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  • Connect with fellow South Africans in Portugal

  • Get information in our Portugal guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Portugal

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    The quality of InterNations' members convinced me to join. And I've indeed received a very warm welcome from fellow Lisbon expats..

InterNations – The Place for South Africans Living in Portugal

Want to connect with the expat community of South Africans in Portugal? Looking for South African compatriots to help you with your questions on expat life? Or are you looking for other South African expats to go on an excursion to the Algarve with?

InterNations Portugal offers everything you might need as an expat, no matter whether you already live in Portugal or are still in South Africa planning your upcoming foreign assignment. InterNations is the leading platform among expatriates and global minds in all countries around the world. Needless to say, our community of South African expats in Portugal is going very strong, with members having roots all across South Africa - from Durban, over Johannesburg to Cape Town.

Meet other South Africans at our events in Portugal

Attend our monthly events and activities for South Africans expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Feb 21, 2024, 7:00 PM
15 attendees
Authentic food, for snacking, sharing or tasting among friends in a relaxed city environment, where traditional Portuguese flavours combine with the modern influences of a multicultural city. All this
Feb 24, 2024, 12:00 PM
8 attendees
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Feb 24, 2024, 5:00 PM
13 attendees
Let's enjoy and discover the best Portuguese wines together in a magnificent space.
As we gear up for a fantastic evening, we're excited to invite you to an exclusive get-together at the chic and trendy TOPO Martim Moniz bar. Mix and mingle with expats and global minds from all over

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    Tips and Advice on Portugal from Your Fellow South African Expats

    Obviously, expat life in Portugal goes well beyond shipping your belongings and taking care of red tape. Socializing with fellow South Africans is an important facet of living abroad and can be a huge stepping stone in getting to know the Portuguese mentality and way of life. South Africans in Portugal are a part of our community, calling cities such as Porto, Faro, Lisbon, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow South Africans in Lisbon, for example.

    Wondering where to shop for South African delicatessen, want to discuss your national team's latest match, or simply talk to someone in your native language? Become a member of the Portuguese InterNations Community!

    • Our network is the best place to meet expats from South Africa.
    • On the Portugal Expat Forums, you can get competent answers to all your expat-related questions: how to find a babysitter fluent in your mother tongue, where to get bobotie in Lisbon, etc.
    • The InterNations Places database for Portugal has information on the nearest South African embassy and many other institutions.

    From the Algarve to the Serra da Estrela mountain range, the Douro Valley, you can meet supportive and friendly South African expats in Portugal on InterNations.

    Meet and Mingle with Fellow South Africans in Portugal

    Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in Portugal. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some Portuguese cozido à Portuguesa, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Lisbon’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover Portugal? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see the westernmost point of mainland Europe and other beautiful landmarks.

    Our meet-ups and activities offer many wonderful opportunities to mingle with expatriates hailing from South Africa and dozens of other countries in a casual setting. Just sign up for your InterNations membership and you’ll soon hear a cordial Siya namkela nonke, welkom, isibingelelo from our South Africans living in Portugal!