Live your best remote life in Cape Town

Working remotely from Cape Town means the ocean, vineyards, and local organic food are all within reach

Judith van Raalten
Origin travel curator
This city is perfect for the digital nomad: co-working hubs come with reliable wifi, beautiful light, and community areas
Community farmers' market in Cape Town, near Waterfront on Saturdays and Sundays
The kite-surfing world elite train here for a reason: enjoy some of the best kite surfing spots, with March having the ideal wind conditions. Copyright: Kiteworldma
Co-working communities

Cape Town has many co-working spaces, with meeting rooms, cafes, and shared communal spaces; some even with a production studio. Most cafes offer free wifi. The co-working community is vibrant, happening, and a great way to get to know new friends across the world. You'll also benefit from a Europe-friendly timezone.

The city

A lot is happening outdoors in this city: in the morning many locals exercise by walking, jogging, skateboarding or cycling. Throughout the day and evening, you can find the crowds on the terraces and patios of the local bars and cafes, or visiting Woodstock's art galleries and Kloof Street's artisan and design stores. On top of all this, Cape Town is also a foodie capital, with an incredible gourmet scene to explore.

Around Cape Town

Cape Town has warm temperatures and blue skies until around May, meaning each weekend is a perfect opportunity for outdoor exploration. You can hike or bike ride in the nearby mountains, and climb and abseil at Table Mountain. Plenty of waves hit the shores in April and May, with Muizenberg being a great spot to surf. Elite kitesurfers also train here for a reason: wind conditions are often excellent.

There's also the chance to aquarium dive in a kelp forest or visit the Winelands, a one-hour drive away from the city, for wine tasting and picnicking in a picturesque vineyard. Constantia Valley has wine estates right next to Cape Town too, just a 10-minute drive away.

@camissahouse is one of the many boutique hotels where you can get wifi and a comfortable room with incredible views over the city and ocean, along with the backdrop of Table Mountain
The Winelands have many incredible farms and wine estates where you can stay for a long weekend and go for a serious gourmet adventure
The ocean is nearby and the wind conditions are often excellent: take a morning off from work to pick up kitesurfing in Cape Town
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