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  • Connect with fellow South Africans in Ethiopia

  • Get information in our Ethiopia guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Ethiopia

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

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.

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    From South Africa, living in Addis Ababa
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    From South Africa, living in Addis Ababa
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    From South Africa, living in Addis Ababa
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    From South Africa, living in Addis Ababa
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    From South Africa, living in Addis Ababa

Meet other South Africans in Ethiopia

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.

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  • Possibly moving to Addis Ababa
    1 reply
    May 8, 6:32 PM
    Community member

    Hi Derryn - I have been in Ethiopia now for ~1 year. I may not have all the answers but you are welcome to contact me at christiaan.grosskopf@gmail.com for specifics. I will help where I can and try …

  • moving to Addis Ababa
    4 replies
    Aug 24, 3:37 PM
    Community member

    wish you good things. if you curious of any things I'm volunteer for free

  • Moving to Addis with a dog
    7 replies
    Feb 16, 12:58 AM
    Community member

    Are there any customs costs

Ask experienced South African expats in Ethiopia!

  • Where can I find South African food?
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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!