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Vladimir Rostev

"Moving abroad can be very difficult, particularly when it comes to Rwanda. But this supportive and trustworthy community is just so helpful."

Cathleen Sapiro

"My brother recommended InterNations to me before I moved to Kigali. I can only forward this recommendation to any expat around the globe."

InterNations – Bringing Together South Africans Living in Rwanda

Interested in meeting fellow South Africans in Rwanda? 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 Great Lakes region of eastern-central Africa with other South African expatriates?

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

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 Rwanda Expat Guides

  • Moving to Rwanda

    Have you made plans to move to Rwanda? This country in the heart of Africa is an increasingly prosperous expat destination. Read the InterNations Expat Guide on moving to Rwanda for information on the climate, transportation, the land, its people and more!
  • Living in Rwanda

    Rwanda appears as an earth paradise. If you look it up on a map, you will find that the country is shaped like a heart, the beating heart of Africa. Today Rwanda is not only the land of a thousand hills, but also the land of a million smiles from the friendliest people in all Africa.
  • Working in Rwanda

    If you are an expat considering working in Rwanda, you should make sure to be properly informed for your move abroad. This guide briefs you on the most important aspects of preparing to work in Rwanda, such as the economic situation, work permits, taxation and more.

Forum Posts by South Africans in Rwanda

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

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

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

From the Great Lakes region of eastern-central Africa to the province of Kigali City, we’ll get you in touch with helpful and friendly South African expats in Rwanda.

Meet Fellow South Africans in Rwanda at Our Many Expat Activities

Participating in our regular expat events and activities in Rwanda 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 brochettes, Rwanda’s national dish, to large expat get-togethers with hundreds of guests in some of Kigali’s most exclusive locations. Looking for a weekend getaway? Simply join one of our expat excursions with a group of fellow South Africans in Kigali and discover Lake Kivu in Western Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park, full of endangered mountain gorillas, and other impressive landmarks across Rwanda.

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 Rwanda!

Vladimir Rostev

"Moving abroad can be very difficult, particularly when it comes to Rwanda. But this supportive and trustworthy community is just so helpful."

Cathleen Sapiro

"My brother recommended InterNations to me before I moved to Kigali. I can only forward this recommendation to any expat around the globe."

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