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100% ngykhwkg - I've pinned it to the channel, let's see if it sticks.
Thereโ€™s a WhatsApp group floating around so please drop yourself in here so we can invite you
plmpw thanks for that. So while hiking is dangerous and should be done in groups, any thoughts on solo daytime runs along the sea point promenade? Iโ€™m guessing based on what you said that would likely be safe?
kks 1mo
Sea Point solo runs in the day are 100% safe. Hiking solo at busy times is ok on busy routes but still group pref.
kks 1mo
Sea Point does have a fair amount of homeless people - 2-4 people sleeping on the side streets every night and still there in the morning. But like in the UK they are just trying to survive and my experience so far has not been negative. Sometimes people will ask you for food especially if youโ€™re eating while out and about. But again I get that in London.
Iโ€™m sadly used to a high number of homeless in California - in SF and LA they are very aggressive (a lot of drugs and mental illness) so safety is an issue
Fantastic response csngf Thank you!

I'm looking at staying at NeighbourgoodEast City - Cape Town CBD. So this seems like a good area to stay based on your response. Are you familiar with Neighbourgood? or anyone else?
> so you get Ubers everywhere
any issues with ubers solo?
or is it better to ask, is doing stuff/getting taxis etc in groups always the better/safer option?
> Night time is when itโ€™s sketchy af to walk around
So just a big no then? solo night walking? ๐Ÿ˜„
Cost of eating out etc. What city would you compare it to? Is it pretty cheap? cechh
mgandke 1mo
๐Ÿ›ฌ fpjpypqdk just arrived in ๐ŸŒŠ Cape Town, #south-africa
kks 1mo
I know a couple people living in Neighborgood East - theyโ€™re both women and they like it and feel safe. I personally prefer Green Point and Sea Point to CBD for everyday living.

Ubers are fine solo.

Yea donโ€™t walk alone at night, especially if youโ€™re gonna stay in CBD. You can walk like a block or two from one bar to another or something like that, but more than that and _everyone_ Iโ€™ve met local and seasoned visitor says grab an Uber.

Itโ€™s a very cheap city with a western income. Coffee is like โ‚ฌ1.50. Breakfast is โ‚ฌ3-6. Steak is like โ‚ฌ10-20. Beer is โ‚ฌ2-3 in a restaurant/bar.
Thank you.

Any particular reason you prefer those other two areas over CBD for daily living? More restaurants, cafes etc around?
dielyn 1mo
For those who aren't tired of the Springboks/Rugby hysteria... The trophy parade is happening this week. I was at the 2019 version, and it was definitely a good vibe.
dielyn 1mo
I can't post links due to not being active enough on Slack, but there is a "timeslive dot co dot za" article with the routes and timelines.

Thursday Pretoria, JHB and Soweto
Friday Cape Town
Saturday Durban
Sunday East London
Sorry just saw this this morning, and Iโ€™ll probably arrive later but please add me to the group ๐Ÿค“
kyleza 30d
vggcnrqsguvgcre as a general rule, never hike alone regardless of the time. Especially as a female.
gwkllgyx hiking yes, but per above and other advice Iโ€™ve received, running on the sea point promenade is ok alone during the day - does that seem right? Thank you!
nomadlist 29d
๐Ÿ“ธ Did you take any photos at the Cape Town meetup this week? โœ… Upload them here
kyleza 29d
ckhigxwwxvzjepm Yes, promenade in the day time and you should have no issues
Hey U03S2P4KUJE! I stayed in a Neighbourgood earlier this year - the Green Point location. LOVED it. Amazing cafe attached, pool, outdoor area. Really clean and awesome staff. My room was SUPER tiny though. I'd recommend staying in Green Point and Sea Point like ozofq said! I've been to Cape Town twice now and everything he said is spot on. The CBD is not really a spot I'd hang out in - sometimes I go to a NBGD there to work or for coffee or some appointment. Most people I know who got robbed experienced it in the city center. Other than that, I used to walk to the gym every day around Green Point then I moved to Sea Point and still walked during the day and never had problems. Hope that helps!
dielyn 28d
๐Ÿ›ฌ sbefkexq just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Durban, #south-africa
Who has applied for an extension recently? How long did it take and did the extension apply from the end of your previous visa or when the application was successful?
Hey all,

Does anyone know of any good coworking spaces around Sea Point Cape Town?
nomadlist 26d
korqjgaowwktalj is proposing a|meetup in Cape Town, #south-africa at Oranjezicht City Farm Market (Nightmarket) on Wednesday, 15 November at 17:00. "Eat, drink, meet follow humans" โœ… RSVP here
Thanks you melrmpvuwfkivg ๐Ÿ™‡
nomadlist 26d
pqsesqjxueanqqv is organizing a|meetup in Cape Town, # at Oranjezicht City Farm Market (Nightmarket) on Wednesday, 15 November at 17:00. "Eat, drink, meet follow humans" โœ… RSVP here
๐Ÿ›ฌ yahvwdohsrwvl just arrived in ๐ŸŒŠ Cape Town, #south-africa
uyigt seems well versed
FYI, this is a step by step guide to extend your tourist visa for another 90 days...
Hey all! Along with the meetup oyjngtmvqlctjzq arranged (posted|above), myself eazodhcjqjbupod and hgbsmontdrmb will be heading to Oranjezicht City Farm Market (Nightmarket) on Wednesday, 7 November (tomorrow) at around 18:00

