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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Durban

  • Get information in our Durban guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Durban

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    Due to my children, I was reluctant to move to Durban for my job, but fortunately, I found some other expats with kids soon.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Durban

Hello to all Americans in Durban! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Durban? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Durban 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: life in Durban means life in one of South Africa’s major tourism hot-spots. The important manufacturing hub is a multicultural city known for its long history as an important port city, the extensive beaches, subtropical climate, and surrounding nature reserves, its numerous street markets, and much more! With the mostly bus-based public transportation system and extensive road network, 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 less central neighborhoods such as Morningside or even the more remote resort towns surrounding Durban, such as Umhlanga in the north or Amanzimtoti in the south, which are less than a 30-minute drive away from Durban’s center.

Although Durban 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 Durban, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Durban
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    From United States of America, living in Durban
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    From United States of America, living in Durban
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    From United States of America, living in Durban
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Meet other Americans in Durban

Connect at Our Events in Durban

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Durban. 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 Durban. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Durban.

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Durban Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Durban expat forums. When you arrive in Durban, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Durban. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Durban to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • Getting around Durban
    3 replies
    Oct 5, 6:06 PM
    Community member

    Hello, If you will be living you will need a car. However if you are just travelling you can use long distance buses. I moved to Durban 2 months ago and I had to buy a car first week. But I had …

  • To move to SA...Not to move to SA
    12 replies
    Nov 5, 7:44 PM
    Community member

    I am South African. Born and bred in SA. African for 50 years. I can assure you that whenever anyone comes to SA they are playing Russian Roulette. Some go their whole lives without too many …

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

Sometimes referred to as the busiest port of the entire continent, Durban 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 Durban? 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 Durban’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the important manufacturing hub has to offer, from the exquisite Durban North Japanese Gardens to the Golden Mile, as the beaches near downtown that stretch along the Indian Ocean are nicknamed, 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 Durban and connect with others.
    • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Durban.
    • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Durban 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 Durban Community today!

    Mix and Mingle with Americans in Durban at Our Events

    Our Durban 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 Durban’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 Durban!