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Get information in our Ethiopia guide
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Exchange tips about expat life in Ethiopia

Brian Norris

"We were urgently looking for an English-speaking doctor in Addis Ababa - a fellow expat then gave us a recommendation via InterNations."

Maria Borges

"Expat living here in Ethiopia is hard sometimes, particularly as a woman. The introduction to InterNations made my life a lot easier."

InterNations – Bringing Together South Africans Living in Ethiopia

Interested in meeting fellow South Africans in Ethiopia? 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 a land full of natural contrasts, with waterfalls and hot springs with other South African expatriates?

No matter if you already are an expat in Ethiopia or still finishing your preparations for your relocation back home in South Africa, InterNations Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia

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 Ethiopia Expat Guides

  • Moving to Ethiopia

    Moving to Ethiopia has become an exciting prospect for many expats, thanks to its moderate climate, expansion in industries, and the production of international commodities. In addition, it has a fascinating history, great food and a lively, colorful culture to discover. Learn more in this article!
  • Living in Ethiopia

    Life in Ethiopia is not without its challenges, but that doesn’t mean expats can’t make a life and succeed here! The people are very friendly and schooling is generally of a good standard, so you can settle down with your family and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Read our article to know how!
  • Working in Ethiopia

    With a fast growing economy, Ethiopia is becoming more and more interesting as an expat destination. There is always a demand for English language teachers, or you could consider working for the UN or perhaps for a body such as your country’s embassy. Work in Ethiopia can be rewarding and pleasant.

Forum Posts by South Africans in Ethiopia

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

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

Being an expat in Ethiopia 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 Ethiopian people and their culture better. With InterNations, meeting other South Africans in Ethiopia is a breeze, no matter if you are in Dire Dawa, Addis Ababa, Mekele or any other expat magnet across the country. Just take our network of South Africans in Addis Ababa, 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 Ethiopia 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 Addis Ababa...
  • The InterNations Places database for Ethiopia helps you find institutions like the nearest South African embassy.

From a land full of natural contrasts, with waterfalls and hot springs to some of Africa's highest mountains and largest caves, we’ll get you in touch with helpful and friendly South African expats in Ethiopia.

Meet Fellow South Africans in Ethiopia at Our Many Expat Activities

Participating in our regular expat events and activities in Ethiopia 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 doro wat, Ethiopia’s national dish, to large expat get-togethers with hundreds of guests in some of Addis Ababa’s most exclusive locations. Looking for a weekend getaway? Simply join one of our expat excursions with a group of fellow South Africans in Addis Ababa and discover the stunning beauty of Bale Mountains National Park, the largest outdoor market in the world, and other impressive landmarks across Ethiopia.

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 Ethiopia!