Cape Town has a good internet infrastructure that is rapidly improving thanks to the widescale roll-out of fibre. Our city has some of the most beautiful and interesting wifi spots on the planet, so if you’re looking for a little oasis of connectivity to upload your holiday pics or research the next phase of your trip then here are ten great spots you have to try.
The Company’s Garden
The perfect place to sit in the sun, feed the squirrels and check your email. The Company’s Garden in the CBD has several free wifi hotspots where you can browse the web and watch the world go by. The Garden also has QR code signs that you can scan to find out more about the local flora.
The Bandwidth Barn
Cape Town has been making a name for itself as an incubator for tech entrepreneurs in Africa and the Bandwidth Barn has been at the forefront. With two locations, in Woodstock and Khayelitsha, the Bandwidth Barn offers a co-working space with hot desks—perfect if you’re in the city for some time and need a dedicated space with a fast connection.
Table Mountain Café
We challenge you to find a more impressive place to get wifi in Cape Town. If you’re looking for a panoramic place to work from then check out the Table Mountain Cafe. Great wifi, great coffee and even better views.
If retrofuturism is your thing then get your dose of caffeine and connectivity while visiting Cape Town’s famous steampunk coffee shop. The interior is truly impressive and has featured in magazines across the world. Use their wifi to post a selfie with a steampunk barista.
Cape Town Tourism CBD Visitor Centre
Come visit us at the CTT Visitor Centre in the CBD. Situated near Greenmarket Square, our visitor centre is packed with info and has friendly and knowledgeable staff. You can also jump onto the free wifi and plan the rest of your trip.
Go in on any morning to Motherland and you’ll find dozens of people with laptops open. The combination of good wifi, good coffee, and abundant plug points make it a desirable spot for both locals and tourists.
Once in Cape Town
Free wifi is one of the many perks at the hippest backpacker hostel in Cape Town. Once is a great place to stay, hang out and meet like-minded travellers and is a good option if you’re travelling on a budget.
Rhodes Memorial Restaurant
Rhodes Memorial overlooks the city and the restaurant is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the view. Go for a morning walk on the mountain and then settle down for some breakfast while checking your mail.
Sea Point Pavilion
Another wifi spot in a ridiculously picturesque place. Take a leisurely walk along the beautiful Sea Point promenade and then upload your photos. This free wifi can be accessed at the shaded area near the Sea Point swimming pool.
Hang Ten Café
Muizenberg beach is one of the best places in Cape Town to learn to surf, and the beachfront has slowly been transformed into a vibrant hub with restaurants, cafes and surf shops. The Hang Ten Cafe has good wifi and you can look out of the large windows directly onto the beach while you work.
Looking for more good wifi spots? Try our 10 best cafés to work from in Cape Town