Finding the SA London community

Feeling lost in London? Need to connect with other South Africans, find a job, hear about home or just wake up and smell the boerewors? Check out our comprehensive guide to South African news, services, social clubs, communities, business networks and entertainment in London.

Aardvark Pub Aaardvark
Soos baie van julle seker al gehoor het, het daar ‘n nuwe Afrikaanse pub oopgemaak in Surray Quays. Kom maak gerus ‘n draai. Oop elke aand vanaf 18.00.

The Africa Centre
The heart of Africa in the heart of London.

African South
Portal and forum for Saffers in the UK.

Go to AfricaUK AfricaUK
News, entertainment, business, networking, discussion forums, listings of African service providers and organisations in the UK.


Site for Aussies, Kiwis, Saffas, Zimbos or other southern hemisphere expats in the UK and Ireland who are looking for a friend, date, travel partner or serious relationship.

Black Pepper
Black Pepper provides entertainment for South Africans in the UK. The company organise concerts, parties, comedians, golf days, DJs, corporate events, outings, sporting events and coach trips.

The Bok Bar
The Springbok Bar has been renamed and refurbished. There are two Bok Bars in London, offering South African beers and wines, as well as plasma TV screens for sporting events.

Braai Club Braai Club
A free social club that organises braais for South Africans in the UK, “and shares our braaing expertise with our UK hosts”. The club offers discounts and other services to members.

Community Heart
Community Heart is a Manchester-based charity focused on health, education and reconstruction training projects in South Africa, based on the principle of self-help. Volunteers collect books for SA schoolchildren and raise funds for Rape Crisis and HIV/Aids-orphan projects, among others.


Gumtree was started in London in 2000 as a community site designed to connect people who had just arrived in the city and needed help with accommodation, employment and social opportunities. It’s now London’s largest flat share and job site, and one of the city’s best local buy-and-sell forums. There are also Gumtree sites for Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Guildford, Manchester, Reading, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Dublin, as well as at home in Cape Town, Durban and Joburg.

Homecoming Revolution Homecoming Revolution
An independent non-profit organisation aimed at encouraging and helping South Africans living abroad to return home. Organises numerous events and seminars.

Jislaaik Jislaaik
Portal for South African expats offering news, jobs, e-mail, a dating service and more.

News and event links, plus a gadget/CD/DVD store, for South Africans in London and the UK.

Radio SA
Radio station for South African expats, broadcast from London. Listen online.

Rainbow Nation
An advice and information portal for South Africans living and working in the UK. Links to forums, immigration advice, clubs and societies, recipes, online shops and more.

SA Business Club SA Business Club
The South African Business Club was launched in September 1993 as a meeting point for South African business people in the UK. The club allows South Africans and those with South African connections to network and pool resources for business development both in the UK and abroad. An online directory of members is maintained with members-only access.

Saffers Unite
A social club for South Africans, Australians and New Zealanders in London. Organises drinks and parties in London via an e-mail database. It’s a fun, non-commercial service so, unless otherwise stated, there is no cost.

Sanza Sanza
A site for Sanzas (South Africans, Kiwis and Aussies) living in the UK. Offers a range of information, news from home, a chat forum, competitions, an events diary and an online shop for goodies from home.

SA PROMO Home-based South African? Make sure South Africans living in the UK don’t forget about your products and services. UK-based South African? Get quick access to world-class products and services by South Africans, for South Africans.

SA Reunited
Track down your long-lost South African school, university and army friends. Read their notes and view their photos. Includes a dating service.

South African Times South African Times
The South African Times has been the voice of South Africans in the UK since 1993 and has recently been re launched on a monthly basis. It is a free magazine available on the last Tuesday of every month, from branded bins and promotional teams at South West tube stations, as well as South African shops, bars and supermarkets in the South West. The new South African Times website offers the latest news, expat events, visa advice, discussion forums and a jobs section.

A comprehensive directory of South African businesses and clubs in the UK and across the world.

South Africa House
The South African High Commission to the UK, based in London.

The South African The South African
Another free newspaper, read by an estimated 80,000 South Africans throughout the UK and Europe on a weekly basis. It is distributed every Wednesday and available at a range of tube stations, restaurants, pubs, travel agents and other South African hot spots in greater London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Reading, Oxford, Cambridge and Brighton.

Springbok Supporters Club Springbok Supporters Club
The official Springbok Supporters Club in the UK.

UpnUnder Comedy UpnUnder Comedy
Based in London, UpnUnder is the northern hemisphere’s only South African promoted comedy touring and productions agency. It brings the best international touring comedians from South Africa to audiences in the UK, South Africa, Europe and the world.

Voetsek Voetsek
Biltong, news, opinion, flights, info, jobs e-mail, visa help, advice and many other services for South Africans in London, the UK, Ireland and Europe.

Helps organise engineering, town planning, construction, nursing and other jobs in the UK for travellers from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Yebo Africa
Cheap phone calls from the UK to South African landlines and mobiles, and to Zimbabwean landlines.

Zulus Bar
Zulus Bars are South African themed bars, one in Leytonstone (east London), and one in Fulham (southwest London).