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Jonathan Brown

"As an expat in Gaborone & beyond, I learned to love Botsuana's treasures and would like to share my love for my second home with you. "

Melanie Rasbery

"Gaborone's a comparatively small African metropolis, but I still needed help from expats and locals to relocate and settle in. "

InterNations – Bringing Together South Africans Living in Botswana

Interested in meeting fellow South Africans in Botswana? Are you looking for trustworthy advice and tips on expat life from your South African countrymen? Or would you like to discover landmarks such as its gently rolling tableland with other South African expatriates?

No matter if you already are an expat in Botswana or still finishing your preparations for your relocation back home in South Africa, InterNations Botswana offers everything you are looking for: our trusted network is the most popular international platform for expats and global minds from all over the world. Of course, we also have a number of South African expats in Botswana among our members, coming from various regions all over South Africa - from Johannesburg, over Cape Town to Durban.

Meet other South Africans at our events in Botswana

Attend our monthly events and activities for South Africans expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Botswana Expat Guides

  • Moving to Botswana

    Botswana is a spot of pristine natural beauty, almost unique in our overpopulated world. As such, moving to Botswana can mean on the one hand getting in touch to the wild flora and fauna, on the other experiencing the city life of the capital. Our guide introduces you to the land and its people, visa regulations, and more.
  • Living in Botswana

    Since its independence, Botswana is considered one of the most stable democracies in Africa. With one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Botswana holds plenty of opportunities for expatriates hoping to start a new life in Botswana. Learn more about local education, transportation, and more in our guide.
  • Working in Botswana

    Botswana is nowadays one the fastest growing economies in Africa, slowly becoming a middle-income country. While divers industries and leading sectors offer various opportunities for working in Botswana, don't forget to read up on work permits and taxation, too!

Forum Posts by South Africans in Botswana

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow South Africans in our Botswana expat forums.

Get Tips and Info on Life in Botswana from South African Expats

Being an expat in Botswana means much more than packing your belongings and taking care of paperwork. Keeping in touch with your South African compatriots is a big part of the expat experience and can help you understand the Botswanan people and their culture better. With InterNations, meeting other South Africans in Botswana is a breeze, no matter if you are in Maun, Gaborone, Francistown or any other expat magnet across the country. Just take our network of South Africans in Gaborone, for example.

If you are in the mood to speak your mother tongue again, to learn about the best spots to shop for South African food, or to discuss your favorite sports team’s latest match, join the South African InterNations Community:

  • In our huge expat network, you can easily find like-minded expatriates from South Africa.
  • Our Botswana Expat Forums are a great place to share experiences and advice – for example how to find a nanny speaking your language or where to get bobotie in Gaborone...
  • The InterNations Places database for Botswana helps you find institutions like the nearest South African embassy.

From its gently rolling tableland to the Limpopo River Basin, we’ll get you in touch with helpful and friendly South African expats in Botswana.

Meet Fellow South Africans in Botswana at Our Many Expat Activities

Participating in our regular expat events and activities in Botswana is another wonderful advantage of your membership. Our events cater to virtually all interests, ranging from a nice dinner with your fellow expats to enjoy some famous seswaai, Botswana’s national dish, to large expat get-togethers with hundreds of guests in some of Gaborone’s most exclusive locations. Looking for a weekend getaway? Simply join one of our expat excursions with a group of fellow South Africans in Gaborone and discover the fringes of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta, and other impressive landmarks across Botswana.

Our events and activities are a great way of meeting fellow expats from South Africa and all around the globe in a casual atmosphere. Does this sound interesting to you? Then sign up for membership and you’ll hear a heartfelt Siya namkela nonke, welkom, isibingelelo from our South Africans living in Botswana!

Jonathan Brown

"As an expat in Gaborone & beyond, I learned to love Botsuana's treasures and would like to share my love for my second home with you. "

Melanie Rasbery

"Gaborone's a comparatively small African metropolis, but I still needed help from expats and locals to relocate and settle in. "

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