Whether you are a digital nomad carrying your work on your Macbook or an entrepreneur with ambition, you need a working environment that will keep you focused and productive. The co-working spaces have emerged in recent years to provide working habitats for those who don’t need to stick to an official headquarters’ office. As one of the most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities of South Africa, Cape Town has a fast-growing co-working scene, with many offices around the city offering absolute convenience. Here are our top recommendations, each standing out amongst the others for different reasons.
- WORKSHOP 17 WATERSHED
Workshop 17 several branches all over Cape Town, but none of them matches the spacious and well-developed facilities of Watershed-Waterfront. The co-working space a design that suits every type of business and team of all sizes. Large groups can have meetings at the incubator called Ideas Lounge, which can seat up to 80 people, while teams of few people can work quietly in the private officers. With the secure lock-up-and-go system and regular cleaning services, Watershed serves over 100 companies today.
Located in: V&A Waterfront
Address: Watershed, 17 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
- THE COWORK SPACE, PINELANDS
Something that many co-working spaces in Cape Town lack in common is secure parking. The Cowork Space in Pinelands offers this option for a monthly parking fee of only 275 ZAR, thanks to its location in the Howard Center. With daily and monthly rental options, it caters to companies and startups of every budget. Besides the enhanced security, the office offers unlimited WIFI, tea, and coffee. Who can say no to limitless coffee, anyway?
Location: Pinelands, Cape Town, 7405, South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
- CUBE WORKSPACE
Cube Workspace is one of the few co-working spaces in Cape Town that offer a customized office experience. With the virtual office feature, you can specify the needs of your team and determine the number and sizes of the offices and meeting rooms beforehand. Not only that, but they also generate a website and even a customer service for your business. The user-friendly interface of the virtual office enables you to make any modifications to your office from where you sit.
Location: Cube Workspace, The Icon Building, 24 Hans Strijdom Avenue, CPT
- THE BUREAUX, WOODSTOCK
Unlike other co-working spaces in Cape Town, The Bureaux has a more flexible environment that inspires creativity. Located in the heart of the artsy Woodstock, the Bureaux is especially popular amongst designers and artists. Offering digital marketing and virtual address as part of the service, The Bureaux makes sure to promote your business efficiently. Yet, their standout feature is the availability of pet-friendly offices, which is very rare amongst co-working places in the world.
Located in: The Woodstock Exchange
Address: 66 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa
- GREENPOINT COWORKING
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Cape Town’s central districts like De Waterkant and Cape Quarter on the other, Greenpoint Coworking is an energetic and easily-accessible office space. The spacious offices receive sunlight from different angles throughout the day, while the ergonomic chairs ensure your skeletal health. What makes Greenpoint Coworking outstanding is the availability of flexible payment options. Not only does the place offer day-to-day hot desk packages for short-term use, but it also offers a free trial day for some office rooms. From individual phone booths to secure lockers at each desk, it provides a sense of safety and ease of communication for every coworker. On top of that, it features function rooms for after-hour events like cocktails and parties.
Location: Greenpoint Coworking, Sovereign Quay, 40 Somerset Rd, Green Point, Cape Town