Workation South Africa

Travel Guide for Remote Work in South Africa

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Essentials

⭐ Rating Good (3,85/5)
πŸ’Έ Cost of living $873 p/m for locals (Calculate your costs)
🧳 Best time to travel March, April, September, October

⌚ Time difference1 hours (UTC)
πŸ“Ά Internet speed43 mb/s – Fast
πŸ’‰ Recommended travel vaccinationsHepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Typhoid, Yellow Fever.
🧭 Travel Advice (U.S. Department of State)🟨 Exercise Increased Caution

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😊 Quality of lifeGood (3.5/5)
πŸ›‘οΈ SafetyPoor (1.3/5)
πŸ’Š HealthcareNot bad (3.2/5)
πŸ’» # coworking spaces
🦜 Locals speakEnglish, Northern Sotho, Xhosa, Southern Ndebele, Tswana, and more

Is South Africa a good place to work remotely

South Africa’s geographical location makes it a favorable destination for digital nomads to consider. This is because South Africa has a warm climate, with four seasons, including winter and summer, making it perfect for outdoor activities like hiking and surfing. South Africa is an excellent place for those who want to get closer to the wildlife of Africa. Many safari options deserve to be part of your bucket list. South Africa is a stunning place of natural beauty. Many workationers come here looking to enjoy an outdoor, relaxed lifestyle.

If you are looking for destinations outside Europe where life as a digital nomad is good, South Africa could be your next destination! The country has an excellent internet infrastructure, making it very user-friendly for remote working. South Africa is a favorable destination amongst workationers. The country focuses on digital nomads, who stay in destinations longer than traditional tourists. This is why many co-working spaces exist in big cities like Johannesburg (also called β€˜Joburg’) and Cape Town. South Africa is a hidden gem as it provides a complete package for living and working remotely! South Africa is a beautiful and vibrant country; with so much to offer, it’s no surprise many nomads have made it their home base. Before you catch the next flight to South Africa, it is good to know these interesting facts:

South Africa is one of the fastest-growing startup destinations in the world. South African wine is world-famous.The country is home to more than 500 registered wineries and the world’s longest wine route, with an impressive 850 km. What a paradise for wine lovers! The only country in the world with three capital cities: South Africa is a country that contains three different capital cities within its borders. This makes it the only country in the world where all three parts of the government are located in different regions. The legislative capital is Cape Town, the administrative capital is Pretoria, and the judicial capital is Bloemfontein.

In South Africa, you can jump from the world’s highest bungee jump:The 216-meter jump off the Bloukrans Bridge, Africa’s highest bridge, falls over the Bloukrans River valley. Many adrenaline lovers come here to jump for an unparalleled experience.

You can enjoy different holiday types and landscapes in one country.South Africa is home to various landscapes, including deserts, beaches, mountains, and subtropical forests. It does not matter what you search for or want to enjoy. The country offers everything from beaches, to stunning mountains, from safaris to developed cities. Enough to please even the fanciest desires

Things to do

Culture Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of South Africa by visiting the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island in Cape Town to gain a deeper understanding of the country's history.
Dining Indulge in a gastronomic adventure by trying local delicacies such as biltong (dried cured meat), boerewors (traditional sausage), and bobotie (a spiced meat dish) to experience the unique flavors of South Africa.
Sights Don't miss the breathtaking landscapes of the Drakensberg Mountains, where you can hike through stunning valleys, explore ancient rock art, and witness cascading waterfalls in all their natural glory.
Entertainment Get your groove on in the lively city of Cape Town by visiting Long Street, known for its vibrant nightlife and plethora of bars and clubs offering live music and entertainment.
Shopping Discover the vibrant markets of Johannesburg, like the Neighbourgoods Market and Rosebank Sunday Market, where you can find an array of unique crafts, jewelry, and local artwork to take home as souvenirs.
Outdoor Embark on an unforgettable safari adventure in Kruger National Park, where you can witness the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) in their natural habitat and create memories that will last a lifetime.
If you want to dive deeper into these experiences, TripAdvisor is your guide to discover more.

Best places to stay for digital nomads

Johannesburg

South Africa 4.4/5 Excellent
  • πŸ“Ά very fast wifi
  • πŸ§‘πŸΌβ€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘πŸ½ suitable for diverse travelers
  • 🏒 abundant coworking spaces
  • 🌡 dry climate
πŸš΅β€β™€οΈ adventure 🎨 culture 🌳 nature and more
$895 / month View

Pretoria

South Africa 4.3/5 Excellent
  • πŸ“Ά very fast wifi
  • πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ safe for solo travellers
  • 🏒 no coworking spaces
  • 🌴 tropical climate
πŸš΅β€β™€οΈ adventure πŸŒ„ mountains 🎨 culture and more
$777 / month View

Port Elizabeth

South Africa 4.3/5 Excellent
  • πŸ“Ά fast wifi
  • πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ safe for solo travellers
  • 🏒 no coworking spaces
  • β˜€οΈ temperate climate
πŸš΅β€β™€οΈ adventure πŸ–οΈ beach 🌳 nature and more
$919 / month View
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