Cape Town is home to a range of fantastic co-working spots to make your #officefortheday truly magical. Whether you’re looking for a monthly rental or a hotdesk for the day, there are plenty of great spaces with state of the art facilities, spectacular views, and excellent coffee.
Kelvin Corner, Woodstock
Kelvin Corner is a recent addition to the scene, located in the vibey and entrepreneurial Woodstock. It’s massive so there’s plenty of room, with daily or monthly hot desks available. The rate includes a single desk in the communal area, with a chair and small filing cabinet. included. Small offices are also available on a weekly, monthly, and yearly rental basis. There is a fast and reliable fibre connection, communal kitchen, chill lounge, in-house coffee shop, a sun deck, and a gallery on site. A sophistictaed boardroom has everything you need for fast and reliable conference calls, and is available to all members. It’s a great place to meet creatives, and there are regular workshops you can partake in. Finally, when the working day is done, you can pop to the downstairs bar for a cold local craft beer or buchu G ‘n T.
Pricing: R150 per day or R2,200 per month
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Craft+Graft is an inner-city sanctuary. It’s a bright, light space with potted plants and art, which give it a great ambeince. It suits people who want a quiet space to work, but the communal areas are also great for networking. The on-site coffee shop has talented baristas to keep you going, and there’s even sparkling water on tap! The space has 55 hot desks, dedicated desks, and private offices in a shared office space on two floors. There are comfy spaces to take breaks, a well-equipped shared kitchen, and even showers that come in handy when chasing deadlines. The patio is the perfect place for an after-work drink with friends and co-workers.
Pricing: R150 for 3 hours at a hotdesks; R200 per day; or R900 per week (other options are available – see their website for details)
Inner City Ideas Cartel, City Bowl
The Inner City Ideas Cartel is a modern, chic space with a strong community of creatives, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. The luxury coworking space is fully serviced, and hotdeskers have access to desks, communal lounges, capped internet, and the in-house coffee bar. Cleaning services and network support are also included.
Pricing: Hotdesks are R350 per day; weekly and monthly rates are also available
Bandwidth Barn, Khayelitsha
The Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn is located at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha, and is a hub for local enterpreneurs. It is South Africa’s only township-based tech hub. Your hotdesk fee here supports inclusive innovation and Khayelitsha-based entrepreneurs, and contributes yo the township’s economy. The rate gets you a desk and wifi, with an additional small charge for photocopying and printing services. There’s a kitted out kitchen where you can bring your own food and beverages.
Pricing: R50 per day for a hotdesk; R750 per month for office space (offices only available to registered businesses who provide documentation including their BEE certificates)
Working on the go
The sense of community and creative energy at a coworking space make a working vacation are hard to beat, but it’s not always possible to be in one. Many jobs require you to be online and available at all times, and for that, a reliable data connection is essential. Cape Town Tourism has partnered with Vodacom to make getting online seamless and simple for visitors to Cape Town. Simply pop into your nearest Vodacom store or Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centre (there’s even one of each at the airport). All you need to do is arrive with your passport and proof of accommodation and you’ll be up and running in under 5 minutes.
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