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Martin Beck

"I've been looking for a shop where to buy German food here in Bangkok. Fellow expats on InterNations finally told me how to find the right stores."

Helen Laidboe

"It' such a a pity that we have to leave Bangkok soon. I'll miss the InterNations expat community so much, especially the great events!"

InterNations – The Place for South Africans Living in Thailand

Want to connect with the expat community of South Africans in Thailand? 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 countless islands in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand with?

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

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

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Tips and Advice on Thailand from Your Fellow South African Expats

Obviously, expat life in Thailand 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 Thai mentality and way of life. South Africans in Thailand are a part of our community, calling cities such as Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Bangkok, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow South Africans in Bangkok, 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 Thai InterNations Community!

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

From the countless islands in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand to the bustling, frenetic capital, you can meet supportive and friendly South African expats in Thailand on InterNations.

Meet and Mingle with Fellow South Africans in Thailand

Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in Thailand. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some Thai phad thai, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Bangkok’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover Thailand? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see the heart of Lanna culture 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 Thailand!