Anyone else keen to join?
I can't this week but I'm looking forward to next week:) Any one doing anything fun this weekend?
Hey beautiful people

I'm looking for a month-long rental in Capetown in January but the prices on AirBnB are crazy - does anyone have a rec on where to look for a place? ๐Ÿ™
Probably with try going to the beach or having some good natural wines! ๐Ÿท
Iโ€™m staying in Neighbourgood coliving, but the prices (and quality) depend on the location - still cheaper than most abnbs I reckon
My mates are visiting from London and weโ€™ve got a few things planned for them. If we end up about in town Iโ€™ll let you guys know
Youโ€™re arriving in peak period. Options might be to live a little further out. Uberโ€™s are cheap. Coliving is an option but โ€œshort termโ€ rentals are extremely rare. Most are looking for yearly commitments.

What areas have you searched?
ztgixizylokfrek Iโ€™m looking at some kayaking in the morning and potentially some paragliding afterwards. Thatโ€™ll mean a hike up Signal hill. Currently recovering from a cold so will likely book/plan on Friday (who am i kidding, cold or not, iโ€™d plan last minute anyway haha)
nomadlist 24d
vhcauuzfqvnanswf is proposing a|meetup in Cape Town, #south-africa at Yours Truly on Saturday, 11 November at 19:00. "Let's meet new friends, have some drinks, and see where the night takes us!" โœ… RSVP here
I just did a general search for Capetown - I haven't been before so didn't know where to look - any suggestions would be much appreciated ๐Ÿ™
dielyn 24d
Random bit of news I saw this morning. Nice of CoCT to be proactive:

Cape Town Implements Festive Tourism Safety Operation The City of Cape Town is launching its most extensive festive tourism safety operation, deploying a special Tourism Unit to popular areas, including Table Mountain National Park and the CBD. The safety initiative involves over 4,000 uniformed enforcement and emergency personnel, partnerships with SAPS, SANParks, CIDs, and neighborhood watches, and features safety technology investments like drones, dashcams, and CCTV, amounting to R860 million over three years.
hoperto 24d
one month in January will be super hard seems like.
it took for me 2 weeks to find a good option for 5 months - just messaging basically ALL airbnb listings in the city, proposing a normal +20% monthly rate.
To get a full month at a time in desirable locations and airbnbs for Dec - March, I booked back in June(!), and even then nothing that I wanted was available for a full month until mid-January, so am bouncing around for first month. Not cheap though
Bummer, thanks for the info!
๐Ÿ›ฌ exbxreinyiuznqd just arrived in Plettenberg Bay, #south-africa
nomadlist 22d
zjnijfikgmjoywtk is organizing a|meetup in Cape Town, # at Yours Truly on Saturday, 11 November at 19:00. "Let's meet new friends, have some drinks, and see where the night takes us!" โœ… RSVP here
Im a digital nomad from Sweden who just arrived in Cape town from a couple of months in Costa Rica and 1 year in Bali. Will stay here for a while and LOVE to connect to other nomads around town.
Im a TV producer and content creator turned online business coach and just travelling the world for the last two years, exploring online biz and life outside the 9-5 bubble.
Love to connect and meet up โค๏ธ
Hey! :) It's our first weekend in Cape Town, and we were wondering what the best way(s) to get to the popular beginner surf beaches like Muizenberg are. Are there any "Surf Buses"/group transport for surfers? Is the normal public transport/bus system safe to use? Or does everyone just take an Uber?
We'd appreciate any recommendations! โ˜บ๏ธ
nomadlist 20d
๐Ÿ“ธ Did you take any photos at the Cape Town meetup this week? โœ… Upload them here
beyers 20d
๐Ÿ›ฌ fyrcuwoq just arrived in ๐ŸŒŠ Cape Town, #south-africa
๐Ÿ›ฌ fevkwzqlefrfr just arrived in ๐ŸŒŠ Cape Town, #south-africa
kks 19d
I have heard most people just get Ubers there if they donโ€™t have a car
kks 19d
As far as I know, thereโ€™s no Co working spaces in Sea Point. There is the Neighborgood in Green Point but Iโ€™ve never been. All the co workings seem concentrated around V&A and CBD, with a few toward gardens around Kloof.
kks 19d
Iโ€™m probably gonna bite the bullet of a daily commute and grab a co working in CBD for the next month - but thatโ€™s a me productivity problem ๐Ÿ˜…
bolt it! bolt is slightly cheaper (
Really appreciate your comments U1G3Q1CBZ. If you do decide on to get a co-working would you be able to give me a shout about if it's good ๐Ÿ‘
kks 19d
This week Iโ€™ll deffo be at WeWork for a day on Thursday. Wednesday Iโ€™ll deffo go to Workshop17 at V&A.
I actually passed some stuff this weekend. Trying to dig it up.
I canโ€™t find it. Basically I walked from Two Oceans aquarium into Sea Point along Main. I remember a coffee shop that _seemed_ to have an emphasis on working. No Weworks or similar though if youโ€™re looking for an office space.
Thanks jtflmbutdxgbpws if you remember the names please reach out ๐Ÿ™‚
ivyjang 19d
๐Ÿ›ฌ teijhmmvs just arrived in ๐ŸŒŠ Cape Town, #south-africa
beyers 19d
Haven't confirmed whether this is reliable yet, but you can try| and filter by monthly rental & pre-furnished.
kyleza 19d
From what area?

