Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

Hemmed in by the harbour and the curve of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, Cape Town is a city that’s buzzing with colour, creativity, culture and music. The cosmopolitan city has numerous sites of historical significance, and a lively night-life, as well as a large gay community.

Challenge yourself with a hike up one of Table Mountain’s 900 routes; if you are traveling solo, there are various companies in Cape Town that offer guided hikes up the mountain. Another alternative is to take the cable car up to the summit. If you really decide to head up Table Mountain by yourself, the Platteklip Gorge route is the easiest hike and follows a well formed path. It is easily the most popular route, so for solo travellers nervous about making the hike alone, this is the best bet. If you love adrenaline, you can go shark cage-diving in Gansbaai, outside Cape Town, where the cage is only thing standing between you and a professional diver, and the sharks in the water.

South Africa as a whole gets a bad rep for crime, but women travelers will be able to travel around without encountering problems if you follow universal common sense. Do not roam around after dark alone, an avoid entering the poor township areas.

Networking opportunities are great in Cape Town. The Mother City is fast cementing itself as the biggest continental hub for tech startups. There are also many coworking spaces in Cape Town for visiting women digital nomads. Internet, though, could be much faster (average 1mbps).

The best time to visit Cape Town would be October and November, when the weather is getting warmer. Spring is in the air, but it is not as hot as mid-summer yet. December to February are the prime summer months of long hot days. The sun sets late in the evening (it stays light up until about 8:30PM in December) and there is generally a lot going on. You will fight for space on the beach around New Year's with all the local tourists but it is still a great time to visit.

Coworking Spaces in Cape Town

Cape Town Garage

Cape Town Garage

401A, Woodstock Exchange, Albert Rd, Woodstock

The Bureaux

The Bureaux

66 Albert Road, Woodstock

Twenty Fifty

Twenty Fifty

1st Floor, 36 Buitenkant Street, CBD

Siyelo CoWork

Siyelo CoWork

79 Roeland St – 401

The HQ of Cool

The HQ of Cool

Wale Street, 65

Inner City Ideas Cartel

Inner City Ideas Cartel

First floor, 71 Waterkant Street

Company Shared Work Habitat

Company Shared Work Habitat

The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock

Work & Co

Work & Co

11th – 14th floor Touchstone House, 7 Bree Street

№80 Hout Street

№80 Hout Street

80 Hout Street

Cafes with wifi

Don't want to work at a coworking space? Check out these cafes with wifi instead.

Places to exercise

Zone Lifestyle for Women

Zone Lifestyle for Women

A premier women's only club, with a fully equipped cardio and weights section.

Running at Sea Point

Running Trails

The Sea Point promenade is one of the most popular route amongst runners because it's flat and affords stunning views of the Atlantic Seaboard.

Crossfit Cape Town

CrossFit in Cape Town

Train at the first CrossFit box in Cape Town.