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What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Everyone loves to "braai" (BBQ)...parties at personal homes is common--lots of bars and restaurants too. Some restaurants have game (trivia) night, lots of people go on safari or to Vic Falls, golf, hunting etc... I think there was salsa dancing, running groups and often yoga classes. - Sep 30, 2017
Outdoor activities, hiking, local safari parks and further away Vic Falls. Every once a while there is music concert. Once a year a great festival (HIFA) with lots of music, theater, dance, etc. - Jul 6, 2017
Live music, house parties, braais (barbecues), festivals, launches, openings at galleries etc - Apr 16, 2016
There are some watering holes worth going to, and even one place downtown (The Beer Engine) with excellent beer, run by a U.K. Guy. There are only a few clubs, and those frequented by late teens/young 20's. Most entertaining and socializing is done in the home with friends. - Jul 29, 2013
Busy, busy, busy. There are lots of dinner parties and in-home entertaining. - Jun 21, 2009
Mostly in our homes. - Dec 5, 2008
Tons. movies, parties, outdoor activities, golf courses galore!!! - Sep 26, 2008