Cape Town Expats

Expat Clubs in Cape Town

Looking for information on Cape Town expats? On this page, you will not only find a listing of Cape Towns expat clubs but you will also find information on expat life in Cape Town with lots of links.

Cape Town is one of the best cities for expats in the world and expats will find living in South Africa as safe and enjoyable as can be. As there are no proper expat areas for housing in Cape Town as you will find expatriates from all around the world all over the city and the suburbs. Standard precautions apply as they do anywhere in the big cities around the world.

Cape Town Waterfront - November 2014

Here in the Cape Town South Africa, expats mix and mingle with the locals, but sometimes you might feel the need to meet your co-nationals too. Living as an expat in a new country is often not easy especially in the early stages of a relocation. Meeting people from 'back home' often helps expats to adjust more easily to life in a new environment. Many expats suffer from culture shock. The social interaction with people who can recall their own experiences when moving to their new home in South Africa is often very helpful in the settling-in process. It is always great to meet co-nationals and celebrate special events together such as the Octoberfest, Saint Patrick's Day or New Year's Eve.

Cape Town Expat Clubs, Meet-ups, Organisations and Associations for Internationals

Here you will find my listing of expat clubs in Cape Town, where you can meet like-minded people and not only share info but also your worries and have fun together with monthly or even weekly meetings.

These are Cape Town clubs where you will find many expatriates:

Alliance Francaise: The Alliance Francaise du Cap offers various cultural events, language classes and has got a multimedia library.

More about the French Community in Cape Town here.

American Society of South Africa: This branch of the American Society of South Africa has a social group. They plan monthly events on weekends. Events for the whole family, like Halloween and Thanksgiving meetings.

Austrian Club Cape Town: This social club is very active and has lots of events going on for its members.

Brazilian Club: Little Brazil meets several times a year and at their parties you will find many people from the Brazilian communities.

Danish Club: They have a monthly meeting and meet also for other events like movie clubs.

Dutch Club: "De Nederlandsche Club te Kaapstad" offers many monthly activities to its members. There are lunches, filmevenings and market days as well as special events planed throughout the year. 

More about the Dutch Community in Cape Town here.

German Club Cape Town: Deutscher Verein Kapstadt welcomes not only Germans but all from the international community.

German Goethe-Zentrum: The German Cultural Institute in Cape Town only offers language classes.

More about the German Community in Cape Town here.

Hellenic Club: The Hellenic Community Centre is located in 24 Bay Road. There are several Hellenic associations and societies in Cape Town. 

Irish-South African Association: The Irish have here a very active community in South Africa. 

Read more about the Irish expats in Cape Town here.

Italian Club: The Italian Club is meeting regularly at their clubhouse in Rugby/Milnerton. They organize several events for the Italian community in Cape Town.

Norwegian Club: Get more info on this website in Norwegian language.

Portuguese Association: The Portuguese Club is located in Rugby/Milnerton. The Portuguese community is well organized in Cape Town. 

Spanish Social Club: "Noches Latinas" is a great meet-up in Cape Town for expats and locals alike especially if you like to practise your Spanish language skills.

Swiss Social & Sports Club: The Swiss community has got a strong base in Cape Town. The club organizes many activities throughout the year.


Other Cape Town Associations where expats are always welcome

In these associations you can also get contact and help when settling in the Mother City. Here you will also find many Cape Town expats as members:

Cape Buccaneers: Sportsclub for expats and locals. Mainly rugby events but also concerts and get togethers. 

Cape Town Club: being the oldest clubs in Cape Town it offers its doors also to members of reciprocal clubs.

IWC or International Women’s Club Cape Town: With a wide range of activities ranging from book club and bridge to mountain club or golf meetings.

Rotary Clubs in Cape Town:Various clubs all over town welcome all to take part in their social and community outreach programmes.

Lions Clubs in Cape TownThere are many clubs, please find out on their website which club is in your area.

If you know about other expat clubs or meet-ups in Cape Town, please let us know and I will add the info and a link to your Cape Town expat club or association for free. 

Contact me here.


Looking for more information for expats in Cape Town?

Our new South Africa expat guide book, will provide loads of useful tips and resources for expats relocating to Cape Town. Click on the button below to view sample pages and to order your book directly with us. 

If you are interested in more in-depth, well-researched, up-to-date information and more South Africa facts:

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Interested in Expat Interviews? Read about Cape Town Expat Experiences here. 

What about Crime and Safety in Cape Town? 

Where are the best housing areas for expats? 

What about living in Cape Town with Kids? 

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