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  • Andrey Vasilyev

    I was able to connect with other expats in Zurich who enjoy cycling as much as I do and organize weekly rides.

InterNations – The Place for South Africans Living in Switzerland

Want to connect with the expat community of South Africans in Switzerland? 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 mountain resort of Zermatt with?

InterNations Switzerland offers everything you might need as an expat, no matter whether you already live in Switzerland 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 Switzerland is going very strong, with members having roots all across South Africa - from Durban, over Johannesburg to Cape Town.

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  • Health and Fitness Club-Zurich
    4 replies
    May 3, 3:09 PM
    Community member

    Hi Leslie, We still have an offer on which i feel is great. feel free to leave a contact number for me to contact me or fell free to contact me on 044-215 24 20 Thanks Dereck

  • Nordic Ligths @ Amber: a fake!
    7 replies
    Dec 26, 8:36 PM
    Community member

    Hi Karl I got exactly the same response...seems to be an automatic text. Anyway, what I forgot to mention is that I was there in December 2011.. @Drew: having fun is always the main point!

  • The Hobbit - this Saturday
    4 replies
    Jan 7, 3:09 PM
    Community member

    Ok that sounds nice, see you on Saturday

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Tips and Advice on Switzerland from Your Fellow South African Expats

Obviously, expat life in Switzerland 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 Swiss mentality and way of life. South Africans in Switzerland are a part of our community, calling cities such as Geneva, Bern, Zurich, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow South Africans in Zurich, 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 Swiss InterNations Community!

  • Our network is the best place to meet expats from South Africa.
  • On the Switzerland 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 Zurich, etc.
  • The InterNations Places database for Switzerland has information on the nearest South African embassy and many other institutions.

From the mountain resort of Zermatt to Interlaken, the outdoor and action sports capital of Switzerland, you can meet supportive and friendly South African expats in Switzerland on InterNations.

Meet and Mingle with Fellow South Africans in Switzerland

Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in Switzerland. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some Swiss rösti, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Zurich’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover Switzerland? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see the mountain ranges of the Jura Vaudois 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 Switzerland!

  • Andrey Vasilyev

    I was able to connect with other expats in Zurich who enjoy cycling as much as I do and organize weekly rides.

  • Elin Gustavson

    At the first InterNations event that I attended, I met my wonderful partner. We now live together in a flat next to the Limmat.

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