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InterNations – Bringing Together Israelis Living in South Africa

Interested in meeting fellow Israelis in South Africa? Are you looking for trustworthy advice and tips on expat life from your Israeli countrymen? Or would you like to discover landmarks such as the Highveld's Gauteng City Region with other Israeli expatriates?

No matter if you already are an expat in South Africa or still finishing your preparations for your relocation back home in Israel, InterNations South Africa 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 Israeli expats in South Africa among our members, coming from various regions all over Israel - from Beer Sheva, over Jerusalem to Tel-Aviv.

Israeli Expats Living in South Africa: Your Questions, Answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in South Africa, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in South Africa. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in South Africa? As an expat in South Africa, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in South Africa currently are:

  • British
  • Zimbabweans
  • Germans
  • Germans

Which cities are most popular among expats in South Africa? Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in South Africa:

  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Johannesburg

How much rent do expats pay in South Africa? Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 750 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 1.245 USD . And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within South Africa.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in South Africa.

Average rent in Cape Town

  • Single expats: 755 USD
  • Expat families: 1.565 USD

Average rent in Durban

  • Single expats: 475 USD
  • Expat families: 815 USD

Average rent in Johannesburg

  • Single expats: 475 USD
  • Expat families: 945 USD

How safe is South Africa? You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in South Africa as very unsafe. People rate the risk of falling victim to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as very high. They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) very high. And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as very low.

How safe is South Africa for women? Female expats rated the safety situation in South Africa as rather unsafe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in South Africa (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

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Get Tips and Info on Life in South Africa from Israeli Expats

Being an expat in South Africa means much more than packing your belongings and taking care of paperwork. Keeping in touch with your Israeli compatriots is a big part of the expat experience and can help you understand the South African people and their culture better. With InterNations, meeting other Israelis in South Africa is a breeze, no matter if you are in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban or any other expat magnet across the country. Just take our network of Israelis in Cape Town, for example.

If you are in the mood to speak your mother tongue again, to learn about the best spots to shop for Israeli food, or to discuss your favorite sports team’s latest match, join the Israeli InterNations Community:

  • In our huge expat network, you can easily find like-minded expatriates from Israel.
  • Our South Africa 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 falafel in Cape Town...
  • The InterNations Places database for South Africa helps you find institutions like the nearest Israeli embassy.

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 Israeli expats in South Africa.

Meet Fellow Israelis in South Africa at Our Many Expat Activities

Participating in our regular expat events and activities in South Africa 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 bobotie, South Africa’s national dish, to large expat get-togethers with hundreds of guests in some of Cape Town’s most exclusive locations. Looking for a weekend getaway? Simply join one of our expat excursions with a group of fellow Israelis in Cape Town and discover the wilderness trails of Kruger National park, the Cape of Good Hope, and other impressive landmarks across South Africa.

Our events and activities are a great way of meeting fellow expats from Israel 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 šalom from our Israelis living in South Africa!

Meet other Israelis at our events in South Africa

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

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