are in love. Madly in love. Completely intoxicated with the love for ...
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Why leave? Reason 20#: This would be it…

If we don't go through with this emigration we will have to live this life till we retire. Sounds maybe ...
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Why leave? Reason #19: Health

Warmth and sunlight are two things we love so much. We are not per se the typical sunbathing types, but ...
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Why leave? Reason #18: Threat of terrorism

When we were for the very first time in South Africa and more specific in the lower bush during our ...
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Why leave? Reason #17: Are Dutch lives worth more?

This might sound ridiculous. To us it is ridiculous and super annoying. We refer to all the news of terrorist ...
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Why leave? Reason #16: Don’t feel the need for suburbia

There are many translates of this particulair phrase and suburbia is the best translation in our opinion. However nothing nails ...
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Why leave? Reason #15: Adventure

Another reason to emigrate is because we want to do something with our lives and go on an adventure. It ...
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Why leave? Reason # 14: Complaining

In this series we try to explain what we like more about South Africa compared to the Netherlands. Which you ...
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Why leave? Reason #13 Political correctness

The Netherlands is a developed country which earned its credits. If you take a look at all the various lists ...
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Why leave? Reason #12: Climate

Even if you love the Netherlands there is no way of denying that the Dutch climate is not the best. ...
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Why leave? Reason #11: Our dream house

Doesn't everybody sometimes dream to build their dream house? Like a game of The Sims? Well we certainly do and ...
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Why leave? Reason #10: Space

This is going to be a very short post 🙂 We are going to have so much space, it is ...
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Why leave? Reason #9: Awareness

Here in the Netherlands we work as volunteers at the zoo. This is to provide information about the animals to ...
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Why leave? Reason #8: Overregulation

This drives us crazy. It is also a strength of the Netherlands. There are many rules to make sure that ...
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Why leave? Reason #7: The Dutch society

The Dutch society is one of the main reasons for us to search for a better place. But what is ...
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Why leave? Reason #6: A job is not the most important thing in life

Wiebe works as a lawyer. He has his own law firm. He has many interesting cases and victories. He finds ...
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Why leave? Reason #5: Intense love for animals

This is for most people the most obvious reason why we want to move to South Africa. First of all ...
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Why leave? Reason #4: Thirst for nature

Our fourth reason is a very obvious and simple one: we love nature! We love every little bit about it. ...
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Why leave? Reason #3: Performance society

The Netherlands is eminently a performance society. It starts right after you are born. Every child should learn certain skills ...
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Why leave? Reason #2: Quietness

Quietness is also very high on our list. With quietness we don't mean completely deafening sillence, we mean to hear ...
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Why leave? Reason #1: Freedom

People ask us all the time why we want to emigrate? And why South Africa? Most people think that it ...
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Rollercoaster weeks

Tuesday, june 29, was such a sad day when we heard that the plot of our dreams was not going ...
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Crushed, but still standing

Well it was not the best day last tuesday. The broker told us that the seller wanted more money. We ...
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Presentation of the Xongile Lodge logo

Last week we received our logo! The logo is made by Mastejo and we can highly recommend them. They also did ...
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Find our hometown – III

In our last blog we told you how excited we were about Grietjie Private Nature Reserve. In May 2017 we ...
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Find our hometown – II

In our blog we are still a couple of months behind and so much has happened in the last year ...
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Find our new hometown – I

After we decided to give our plan a chance we needed to visit some villages to chick if we can ...
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Holiday home or emigrate?

We've established that we like South Africa, but do we like it for holidays or do we like it enough ...
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What is the first step?

We would like to start this blog with our thanks to all of you who support us in following our ...
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The start of a big adventure

Hi everyone, This is day one of this blog, but certainly not day one of our great adventure. That started ...
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