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Sandro Pedace

Living in South Africa, from Switzerland

"With InterNations, you'll meet interesting expats wherever you go - both online and offline."

Stephanie Gainsbourg

Living in South Africa, from France

"InterNations provided me with an "entrance" to the expat circles of Pretoria, so to speak, and helped me get to know other French expatriates. "

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network for Americans in South Africa

  • Join our community and get to know members of South Africa’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the South African expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Cape Town, Johannesburg and many other regions

InterNations – Connecting Americans living in South Africa

Are you looking for fellow Americans in South Africa? Do you need advice and tips from your American countrymen? Or would you like to go for a trip with other American expats to discover attractions like the Highveld's Gauteng City Region together?

Whether you are already living as an expat in South Africa or still residing at home in the USA to prepare your relocation abroad, InterNations South Africa provides you with all you need: Founded in 2007, our trusted community has quickly established itself as the international networking platform for expats and global minds worldwide. Among our members there is also a number of American expats in South Africa, hailing from all across the USA - from Los Angeles, over New York City to Washington D.C..

  American Expats in South Africa Posted:

Re: My Wander Year Seeking City Guide

Hi everyone! I work for My Wander Year - A year abroad program for individuals and families. We ...

Re: US Based Expat Mail Forwarding Service

Greetings All: I am in the process of relocating from the United States to South Africa and I wa...

Re: Executive 3 bedrm Architect designed Home for rent

Located in high up in Tamboerskloof, close to table mountain, camps bay, walk to hip restaurants an...

Re: CLIFTON - Sunny, spacious, en-suite bedroom

Beautiful and spacious en-suite bedroom is available from 1 June 2016 – 30 September 2016 (occupati...


Hi Michaela, There are 2 French groups on Face Book that I know off: Jeunes Français du Cap and...


Hallo Stefan. Are you kidding? Where are you and your wife hiding out? LOL. Cape Town is Little Ger...

Fellow Americans in South Africa

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Receive Information and Tips about South Africa from American Expats

Obviously, embarking on expat life in South Africa is not only about packing boxes and getting some paperwork done. The regular exchange with your American compatriots is also an important aspect of the expat experience and can help you get accustomed to the South African culture and people. InterNations helps you meet and interact with other Americans in South Africa, living in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and many other places across the country. Just take a look at our group of Americans in Pretoria or Americans in Johannesburg.

So, if you should ever feel like speaking your mother tongue, finding out where to shop for American food, or chatting about your favorite team’s latest match, join the American InterNations Community:

  • Browse our high-quality expat network to find like-minded expatriates from the USA in South Africa.
  • Receive and share advice in our South Africa Expat Forums – e.g. how to find a nanny speaking your kids’ native tongue or where to shop for stuffed turkey in Cape Town...
  • Browse the InterNations Places database for South Africa to find institutions like the nearest American embassy and many others.

From the Highveld's Gauteng City Region to the Garden Route, a scenic stretch along the south-east coast, we’ll get you in touch with helpful and friendly American expats in South Africa.

Take Part in Various Expat Activities to Meet Fellow Americans in South Africa

Additionally, you are cordially invited to participate in our regular expat events and activities taking place in South Africa. Our events cover various interests and range from a small expat dinner to enjoy the traditional South African bobotie, to big expat get-togethers with hundreds of guests in Cape Town's top locations. You may also join one of our expat excursions for a weekend trip together with a group of fellow Americans in Cape Town to visit the Cape of Good Hope, the wilderness trails of Kruger National park, and other impressive landmarks across South Africa.

This way, our events and activities are a very nice occasion to meet fellow expats from the USA and around the world in a casual atmosphere. Interested? Sign up for membership and you’ll soon be welcomed with a warm Hello from our Americans living in South Africa!

InterNations Members at a Glance
  • 87% of members have university degree
  • Members are 30 to 60 years old (average: 38)
  • Members come from 179 countries
  • 53% expat women
  • 47% expat men