Would not recommend using the local bus system or trains, not that safe.

I've heard MyCiti buses are a bit safer, but never used them.

Best would be hire a car/minibus or Uber.
kyleza 19d
When using property24 just make sure that it is for monthly when enquiring, most agents list under monthly "by mistake", when they actually are only looking for yearly.

Have found a couple of legit month-to-month properties at Harbour Arch, a new development in the Foreshore, you could search for it as many units are going for monthly rental - although not all are furnished.
MyCiti doesn't run to Muizenberg, best and safest bet is Uber.
We got any React or website devs hanging out here in Cape Town? (Either living or nomading)
Also, for those just arriving, we have a meetup planned tomorrow evening. Pls RSVP if youโ€™re thinking of joining. ๐Ÿ‘‰
For those attending the meetup tonight, I put it as 5pm because thatโ€™s when the market opens (5-9pm). I donโ€™t anticipate many of those that are working to be there for 5.

If you DID plan to be there for 5, let me know otherwise iโ€™ll match the person who plans to be there the earliest.
Thank you all for the recommendations! Much appreciated! :)
My girlfriend and another friend are already there, so they'll be happy to meet you whenever you arrive! :)

I'll be joining a bit later as well! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
kks 17d
I just arrived and desperately need a beer so Iโ€™m at the bar at the back ๐Ÿ˜…
I'll be arriving at 7!
We are at the back waterside. Just message us and weโ€™ll test and sync
Im here! Where is the group?
Shall we meet in front Baskets from Africa :relaxed:?
Near the toilets
Im near the basket place!
Lisa & I are there - waiting in line for Kombucha & Water
I'm wearing a green shirt, Lisa a blue dress
Which is far left of the market. We are standing at a barrel
Really fun meetup last night guys. Met some lovely people and the night market was great! Will have to have a face off against Old Biscuit Mill some time.

Saying that, word is that the often legendary Time Out market is opening on Friday. Not an official meetup but Iโ€™ll be there with />
nomadlist 16d
sdpnkmal is proposing a|meetup in Cape Town, #south-africa at Tiger's Milk on Friday, 1 December at 19:00. "Come join us at Tiger's Milk on Kloof street for a chilled hangout, meet and greet. The plan is to get there around 7 then see where the night leads." โœ… RSVP here
nomadlist 16d
xfhhmwhn is organizing a|meetup in Cape Town, # at Tiger's Milk on Friday, 1 December at 19:00. "Come join us at Tiger's Milk on Kloof street for a chilled hangout, meet and greet. The plan is to get there around 7 then see where the night leads." โœ… RSVP here
beyers 16d
BTW this event โ˜๏ธ will coincide with a meet & great event on Couchsurfing at the same venue. Great opportunity to meet other travellers!
๐Ÿ›ฌ itwfgbeecbqbi just arrived in ๐ŸŒŠ Cape Town, #south-africa
๐Ÿ›ฌ onhnxwijsqvqgrn just arrived in ๐ŸŒŠ Cape Town, #south-africa
nomadlist 16d
๐Ÿ“ธ Did you take any photos at the Cape Town meetup this week? โœ… Upload them here
If you can help sync up with the organiser of that event that would be great!
beyers 15d
Oh yeah, already did. We're friends actually
nmajumder 15d
Hi everyone, I am a graduate student and a dedicated traveler too, planning to be a researcher and start a life as digital nomad soon. I went to Cape Town last June and stayed there for quite a while. That was part of my research work on digital nomads staying and working different locations.
ronald 14d
๐Ÿ›ฌ mbpmdfiw just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Durban, #south-africa
๐Ÿ›ฌ pehvdeuabmnhm just arrived in ๐ŸŒŠ Cape Town, #south-africa
Anyone got a clear view of Kloof Corner/Table Mountain rn?
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