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    InterNations is a fantastic community for expats and a must for anyone preparing to move abroad. I recommend it to all my fellow Germans overseas.

InterNations – Bringing Together South Africans Living in Nigeria

Interested in meeting fellow South Africans in Nigeria? 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 the Niger Delta with other South African expatriates?

No matter if you already are an expat in Nigeria or still finishing your preparations for your relocation back home in South Africa, InterNations Nigeria 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 Nigeria 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 Abuja
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Attend our monthly events and activities for South Africans expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

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

  • Hotel in Abuja - Hilton vs Protea Hotel
    4 replies
    Jun 7, 11:51 AM
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    Closer to the city centre? I'll heve to say transcorp Hilton. It's located in Maitama, just a few metres to the central Area. However, Protea hotel in Asokoro is about 1km to the central Area, while …

  • Rugby in Abuja
    8 replies
    Jun 29, 8:18 PM
    Community member

    Back in SA this week, flying to Abuja on Sunday. I was staying at the Hawthorn Suites which wasn't too bad.

  • Bolingo's Old School Night.....
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    Feb 24, 2:09 AM
    Community member

    Marie....its taking place right now...high and low! Looking forward to hosting you soon...

Ask experienced South African expats in Nigeria!

  • Where can I find South African food?
  • Where can I meet other South Africans?
  • Are there South African schools in my city?

Find other South Africans to share your hobbies with

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

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

From the Niger Delta to the incredibly biodiverse areas surrounding Calabar, we’ll get you in touch with helpful and friendly South African expats in Nigeria.

Meet Fellow South Africans in Nigeria at Our Many Expat Activities

Participating in our regular expat events and activities in Nigeria 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 jolof rice, Nigeria’s national dish, to large expat get-togethers with hundreds of guests in some of Abuja’s most exclusive locations. Looking for a weekend getaway? Simply join one of our expat excursions with a group of fellow South Africans in Abuja and discover the dye pits of Kano, the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, dedicated to the river goddess Oshun, and other impressive landmarks across Nigeria.

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 Nigeria!