Expat Health Insurance
If you’re thinking about taking out private health insurance, our trusted partner Cigna Global is very aware of all the difficulties that expats can face when it comes to healthcare in a new location, so they have created a range of international health insurance plans specifically designed for expats, which you can tailor exactly to the needs and ensure access to quality care for you and your family.
Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.
Most people use the private sector here, so the standard process would be to see a GP and get a prescription. Some drugs may be harder to get a prescription for than others, so it's always a good idea to take a note or prescription from a doctor back home so the SA doctor can see you have a history with the medication. Six-month repeat scripts are common, meaning you'd just have to go to the doctor once and then can pick up your refill at the pharmacy each month. A GP visit will cost from around 300 to 400 ZAR. Prices for medication vary widely, but some generics are well-priced.
Hope that helps!
Do you have your visas sorted already or are you still going through the process of applying?
There's also some useful info here: http://www.vfsglobal.com/dha/southafrica/visitor-visa-section-2.html