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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Johannesburg

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  • Claude Maurin

    After I followed my wife to Johannesburg, InterNations and its expat circles helped me find free-lance work with South African clients.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Johannesburg

Hello to all Americans in Johannesburg! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Johannesburg? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg will be a whole new experience. The economic powerhouse is a high-altitude city known for its cultural diversity, turbulent history, bustling nightlife, and much more! With the bus networks run by Rea Vaya and Metrobus, as well as the Metrorail Gauteng services in Johannesburg’s and Pretoria’s metropolitan areas, 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 , for example, neighborhoods of the Sandton area, such as Hyde Park, Rivonia, or Fourways, which are up to a one-hour train ride away from Johannesburg’s center.

Although Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg, 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 Johannesburg
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    From United States of America, living in Johannesburg
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    From United States of America, living in Johannesburg
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    From United States of America, living in Johannesburg
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    From United States of America, living in Johannesburg

Meet other Americans in Johannesburg

Connect at Our Events in Johannesburg

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

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Johannesburg Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Johannesburg expat forums. When you arrive in Johannesburg, 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 Johannesburg. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Johannesburg 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.

Ask experienced American expats in Johannesburg

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
  • Are there American schools in Johannesburg?

Find People Who Share Your Passions

Colloquially referred to as “Joburg” or “Jozi”, Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg? 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 Johannesburg’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the economic powerhouse has to offer, from the Lion Park, where you might even get to pet a cub, to the Apartheid Museum, a very moving and informative trip through South Africa’s turbulent past, 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 Johannesburg and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Johannesburg.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Johannesburg at Our Events

Our Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg’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 Johannesburg!