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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Cape Town

  • Get information in our Cape Town guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Cape Town

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    Fortunately, I received lots of supportive tips from other InterNations members before moving to Cape Town.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Cape Town

Hello to all Americans in Cape Town! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Cape Town? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Cape Town which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: expats in Cape Town are in for a treat. The legislative capital of South Africa is a very multicultural city known for being South Africa’s oldest urban area, its turbulent history, the busy trading port, but also for its beautiful natural surroundings, numerous iconic landmarks, and much more! With the well-established public transportation network with Golden Arrow and MyCiti buses, the South African Metrorail services, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in districts (which are referred to as suburbs in South Africa) such as the Southern Suburbs or South Peninsula, which are less than 20 km away from Cape Town’s center.

Although Cape Town has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Cape Town, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

Connect at Our Events in Cape Town

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Cape Town. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Cape Town. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Cape Town.

Feb 23, 2024, 4:00 PM
7 attendees
POSTPONED: The Annual Cape Town International Jazzfest. Sadly, this event has been postponed again with the rescheduled date still to be announced. Please visit the Jazzfest website for the organiser'
Feb 24, 2024, 12:00 PM
13 attendees
Gear up for MOJO REGGAE ALL DAY! 💚💛❤️ A free, loving bash at Mojo Market. 🙌 . . . A vibrant day and night soaked in reggae rhythms and soul-stirring melodies. 💃 Groove to the beats, sip on tropi
Mar 7, 2024, 6:00 PM
3 attendees
[Rescheduled for booking confirmations. If none confirmed by end of Feb., Mamma Mia at Artscape as the replacement activity.] A First Thursday with movement art. Ballet & contemporary dance, music a
Mar 14, 2024, 5:00 PM
3 attendees
After the successful night last November when we made it to Top 5, let's pull our knowledge together again and have a go at the locals! Join us at the famous Cape Town Quiz Night at the (...) Protect

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    From United States of America, living in Cape Town
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    From United States of America, living in Cape Town
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    From United States of America, living in Cape Town
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    From United States of America, living in Cape Town
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    From United States of America, living in Cape Town

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Situated on the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Cape Town? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Cape Town’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the legislative capital of South Africa has to offer, from Robben Island, where activists and freedom fighters like Nelson Mandela were held prisoner during the apartheid era, to the colorful, quaint streets of Bo-Kaap, and much more.

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Cape Town and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Cape Town.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Cape Town and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Cape Town Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Cape Town at Our Events

Our Cape Town community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Cape Town’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the Highveld's Gauteng City Region. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in South Africa in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Cape Town!