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Jacques Paillard

"All expatriates in my company joined InterNations because it really helped me get accustomed to my new life in Manila. "

Adriana Rodrigues Zon

"The idea of getting to know other expats in Manila was very appealing to me, and I've greatly expanded my network in the Philippines. "

InterNations – Bringing Together South Africans Living in the Philippines

Interested in meeting fellow South Africans in the Philippines? 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 Gitnang Luzon, the "Rice Bowl of the Philippines" with other South African expatriates?

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

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 Philippines Expat Guides

Forum Posts by South Africans in the Philippines

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

Get Tips and Info on Life in the Philippines from South African Expats

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

From Gitnang Luzon, the "Rice Bowl of the Philippines" to the shores of Manila Bay, we’ll get you in touch with helpful and friendly South African expats in the Philippines.

Meet Fellow South Africans in the Philippines at Our Many Expat Activities

Participating in our regular expat events and activities in the Philippines 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 halo-halo, the Philippines’s national dish, to large expat get-togethers with hundreds of guests in some of Manila’s most exclusive locations. Looking for a weekend getaway? Simply join one of our expat excursions with a group of fellow South Africans in Manila and discover 2000-year-old rice terraces, the country's summer capital at Baguio, and other impressive landmarks across the Philippines.

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 the Philippines!