Siyam namkela nonke, welkom, isibingelelo and a warm welcome to our Cape Town Community! Whether you're retired or looking to start a new life with your family, Cape Town is a city that'll offer you a laidback way of life with plenty of working opportunities. At InterNations, our Cape Town expats are here to help you find the lay of the land. By answering questions, they make your transition into South African life much easier. Once you've had a little experience as a Cape Town expat yourself, you can begin making contributions to our forum, too. In the meantime, why not explore InterNations to answer some key questions? These include "what are the rental prices like in Cape Town?", "is it safe?", and "what are the schools like?". You'll soon find that your money goes further in Cape Town than many western countries. It is South Africa's safest city, and there is an abundance of public and private schools, as well as universities, that offer a first class education.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Khobar (Eastern Prov.).
Attend our monthly events and activities for Cape Town expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Cape Town expat forums.
In 2012, Cape Town was voted the Best City in South Africa, and it's easy to see why. As well as giving access to local hot spots like Boulder Beach and Kruger National Park, it offers an array of working opportunities for expats like yourself. Although Cape Town is not a corporate city, it is an excellent choice for those who freelance, people with an entrepreneurial character, and individuals in the education sector. As a city, Cape Town offers a chilled out alternative to busier hubs across South Africa. It is well known for its safe way of life and high standards of education — the city is home to the Cape Town International School and the American International School. Both the City Bowl area and Atlantic Seaboard are well loved among expats, and those who enjoy fresh fish will be hard pushed to find a restaurant that beats the offerings at Ben's on the Beach.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Amsterdam or Jeddah, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
At InterNations, we offer you access to a network of like-minded expatriates in Cape Town. Our experienced members have answered multiple questions on the relocation and adjustment processes, and if you have one of your own, someone will soon help you. As an expat who is new to the area, you can enjoy invaluable information from individuals who have already experienced life as expatriates in Cape Town as well as from our dedicated guide articles on living and working in Cape Town or South Africa in general. Once you've got the basics like "which is the best hospital?" and "what are the average rental costs?" covered, you can look into joining in with one of our InterNations socials. In addition to regular InterNations Official Events, our Cape Town expatriates regularly organize other get-togethers based on interest groups. These include live jazz evenings, wine tasting, and trail running, to name but a few examples.