Download the app, install and you can try the first month
for the very, very low price of $1 which equates to about R16. For what you are getting this seems unbelievably cheap as it means you have access to a large library of games for PC that you can download and play as much as you like without having to purchase anything extra. As long as you continue to pay the monthly subscription fee, R99 at time of writing, you can download and play anything in the Xbox Game Pass library, no catches, hidden fees or anything else. The service is also available on Xbox consoles, offering a different range of games though pretty similar in most other aspects.
However, that all said, the positives of the service far outweigh the negatives. Gaming in South Africa, if you are not willing to go the pirated route, is comparatively expensive and new games cost too much for the average person to buy regularly. If you have kids and bought them an Xbox console for Christmas or their birthday and haven't got them Game Pass then it is certainly something to think about and represents a massive saving over buying the physical (or digital) games themselves. R99 a month for 1 year (say R1200) is only a little more than you can pay for some a single new release title (or two budget games) and there is a really large and varied library of games to keep them busy, whatever their gaming genre preferences may be.
The range of games available changes and the service has certainly improved of late with more games getting added more regularly. At the time of writing some of the most popular games on the service are Halo, Forza, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Ark, Gears and Sea of Thieves. However, there are many more on offer, including indie titles like Forager, No Man's Sky and Dead Cells which are excellent games anyone old or young can enjoy.
If you haven't tried it and you have a PC or laptop, with or without an Xbox controller, it is a lot of fun and for R16 for your first month, you really don't have any excuse not to. If you want an Xbox controller for PC and don't know where to get one then Loot and Raru both generally stock Xbox controllers. Just remember that it is a wireless controller meaning that you do need to be able to connect via Bluetooth which requires a dongle if your desktop PC does not have Bluetooth (most laptops should have Bluetooth, whilst some PC do and some don't) then you will also be able to find those at both Loot and Raru.