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InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Pretoria

Hello to all Americans in Pretoria! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Pretoria? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Pretoria 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: Pretoria doesn’t have to hide from its bigger neighbor Johannesburg. The administrative capital of South Africa is a quite academic city known for its three universities and local research institutions, the variety of architectural styles reflecting the diverse cultural influences throughout Pretoria’s past, and much more! With the various bus services (e.g. by PUTCO), as well as the Metrorail Gauteng services in Pretoria’s metropolitan area, 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 in one of the eastern suburbs of Pretoria or even further out in such areas as Midrand, which are still well connected thanks to the Gautrain line to Johannesburg and only about a 20-minute ride away from Pretoria’s center.

Although Pretoria 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 Pretoria, 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 Pretoria
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Meet other Americans in Pretoria

Connect at Our Events in Pretoria

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

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Pretoria Expat Forum

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

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    Oct 29, 7:45 PM
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    Hi! I live in Hatfield, less than 3 minutes walk from each of the Hotels mentioned. So if you want to get together and hang out while you're here feel free to drop me a line. Cheers! K

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    May 4, 7:39 AM
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    Thanks. Gautrain is very nice. I took it from the airport to Rosebank and then to Pretoria. Easy way to get to and from the airport. I appreciate the suggestions. I see you are the Director of …

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

Nicknamed “Jacaranda City” for the thousands of jacaranda trees that bloom every October in the city, Pretoria 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 Pretoria? 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 Pretoria’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the administrative capital of South Africa has to offer, from the National Cultural History Museum, where you can learn all about the peoples and cultures of South Africa, to the Union Buildings, the residence of the South African president, with their lovely gardens, 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 Pretoria and connect with others.
    • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Pretoria.
    • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Pretoria 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 Pretoria Community today!

    Meet Fellow Americans in Pretoria at Our Events

    Our community in Pretoria is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Pretoria’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the Garden Route, a scenic stretch along the south-east coast. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in South Africa nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Pretoria!